Scale calibration is a procedure that ensures a weighing scale is weighing correctly to the advertised accuracy. In a medical setting accuracy of weight is critical to drug dosages and for assessment of general well being. In industrial settings, an inaccurate weighing scale can lead to cost problems, dissatisfied customers – and an unhappy Trading Standards officer..
Why does a weighing scale need to be calibrated?
As a result of regular use, a weighing scale could lose its accuracy over time. In cases such as calculating dosages for medication, anaesthetic or even radiation, an accurate weight reading is critical, as the patient’s life may be at risk. Changes to the scale’s environment can also affect the scale’s calibration.
When should a weighing scale be calibrated?
The NHS recommends that weighing scales are calibrated a minimum of 1 or 2 times a year, more in critical settings to ensure they are fit for purpose. The same time period is advised for industrial scales. At SSEC, we offer yearly and twice year calibration checks to suit your needs.
Can I arrange a calibration check?
You can arrange your calibration check by getting in touch with SSEC. Our engineers will visit your organisation to test and amend weighing equipment in the time period specified.
Each scale will be tested using F1 & M1 certified test weights, and after the visit job sheets and calibration certificates will be available for each scale.
At SSEC, we specialise in scale calibration and retail equipment servicing. Whatever the nature or size of your requirement, we have the capability to handle it. We take care of:
- Aggregate hopper repairs and calibration
- Platform and Weighbeam repairs and calibration
- Laboratory Scales repairs and calibration
- Medical scales repairs and calibration
- Industrial equipment repairs and calibration
- Retail and Label Printing scales repairs
- servicing weights
Quick and efficient team
We will give you a weight certificate that you can display to your customers and regulators that your equipment has been tested so they will have increased confidence in your service. We provide a same-day service to customers in and around Brighton, and quick repairs in Sussex and Surrey.
In addition to providing servicing and repairs, we also sell retail scales, industrial scales, EPOS equipment as well as cash registers. We will work around your schedule to ensure your work is not disrupted in any manner. Contact us to discuss your requirements.