Your business relies on the accuracy and dependability of your industrial balance. Having a plan in place for maintaining your balance will help ensure that your balance delivers accurate information as often as possible. Follow these tips to develop that plan and keep your balance good working condition.
Electronic balances are sensitive instruments that are vulnerable to external conditions. Variances in temperature, exposure to airflow and sunlight, and many other factors can cause errors in your balance's readings.
Designating a team of specially trained employee experts who know, understand and can supervise the use of the balance will help ensure that these variables are controlled. As soon as the balance is delivered to your property, assemble a team of workers who are capable of learning the fine details of using your balance. This team should be large enough that at least one balance expert is on hand at all times when the balance is in use. This will help ensure that your balance is used properly and gives an accurate reading every time.
Put Someone in Charge
It's not enough to have a team of experts. Unless one person is in charge of the care and maintenance of your balance, maintenance issues can easily fall through the cracks. Assign one of your experts to be in charge of the maintenance of the balance. This makes someone accountable for the state of the balance and ensures that responsibility lies with a single person.
Give that person the authority to delegate maintenance responsibilities to others, but make it clear that the oversight of those employees lies with the person in charge. In complex organizations, this is the simplest way to ensure that at least one employee is maintaining responsibility for your industrial equipment.
Establish a Maintenance Routine
Industrial balances need to be serviced multiple times per year to ensure that they're properly calibrated and their measurements are accurate. Keep a service calendar near the balance to make it clear how often the balance is being serviced by a professional.
In addition, your balance needs to be properly maintained on a daily basis. Inspections and cleanings are necessary to ensure that your balance is kept in proper working order. On the service calendar, name one person in charge of cleaning and inspecting the balance at the end--or beginning--of every day.
Following these tips, your industrial balance will be properly maintained and should be able to deliver readings as accurately as possible. Contact a company like Strack Scale Services for more information.