Weighing Scale Calibration Services

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When you purchase a scale for your business, it may have been calibrated at the factory. However, there is a very good chance the scale will have calibration errors when it finally arrives and is set up for use.

Scales are sensitive instruments. The normal bumps and bruises experienced during shipment can result in calibration errors that are hard to detect without proper test weights and test procedures. Even a perfectly-calibrated scale with a perfectly smooth shipping process could show calibration errors simply due to the differences in altitude and latitude and differences in gravitational effects at different geographic locations. So the odds are stacked against anyone who hopes that their scale will be accurate if it has not been calibrated at its point of use.

Any scale used for commercial applications must undergo additional calibration to comply with the Handbook 44 scale calibration standard developed by the National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to ensure it is “legal-for-trade.” Furthermore, the scale may need to meet other calibration standards specific to their industries.

Precision Solutions, Inc.: Your One-Stop Weight Scale Calibration Source in PA and NJ

When choosing scale calibration services for your PA or NJ company, it’s important to choose an ISO 17025-accredited provider so you can be sure you have National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceability. If any part of the documentation isn’t there, the calibration is not traceable. Therefore, it is like it never happened, which means the time and money you invested in having your scales calibrated may have been wasted.

Precision Solutions, Inc. is an ISO 17025-accredited calibration services provider that can meet all your calibration needs, whether you’re looking to put new weighing equipment into service or fulfill the requirements for existing scales. Our technicians are certified for testing and calibrating scales to meet Handbook 44 tolerances. We’ll also make sure you comply with state reporting requirements.

We have a state-of-the-art laboratory in Quakertown, PA, specifically designed to perform calibration services. Precision Solutions Certified Weighing Technicians are also available to calibrate on-site, eliminating the need to return the equipment to a calibration lab and then wait days or weeks to get it back.

At Precision Solutions, Inc., we strive to take care of every tenth of a gram so our customers can focus on growing and improving their business.

Scale Calibration Services Performed by Certified Technicians

It’s obvious that when you select a company to provide your scale calibration services, you want to be sure the team is educated and experienced in scale calibration and understands your process needs. How can you be sure? There are two factors that, together, can put your mind at ease: company accreditation and certified technicians.

If you’ve been searching for ISO 17025 calibration services in PA, you’re on the right track. When a company like Precision Solutions, Inc. is accredited to this standard, it provides an assurance of calibration traceability as well as proficiency in performing the calibrations.

The second part is equally important — you want to make sure the technicians with the company are Certified Weighing Technicians (CWT). That means they are certified by the International Society of Weights and Measures. To obtain this certification, there’s a lengthy list of requirements, including formal training  on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) H44 documentary standard.

NIST H44-trained and International Society of Weighing and Measurement (ISWM)-certified technicians

Our accredited scale calibration services are delivered by our NIST H44-trained and International Society of Weighing and Measurement (ISWM)-certified technicians to ensure your equipment meets the highest standards. We can perform calibration in our state-of-the-art Quakertown lab or on-site at your PA or NJ facility. All of our CWTs share the Precision Solutions, Inc. quest of keeping your equipment operating reliably and accurately while meeting all compliance requirements.

Scale Types and Industries: Expert Calibration and Repair

A malfunctioning or improperly-calibrated scale can have severe consequences for your company. We understand that when your scales are down, it can mean your business comes to a sudden stop. That’s why we offer emergency repair service 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year.

You can count on Precision Solutions, Inc. for prompt, reliable scale repair and calibration services in PA and NJ. Our fully-equipped service trucks include the equipment, test weights and tools required to perform fast, efficient repairs and calibrations on-site. We also carry an extensive inventory of parts so we can do our best to minimize any waiting time you could have as a result of needing to order a replacement part.

Need to repair a scale that’s under a manufacturer’s warranty? Our team will work directly with the manufacturer on warranty repairs to save you time in requesting a refund or replacement part.

With Precision Solutions, Inc., you can be sure your calibration and repairs will comply with:

  • NIST standards (Handbook 44)
  • ISO 17025
  • ANSI Z540
  • USDA guidelines
  • HAACP standards
  • United States Pharmacopeia General Chapter 41 standard (USP-41)

Calibration and repairs are completed by one of our CWTs, who received their certification from the International Society of Weighing and Measurement (ISWM). The types of scales we repair include:

  • Counting
  • Floor
  • Forklift and fork truck
  • Truck and railroad
  • Tank and hopper
  • Bench Scales
  • Balances
  • Checkweighers
  • … and More

Through our decades of business, we’ve provided repair and/or scale calibration services to customers in the following industries:

  • Meat & Poultry
  • Food & Beverage
  • Manufacturing & Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Mining & Bulk Materials
  • Material Handling, Warehousing & Logistics
  • Trucking & Freight
  • Waste Management & Recycling
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Education

We understand that while industries vary, the role of a properly-calibrated and functioning scale is essential in many industries. That’s why at Precision Solutions, Inc., we focus on convenience: serving as a one-stop shop, at your location and answering within minutes rather than hours.

Services for All Types of Scales

Scale Calibration Services

Precision Solutions, Inc. has the knowledge, capabilities and resources to perform calibration and repairs for all types of commercial and industrial scales, including floor, truck, hopper, counting, crane, tank and bench models. We support our services with our benchmark customer care that is the core of our company and is evident in every customer interaction.

Bench / Shipping Scales

These scales are used in a wide variety of industries for several different tasks, including shipping and receiving, carton filling, food or chemical processing and general weighing purposes. Regardless of what industry you’re in, keeping your bench/shipping scales calibrated is important. Without it, you could be risking lost income or a bad batch of food or chemicals resulting in product recall.

Counting Scales

If your counting scale breaks or isn’t calibrated properly, you risk product giveaway and revenue loss. These scales calculate bulk quantities of small, identical parts with a level of precision and speed you can trust. But that precision can be compromised if your scale isn’t calibrated. That’s why we offer scale calibration services to customers in PA and NJ.

Crane Scales

As you’re moving and weighing heavy materials with crane scales, there is little room left for error. Small differences in weight can result in expensive mistakes whether you’re on a construction site or transporting materials. Whether your crane scale needs to be repaired or you’re searching for crane calibration services in PA or NJ, our field service team can get your scales back to work as soon as possible.

Floor Scales / Platform Scales

These scales are used in a variety of industries because they offer rugged, durable and accurate weighing even in the harshest environments. No matter where they appear, one fact remains the same: you can’t afford for your industrial scale to be down due to needing a repair or calibration, whether you’re weighing pallets, warehouse supplies or mail. That’s why we offer field service with a full range of test weights, tools, and equipment that can get the job done for you on-site promptly.

Forklift Scales

Forklift Use with ScalesIf you use forklift scales in your company, you know how convenient they are — how about turning your forklift into a scale on wheels. Whether your forklift is navigating a warehouse and weighing for shipping, purchasing or selling purposes, having a forklift scale that is in need of calibration or repair can put a damper on your business. That’s why our team has a field service option. We’ll come to you, in a timely manner, to get your forklift scale back up and running as soon as possible.

Health / Medical Scales

We understand that having a health and medical scale that’s out of order can affect the health and wellbeing of patients, athletes, seniors, expecting mothers, infants and people from all walks of life. Whether you have a handrail scale, chair scale or eye-level scale, our team of CWTs is available to come to the office and calibrate or repair your scale so you can continue to provide patient and student care.

Hopper and Tank Scales

For those in the meat and poultry, food and beverage, manufacturing and chemical, pharmaceutical and mining industries, scale malfunction or lack of calibration can lead to inaccurate inventory, production interruptions, quality problems, underfilling or overfilling and unnecessary product refills/reorders. We help make sure production is continuously running smoothly and efficiently.

In-Motion Scales

Whether you’re searching for calibration services or scale repairs for your in-line checkweighers, overhead monorail scales or custom in-motion scale, we can help. We understand that conveyor downtime affects your bottom line. We also know that packing up these scales is next to impossible. That’s why our field service team is the perfect fit. Our CWTs will come to your site to ensure your scales are calibrated and fixed as soon as possible.

Intrinsically Safe / Hazardous Environment Scales

Hazardous environments demand a unique weighing solution. If your company is in the industries of healthcare, pharmaceutical, logistics or manufacturing, you understand that better than anyone else. While these scales are unique, they aren’t foreign to our team of CWTs. In addition to conducting all calibration and repairs to meet NIST standards, they also follow the auditing and proficiency standards of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). You can be sure your scales are in good hands with Precision Solutions, Inc.

Truck Scales

When you transport freight, you need to be sure you comply with the weight regulations in place so you can keep your product and your drivers safe. We’ve been selling and installing these scales for decades, so we’re very familiar with them. If something goes wrong or you need to have yours calibrated, we can repair and calibrate them on-site.

We know how important compliance and safety are to your business. In this case, truck scales fulfill both needs. We have a team available with a full range of equipment that can come to you and get your scales back up and running.

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Preventive Scale Maintenance Agreements and Rentals

Complying with quality audits is easy with our preventive maintenance and accredited calibration services, along with certificates that are traceable to NIST and accredited to ISO 17025 and ANSI Z540.

preventive maintenance agreements

Our preventive maintenance agreements typically cover educating your employees in the proper use and maintenance of your specific weighing and printing equipment, testing your scales for accuracy, making adjustments as needed to comply with NIST standards, furnishing certified test weights and providing full written documentation of conditions found and corrections made.

We have three standard levels of service: Platinum, Gold and Silver.

Levels of Service

  1. Platinum

Service with all of the benefits of ISO/IEC 17025-2005 accreditation, providing procedures and documentation needed for ISO 9000, QS 9000, ANSI Z540 and other quality systems.

Services include:

  • Ensuring that all scale system mechanics and/or electronics are in proper working condition.
  • Checking and/or adjusting scale calibration according to the tolerance limits referenced in the NIST Handbook 44 or according to existing calibration guidelines, as specified and accepted by the customer.
  • Noting any problems or discrepancies in scale operation or condition on service reports or performance reports.
  • Calibration sticker affixed to the device.
  • Standard service report describing the work performed.
  • Reporting of “As Found” and “As Left” calibration results.
  • Reporting of environmental conditions at the time of the test.
  • Creation, electronic storage, maintenance and issuance of Certificate of Calibration (a separate certificate for each device, with results reported for each test point).
  • NIST traceability and notification if mass standards used were found to be inaccurate.
  • Work performed by Certified Weighing Technician (CWT).
  1. Gold

Services include:

  • Ensuring that all scale system mechanics and/or electronics are in proper working condition.
  • Checking and/or adjusting scale calibration according to the tolerance limits referenced in the NIST Handbook 44 or according to existing calibration guidelines, as specified and accepted by the customer.
  • Noting any problems or discrepancies in scale operation or condition on service reports.
  • Calibration sticker affixed to the device.
  • Standard service report describing the work performed.
  • Creation, electronic storage, maintenance and issuance of Certificate of Inspection (a listing of multiple devices on a single certificate).
  • NIST traceability of mass standards used during calibration.
  1. Silver

Services include:

  • Ensuring that all scale system mechanics and/or electronics are in proper working condition.
  • Checking and/or adjusting scale calibration according to the tolerance limits referenced in the N.I.S.T. Handbook 44 or according to existing calibration guidelines, as specified and accepted by the customer.
  • Noting any problems or discrepancies in scale operation or condition on service reports.
  • Calibration sticker affixed to the device.
  • Standard service report describing the work performed.

While these are our standard levels of service, we can tailor our service programs to your particular needs. If you need custom single or multiple-scale performance analyses, detailed calibration reports or long-term tracking of scale performance for ISO compliance, we’re happy to create a customized preventative maintenance agreement that meets your needs.

Rentals

If you’re searching for a scale to use for a short period, we have a selection of rental equipment available for your special project. The weighing equipment available to rent from Precision Solutions, Inc. includes:

  • Counting Scales including High-Resolution Digital
  • Wheel Weighing Pads
  • Platform Scales to 20,000 Pounds
  • Crane Scales to 10,000lbs
  • Bench Scales
  • Floor Scales

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A Note From Our Customers

All of us at Precision Solutions, Inc. are committed to exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations in all aspects of service, quality and overall satisfaction. We measure our success in happy customers. Here are a couple of customers who were willing to publicly share their experience with Precision Solutions, Inc.:

“We thought we would save some money by having a scale company with lower rates repair our truck scale. It turns out the lower-priced service company isn’t always the less expensive solution. The “Lower Rate” company sent two service technicians for a full day and was unable to bring the scale back into service. We called the folks from Precision and they sent one service technician who repaired our scale and had us up and running in less than four hours. Their knowledge and years of experience are worth the higher hourly rate which in the end would have saved us a lot of money.” — Bryan Hughes, Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc.

“Once again, thank you on everyone’s behalf for certifying the weight of the new current world record for “largest chicken” at 24.18 pounds and establishing that fact beyond anyone’s reasonable doubt. It was the most critical and important part of the accomplishment that started with his hatching at Moyer’s Chicks in Quakertown to a final determination of the chicken’s actual exact weight/size. We don’t think that we could have asked for anything more professional, thorough or competent as how Precision Solutions handled the entire process and necessary documentation.” — Sue and Don Ritter, Absolute Pastured Poultry