3 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Commercial Weighing Scales

by | Sep 8, 2015 | Construction and Maintenance

Adding commercial weighing scales in any industry or production facility is essential both to provide accuracy as well as to control costs. By accurately weigh materials quality assurance is also built-in to the system, essential in any type of production industry.

For many businesses and companies trying to add more commercial weighing scales or upgrading older models may be a difficult thing to consider in a limited budget. However, making the following mistakes will not only result in poor quality scales but it can easily end up costing you more in the long run.

Buying on Price Alone

When it comes to commercial weighing scales having top quality is important. Buying based on price alone is a guarantee of buying a low-quality scale. The exception to this would be finding a top scale manufacturer offer a discount or promotion on one of their models, which is a great opportunity to add to your equipment inventory.

Often very low-cost commercial weighing scales will not stand up to the test of time or, in an even more common situation, they may constantly be weighing incorrectly, resulting in problems in production.

Buying from an Unknown Manufacturer

Just as buying by price alone is a mistake, so is the idea of buying commercial weighing scales from an unknown manufacturer. Without a proven record of designing and building durable, top quality and highly accurate scales you are taking a gamble on what you are getting.

Even more problematic, these startup companies may not be around for very long. This leaves you with a scale without a warranty and perhaps scrambling to try to find a company offering repairs to that particular brand.

Buying Used Commercial Weighing Scales

As commercial weighing scales do experience a lot of wear and tear, buying used scales is never a good idea, even if they are low cost. There is always a reason a company is selling a current set of scales, and you have to be very careful in evaluating just what those reasons might be.

Typically companies only see commercial weighing scales if they are upgrading to a new model offering all the latest in features and technology, or if there is something wrong with the scale. Occasionally companies may sell scales if they are coming to the end of their life cycle, which means they are not under warranty and, because of the amount of use, they are not a good investment.

Hardy Process Solutions offers complete line of weighing scales for all types of processing and industrial applications. To learn more about their extensive line of top performance scales see us at Hardysolutions.com.

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