We all have heard the saying ‘prevention is better than cure’ but how much do we follow it. We visit doctor when our body shakes hands with sickness but visit gym regularly despite our condition. Here visiting doctor is repairing and visiting gym is maintenance. While this applies to everything around us, we usually avoid regular maintenance and suffer when it comes to high repairing cost. Not just high cost but system shut down of longer period for repairing creates revenue loss, especially in industries. While industries have so many systems whose shut down can create a serious havoc, weighing systems are at the first place that can stop in and out of material.
Weighbridges and weighing scales form a major part of almost all the types of industries and their shutdown can ruin day to day working of the company. Hence instead of waiting for the weighing systems to stop our sales, one must prefer to go for regular maintenance. While maintenance includes taking care of so many different parts, the core objective plays role in servicing, calibration and maintaining accuracy and reliability. Though the weighbridge is a robust structure but it is a precision measuring instrument which needs to be operated with high accuracy.
One can start with simple cleaning of weighbridge structure. The dust, dirt and soil stuck around the structure must be removed and cleaned. During monsoon season accumulation of water can not only affect accuracy but long term submersion of electronic parts can cause damage as high as permanent. For this, accumulated water has to be regularly removed via a drainage system and motor. One should not forget a common problem faced in monsoon – lightning strikes and be sure to equip grounding features. The most critical component load cells are connected to junction box via cables which end up giving readings on indicator. Here all the connections play an important role as lose connection between any two components will affect the end result. As junction boxes are prone to moisture and corrosion, one must go with systems that eliminate them. Load cells need regular calibration as they tend to wear with prolonged use. Gone are the days when analogue load cells gave readings after considering average value, instead digital load cell is the latest trend that can show exact reading no matter on which corner of platform the vehicle stands. Even the most sturdy part i.e. platform can be affected due to overload which tends to bend or even break in some cases. To avoid this, we recommend use of stainless steel of reputed brand instead of rolling steel.
Even a well calibrated device has a known margin of error that can be considered. But you cannot predict when this margin of error will cross permissible limit. You must be thinking that a slight error will not make much difference on end of the day revenue but it will cost you potential loss of thousands over a course of time period.
All the above procedures cannot be looked after regularly if you do not have a dedicated service team and an expert in weighing systems. Instead of getting yourself involved into this hectic drama, we recommend you to handover all the responsibilities to parent company who are aware of what they have given to you. While most manufacturers do not manufacture the entire setup under their own wings and hence not all manufacturers are expert in giving services.
Weighbridges and weighing scales are a major investment and must be bought as one single set from the original manufacturers so that weighbridge owner does not have to make part payments for one single machine to ten different companies. When we talk about completely handing over the machine to experts, why worry about how many times the machine needs oiling. Weighbridge manufacturers provide Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) that includes repairing, replacing, servicing, inspecting, testing, calibrating and anything that the owner is in need of. These one- time- pay contracts have specific time period which the owner has liability to decide. Engineer of manufacturer will visit the site regularly on specific dates for the time period mutually decided and ensure your weighing system obeys you. In
there are scanty number of companies that manufacture the entire setup under
their own name. India
One of the biggest name in this list is Sansui Electronics Pvt Ltd. Their expert service team ensures that you do not get stationary trucks and unhappy customers and add cherry on the top by giving you service even on Sundays in affordable AMC prices. This new stepping stone of the company surely reflects that they are customer centric and are growing strong to have a long run in this industry.http://www.sansuiscales.com/products