We recommend having your pallet scale checked on a regular basis. That is a service that we provide all the time. We have state certified scale technicians and our test weights are certified each year at the state lab.
But let’s say that you are a new company or perhaps you are one of those rare companies that chooses to not have your scales checked on a regular basis. How can you tell if your floor scale needs to be calibrated or not?
There are some obvious examples such as your scale displaying error codes or it’s just not working at all. But often times the scale will work and display weights, the question is… are those weights accurate?
It’s always a good idea to have some type of check weight available at your location to verify your scale weight. This usually is not a real certified weight. It could be a large container or some type of item that generally weighs the same all the time. Having an item like this handy can help you to see if your scales are accurate and within tolerance, need to be calibrated, or if something has gone wrong and need troubleshooting, repaired, and then calibrated.
What if Your Pallet Scale Needs to be Calibrated?
If your scale is inaccurate, then it’s time to call your scale company and have them check the scale with certified test weights. The scale tech can then adjust the scale and calibrate it if needed. If you have other scales at your facility, it might be wise to have all of them checked on the same trip for efficiency. You can call our service department at (919) 776-7737 or you can fill out the RFQ form on our website or email us as well.