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ISO 9001 Registered vs ISO Compliant

When you select an ISO 9001 Registered Organization as your service provider, you have the benefit of knowing they have proven their conformance to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System standard by a showing of objective evidence, and not simply proclaiming self-compliance.

How Weighing Equipment Maintenance Ensures Precise Measurements

A&D Weighing explains how to clean your lab balance in 8 easy steps, how to conduct regular checkups to ensure accuracy, the basics of when to calibrate & tips on how to keep your maintenance schedule under control. To keep equipment performing precisely over the long-term, use these best practices to maintain exacting performance.

How much could an inaccurate truck scale cost you?

Inaccurate scales & measurement equipment could cost you thousands It’s no secret that preventative maintenance is the key to getting the longest life out of your weighing & measurement equipment. Regular inspections by a certified calibration technician are...

4 Ways a Dirty Truck Scale Can Cost You Money

B-TEK Scales explains situations in which dirty truck scales can cost money, and what actions you can take to prevent it from happening to you. Keeping up with your scale maintenance is the easiest way to remain in compliance, save on maintenance costs and prevent downtime.

How Regular Scale Inspections Help You Save Money

Regular scale inspections allow users to remain in compliance & prevent measurement equipment malfunctions that could directly affect quality, cost & safety. Every organization should have a preventative maintenance plan in place, & an inspection schedule is the primary portion of that plan. There are 3 key factors to consider when developing an inspection schedule…

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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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