Preventive Maintenance for Measurement and Inspection Devices

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Preventive maintenance

Preventive Maintenance

Minimize Downtime for Better Performance and Improved Lifespan

Why is preventive maintenance for weighing, inspection, and measurement devices important?

Apart from keeping costs under control, ensuring accuracy, and extending the lifespan of the equipment, there is another crucial benefit of preventive maintenance: improving safety. That’s because improperly maintained devices can pose a safety hazard.

For example, a scale that is not level or that has loose components can cause accidents. As part of the thorough inspection, our qualified service technicians will identify and fix any problems. Regular preventive maintenance is pivotal in improving the safety for your employees and ultimately your customers.

What are the downsides of reactive maintenance?

Reactive maintenance is an approach where a device is allowed to run until failure. At this point, it is either repaired or replaced. While this may save money in the short term, negative aspects outweigh perceived savings.

Poor production planning, a higher risk of out-of-tolerance products, and overall maintenance costs tend to increase as emergency repairs take place at list cost without any discounts applied. Financial and human resources are deployed in the correction rather than prevention of errors, making reactive maintenance a costly approach.

How frequent should preventive maintenance be?

Determining the optimal frequency of preventive maintenance takes various factors into account, including equipment type and manufacturer recommendations. At the very least, it is generally advised to have measurement and inspection devices inspected at least once a year.

Consider the following factors that can influence the suggested frequency of preventive maintenance:

  • Level of usage
    Certain equipment undergoes more frequent use and thus requires more frequent inspection and calibration.
  • Operating environment
    Harsh environments, characterized by dust or dirt, necessitate more frequent inspection and calibration.
  • Accuracy requirements
    Equipment used for high-precision measurements necessitates more frequent inspection and calibration.
  • Criticality of production
    The higher the operation time and the costs associated with downtime, the shorter the maintenance intervals should be.

Contact us to determine the most effective preventive maintenance schedule.

What sets METTLER TOLEDO preventive maintenance apart?

As the global leader in the precision instruments and services industry, we have been offering unparalleled service and support to our customers for over 75 years. We are serving a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, food and beverage, manufacturing, and retail. And given our commitment to innovation and quality, our preventive maintenance services are state-of-the-art.


Here are the benefits of our extensive service network:

  • Globally standardized service levels and protocols.
  • Largest network of factory-trained and certified technicians in the industry.
  • Simplified handling and budgeting by dealing with a single service provider for all your measurement and inspection devices.

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