5 Reasons Why You Need to Buy a New Commercial Scale

Scales might not be the deciding factor regarding the success or failure of your business; however, having the right scale for the right job is fairly important. Depending on your business’ needs and growth rate, it might be time for you to consider investing in a new scale. Spoilage and shrink are detrimental to a business’ overhead, and mitigating these lost costs can increase your profits overnight. Yamato specializes in scale production, both for commercial and industrial use. You might think that your current weighing system is appropriate for your production team; but, listed in the section below are five reasons why it might be time for you to consider purchasing a brand-new scale.

Your Scale’s Readings Are Inconsistent

Calibrating a scale can be a time-consuming process. If a scale repeatedly provides inconsistent readings and requires constant calibration, your team might end up wasting much more time than you might anticipate. Additionally, if you are using a product such as the CW(N) series mechanical scale, you and your team might not be equipped with the knowledge or tools necessary to diagnose and rectify a calibration problem. If this is the case, you might have to call in an expert to fix the scale. Fixing an inconsistent scale on a regular basis not only costs money—it can potentially set back your entire production and eat up precious time. At some point, something has to give, and purchasing a new, upgraded scale might be the best option for your team.

Your Scale’s Readings are Unstable 

In addition to inconsistent readings, some scales provide unstable readings. This is more of a problem with digital scales, but mechanical scales may also experience this problem. Especially in food production workspaces, granulated products and sticky substances can jam scale readers; this is especially problematic for a product such as the PPC-300WP digital scale, as debris can easily find its way under its stainless steel platform. Unfortunately, clearing out debris alone does not always ensure that your digital scale will read accurately all of the time. If you have sufficiently cleaned out the moveable parts and your readings are still unstable, it might be time to consult an expert or look for a brand new scale. 

Your Production Team Needs a Scale with a Higher Weighing Capacity  

As your business continues to grow, you might find yourself in a situation where your hardware is not advanced or sturdy enough to weigh your products. This is usually a good sign, but this also means that you will have to invest more money in an AW-300P Series commercial platform scale in order to meet your growing needs. Not only are these types of scales more rugged and versatile, but their carry capacity can also exceed 500 pounds, whereas the average digital and mechanical scales fail to register weights heavier than 150 pounds. The ability to weigh more product at once with exceptional accuracy will translate into increased efficiency and more money saved over time.     

Your Production Team Needs a Scale with Better Software

In addition to higher weight capacity, growing businesses often find themselves needing more sophisticated weighing options for their workspaces. Many digital scales perform basic weight measuring functions, but digital scales like the AW-CS digital scale provide additional functions to users. The AW-CS series possesses a built-in counting mechanism, which is critical for businesses that need to be able to weigh out and portion products in one single device. Combining these two basic functions cuts down on time and labor, which, of course, translates into increased productivities with fewer production redundancies. 

Your Production Team Needs a Scale with Better Hardware

On the subject of saving time and labor, there are scales that can perform a multitude of tasks at one time. The Alpha Advance series of combination scales are equipped with product hoppers that enable users to weigh, sort, and portion products simultaneously all in one device. Additionally, these weighing devices are fully automated and fully programmable. These versatile machines combine a variety of tasks while eliminating the guesswork and margins of error that inevitably result from human error. If your business is growing and you need to find a way to cut down on labor costs, a commercial or industrial weighing and sorting solution might be able to take your business to the next level.

If you find yourself in a situation where you know you need a new scale for your company, but you don’t quite know where to start, consider reaching out to contact Yamato today to speak with a friendly expert who can provide you with the best advice possible. We have served various industries for over 100 years and we are confident that we can help address your business’ needs.