Relying on the Legal-for-Trade Tolerance is Not Enough
You may look at the chart above and think 40lbs is a relatively small number compared to a 20,000 lbs truck weight, but small numbers can add up. Let’s take a look at a real-world scenario of a truck scale reporting only 20lbs off.
Cost of Error: $97,500 loss per year
Avoiding Truck Scale Weighing Errors
Services the Operator can Perform:
- Before the start of every workday, perform a visual inspection looking for obvious debris or damage.
- Perform a monthly scale cleanout, including washing around and under the scale to remove debris. Clean outs are particularity important in the winter months when cold weather can freeze debris and damage your scale.
- Perform a partial weight test every two months. If a discrepancy appears, order a full-services calibration.
- If there is a sudden impact to your scale or a potential overload, immediately order a calibration.
Services your accredited scale company should perform:
- Depending on the scales traffic, your scale provider should perform regular preventive maintenance between 1-4 times a year.
- As part of the preventative maintenance, your scale company should also perform regular calibrations.
- Refurbish or upgrade the load cell system as needed.
Selecting the Correct Equipment
- Completely submersible IP68/IP69k hermetically sealed design
- Independently verified lightning protection system
- Predictive diagnostics and network health system
- Advanced Shock absorption bumper
Analog Scale with Conventional Wiring
Digital Scale with Cell to Cell Interface
If your existing scale is plagued by one of these problems, learn how we can upgrade your scale to PDX technology.
Premier Scales & Systems is committed to helping our customers select the best weighing application for their facility!