Choosing a truck scale or rail scale is an important decision. Many organizations rely on their scales to provide information that keeps their business moving. When you consider a scale purchase, whether as a new installation, replacement, or upgrade, it is wise to consider more than just the short-term financial commitment of the purchase. The true cost of ownership is often the better way to make a sound investment decision.
How do you calculate the ongoing cost of scale ownership? By looking at key qualities – accuracy, reliability, and technology, and considering how a scale’s performance will affect your business over time. For example, a scale with even a small amount of weighing error could be costing you revenue, or shorting your customers, every day. A scale that is not reliable can force you to deal with unforeseen repair costs, and possibly stall your operations while it is down.
METTLER TOLEDO has created tools to assist in your evaluation. These calculators allow you to input details about your specific operation, and view financial outcomes. See how a high-quality scale can protect your profits from weighing errors, and avoid costly downtime and repair.