What Factors Should I Analyze When Determining the Ideal Weighing Equipment for the Food Industry?

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If you work in the food industry, food quality may depend on having the proper scale to measure ingredients, moisture levels, etc.

If you work in the food industry, food quality may depend on having the proper scale to measure ingredients, moisture levels, etc. There are several features in a scale that can lower human error. Luckily, we have made a list of the essentials to consider when purchasing weighing equipment for your facility and based on your necessities.

Precise Readings & Capacity Level

Readability of the display is important when selecting a scale. The indicator or controller is typically placed so that the weight is apparent while the scale is used. It sometimes might be on a column or in the front of the platform. The displays usually are LED or LCD displays and offer color contrast, prominent digits, and a backlight feature. You can choose a digital or analog scale depending on your needs.

In addition, look for the maximum capacity a food weighing scale can handle. Also, check if you need overload protection. Consider the weight of containers positioned on the scale when searching for the maximum weight you will place on the scale. Avoid inaccurate readings by choosing the appropriate weighing scale size.

The Accuracy of a Scale

Moreover, the accuracy of a food weighing scale guarantees that the necessary number of the product(s) are being utilized. There is a combination of factors to measure the accuracy of a scale:

  • Its capacity to read the tiniest mass change with time
  • Variety in accuracy over time
  • The difference between measured weight and accurate weight due to environmental shifts

Additionally, think about the location and environmental conditions of where you want to put the scales. Magnetic fields, significant temperature changes, vibrations, humidity, and air currents can impact the readings.

Test for Cleanability

A food weighing scale in the food industry will often get messy. The scale can have a removable platform for sanitary purposes. For instance, a removable pan allows a deeper washing. Furthermore, it would be best to avoid a scale that has nooks because then the water and food residue can get trapped. Also, several scales have a sealed keyboard that makes it effortless to clean and prevent spills from impacting the scale.


Since 1956, The Scale People have earned a reputation as the finest service provider for calibration and repairs of weighing equipment in the mid-Atlantic area. Our sales team can help work with 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 up a long list of satisfied clients from a wide variety of 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 of our services have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’re only a phone call away at +1 (800) 451-9593. To learn more about what we do, follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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