Is Your Weighing Equipment Costing You Money?

Published on: August 04, 2022
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Scale Calibration is the process of ensuring that your weighing equipment is producing accurate results by comparing a known quantity to the result shown by the scale. Though a simple and essential process, in far too many cases this maintenance detail is overlooked. If your company uses scales or any other weighing equipment, properly maintaining these devices is of the upmost importance because not only can an inaccurate scale be non-compliant with important regulations, but it can also be costing you money!

Consider this example. Imagine a freighting company that charges by the pound sees approximately 20 shipments outbound per day. Next, imagine the weighing equipment with which they quantify exactly what is being shipped, is off by only 20 pounds. If this company only charges $1.35 per pound, that is a loss of $540 every single day, and $2,700 each week! With numbers like these, combined with the fact that proper maintenance is the clearest way to lengthen the life of your measuring devices, it is easy to see the importance of regular maintenance and scale calibration services.

Proper Calibration and Maintenance Services Can Provide Your Company the Following Benefits:

Regulatory Compliance: In many industries, there are rules and regulations surrounding the accuracy and maintenance of your industrial scales. By taking the proper steps to ensure that your equipment has been evaluated by certified professionals, you are lessening the chances of being found in violation of these policies and having to deal with the fines and penalties associated with breaking these regulations.

Inaccuracy Related Costs: As described above, even small discrepancies between the actual weight of a product and the weight given on your scale, can very quickly build up and become a problem. Regular scale calibration can give you the peace of mind that comes with trusting that the numbers shown on your equipment are accurate ones.

Equipment Lifespan: Proper maintenance can increase the lifespan of your equipment in a variety of ways. Licensed technicians can expertly evaluate your devices to ensure all the parts are in working order, and avoid the wear and tear that can come when a certain part is not working as well as it should. 

Regular scale inspections are worth the cost, and you can trust S+J Scales to get the job done. We serve countless clients in and around the Statesville area, and our expert technicians have the experience and understanding required to ensure your equipment is in working order. Whether your company is in need of a reliable source for scale rentals and repairs, or you need maintenance or calibration for the equipment you already have, reach out to our office for a free consultation.

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