Calibration, Approvals & Accessories

This section contains a selection of blog posts, how to guides and product overviews related to weighing accessories, calibration and caring for your scale or balance.
  1. Using an Anti-vibration Table

    This guide will examine anti-vibration tables; what they are, and how they can be used to achieve more consistent weighing results.

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  2. Internal or External Calibration: Which is Right for You?

    Calibration is essential to increase a scale or a balance’s longevity. It is also a necessary process to ensure valid data during rigorous testing. Some analytical and precision balance models offer internal instead of external calibration, but what is the difference and which option is best for you?

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  3. Just How Important is Calibration?

    Regular external calibration is an essential part of balance maintenance whether you are regularly using your balance or only occasionally. Ensuring your scale or balance is properly calibrated with approved weights or internal mechanisms that have been pre-approved guarantees your weighing machine is accurate and precise.

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  4. What is EC Type approval?

    EC Type Approval can be granted to all electronic and most mechanical non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWI). The instrument has to meet the essential requirements contained in the EC Directive 90/384/EEC as amended, and implemented into UK Law under the 1995 Regulations (SI 1995 No. 1907). The most common route for ensuring the essential requirements of the Directive are met is through the European Standard for NAWIs, BS EN 45501.

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  5. What does the acronym OIML stand for and why is it important?

    The International Organisation of Legal Metrology was created to promote the global harmonisation of legal metrology (the science of measurement) procedures. Members of OIML are countries that use the OIML Recommendations to create National Standards for Metrology. In the European Union, the European standard EN45501 is based upon the OIML R76 for Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments.

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