Truth in the Weighing Business: “Honest Scale and Balances”
by Austin Helton
I have recently been thinking about honesty, and how it is possible for a scale to be honest. This has come from a recent re-discovery of one of the few mentions of scales in the Bible (Proverbs 16:11), But regardless of one’s religious beliefs, or personal faith, HONESTY is one thing that we can all agree is a quality that should be respected and aspired to. Honesty is a quality that we all appreciate as people, business owners, employees, customers, etc. One reason for this universality, is that honesty is a quality that positively influences those around us. If someone (or something) is honest, that person is also trustworthy, respected, honorable, dependable, etc.
One of our goals with SummitMeasurement.net is to provide honest scales and balances to people and organizations who can benefit from them. We choose to think that the quality of a weighing machine can be thought of as how “honest” it is. The higher quality machine, the higher quality calibration weight used during calibration: the more honest that machine will be with the resolution / presentation of the applied load… the more trustworthy it is, and the more someone can rely on it’s “estimation” of the load. The more honest the scale is, the more truthful it is in it’s work, the more a customer benefits from the scale. We believe the purpose of a scale is to bring as much truth as possible to the question of “how much does X weigh?” (counting scales: “how many of X do I have?”)
We decided to publish here on our website and make public our commitment to “honest scales and balances”. We hope that these machines can be an asset to your business, and be a trustworthy source of measurement.
In an effort to “put our money where our mouth is” we are implementing a new policy here which will remove products from our website when there are a higher than average amount of returns / complaints about the reliability / repeatability / questions of accuracy in regard to a specific product. We hope that this intentional filter will create a website where people can trust the product they buy… We want to be a source for HONEST scales and balances.
If you have any questions about this policy, or would like to report a product that does not meet this standard, please email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me know if there is anything else we can do for you.
“Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.” Proverbs 16:11 NIV