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How to Create a Calibration Schedule for Precision Measurement Equipment

A calibration schedule for precision measurement equipment is imperative to ensure accuracy & maintain traceability. It should be an essential part of any quality assurance program. Use this guide to help you create a calibration schedule that sets your team up for success.

Michelli Featured on “It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch” Radio Show

Listen as Bobby Feigler, the Vice President & General Manager at Michelli, talks about the role of weighing & measurement in virtually every industry with Peter Ricchiuti from It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Galvanized Equipment | What is it & What are its Benefits? – B-TEK Scales

B-TEK Scales explains what galvanizing is, the different types of galvanizing processes, and how it could increase the usable life of your equipment by protecting it from the elements. Learn more in this post.

Accredited Tensiometer Calibration Available at Michelli

Accredited Tensiometer Calibration Available through Michelli Michelli offers both accredited & standard tensiometer calibration, along with other force calibration services. ISO 17025 Accredited tensiometer calibration is available on equipment...

On-Site Torque Calibration Now Available

On-Site Torque Calibration Now Available Michelli Weighing & Measurement can now provide on-site torque calibration services. On-site accredited torque calibration services are available out of the Harahan, Baton Rouge or Bossier City offices....

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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.

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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