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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Using Pneumatic Tube Counters

There are many types of pneumatic counters on the market. One common type is a pneumatic tube counter. Many industries utilize these devices to provide better vehicle sensing from several lanes of traffic. Ensuring that counts are done efficiently is essential. Studies suggest there is a ten percent chance of error in a fifteen-minute count. The best way to prevent errors is to recognize common mistakes and know how to avoid them.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid

  1. Not knowing when street cleaning days are in effect. Check with your city and work with them to keep your tubes intact. Street sweepers are damaging to tubes. Check the weather forecast as well because snow plows can rip up tubes.
  2. Using damaged counters. Have a regular testing protocol set to ensure that counters are in working order. Be sure to check all parts, including all air switches.
  3. Setting up in the wrong location. Use a map to verify your location and ensure you’re not installing in the wrong spot.
  4. Overstretching tubes. You want to ensure you have enough stretch to get the tube straight. However, overstretching may lead to snapping.
  5. Not bringing enough gear. Always have extra gear on hand for troubleshooting issues. If you find a bad tube, you want to have a replacement readily available.
  6. Using tubes with holes. If you find holes in your tubes, replace them with working ones.
  7. Not buying the right equipment. Contact us to find the right pneumatic counters for your needs.

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