What to Do if a Load Cell Malfunctions
Posted by Phineas Gray , on Sep, 2014
An extremely important part of any floor scale is the load sensor. This is the part that takes the amount of pressure put on a scale and turns it into a weight, which is displayed on the display screen. However, just like all of the other parts of your scale, at some point you will need to have the Compression Load Cell repaired, and in some situations completely replaced to ensure the scale remains in proper, working condition. If you are unfamiliar with how the load cell actually works, then it may behoove you to call in a professional when a malfunction occurs. Some helpful tips to handle the malfunction of a load cell are highlighted here.
Access the Issue
The first step in determining what is wrong with your load cell is to assess the situation. You have to determine the source of the problem, which will help you to determine what needs to be done to fix it. Once you have found the issue then you will be able to begin making the proper repairs or ordering the parts that are necessary to ensure the scale begins to work properly once again.
Check the Power Source
There are many cases where a problem with the load cell may be simple to fix. For example, the vibrations of the machine can cause the power source to become loose. This loose connection could result in the scale not working properly. You should also check to be sure that the wires and cables that connect the scale to the load cell have not been compromised in any way. If there is an issue with any part of the wiring, it is a good idea to call a professional electrician since working with electricity can be risky.
Completing the Proper Repairs
Another issue to keep in mind prior to having any repairs completed is that you find an experienced professional. Chances are there will be a number of different repair shops in your area to choose from for these types of issues, but you should narrow down the field to find one that will be right for your situation. If you do not take the time to find the appropriate service professional, it may result in additional repairs, which means a higher cost and more downtime for the machine. With a little research this can be completely avoided.
If you need any type of compression load cell service or repair, then contact Hardy Process Solutions today.