Quality assured weighing calibrations for total peace of mind
Traceable calibrations complying with ISO 9001:2015
UKAS calibrations accredited to ISO 17025:2017 International Standards
UKAS weight calibrations for test weights
Custom calibrations for complex applications
Achieve consistent quality with reliable weighing results
Periodic calibrations are critical to achieving accurate and reliable weighing results throughout the lifetime of your weighing equipment. A calibration provides confidence in your results and is the most effective way to safeguard against non-compliance issues originating from your weighing processes. Our breadth of experience across non-automatic and automatic laboratory and industrial applications enables us to deliver a comprehensive range of calibration packages that best fit your operational and regulatory requirements.
Traceable calibrations are most suitable when there are no statutory or regulatory requirements for accredited certification or where equipment is used in non-critical operations. Certified to ISO 9001:2015, Northern Balance can carry out traceable calibrations on or off-site for all weighing equipment1.
Due to the confidence provided through its rigorous criteria, UKAS calibrations are the right choice when measurement results are critical to the safety of a product, a process or if you work to very fine tolerances. Accredited to ISO 17025:2017, all UKAS calibrations are carried out on-site for weighing equipment from 200 mg to 6,500kg2. View our UKAS Accreditation Certificate and UKAS Accreditation Schedule.
Test weights purchased without a certificate or those used to monitor critical weighing equipment will require testing and calibration. A UKAS weight calibration gives you confidence that your test weight results are repeatable and accurate. As part of our one-stop service offering, test weight calibrations with accompanying certification can be completed and produced for all weight classes by our UKAS-accredited metrology laboratory partner in one seamless process.
If your needs extend beyond the calibration of non-automatic weighing instruments, our engineers can perform specialised calibration techniques. Therefore, ensuring your equipment is operating within manufacturers’ specifications, your tolerances and regulatory or industry guidelines.
What role do calibrations play in helping you achieve measurement confidence and avoid the detrimental impact of inaccuracies? We put some FAQs to Mike Glew, Quality Manager at Northern Balance for his perspective on how data obtained from calibration tests help to identify risks and safeguard your critical weighing processes.
When requesting a calibration service, you may be offered a traceable or UKAS calibration, but which is the right option for your needs? There are fundamental differences that could impact on compliance and successful trading if an unsuitable calibration is performed. We highlight the key features of traceable and UKAS to help you choose the right calibration option for your operations.
If you work to ISO 9001: 2015 and/ or ISO 17025:2017 standards, it’s imperative that you establish a calibration programme that ensures the validity of the results given by your weighing equipment. While ISO standards outline the need for calibrations, no prescribed guidance is provided to determine calibration frequency. To safeguard the accuracy of your equipment, we look at key considerations to help you define the best frequency for your process, equipment and application.