What to Look for in a Waterproof Scale
If you’re involved in an industry that needs to enforce rigid standards of hygiene and sanitation, you understand the importance of using equipment that is easy to clean. Typically, your industry may be concerned with food, pharmaceuticals or agriculture. In such a situation a washdown scale will be your best investment. Whether you are using it for wet items, produce, livestock, powders, liquids, or solids, a waterproof scale can be hosed down after each use, sanitized as necessary, and easily made ready for its next application.
What makes for good quality in a washdown scale? There are a few things to consider.
A sturdy design.
A heavy duty design and robust engineering will ensure that the scale will withstand the rigors of frequent and high-pressure hosings. The best washdown scales will have reinforced frames to provide added stability.
Use of stainless steel.
Not only is stainless steel easy to clean, it is resistant to corrosion from the repeated use of water and detergents. The strength of a steel frame also contributes to the sturdiness of a well-constructed device.
Hermetically sealed indicator panels.
Provides resistance to water seepage and guarantees accurate readings. Look for sealed ports and interfaces.
Accuracy and reliability.
Check for the use of high quality load cells that can give you accurate and reliable readings over the scale’s operating life.
If you’re looking for a sturdily constructed, reliable and affordable washdown scale that will withstand heavy usage in your industry, contact us. We have a full line of washdown scales and we can help you find the one you need.