Calibration - FAQ

Our Digital Weighing Scales Calibration FAQ has quick answers on the why, when, and how of scale calibration.

Yes, digital scales benefit from periodic recalibration to maintain accuracy.

Factors like wear, temperature changes, or external influences can impact precision over time. Following the manufacturer's guidelines for recalibration helps ensure reliable and consistent measurements.

Regular recalibration is especially crucial for businesses or applications where accurate weight readings are essential.

Calibrating digital scales is generally straightforward.

Most scales come with user-friendly instructions and may include built-in calibration features.

You often need standard calibration weights, available from the Digital Scales Company, and follow the provided guidelines, adjusting the scale to ensure accurate readings.

While the process is usually uncomplicated, you should carefully follow manufacturer instructions by using the specified weight to guarantee proper calibration and maintain measurement precision.

Whether you need a calibration certificate for your digital scales depends on the context.

For personal use, it is not necessary, but for businesses, especially those in regulated industries like trade or healthcare, a calibration certificate is likely to be a required. It ensures compliance with accuracy standards and may be a legal requirement in some industries.

All digital scales are factory calibrated during the final stages of production. If for ISO records for a quality management system a calibration certificate is required, a specific scale will be taken from stock and recalibrated, and a traceable certificate of calibration issued.

Having a calibration certificate not only provides assurance of precise measurements but also demonstrates a commitment to quality and adherence to industry regulations, instilling confidence among customers and regulatory authorities.

Digital scales should ideally be tested and recalibrated at least once a year, although the frequency may vary depending on the scale's usage and the precision required for its applications. 

For high-precision or critical measurements, more frequent calibration, such as quarterly or even monthly, may be necessary to ensure accuracy and reliability. 

Regular testing and recalibration help maintain the precision of digital scales, ensuring consistent and accurate measurements over time.

A wide range of Calibration Weights ranging from 50g to 10kg are kept in stock and available for immediate despatch.