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Enhanced Electrical Calibration Capabilities

Michelli Weighing & Measurement has enhanced its electrical calibration capabilities  The following equipment gives us enhanced Electrical Calibration capabilities through higher accuracy and better measurement uncertainty: Fluke 5730A...

The Importance of Metrology

Metrology is the Science of Measurement, and it plays an imperative role in our daily lives. Every industry relies upon a common understanding of measurements, which metrology provides. Learn more about its impact.

Types of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Types of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) There are many types of PPE, short for personal protective equipment, available. PPE is designed for workers to wear in dangerous environments to minimize the risk of serious injury. PPE can include...

Michelli Calibration Lab in Santa Barbara, CA now open

Michelli Weighing & Measurement has acquired Brylen Technologies, Inc. Michelli Weighing & Measurement has acquired Brylen Technologies, Inc in Santa Barbara, California. Brylen Technologies was founded in 1985 and provided excellent service...

Considerations for Maximum Scale Accuracy | Intercomp

In this post from Intercomp, we learn about factors that can impact portable scale accuracy & in-ground scale accuracy. We also cover why accuracy is important, and steps you can take to help ensure the readings produced by your scale are reliable.

Grace Hopper

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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