How Often Do You Need To Calibrate Scales?

Scale calibration frequency

With over 40 years experience in the instrumentation trade we have built up an excellent reputation for efficient and reliable service with our wide variety of loyal customers, the majority of which have been dealing with us for many years.

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Joe Curran

Published on 13 February 2021

We recommend that scales, and all instrumentation is calibrated at least once every 12 months. But this may not be enough, and only you can decide! For example, if you are using your scales for a critical process on a high value product, could you afford for them to be reading out of tolerance and ruining expensive finished goods? Also, if your scales are reading light, you could needlessly be giving away product for free which is basically just throwing money away.

If your scales are being used constantly and you need to ensure that they remain in tolerance, then we would recommend that they are calibrated every 6 months or even 3 months. For more help on getting your scales calibrated, call us on 01704 536010.