1. How often should I have my scales calibrated or tested?

Answer: The interval for calibration depends on various factors that we can assist you in determining: 1)Value of your product; 2) Environment of the scale location; 3) Your Quality Program requirements; 4) Quality of the equipment and 5) Performance history of the scale.

3. Is there an advantage to having an electronic scale versus a mechanical scale?

Answer: Yes, weight measurements are completed in less time. Tare weights can be keyed in quickly to provide a gross, tare, net calculation for the operator. In addition, the electronic device can be interfaced to printers, remote displays, PLC’s and computers for data collection. Although no scale is maintenance free, in general, electronic scales require less maintenance then a mechanical scale.

10. What does NTEP/ "legal for trade" mean, and why do I need it?

Answer: When searching for what scale to purchase for your application, two of the most popular terms you will find is "legal-for-trade" and "NTEP approved." Generally, in the United States a legal for trade scale must be NTEP approved, so all scales shown and listed on our website as legal for trade are NTEP approved. NTEP stands for National Type Evaluation Program, which is a non-profit corporation. Scales and other weighing equipment that are NTEP approved have been tested and evaluated to ensure they meet all government standards and requirements. In general, any person or business that buys, sells, or charges based upon weight within the United States must use a Legal-for-Trade scale.