Weighing scale calibration can be described as “the act of comparison” when comparing measurement values of a device such as a weighing scale. Calibration tests are carried out at regular intervals to ensure instruments are accurate and performing correctly against a known specification.

Scale calibration is needed to ensure that you are weighing ingredients or items accurately in order to produce consistent and quality products.

Changes to the environment such as the temperature, exposure to dust or dirt, and/or any sudden shock to the weighing scale could damage the scale, whether that be the outer casing, the display or the load cells, which in turn could compromise the accuracy of the scale when weighing.

If your scales are connected to a recipe management system, such as the Stevens Traceability System, keeping your scales calibrated ensures your traceability records are accurate.