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The Importance of Accurate Weight Instrumentation

Accurate weight instrumentation is crucial in all industries. Learn more about how Avery Weigh-Tronix products, and a quality service provider like Michelli Weighing & Measurement, can help you ensure accuracy in this post.

Truck Scale Maintenance & Care Guide

In this post, we review lists of daily, weekly, monthly and semi annual truck scale maintenance related tasks that you can do on your own to keep your scale in great working order.

What are Overhead Weighing Solutions

Rice Lake & MSI design overhead weighing solutions with two things in mind: accuracy & safety. Learn about these solutions, and which may be the best fit for you, in this blog post.

What Can Truck Scale Software Do For You?  

Truck scale software can help you keep track of inbound and outbound weights. But did you know these programs can also help you streamline operations and keep records without any additional manual labor? Learn more in this post.

Why Choose the Sartorius Entris II Balance

The Sartorius Entris® II Essential and Advanced balance lines contain over 80 models, covering a weighing range from 60 grams to 12 kilograms and readability from 0.1 milligrams to 1 gram. Learn more about what makes the Entris® II unique in this post from Sartorius.

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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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