Keeping Your Bench Scale Accurate for Years to Come: Maintenance Tips and Best Practices

Bench scales are workhorses in many industries, from kitchens and labs to warehouses and shipping facilities. They play a vital role in ensuring accurate measurements, but like any piece of equipment, proper maintenance is key to keeping them functioning optimally for years to come. Here are some simple tips and best practices to extend the lifespan of your bench scale:

  1. Cleaning is King: Regularly cleaning your bench scale removes dirt, debris, and spills that can affect its accuracy. The frequency of cleaning will depend on your specific environment, but a daily wipe-down with a damp, lint-free cloth and a mild cleaning solution is generally recommended. Avoid harsh chemicals, abrasives, or submerging the scale in water. For detailed cleaning instructions, always refer to your user manual.
  2. Location, Location, Location: Where you place your scale matters. Choose a flat, level surface that’s free from vibrations and extreme temperatures. Avoid placing the scale near strong air currents or direct sunlight, as these can also affect readings.
  3. Treat it Gently: Avoid overloading your scale beyond its capacity. This can damage the internal components and compromise accuracy. Be mindful of how you place objects on the platform – dropping heavy items can cause internal damage as well.
  4. Calibration is Crucial: Regular calibration ensures your scale maintains its precision. How often you need to calibrate depends on usage frequency and industry regulations. Some scales have a built-in calibration function, while others may require certified calibration weights. Refer to your user manual or consult a qualified technician for calibration procedures.
  5. Less is More: When it comes to power, avoid constantly turning your scale on and off. Most scales have an auto-off function to conserve battery life. Additionally, unplug the scale if it’s not in use for extended periods.

MWS: Built to Last

At MWS, we understand the importance of reliable and accurate weighing solutions. Our British-made bench scales are built with durable materials and rigorous quality control to ensure longevity. By following these simple maintenance tips, you can be confident that your MWS bench scale will provide years of accurate and dependable service. Still unsure which scale is right for you? Our team of experts is here to help. Contact MWS today to discuss your specific needs and find the perfect bench scale for your application.

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