A 100g chrome calibration weight is calibrating the Truweigh Mini Classic Digital Scale. The scale is sitting on a matte black mat on a white tabletop.

Top Tips for Accurate Weight Measurement

There is nothing more frustrating than weighing an item and getting an inaccurate reading, or weighing it again and getting something completely different. 

All scales have their general wear and tear, which can affect the accuracy of readings. After all, you can’t get an accurate weight measurement if your scale isn’t calibrated. 

Unfortunately, even the highest quality scale won’t be accurate forever. All scales and measuring instruments should be calibrated on a regular basis in order to ensure they are measuring correctly and accurately.         

Calibrating your scale

Calibration is an essential part of maintaining your scale. 

The 6-piece black Truweigh calibration weight kit sits on a wood floor with the tweezers positioned on top.

Proper calibration involves evaluating and adjusting the precision and accuracy of your scale so you can have more confidence in your results. In other words, calibration is the only way to know how accurate your scale is measuring.

Don’t know how to calibrate your scale? Find out how to calibrate your scale here

All Truweigh scales are professionally calibrated before it’s packaged and shipped off to you. However, there are several different factors that can alter the calibration before it gets to you, like shipping and handling, so it’s important to always calibrate before use.  

Top tips for accurate weight measurements  

A female hand holds a red and a black Truweigh calibration weight kit against a gray background.

Whether you’re using your scale for the first time or the 100th time, you want to make sure it is going to be accurate. 

Use our chromed steel calibration weights to ensure you’re getting the most accurate weight measurement reading on your scale. Our calibration weights are sold as individuals in a range of sizes (50g to 2,000g) or as 6 or 16 piece kits. 

Pro Tip: Your calibration weight should match the capacity of your Truweigh digital scales. 

In addition to calibrating your scale, here are some tips for accurate weight measurements.     

  • Make sure the scale is at a horizontal level
  • The initial reading should always be 0.00
  • Perform a few pre-tests by placing weights on the scale    

If you’re trying to get an accurate reading and swear you’re doing everything correctly, no worries, there are some other factors that can come into play like vibrations on the surface the scale is on, wind or drafts, radio waves, and even shipping and handling.   

Let’s be honest, your scale would be useless if it couldn’t get an accurate measurement. Keep your scale in good shape by calibrating it often and following our tips for accurate weight measurements so you can get a precise read every time, guaranteed.          

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