Scale Calibration ServiceOur scale calibration and balance services can be done both in-house and on-site. Our contracts are inclusive, with no complicated service agreements. All contracts include on-site visits arranged by us, full calibration on all makes and models of scales, certificate of calibration, and quick response times on breakdown call-outs.
We hold certificate number ISO9001 in the Quality Management System, are members of the UK Weighing Federation, and are one of the largest independent scale retailers in the country.
Our calibration services for scales and balances include:
- On-site calibration and adjustments for all scales listed to within UKWF Code of Practice standards.
- Calibration Certificates for every scale including pass/fail stickers attached to each scale.
- PDF copies to be sent via email.
- Full customer scale database stored and managed by Oakley's, including Schedule of Equipment.
- Labour and travel to and from site costed separately.
- Repairs are taken back to our workshop for a free repair estimate.
Why Is Calibrating Your Scales and Balances Important?
Having the correct balance and calibration is simply essential to achieve accurate weighing results – without them, what should be a simple process will turn into variable readings, effectively making your results based on guesswork. If you work in the medical and industrial industries in particular, having incorrect readings can be negligent.
The accuracy of scales will become less reliable as time goes on – this is because of the everyday wear and tear caused by regular use and/or any external factors, such as mechanical shocks or hazardous environments. This may lead to a rapid deterioration over a longer time. Having regular, scheduled scale calibration and balance testing (in combination with frequent routine testing) will greatly enhance the life of your scales, as well as preserve their accuracy.
In terms of testing, the CQC (Care Quality Commission) recommends that NHS medical scales should be tested annually to ensure the presence of consistent, accurate results. We recommended that scales in any industry that are subjected to the same level of everyday use should be calibrated along the same lines.
How Calibration For Scales Works
Put simply, scale calibration works by comparing quantity, rather than quality (weight, of course, works in numbers). To check the reading of a scale, a reference weight is placed on the pan – an error is defined as the difference between the measured value (the reading) and the true value (the reference weight). At the end of testing, a certificate is made, detailing the balance of the scale readings and compares them to the reference value, with a pass/fail statement included.
Obviously, a fail statement would require any such scales to be attended to. More often-than-not, most scales would need to be recalibrated – this sees the mechanical aspect of the scales realigned with the reading it presents. Sometimes though, certain parts of the scale may be malfunctioning – requiring their replacement. We can help with both of these instances.
Our Scale Recalibration and Repair Services
Looking to improve the accuracy of your results? Regardless of the industry you’re in – be it medical, fitness, industrial or animal – the importance of having the correct calibration on your scales is simply vital in being able to measure and interpret statistics. Thanks to a fully-functioning set of scales, you’ll be able to offer your customers a better, more reliable service, as well as create a higher quality of work.
Here at Oakleyweigh, we have been providing weighing, counting and processing services to individuals and businesses for the best part of a century. Scale calibration is a particularly popular aspect of our work – we provide our clients with a prompt service that can be arranged as a one-off or on a regular, contracted basis.
In terms of repair, we have a facility with full-service back-up from all major scale suppliers – including (but not limited to), Ohaus, Seca, Salter, A&D and Adam Equipment. We can also source spare parts from many companies that have gone out of existence. This makes our scale repair services the ideal choice for customers with scales and balances that are no longer produced.
Our team have the capacity and scope to repair the following:
- Laboratory balance repair for accuracy’s down to 0.01mg.
- Bench scales and counting scale for ranges up to 300kg.
- Large floor scales up to 2000kg.
- Medical weighing equipment including flat scales, chair weighers and hoist weigher repairs.
In the event of your equipment being beyond repair, we can offer competitively-priced replacements that are suitable for your particular requirements. Please feel free to browse our vast online catalogue for more information on this and if you have any further questions, why not consider getting in touch with our team?
Get In Touch With Our Weighing Experts To Learn More About Scale Calibration and Sales
If you need any further information on our scale calibration and repair services, or simply need some advice on choosing the perfect scales for your requirements, do not hesitate to give us a call today on 01296 393133 Alternatively, you can reach us by e-mail at email@example.com.