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Tensile Testing Principles – Fundamentals, Methods & Challenges

Tensile testing is used primarily to determine the mechanical behavior of a component, part or material under static, axial loading. Learn more about the different types of tensile testing in this post. As an authorized Starrett distributor, Michelli Weighing & Measurement can help you obtain the equipment you need to create and perform tests, analyze test results and manage test data.

Dimensional Tool Care Tips

Proper dimensional tool care can lengthen the usable life of your tools and help to ensure accurate measurements. Here are some dimensional tool care tips straight from the Michelli Weighing & Measurement calibration lab that you can implement to maintain your equipment & extend the usable life of your tools.

Avery Weigh Tronix | Forklift Truck Scale Systems – The Efficient Mobile Weighing Solution

Adding a forklift scale system to your business turns the forklift truck into an efficient mobile weighing solution. This solution allows for the integration of data management and weighing into the day to day operations, without adding any extra steps or routine changes. This means you protect your revenue while maximizing efficiency.

Maximize efficiency by incorporating weighing & measurement equipment

The addition of scales, in-motion checkweighers, weighing systems & other measurement equipment to existing machinery allows users to combine weighing with existing operations. This combination reduces the amount of time & effort required to complete a task, enhances quality control operations & makes data collection a breeze. Learn more about how to maximize efficiency with weighing & measurement equipment in this post.

Mountz | The Basics of Torque Validation

In this post, Mountz covers the importance of torque validation. Repeatability, safety and accuracy are the key benefits of checking your torque tool calibration (also known as torque validation). The advantage of owning a torque analyzer though, is that you are able to swiftly and easily validate your torque output whenever needed.

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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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