WHAT IS OVERLOAD
Overload is the term that refers to a crushed load cell due to placing excessive weight above the digital scale’s capacity on the weighing platform. Overloading your digital scale can cause permanent damage to the load cell, which is a group of sensors engineered to bend in proportion the the weight placed on the platform. If the platform is overloaded the load cell could be permanent damaged by inordinate pressure, which may cause the internal readings and the resulting measurements to be inaccurate.
AVOID CRUSHING LOAD CELL
Always pay attention to a scale’s maximum capacity when weighing items, and avoid weighing items that are heavier the scale’s maximum capacity. Crushed load cells are not be eligible for warranty repairs. Scale overload is not covered under warranty because it is a user error and not a design or manufacturing defect.
Weighmeter and Overload Indicators are technological features that help protect against crushed load cells due to overload. If the Weighmeter or Overload Indicator icon appears on your scale while weighing an item, then you are either approaching or have reached the maximum capacity of the scale. Remove all items from the weighing platform immediately if the Weighmeter or Overload Indicator icon appears on the scale display while weighing an item.
SIGNS A LOAD CELL IS CRUSHED
Often a crushed load cell will cause a scale to provide an error message on startup. Occasionally a scale will continue to operate with a crushed load cell but the readings will be inaccurate or inconsistent. If you believe that your scale has a crushed load cell, attempt to calibrate it. If you calibrate your scale and it continues to provide inaccurate results, measure a calibration weight several times to judge scale accuracy and consistency.