Weighbridge Calibration & Verification Testing
Calibration, Testing & Verification of weighbridges
My weighbridge is working, why should I have it calibrated?
Although your weighbridge is working it doesn't necessarily mean it’s working correctly. A weighbridge could be weighing heavy or light without any visible warning meaning you could be losing hundreds or even thousands of pounds per year.
A farmer is selling 2,000kgs of potatoes per day. They’re unaware that the weighbridge is weighing 100kg light. It doesn’t sound a lot but lets break it down:
- They think they’re selling 2,000kg of potatoes at 20p per kg (£400 total)
- They’re actually loading 2,100kg of potatoes, losing £20 per load
- They’re selling 30 loads per calendar month, losing £600.00 per month.
- Per Year they’re losing £7,200.00!!
Could you afford to lose so much money on such a small difference?
Without warning, Trading Standards are also able to visit any sites using a weighbridge for the purpose of buying and/or selling products base don weight. If they arrive on site they will test the weighbridge and if they find it is not within their tolerances they will deem the weighbridge illegal, shut it down altogether until it is re-tested to legal limits and in some cases fine you.
Weighbridge Services provide a full calibration service to all weighbridge make and models. On our open market systems, we can also provide OIML Trade Use Verification allowing you to buy and sell based on your weights.
We also provide Annual Service and Maintenance Contracts which offer two visits per year. This includes one preventative maintenance & health check visit and one visit including a certified test unit, for full calibration, and health check making sure your weighbridge maintains optimum performance throughout the year. We offer an easy monthly payment schedule and can even cover for labour and replacements parts on any faulty equipment supplied by us.
Avoid those heavy fines Contact us or call 0114 321 6364 to book your calibration and avoid those heavy fines.