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Bulk Weighing Systems

Bulk weighing systems enable automation to increase efficiency, minimize human error, and ensure consistency. They are used in many different industries to facilitate quicker, better filling. Learn more and see examples in this post.

Gage Block Basics

Gage blocks are length standards used in dimensional measurement. Learn about their properties, how they are used, and how to properly maintain your own gage blocks in this post.

Radiolink Plus: The Wireless Tension Load Cell that Helps Ensure Accuracy From a Distance | Crosby

Learn more about the Radiolink Plus, the wireless tension load cell from Crosby Straightpoint that helps users determine the weight of an object as it is lifted, while remaining far enough away to ensure safety.

Caliper Basics

Calipers are one of the most versatile types of precision measurement equipment. The caliper can provide measurements of multiple physical dimensions, unlike other precision instruments. Learn more in this post.

A&D Apollo IP65 Balance Line | Taking Weighing Precision and Protection to New Heights

The A&D Apollo IP65 Balance Line is taking weighing precision and protection to new heights. Unmatched protection, supreme reliability, a comprehensive warranty & advanced features set the Apollo IP65 Balance Line apart.

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American scientist & United States Navy Officer

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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