When you’re packaging up product and shipping it out to your distributors and other clients, and your product is measured by weight, it’s essential to use combination scales that work accurately. Your product’s packages should all weigh the same. Any discrepancies can cause profit loss, as you’re essentially giving product away for free if your scales aren’t working correctly. If you’re experiencing problems with your current scales, consider purchasing your next combination scale used. Used combination scales can save as well as earn your business money in a couple of ways.
Of course, a lower sticker price is the most obvious way that refurbished packaging machinery can save you money. While you can purchase new packaging equipment, the truth of the matter is that refurbished machinery is just as efficient and reliable. The refurbishing process includes thoroughly inspecting and repairing a machine so that the difference between it and a new unit is negligible. In other words, you are not risking purchasing a machine that will break soon after you buy it, nor are you purchasing an inferior product. All you’re doing is spending less—what’s not to love about that? Every business is on a budget, and it never hurts to come in under budget, especially on big purchases such as replacing machinery.
One of the biggest problems when scales get older and wear out is that they don’t weigh things accurately anymore. While this may not be a problem with, say, the scale you have at home that you step on every now and then, it’s a big problem when your bottom line is affected by the mistakes. For instance, if a scale is even a half of an ounce off, that adds up quickly and over time, you’re giving away hundreds or thousands of pounds of your product for free. While a half ounce doesn’t sound like it would impact the amount of money your business can draw in too much, imagine that multiplied by the number of packages you ship out every year—the discrepancy in product sold versus product paid for will have a huge impact on your bottom line, which can obviously affect the rest of the workings of your company. Replace those old, worn out machines with refurbished combination scales that are much more accurate.