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4 Ways a Dirty Truck Scale Can Cost You Money

Keeping up with your scale maintenance is the easiest way to remain in compliance, save on maintenance costs and prevent downtime. Although it may seem easier to keep a dirty scale, it is actually much better for business and much more efficient to prevent bigger problems with a clean scale.

How Regular Scale Inspections Help You Save Money

Regular scale inspections allow users to remain in compliance & prevent measurement equipment malfunctions that could directly affect quality, cost & safety. Every organization should have a preventative maintenance plan in place, & an inspection schedule is the primary portion of that plan. There are 3 key factors to consider when developing an inspection schedule…

Avery Weigh-Tronix | How to Properly Clean Washdown Scales & Checkweighers

Richard Lund at Avery Weigh-Tronix describes how to properly clean washdown safe scales & washdown safe checkweighers.

Intelligent Weighing Technology | Preventative Maintenance & its Part in a Production Environment

Richard Sharpe from Intelligent Weighing Technology explains why it is good practice to regularly test and calibrate your equipment.

How to Clean Your Scale & Measurement Equipment Properly (and Why It’s Important)

Keeping your measurement equipment clean allows it to function properly by keeping compartments, junctions & electrical components clear of obstruction. Here are tips on which cleaning method to use, and a few things to take into consideration when determining how often you should clean your equipment.

Grace Hopper

American scientist & United States Navy Officer

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I calibrate my scale?

It depends. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Scale calibrations are affected by centrifugal force, gravity, frequency of use, the harshness of the environment, exposure to the elements, and many other factors.

If your scale is used frequently, and accuracy is vital to your business, you may need to calibrate as often as once a month. If your scale is used occasionally, and isn’t contained in a harsh environment, or left outside, it may be ok to calibrate less frequently.

Give us a call & let’s talk about your situation. Our experienced service technicians can give you a better answer once they understand your particular situation.

Should I have my new scale calibrated?

Yes, even new scales need to be calibrated. 

Regardless of your source, you should always have a qualified, licensed & experienced local team install & calibrate your scale, lab balance, or other piece of measurement equipment.

Measurements are affected by temperature, humidity, altitude, gravity, centrifugal force & motion, among other things. A scale in China would produce different measurements than it would if it were in California.

This is the reason we recommend against purchasing a scale online.

In many cases, customers purchase scales online to save money, but actually end up spending more money to purchase the scale, then have a local professional come out to install & calibrate the equipment. Also, when purchasing online, you lose out on the service & support available through a local organization.

Does muscle weigh more than fat?

1 lb of muscle weighs the same as 1 lb of fat. A better statement would be to say that muscle is more dense, or weighs more per cubic inch than fat, so 1 lb of muscle takes up much less space than 1 lb of fat.

 

In much the same way, 1 lb of feathers weighs the same as 1 lb of hammers, but imagine how many feathers you would have to shove into a bag in order for the bag to weigh 1 lb. Now imagine how many hammers you would have to place in the same size bag in order for the bag to weigh 1 lb. The bag of hammers would be much smaller, as hammers are more dense, or weigh more per cubic inch than feathers.

Can I rent a scale to help with inventory?

Yes. Counting scales are a great way to speed up the inventory process.

 

Call your nearest Michelli location to discuss our rental option.

What else can my scale do? Is it "smart"?

Our system development department can create a custom code that allows certain scales to communicate with one another, computers, conveyor belts, or even display information on a webpage to help you gather data from anywhere.

What manufacturers do you represent?

We represent a wide range of manufacturers, depending on your state. Please contact us to learn more, or visit our choose your state page to view manufacturers available near you.

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