Every time measurements are made with scales, there is fear that something is wrong. For this reason, repetition tasks are carried out to mahe sure the readings are accurate. However it is difficult to define which factor is influencing the scale, apart from the human errors that are always implicit in each task.
There are invisible factors that can cause errors in the measurement with scales. An example of this is the air, which is considered the biggest cause of measurement errors in scales. This is the reason why we, at First Technology, distribute Radwag scales as they have chambers for protection against air drafts.
However, there is much more than that to take into account and reduce or eliminate all factors that cause errors in scale measurements.
Scale measurement of irregular objects
When irregular objects are placed on the measuring plates, or objects that tend to move due to lack of stability (it may be a spherical object), these cause errors in the measurement, because when the objects are in movement, the scale cannot balance completely and this involuntary movement may be applying forces that alter the measurement result.
At First Technology there is a wide variety of scales, which can be adapted to the different tasks of weight measurement and to the objects that can be measured. Access the catalog of measuring scales by clicking here.
Scale measurement in dusty environments
Since scales are precision instruments, they must be kept as clean as possible, taking special consideration, since the accumulation of dust not only influences the weight being measured, but can also cause obstructions between the plate and the sensors.
Environmental factors in scale measurement
Temperature and humidity are the most important factors to take into consideration in any work environment where the measurement will be carried out (wind currents are also factors to take into consideration when measuring with scales), since these have a considerable influence on the results, this makes it imperative to maintain constant values in the measurement areas, trying to avoid condensation and moisture accumulation in the measurement instrument.
Scale measurement in vibrating environments
The scales must be located in places where they do not receive constant vibrations (this is also considered an environmental factor), this is usually the biggest cause of problems in the measurement in industrial sectors, since the movement in the bases of the scale causes problems of stability.
Although this is solved with weighing tables, which prevent vibrations from being transmitted from the ground to the measuring scale, these can be purchased from First Technology, the authorized distributor of Radwag scales, and has all the equipment necessary for measurement processes in industries.
Maintenance on measuring scales
The scales must be calibrated regularly. With appropriate maintenance tasks and carried out on a regular basis, maximum precision is achieved, but just as periodic calibration tasks must be carried out on the scales, the equipment must also be kept free from exposure to electricity and even to static, avoiding problems with the wiring of the equipment.