You should always handle loadpins with care. For this reason, hammers should never be used – loadpin are precision measuring transducers. In order to ensure weighing accuracy, please make sure that the only force that is acting on load pins is the weight that is to be measured.
Other forces from the environment such as vibrations, impacts, wind energy and temperatures may falsify the measurement result or even destroy loadpin.
Please ensure that the loadpin is only acting on forces in one direction. The action direction is almost always indicated by an arrow on the load pin. If there is no direction arrow, please use the direction that is perpendicular to the groove of the axle holder. If you are unsure, please contact the supplier of the loadpin.