Waste and recycling environments pose unique challenges for keeping truck scales functional and profitable. Since most recycling and solid waste facilities are heavily trafficked, keeping a truck scale up and running can be somewhat difficult. Additionally, properly maintained truck scales provide a hedge against losing thousands of dollars because of inaccurate weights.
Recycling operations need to consider four factors to maintain scales and weighing systems: the scale foundation; hardware, load cells and wiring; inspection and calibration; and scale usage and movement. It’s also wise to develop a course of action for potential issues that could affect truck scales and weighing systems. Full Article
Load cells are at the heart of how a weighing system works. Their technology has been refined to be as precise as possible. Today’s load cells calculate non-intrusive, highly accurate load measurement data. And when they are calibrated well, their accuracy measures around 0.03 to 1%.
Load cells are found in platform scales to provide an accurate weight measurement of the objects placed onto these platforms. As freight weight is a significant factor when it comes to road safety, truck scales are vital in protecting truck drivers, fellow vehicles, and road conditions. Keeping them effective is an operator’s or manager’s first order of business.
Unfortunately, all too frequently, load cells fail. They undergo events that may reduce their functionality because they are easily the most vulnerable part of a weighing or scale system.
Figuring out what went wrong is just as important as knowing or learning how to fix it. After all, once you know what has happened, you can hopefully mitigate the chances of it happening again in the future. Full Article
ANALYTICAL BALANCE: WHAT ARE THE USES?
Most people have never had the requirement to use more than the basic weighing function of a scale. However, many weighing balances are capable of much more advanced functions which can simplify a variety of complicated tasks. This article presents an informative summary of some of the main functions of weighing balances, enabling you to get the most out of your weighing balance. Full Article