How often do I have to calibrate my balance, and what are the risks of not calibrating?

A calibration certificate reports results at the time the calibration was performed. In many cases, the responsible person assumes that the calibration is valid for a year. This leads to the wrong conclusion that a calibration interval of one year is sufficient.

Ideally, calibration intervals are defined following a risk-based methodology, for example, what is the probability of something going wrong and how high is the impact? A high impact and high probability correspond to a high risk, which requires a shorter calibration interval. Otherwise, a low impact and a low probability result in a low risk, allowing intervals to be extended.

To forgo calibration is a high-risk strategy. Hidden costs and risks associated with the un-calibrated balance or scale could be much higher than the cost of calibration itself. Using non-calibrated equipment can lead to production problems such as

Unscheduled downtime

Inferior product quality

Process and audit issues

Product rework and recalls

Environmental changes can also lead to undetected drift or increasing random errors that degrade performance. Periodically scheduled calibration along with routine testing (see below) is the best way to reduce calibration-related risk.

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Manufacturer’s Preface…

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SWPI has been engaged in manufacturing exclusively Weights since 1961.

The scenario of the world is changing very rapidly due to revolutionary development in the field of Science & Technology. It has brought a marked change in the requirement of quality weights of various specifications, shapes, sizes, designs, accuracy class, etc.

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World Accreditation Day (WAD) 9th June

June 9th marks World Accreditation Day (WAD), a global initiative established by International Laboratory Accreditation Corporation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to promote the value of accreditation. The theme for World Accreditation Day (WAD) this year is Accreditation: Improving Food Safety thereby supporting the confidence of consumers, suppliers, purchasers, regulators, and specifiers in the quality and safety of food.
You are cordially invited to attend this online event on 09th June 2020, 10:00 AM – 01:30 PM. Please find attached the tentative program schedule and flyer for your ready reference. To register for free  Registration on first come first serve basis Please note that a maximum of two participants is allowed per laboratory. Sincerely, Slotter Weights