Who needs an NIST-Traceable calibration report?
NIST-traceable calibration reports provide documented proof that the scale you purchased is in good working order and that the scale has been calibrated to meet or exceed the manufacturer's specifications. At Scales Plus, we use calibration weights that are certified by an accredited metrology lab at minimum, every two years and verified against other NIST weights. Certifications are typically required for mid-sized to large manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and any other industries that have strict quality systems.
How does this calibration service work with NTEP-approved scales?
Purchasing an NIST-Traceable calibration report for your new NTEP scale DOES NOT mean your scale is "placed into service". Many states require NTEP (legal-for-trade) scales to be placed into service by a licensed agent of the state's Weights and Measures Department, whether it be a state representative or a third-party technician that is licensed to place scales into service. Calibration must be performed when a scale is being placed into service. Our calibration service would be a secondary check of the scale as a verification that the scale is in good working order before you call to have the scale placed into service.