Scale Calibration is one of the core services Bitterman Scales provides for its clients. It calibrate most scale types, brands and capacities. Commercial scales are calibrated according to NIST Handbook 44 standards with NIST traceable certified test weights, and newly purchased or repaired scales are “placed into commercial service” per state law. Industrial scales may need to meet other governmental or industrial standards (such as PennDOT, AASHTO, ISO 9001 or 17025, etc); if so, Bitterman Scales has SOP’s and EPO’s to meet your needs, all supported with written Calibration Reports, Certification Letters, or custom documentation you may desire.
When scales are out of calibration someone loses. In commercial transactions, either the seller is giving away free product or the buyer is not getting what he is paying for. That’s why commercial scales are to be checked for accuracy at least once a year, and many companies choose to calibrate them more often (semi-annually, quarterly, or even monthly). In industrial applications, inaccurate weighing ruins recipes, jeopardizes quality, and increases waste.
Although there are a number of ways to theoretically calibrate a scale, applying masses of known weight to the device being tested is the only way to verify its accuracy. If the scale being tested displays a number that accurately reflects the actual weight applied, then it is calibrated. When the displayed reading differs from the actual weight, the scale is out of calibration (or out of tolerance).
Bitterman Scales promptly responds to scale calibration service needs in southeastern and central Pennsylvania including Lancaster, York, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Reading and northern Maryland.
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