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A truck scale is used to weigh rail or road vehicles and their contents and is crucial for weight and safety inspections at highway checkpoints. This is why it’s important to be prepared for any situation in which there may be an issue with your scale calibration. We are here to help you understand some problems you could potentially face.


5 Common Truck Scale Calibration Issues

Environmental Factors

To maintain the accuracy of the tank and hopper systems, you must keep it protected from harsh environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures, moisture, and corrosion. This will help ensure your system stays calibrated.

Poor Access to Load Cells

Poor access to load cells not only complicates calibration, but it also causes maintenance and repair issues. This can be caused by debris build up, concrete failure or other factors.

Electrical Surges

If the scale or load cells are not properly grounded, some load cells may fail or need to be calibrated due to electrical surges. It is recommended to have your scales calibrated and checked on a monitored routine schedule. We are here to provide that service for you.

Incorrect Load Cell Placement

For tank systems, you should never use more than eight modules for load cells; three-point systems are typically recommended because they are self-leveling. Each load cell should measure the same proportion of the total load.

Outdated Equipment

Make sure the equipment is always up to date and meets the required standards. The failure of even one part can lead to inconvenient downtime, especially if there is no backup part readily available.

If you’ve encountered an issue with your truck scale, schedule calibration services as soon as possible. For the leading scale repair company, turn to the team at Associated Scale. We also offer commercial and industrial scales that meet the needs of a wide range of industries. Contact us today at (513) 353-3788 to schedule an appointment, submit your information for products and services.