Wrestling Scale Buyer’s Guide

Having an accurate and reliable scale for your wrestlers is crucial. It does not matter whether you are referring to professional wrestling, those at the collegiate level, or even high school wrestling teams – weight matters. 

Depending on how strict the regulations are, any slight fluctuation in weight can have an impact on the weight class an individual is allowed to wrestle in – or can even mean disqualification. It is no wonder why wrestlers spend so much time and energy focusing on their weight. 

Without a dependable scale, wrestlers may find themselves dealing with a surprise at the scale that can be devastating. 

While you don’t need a fancy scale, some features may be beneficial. So, between affordability, dependability, and bonus features, here’s your wrestling scale buyer’s guide and what you need to be looking for. 

Scale Portability

Do you intend to move your scale from one location to the next? Are you looking for a scale that your wrestling team can use when they travel? Or, do you prefer a fixed position scale that remains in your locker room or gym? 

The answers to these questions are important because they will help you narrow down the scales that may or may not be a good option for you. 

Digital or Mechanical? 

In years past, mechanical scales were the go-to option as they were seen as more reliable. However, over the years and as technology has advanced, digital scales have become much more accurate. 

Digital scales are much easier to read and offer readings at a faster pace. Though, both are good options. It really comes down to a matter of choice. 

Digital Scale Added Features

Keeping up with certain weight requirements is part of being a wrestler. For some, knowing the body mass index (BMI) number can be an extra number to follow. It is not necessary, but seems to prove to be a nice extra bonus when it comes as an added feature on your digital scale. 

Another digital scale feature (and the occasional mechanical scale) is the height rod. This gives you both height and weight in one sitting. Again, this may not be something necessary for your wrestling matches, but may be a nice addition to have. 

Cost vs. Budget  

Perhaps the most important aspect of buying a wrestling scale is determining how much you have to spend – or are willing to spend – to purchase this very important piece of equipment. Take the things we have talked about into consideration, such as the added features, whether you prefer a digital scale or mechanical, and your scale portability. And, note what the maximum weight is that you need your scale to capture. 

Once you find a scale that meets all  your qualifications, you will have choices. And there is a good chance you will find one that meets your budget, Though, talking to the professionals about what is available is always a good option. 

Wrestling Scales at Central Carolina Scale 

Looking for a wrestling scale for your wrestling team? With so many scales on the market, it can be overwhelming to narrow the list down to meet your needs. When you are ready, contact Central Carolina Scale so our team of professionals can help you discover exactly what you are looking for.  

Contact Central Carolina Scale at 919-776-7737.

Internal vs. External Calibration: What to Know

When you invest in a scale, learning how to care for it and properly maintain it will ensure that you will get the most out of your investment for years to come. Since accurate readings are a huge part of its function, you may want to get familiar with calibration and how it relates to your scale. 

weight measure on the electronic balance

Whether your scale offers internal calibration or external calibration, it is important to understand what it is and how to use it. Here’s what you need to know.

Calibration: What is it? 

Over time, your scale can slowly start to become inaccurate. This could be due to use, wear and tear, dust build-up, and the like. Little by little the readings may begin to drift, being slightly off. Without calibrating the scale, however, these slight inaccuracies can become even greater over time. 

Calibration is how scales are adjusted so that they are balanced and have a high level of accuracy in their measurements. While it may not be that big of a deal for someone just looking for an approximate weight, most people prefer to have a more accurate reading. And some require a high degree of precise accuracy.  

Scales are calibrated to keep them working properly. This is something that should be done at least a couple of times each year – more often for those scales that are heavily used. 

Calibration can be done in two ways – internally and externally. 

Internal Calibration

Some scales are manufactured with internal calibration. That means there is a mechanism built within the scale that performs its own calibration. You may have to prompt the scale to verify its calibration using menu settings, for instance, but you don’t have to do the actual calibration yourself. This is known as manual internal calibration because you manually have to tell it to start the process. 

If your scale has automatic internal calibration capabilities, then it will take care of the calibration on its own at various intervals. Some are set by the manufacturer while others allow the user to change the interval frequency through the menu settings. 

Many prefer scales with automatic internal calibration because they require very little involvement – which maximizes time and efficiency in a company’s daily operations. 

External Calibration

Scales that require external calibration are quite the opposite. With this type, you will have to physically balance the scale on your own using calibration weights. 

If the reading on the scale doesn’t match the weight of the calibration weights, then you will need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions (or the instruments menu) to perform the calibration manually. This procedure will vary from one scale to the next, such as a span or a linear calibration procedure. 

You know that the scale with external calibration has been verified when the reading on the scale matches the weight being used. 

Central Carolina Scale for All Your Calibration Questions

If you are interested in learning more about calibration, have questions about ensuring your scale’s accuracy, or are interested in investing in a highly accurate and reliable scale for your business, then contact Central Carolina Scale. Our team of professionals can help you discover the best scale for your needs. 

Contact Central Carolina Scale at 919-776-7737.

Buy an Adam Equinox Balance, Get a $75 Gift Card (Limited Time Offer)

Adam Equipment is running a limited-time special on the Equinox balance range, rewarding  customers with a $75 rebate (via gift card) when you purchase any Equinox semi-micro, analytical or precision balance from an authorized Adam dealer like Central Carolina Scale.


Adam Equinox analytical balances provide outstanding precision to laboratory settings that perform highly detailed testing. The Equinox, available from Central Carolina Scale located in Sanford, North Carolina, is perfect for research and quality assurance facilities; science education; and production and manufacturing applications needing exceptionally precise results.

Eight analytical models offer capacities from 120 grams to 510 grams and 0.1 milligram readability. A color touch screen display provides intuitive operation, with icon-driven menus and readily accessible applications and functions. The five-inch screen is generously sized, offering 800 X 480 pixel resolution for excellent visibility. Higher capacity precision balances are also available.


Adam Equipment Equinox precision balances provide users with exceptional precision to laboratories that perform highly detailed testing. The Equinox balance, available from Central Carolina Scale, is perfect for research and quality assurance facilities; science education and virtually any other application needing exceptionally precise results.

Twelve precision balances offer capacities from 360 grams to 8200 grams and readabilities of 1 milligram and 0.01 grams. A color touch screen display provides intuitive operation, with icon-driven menus and readily accessible applications and functions. The five-inch screen is generously sized, offering 800 X 480 pixel resolution for excellent visibility.

adam equinox analytical balance

From September 21, 2021 through December 31, 2021, when you purchase any Equinox semi-micro, analytical or precision balance from an authorized Adam dealer, you will be eligible to receive a gift card for $75.  All you need to do is make the purchase and complete the form below and submit a copy of your invoice. (Sorry this offer is expired)

The gift card will be delivered via email. Redemption must be submitted before January 15, 2022.

Fine Print: Offer valid through December 31, 2021 on qualifying purchase. Limit: one free Amazon gift card per customer. Cannot be applied to past purchases or combined with any other offers, quantity pricing, discounts or promo codes. Offer applies to purchases from authorized dealers made through the U.S. office of Adam Equipment Inc. only. Void where prohibited by law. Adam Equipment reserves the right to change or cancel the offer at any time without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Gift card will be delivered within 6-12 weeks following submission of the redemption form.