Calibration is the process of verifying a weighing and measuring tools accuracy, such as a scale. Through conducting a calibration test, and comparing information gathered, calibration can help to identify if there is an error in the scale and assist the technician in repairing it.

Why is Calibration So Important?

Calibration is important for industries and people using scales on a regular basis, the accuracy of the device can reduce over time and who incorrect readings. Regularly calibrating industrial scales can help to prevent costly errors in measurement. There are a number of factors that affect reading, elements such as operation conditions, overloads, accidents and mishandling can reduce the performance of a weighing scale, and cause inaccurate readings.

3 Signs Your Industrial Weighing Scales Need Calibrating?

  1. Zero Reading Is Not Displaying: When no weight is placed on your industrial scale, and your  indicator display is not reading ‘Zero’ this can be a sign that the scale could be out of calibration. When no weight is on your scale it should display a ‘Zero’ reading. If not, it’s time to Calibrate.
  2. Pre-Defined Weight Is Wrong: When applying a known set weight to the scale, the indicator screen should display the matching amount. If the amount is not identical, this is another sign that your scales are in need of calibration.
  3. It’s Falling Apart: This might be obvious, but loose pieces of scale can stop the alignment and balance of the scale. Therefore if the scale is becoming worn, or out of balance this can cause inaccurate readings.

Why We Recommend Regular Calibration:

There are a number of benefits to regularly calibrating your scale or weighing device such as maintaining product safety and minimising costly errors. However if saving time and money doesn’t say enough, one major key reason we recommend regular calibration is to maintain regulatory compliance; scales in the manufacturing industry fall under certain compliance standards and if you are not operating your scale machine correctly, you may be subject to penalties.

If you believe your scales are due for or require calibration, and you need the confidence of a trusted technician contact the team at Complete Weighing Solutions.