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Streamline Your Weighing & Measurement Services

How can we help you streamline weighing & measurement services? Looking for ways to streamline this year? We can help with that. In addition to heavy capacity equipment like truck scales & rail scales, Michelli sells and services precision measurement devices,...

Minebea Intec | Batching & Formulation Weighing Systems

Specifically designed for industrial use: Minebea Intec supplies professional batching and formulation solutions ranging from manual to fully automated applications. High-performance software and precise electronics guarantee reliable production processes, reduce incorrect quantities and ensure seamless traceability all the way back to the raw materials used.

Quality Control Weighing Systems

Quality control weighing systems are a great way to ensure consistency without affecting productivity. By weighing products that should be identical, we can quickly identify any anomalies, allowing us to maintain uniformity. In this post, we’ll cover a few of the many ways weighing systems can help increase efficiency in quality control operations.

Automated Weighing Systems

From the time raw material arrives at a production facility, to the time finished goods are packaged & shipped, accurate weight readings are imperative to both quality & safety. In automated weighing systems, scales are embedded within other operations to provide checks at multiple points during production. The addition of a weighing system can help organizations maximize productivity, increase efficiency, decrease safety risks, or ensure consistency.

Rice Lake Weighing Systems | Choosing the Best Crane Scale for Your Application

Crane scales are fundamental in countless applications, ensuring safety and delivering accurate load measurements. In this post, Rice Lake Weighing Systems helps you explore your goals for overhead weighing, and analyze aspects of your environment, to help you determine the crane scale best suited for your application.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I calibrate my scale?

It depends. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Scale calibrations are affected by centrifugal force, gravity, frequency of use, the harshness of the environment, exposure to the elements, and many other factors.

If your scale is used frequently, and accuracy is vital to your business, you may need to calibrate as often as once a month. If your scale is used occasionally, and isn’t contained in a harsh environment, or left outside, it may be ok to calibrate less frequently.

Give us a call & let’s talk about your situation. Our experienced service technicians can give you a better answer once they understand your particular situation.

Should I have my new scale calibrated?

Yes, even new scales need to be calibrated. 

Regardless of your source, you should always have a qualified, licensed & experienced local team install & calibrate your scale, lab balance, or other piece of measurement equipment.

Measurements are affected by temperature, humidity, altitude, gravity, centrifugal force & motion, among other things. A scale in China would produce different measurements than it would if it were in California.

This is the reason we recommend against purchasing a scale online.

In many cases, customers purchase scales online to save money, but actually end up spending more money to purchase the scale, then have a local professional come out to install & calibrate the equipment. Also, when purchasing online, you lose out on the service & support available through a local organization.

Does muscle weigh more than fat?

1 lb of muscle weighs the same as 1 lb of fat. A better statement would be to say that muscle is more dense, or weighs more per cubic inch than fat, so 1 lb of muscle takes up much less space than 1 lb of fat.


In much the same way, 1 lb of feathers weighs the same as 1 lb of hammers, but imagine how many feathers you would have to shove into a bag in order for the bag to weigh 1 lb. Now imagine how many hammers you would have to place in the same size bag in order for the bag to weigh 1 lb. The bag of hammers would be much smaller, as hammers are more dense, or weigh more per cubic inch than feathers.

Can I rent a scale to help with inventory?

Yes. Counting scales are a great way to speed up the inventory process.


Call your nearest Michelli location to discuss our rental option.

What else can my scale do? Is it "smart"?

Our system development department can create a custom code that allows certain scales to communicate with one another, computers, conveyor belts, or even display information on a webpage to help you gather data from anywhere.

What manufacturers do you represent?

We represent a wide range of manufacturers, depending on your state. Please contact us to learn more, or visit our choose your state page to view manufacturers available near you.

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