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Truck Scale Maintenance Tips

​When it comes to your business, properly maintaining your truck scale is just as important as choosing the right equipment to fit your vessel weighing needs. Failing to provide the necessary care and preventive maintenance that your equipment requires can lead to inaccurate readings, breakdowns and costly repairs.

At Ancoma Scales, we know that interruptions and delays negatively affect productivity and profitability in the vessel weighing industry. That’s why we offer a number of truck scale services to keep your business running as smoothly and as efficiently as possible.

A Truck Entering a Scale in Edmonton Alberta.

Maintain Your Truck Scale

Having a scheduled preventative maintenance program is a crucial step in extending the life of your truck scale. However, there are certain measures you can take to help keep your equipment accurate and reliable.

1. Inspect your equipment. It’s important to properly examine you truck scale on a regular basis for any signs of damage, deterioration or rusting. Routinely inspecting the foundation, load cells, junction boxes, weighbridge, wiring and terminal will go a long way in keeping your truck scale in good working condition.

2. Check your load cell assemblies often. The load cells must remain completely free from debris at all times in order to accurately measure the force that’s being applied to them. Be sure to remove any and all foreign materials that might cause inaccuracies such as ice and snow, sand and dirt and spilled goods like gravel and scrap metal.

3. Monitor the pace of traffic. The daily flow of heavy trucks driving onto and off of your truck scale can take a tremendous toll on your equipment. If not properly monitored, these abrupt transitions can inflict serious wear and tear, which could result in costly breakdowns and inaccurate readings.

4. Periodically calibrate and recertify your scale. The accuracy of your truck scale is affected by external factors such as use, electrical currents and weather. These elements can alter the condition and precision of your scale over time, which could dramatically affect your bottom line. It’s recommended that you implement and conduct calibration and recertification tests to ensure that your scale is accurate and complies with government regulations.

5. Schedule maintenance with a qualified service provider. Inaccurate readings from your truck scale can lead to significant revenue loss, especially if you’re weighing a high number of trucks. That’s why it’s important to have a qualified technician regularly inspect and service your equipment to check for any damage or irregularities while performing all the necessary preventative measures to keep your scale in good working order.

Service and support

If you’re looking to repair or upgrade your current truck scale or implement a quality preventative maintenance service program, look no further than Ancoma Scales. Our knowledgeable staff is committed to providing our clients across Alberta with exceptional quality and service regarding all their truck scale needs.

Contact us today to find out more about our products and services.