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What is Metrology and What Does It Have to With Your Grocery Store?

Jun 8, 2020 1:06:33 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins

I recently found this in the Mettler Toledo Scale Newletter: 

"Metrology is the science of measurement, and the scientific tool at the heart of every service counter transaction is the weighing scale."

Grocer's Guide to MetrologyHere is a list of terms that affect precision measurement for all of in-store weighing solutions:

  • Accuracy
  • Accuracy Class
  • Linearity
  • Load Cell
  • Corner Load
  • Repeatability
  • Temperature Stability
  • Scale Intervals
  • Dual Interval Scales
  • Tare
  • Verification
  • Hysteresis
  • Sensitivity
  • Geolocation
  • Precision vs. Accuracy
  • Calibration

Fortunately for most of us, we don't have to be an expert in metrology.  We can rely on long standing companies, such as METTLER TOLEDO, to provide accurate and reliable scale/weighing solutions for grocery and retail stores.

(For those of you that really want to know what all those words mean - Click here to get your Grocer's Guide to Metrology.)


Or just call us at 907-243-2683, and we can find the right solution for your store.

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Tags: Grocery Point of Sale, grocey scales

Lynn Skurla Perkins

Written by Lynn Skurla Perkins

Lynn grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry working in the family business – and is now at the helm of Skurla's POS Solutions. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and volunteering with organizations that are passionate about helping children.

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