Electronic Weighing Scale Installation Tips
The profitability of your manufacturing plant may rely heavily on how accurately your electronic weighing scales are functioning. That is why it is important for you to set them up in such a way that they will perform as expected. This article discusses some tips that will enable you to set up your weighing scales so that they give you accurate readings each time you use them.
Keep Them Away from Vibrations
One factor that affects the accuracy of weighing scales is the presence of vibrations near the scale. You need to pick a location that is free from the vibrations caused by materials handling equipment like forklifts or heavy trucks. This will protect the weighing scale's mechanism from interference by vibrations.
Keep Air Disturbances Minimal
Drafts and wind coming in through doors and windows can cause your electronic weighing scale to give inaccurate readings. This is because the air currents may trigger or inhibit the proper movement of weighing scale components like the load sensors. It is advisable for you to install the scale far from any windows and doors. Take steps to keep windows and doors closed while the scale is being used if you cannot avoid setting it up close to such openings. You should also keep the scale away from AC vents or ducts since the air currents from those vents/ducts can be strong enough to affect electronic weighing scale readings.
Keep the Ambient Temperature within the Scale's Limits
High temperature (such as heat from the sun) can heat weighing scale components and cause them to expand. Low temperatures can also cause components to contract. These two extremes can affect the accuracy of weighing scale readings since the scale may become less sensitive or more sensitive to the loads placed on it. Avoid this problem by controlling the temperature around your electronic weighing scale. Put it in a location that has air conditioning (but remember, not too close to a vent) so that you have control over the ambient temperature.
Ensure that the Scale Receives Stable Power
Your electronic weighing scale relies on the power coming to it in order to function well. If the power keeps fluctuating, then the weighing scale's readings may have varied levels of accuracy. Provide a dedicated power source for your weighing scale so that its power supply is not affected by other machinery or equipment that is using the same source.
Electronic weighing scales are designed to be very accurate but improper installation can affect their reliability. Avoid this limitation by implementing the tips above as you set up the electronic weighing scales in your manufacturing plant.
For more information about scales and installation, contact a weighing and scales company, like Active Scales.