When you use industrial scales in Montana for trucks, mining and livestock operations, you need to keep them accurate. Being stopped at a weigh station for carrying excessive weight will delay your deliveries, and with live cargo, it will diminish their health and weight. Part of maintaining accuracy is keeping up with maintenance and being aware when something goes wrong. Here is how we keep your scales accurate:
- Assembly: Delivery and assembly of your scale is included with every purchase. Since we designed and built the scales in the first place, we are also the best for integrating them into your property. Our efforts ensure your scale is set up correctly and is ready for work when we are done putting it together. You can also ask questions at that time to ensure you operate the scale correctly.
- Keep them balanced: A major element of scale accuracy is the balance. This process of precise tuning assures a scale measures weight accurately with little margin of error. According to most industrial standards, the allowable margin of error for any scale is around 0.1 percent, although the medical industry demands even less. When you purchase a scale from us or call us for repairs, let us know if there are any relevant industry standards to consider. We will assure your scale meets them.
- Maintain calibration: When a scale is balanced, we can then calibrate it. This is a job for a skilled expert because, like balancing, this requires precision. In many industries, the calibration of scales is part of certification, and if the scale fails, you must repair the scale and then arrange for another inspection. If you are anxious to start your business or move livestock to market, this delay can feel unbearable. Find a reputable scale dealer who also offers scale repairs and service so you can always be assured that your scales meet calibration standards.
- In-service checks: Even if a scale is correctly calibrated, developments may prevent it from holding its adjustments. This is a possibility when you deal with heavy or moving cargo. In-service checks involve testing a scale throughout a service day to see if the calibration settings hold. There may be follow-up checks after this process to see how the scale handles full loads. Those occur around every six months. In-service checks support optimal performance of your scales, no matter the circumstances of their use.
- Providing control charts: The control chart is a resource designed for the laypeople you hire for staff. It contains scale specifications in plain language and explains any limits or shifts in data during use. You may also include troubleshooting advice if the scale does not register a weight right away, or provide telephone numbers for scales that malfunction. This is basically a handy fact sheet to help anyone working on site that day.
Rockwell Scales sells and designs industrial scales in Montana for a variety of industries. We also take the time to assure they are serviced correctly so they work well for you. If you are looking at upgrading industrial scales for an agricultural, mining or manufacturing operation, call us today so we can show you our cement and steel decked selection.
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