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Most people do not realise that a bathroom-type scale is not an industrial scale.
Bathroom scales, in particular the low cost ones, are designed to monitor you weight and show it going down or up and they do this very well. They will be close to the correct weight but may be up to 0.5kg out depending on the weight range. However, this is not so important when you are really only interested in how your weight is changing.
Industrial scales are very accurate and can be calibrated to show the correct weight. These are usually found in hospitals and good gyms, but sometimes the scales in chemist shops and doctors surgeries are the monitoring type, not the industrial type.
To check your scale is working okay you need to:
- have the scale on a hard surface that is level - a concrete floor is best.
- weigh yourself three times and then compare the second and third readings - if they are the same then the scale is working as it should.
- the first reading is often slightly different and may be due to the scale start up.
If your scales are both industrial and calibrated, there should not be any issues.
Otherwise, it’s just like when you ask for the correct time and everyone’s watch gives that time a little differently.
The Weigh to Excellence
Advasco Scales – specialists in weighing equipment
Want to talk weighing equipment? Talk to us! We will answer your enquiries promptly.
We are specialists in custom design and building of weighing equipment for specific purposes, always working in close collaboration with our clients.
We can adapt existing weighing equipment to fit a specific need or manufacture a purpose-designed item at your request.
We have an innovative and creative programmer who will respond to your software data recording needs, and if it's not a program that we already have, we're happy to discuss your requirements and provide exactly what you need.
We sell both new and second-hand scales, and yes, we do deal in trade-ins.
You can hire scales from us, for any time period you choose, to suit a wide variety of uses.
We service and repair scales and we have registered technicians who will carry out calibration accreditation tests to meet your own quality control requirements,
or any of the various legally required testing regimes such as TS and MAF.
We have a broad range of knowledge and expertise in both mechanical and electronic weighing systems, from simple mechanical scales
to multi-purpose computerised scales to systems including test rigs, and we can advise you on the best options to suit your project and budget.