New White Paper Discusses the Importance of Calibration

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A new white paper from METTLER TOLEDO discusses why foregoing a calibration test for balances and scales is not a good idea—regardless of industry.

What is Calibration?

“What Is Calibration?” white paper describes balance or scale calibration as an essential part of achieving accurate results.

Calibration uses a strict operational procedure to determine the difference between the instrument’s measured value and a test weight’s true value to determine if adjustment is necessary.

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is calibration and why should I calibrate?” A new METTLER TOLEDO white paper discusses what calibration is and answers why it is so important.

“What Is Calibration?” describes balance or scale calibration as an essential part of achieving accurate results. Ignoring this important activity turns weighing into guesswork. This can cause problems for the process in which the measurement is used, damaging a company’s reputation for accuracy and quality.

No matter how high-quality a weighing instrument is, balances and scales become less reliable over time. This is because daily wear-and-tear and external factors such as mechanical shocks degrade balance performance and accuracy. Calibration uses a strict operational procedure to determine the difference between the instrument’s measured value and a test weight’s true value to determine if adjustment is necessary.

To learn more about this important act and what makes it so essential for ongoing accuracy, visit METTLER TOLEDO’s free online resource “Why Is Balance and Scale Calibration Important?”, select question 1, and download “What Is Calibration?” today.

About METTLER TOLEDO
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions for several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at http://www.mt.com.

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