Crane Scale Maintenance

What is a Crane Scale?

Crane scales are used everyday in manufacturing, factory work, plants, and transportation. They are used to weigh loads, cargo, and other items before being transported or manufactured. Using crane scales on a regular basis can cause wear and tear without the proper maintenance. Here are a few tips to care for your crane scale so it performs properly and measures accurately every time.

Why is Maintenance Important?

Caring for your crane scale is important to continue measuring loads precisely and quickly. You need to maintain your crane scale to avoid rust, weathering, broken, worn, or missing items. While crane scales are sturdy and durable it is an investment and needs to be cared for.

Crane scales are essential for many fields. Loads must be measured accurately to ensure the safety and durability of their products for customers and the general public.

How to Care for a Crane Scale?

Oil your crane scales metallic joints regularly to keep them from rusting or locking up.

Replace worn, missing or broken items during regular maintenance inspections of your crane scale. Regular calibration intervals are recommended to ensure your weighments are accurate. All loads need to be checked and secured, if it is not secured, this can harm the load as well as the crane scale itself. A broken load and a new crane scale will cost you immediately to replace both items and will affect your bottom line in the long run.

Watch out for rust on and inside your crane scale. If your crane scale is used indoors and/or outdoors the moisture in the air can cause rust that will permanently damage the crane scale and become expensive to replace or repair.

Maintaining your equipment is vital to having a safe and reliable company. Be sure to monitor all your gear and keep it clean and working as well as possible.