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ISO 9001 Calibration Requirements, Finally Explained in Layman’s Terms

July 28, 2020

Calibrating your scales is crucial to getting an accurate result. Mismeasurement in either direction will affect your business, whether that means you lose out on payments or have unhappy customers who realized they were shorted. Calibrating scales is a routine aspect of any business that sells things by weight, and most (if not all) states have a standard for calibration that must be met. ISO 9001 requires “measurement traceability” for any business that uses a measurement device. If you’re not selling goods that need to be measured, or nowhere in the entire manufacturing process are you measuring something that will... View Article

Why Different Scales Vary in Accuracy of Scale Weights

April 9, 2020

When you have to use scales in your business, you know how important it is for the weights to be accurate. However, even when it comes to accuracy, not all weights are equal. Understanding why scale weights vary can help you understand why it’s vital to rely on experts to help you pick the right weights for your scales. Why do scales vary in the accuracy of scale weights? The primary reason accuracy varies in scale weights is because each scale requires a specific classification, which is based on the measures for the scales. The National Institute of Standards and... View Article

What Happens When You Pick the Wrong Industrial Scale For the Job

April 9, 2020

Picking the proper scale for a job is something that takes experience and knowledge of the different classes of scales, and the applications for which each class is used. With many different manufacturers, and in turn many different models, knowledge of scales is essential when choosing to buy one. Remember that quality is paramount. Bargains are not always the best option when choosing a scale. Well-made scales are generally more expensive, but worth the extra expense because they are more durable and will save you money in the end. The trick is finding a scale that is strong enough for... View Article

Why You Need Scale Calibration Services

April 9, 2020

When you use a scale, you want it to be as accurate as possible whether you’ve never used it before or you’ve had it for years. Unfortunately, scales can lose accuracy for multiple reasons and need to be adjusted to regain the highest level of accuracy possible. This process is called calibration. Knowing when and why to calibrate your scale can help you keep your scale accurate no matter when you use it. What is scale calibration? Calibration is a way to find a relationship between two unknown quantities. The process uses one quantity that is known, which has been... View Article

Why Your Farm Needs a Livestock Scale

April 9, 2020

There’s lots of equipment needed to run or manage a farm with livestock successfully. However, there’s one piece of equipment that is important for farms that you might overlook. If you run a farm with animals, having a livestock scale handy can make a difference between keeping things running smoothly and struggling to keep up. What is a livestock scale? A livestock scale is a large scale designed specifically to weigh farm animals such as goats, sheep, cattle, and more. Since they are intended to weigh large animals and items such as bags of grain, these kinds of scales are... View Article

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