Test Weights for Manufacturing

the scale people Test Weights for Manufacturing

Test weights for manufacturing perform weight checks on critical weighing equipment.

Test weights for manufacturing perform weight checks on critical weighing equipment. These weight checks are usually done daily or before every weight measurement. The test weights should also be away from harsh industrial environments to prevent erosion or damage to the weight. Weight carts protect and move the weights around the manufacturing floor.

Importance of Test Weights

Test Weights are used as a standard or known weight to be measured against a weighing system such as a floor scale. Plus, they are essential to the calibration of scales and balances. Test Weights also come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and classes.

Moreover, test weights are critical for testing and calibrating scales. It offers the scale owner the chance to prove its scale is accurate and functioning within the manufacturer’s mandatory tolerances. In most cases, local or federal regulations require that scale owners have traceable test weights. The industries that generally require traceable test weights are:

Furthermore, manufacturing pharmaceuticals requires companies to comply with additional regulations. It’s also essential to understand which services and products must be compliant.

Test Weights Functionality

Test weights (calibration weights) are in any weight measuring equipment. Quality labs usually use them to prepare uniform samples for testing. In addition, daily checks are the ideal way to ensure the equipment is constantly working. Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, and other regulated industries need daily checks, routine calibration & documentation.

Also, test classes have various weights and weight classes. Weight class depends on the equipment’s capacity and resolution, calibrating up to 500 lbs. The Scale People can assist you in selecting the correct weight set or weights for your equipment.


Since 1956, The Scale People have earned a reputation as the best service provider for calibrating and repairing weighing equipment in the mid-Atlantic area. Our sales team can help you to find the best weighing equipment for your application. We currently have offices in Columbia, MD, and Newport News, VA, but we offer our services nationwide. Over the years, we have built a long list of satisfied clients from various industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and government manufacturing. We are a fully ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited service company offering calibration for balances, scales, dynamometers, force measurement, test weights pipettes, and more. All our services have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’re only a phone call away at +1 (800) 451-9593. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn to learn more about our work.

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