Finding a scale and other weighing equipment is an important and sometimes challenging task. Weighing equipment is a major component of any industrial operation. Industrial Scales differ from conventional weighing scales found in shops, even more so than a domestic scale.
Industrial scales are commonly found with capacities ranging from a few kilos up to several tonnes. Accuracy for industrial scales will vary according to the requirements of the users application. For example, some laboratories will require high precision industrial scales to take measurements whereas transport companies may need Jacks to weigh shipping containers at ports. Industrial scales are mostly used in the related to machinery, shipping, distribution etc. See below for some guidance on how to go about purchasing the right weighing equipment for your situation.
Five Important Notes
1.Search for a reliable product.
Don’t only use price as an indicator of which unit to go for; the cheapest product is not always necessarily the worst on the market and the most expensive scale is not always the best on the market. Carry out your own research before making that final commitment to new equipment. Always purchase in accordance with what your budget will allow for. There is so much choice on the market you are bound to find a great scale in your price range
Check the scale you are interested in purchasing meets all the International standards and government regulations relevant to your company. Make sure you meet relevant industry standards, it is important to preserve business efficiency and win the respect of your customers. Complying with relevant standards will likely result in less inaccuracy and improve your overall business performance.
3. What is the scale being used for?
Think about what your system needs from a scale. There are three major categories of weighing instrument; bench scales, floor scales and conventional balances and each category has its own unique purpose. Be familiar with your weighing needs so you can buy the most relevant unit.
Accuracy and precision are vital properties of industrial scales. Make sure that you know the accuracy and precision of the scale that you are interested in purchasing and ask if it right for your needs. It can be useful to research known manufacturing defects for the model of scale because defects can cause your equipment to give incorrect readings.
5. Where will the scale go?
Think about the intended position for your new scales. The area around where the scale is to go affect to finding the right scale. You should consider the following issues; What temperature range will the scale need to work under? Is the surrounding area wet? Is there a lot of dust? Does the area tend to have a draft?
If you consider these five notes when looking to buy a scale you will get the best value for money and you can be confident that you will have the right machine for your system.
In conclusion, always make sure you follow all the facts because that will bring efficiency and precision to your weighing business.