Do you need waterproof scales?

Waterproof scales are incredibly versatile. On top of being resistant to liquids, they’re highly durable and suitable for many commercial operations. Here are a few reasons why your business can benefit from waterproof scales.

Rating waterproof scales

Waterproof scales are also known as washdown scales. As their name implies, they’re resistant to liquids and can be cleaned with soap and water between uses without harming the internal mechanisms. Scales are rated according to an ingress protection (IP) factor. IP ratings consist of two numbers. The first represents a scale’s resistance to dust and debris (between one and six). The second number reflects the scale’s ability to get wet (between one and eight). The higher the IP rating, the more resistant the scale is to dust, spills and frequent washdowns. For example, a bench scale with an IP rating of 65 is 100 per cent resistant to dust and debris. However, it can’t be submerged in water for any length of time. Moreover, a scale with an IP rating of 68 scale is fully resistant to dust and can be completely immersed in liquid for lengthy periods.

Benefits of using waterproof scales

Using waterproof scales in your business offers many advantages, including:

  • You can save time and money. Using waterproof scales can help increase the efficiency of your business by significantly reducing cleaning times. You can quickly hose down the scales between uses.

  • You can increase hygiene. Waterproof scales are perfect for industries where hygiene is paramount, such as food handling. You can quickly clean and sanitize them without worrying about damaging their internal components.

  • Your equipment will last longer. Waterproof scales tend to have a long lifespan because they’re built to withstand unforgiving environments. Therefore, you’re less likely to need to replace or repair your waterproof scale, saving you money and reducing downtime.

  • You can use your scale anywhere. You don’t have to worry about where you use your scales, whether it’s outside in the pouring rain or on the factory floor where spills and dust are an everyday occurrence.

Industries that benefit from waterproof scales

Many industries can enjoy the above advantages of using waterproof scales, including:

  • Agriculture

  • Oil and gas

  • Food handling

  • Breweries

  • Fishmongers and butchers

  • Grocers

  • Veterinarian/zoos

  • Medical/pharmaceutical

  • Construction

  • Factories and mining

Precision waterproof scales in Calgary, Red Deer and Swift Current At Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd., we offer a range of durable, waterproof, high-IP-rated scales. Our products work in the harshest work environments. We’re also accredited by Measurement Canada to certify your scales as legal for trade. Contact us today in Calgary to learn more about our scales and services.

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