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Apr11

Why Scale Calibration Is Important When Weighing Food

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If a scale is not reading correctly then it has no use to you. This is the main reason to have your scale calibrated regularly and onsite. If a scale is not reading right then you may have some of the following issues:

Inconsistent Recipes

You could save at least 2.1% of your yearly ingredient costs if you choose the right scale and have it calibrated regularly. If your scale is not properly calibrated it could lead to bad batches or under/over weighing of ingredients leaving a useless batch of product. For assistance in maintaining consistent batches and keeping your recipes precise, consider a formula control scale.

Loss of Product, Loss of Profit

Did you know that an overweight product could be costing your company up to $32,000 a year?
Calibrating is a great way to increase your profitability because it helps ensure accuracy, efficiency, and productivity from your scale. Calibration is the best way to make sure products are not wasted and raw product is not given away. A checkweigher scale is a great way to help you start saving by helping the operator weigh ingredients out to an inputted target weight. If the weighed amount is not in the inputted range, the operator is alerted to add or remove items. Many scales have this as an available application but the operators are unaware of it.

Finished Product Weighs Less or More than Label Suggests

If you purchased a product that was labeled as 2 pounds but you really only received 1 pounds worth, would you feel cheated? Calibration is important to ensure customers don’t get cheated as well as to steer your business away from audits and regulatory enforcements. Depending on your state and regulatory agency your business could be subject to fines if your product is found to be under or overweight. The best way to avoid this situation is to have your scale calibrated with a placed in service report.

By calibrating all of the scales your business uses you can remain HACCP compliant. Be sure to keep record of your scales including location, scale model, and serial numbers of each scale. It is also handy to create a calibration schedule to be sure your scales are being calibrated and at the right time. Hire an accredited and certified scale calibration company to handle calibration and service needs. Utah Scale Center offers calibration, repair, equipment sales/rentals, and weight certification. With over 33 years in the scale industry we are the right experts for the job. Call Utah Scale Center today at 801-352-0180 to schedule your next calibration!

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