Calibrated scales comply with legal requirements!

If you are looking for a “calibrated scale”, you will quickly find an extensive range of corresponding measuring devices. But what does “verifiable” mean? and “calibrated” the bottom line is really for the scale and its possible areas of application? Read more... .

Explaining Certified Scales

It's essential to understand that certifying a scale doesn't make it "more accurate" than before or that among two identical models, the certified one is more precise. Someone needing a scale with particularly high measurement accuracy, but intending to use it in a context where certification isn't mandatory, can safely forgo the expense of certification. It might even be the case that a certified scale, compared to other identical models, is less powerful due to regulations. The true precision of a scale can only be defined by its potential resolution: What is the weighing range up to the upper load limit, and what readability does it offer (what is the smallest display value).

The purpose of certification primarily revolves around demonstrating that a scale meets legal requirements. Only scales with a type approval (capable of being certified) can be certified. Certification is conducted by the responsible metrology authority. It verifies whether the scale meets the criteria specified in the calibration regulations. For example, whether the scale adheres to the allowable error margins. Subsequently, this is certified for a limited time. Additionally, sealing with a calibration mark ensures that the scale cannot be tampered with afterward.

When are Certified Scales Used?

In commercial transactions where the price of goods is determined by weight — using a scale — there is generally a legal obligation for certification. It's almost self-evident that in the medical sector, there's also an almost universal requirement for certification. This applies to medical practices, hospitals, pharmaceutical/medical laboratories (analyses), pharmacies (manufacture of drugs), or even practices in alternative medicine. In industry, all scales used for final packaging control (FPC) must also be certified. The average value is determined during the manufacturing of containers under 10 kg. Last but not least, whenever it becomes "official," certified scales should be used.

Once certified, the validity period of certification varies depending on the type and application area: Scales for final packaging control (FPC) 12 months, scales up to 3,000 kg 2 years, scales from 3,000 kg 3 years, and personal scales 4 years.

Certification can expire prematurely if the calibration seal is damaged or an unauthorized accessory is connected.

When you purchase a "certifiable" scale from us, it costs no additional charge. Only selecting the separate option in the online shop or specifically requesting it by phone adds certification as a paid service to your order, turning your high-quality BOSCHE scale into a certified BOSCHE scale.

Certified Scales FAQs


What does it mean for a scale to be "certified"?

It's important to understand that certifying a scale doesn't mean making it "more accurate" than before or that among two identical models, the certified scale is the more precise of the two.

When am I required to use a certified scale?

In commercial transactions where the price of goods is determined by weight — using a scale — or when goods are sold by weight, there is generally a legal obligation for certification.

Why purchase a certified scale from BOSCHE?

BOSCHE Weighing Technology offers the highest quality and product variety. The company's technical expertise, excellent service, and years of experience set it apart. DKD calibration and calibration services according to DAkkS enable BOSCHE to sell and distribute certified scales. Factory calibration and certification are carried out in-house at BOSCHE.

What should I consider when purchasing a certifiable scale?

Being certifiable does not mean the scale has already been certified! The cost of certification is already included in all certifiable industrial scales from BOSCHE. For bench scales, certification must be ordered separately.

Can I calibrate my scale myself?

No, a certification is required for this, but there is the possibility to control the accuracy of a certified scale with calibration weights. This regular process is used in quality management to ensure accuracy. Calibration Weights

What certifiable scales can I purchase from BOSCHE Weighing Technology?

BOSCHE offers a wide range of certifiable scales. Certifiable scales are available from BOSCHE as parcel and shipping scales, pallet scales for storage and goods receipt, special scales for food areas, wherever goods are filled and packaged for sale.

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