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Our selection of NTEP legal for trade scales includes things like laboratory balances, bench scales, digital weight indicators, industrial floor scales, load cells, and truck scales. These items have a certificate of conformance. The NTEP Certified Legal For Trade scales available from Central Carolina Scale provide the highest possible accuracy when weight is a critical factor like weighing gold. We have many legal for trade scales available from various suppliers.

For scrap hauling and transfer stations, truck scales provide extreme durability and unbeatable accuracy. Rice Lake has developed several models of Legal for Trade truck scales ideally suited for the scrap and recycling industries—there is a SURVIVOR truck scale to fit the operation, or Rice Lake will custom build it. The OTR steel or concrete deck models can be installed aboveground or as a pit-type, and with Rice Lake’s patented G-Force suspension system, SURVIVOR scales self-check, eliminating the need for check rods and bumper bolts.

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    Avery Weigh-Tronix BMS HD Steel Deck Truck ScaleAvery Weigh-Tronix BMS HD truck scale is a heavy duty vehicle scale with a checkered steel deck driving surface. This rugged scale is ideal for users who require long-lasting performance for moderate to heavy traffic and axle loads. Cost effective due to the structural integrity and efficiency of the Bridgemont design.
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    Avery Weigh-Tronix ProDec Floor Scale SystemAvery Weigh-Tronix Deck and Indicator System incorporates either a 48" x 48" or 60" x 60" 5,000 lb ProDec Floor Scale with Avery Weigh-Tronix ABS or Stainless Steel ZM201 Indicator or an Aluminum or Stainless Steel ZM301 or ZM303 Weight Indicator. Factory calibrated and certificate of calibration.
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    Brecknell DCSB Floor Scale SystemBrecknell DCSB system includes an IP65 rated mild steel general purpose weighing platform with alloy tool steel potted load cells. Factory calibrated with SBI-521 LED indicator or SBI-240 indicator and interface cable. Choices of sizes and capacities. NTEP legal for trade.
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    Brecknell 3800LP Calibrated with SBI-505 Brecknell 3800LP Series is calibrated with SBI-505 LED Indicator and features Low Cost, High Performance features like Weighing, Counting or Checkweighing. The large, Easy to Read LED Display and Battery or AC/DC Operation are ideal. Painted mild steel indicator and cast base with stainless steel shroud. NTEP legal for trade.
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    NCI 7815 Shipping Scale 12x14The NCI 7815 shipping scale is suitable for parcels and large packages up to 75kg/150lb. This postal scale is highly accurate and legal for trade in the US, allowing you to charge by weight directly from it. It is also switchable between lb/kg for added flexibility. 7815R features remote display only. 12"x14" platform
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    Intercomp CS1500 Industrial Crane ScaleIntercomp CS1500RFX High Performance Crane Scale features Fully Integrated RFX Wireless Weighing Technology. Capacity range of 500 lb to 20,000 lb, easy to read, LCD or LED available. NTEP Models and use standard alkaline batteries.
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    Intercomp CW250 Portable Platform ScaleIntercomp CW250 is available in capacities ranging from 150lb to 3,000lb, RFX™ Wireless CW250™ Platform Scales are available in two platform sizes 15 x 15 or 24 x 24, are battery operated, rugged and can be transported to any weighing application. Standard alkaline AA batteries last up to 300 hours
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    Intercomp PT300 Wheel Load ScaleIntercomp PT 300 Wheel Weigh Scales are digital wheel load scales designed to maximize legal payloads with concern for violations and reduction of maintenance due to overload stress on equipment. 12" wide platform accommodates single tire (outside tire in dual wheel configuration).
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    B-Tek 4 Square Industrial Floor ScaleThe B-TEK 4-Square floor scale offers a well constructed platform for use in warehouses, commercial facilities and light industrial locations. NTEP approved, top access junction box and a tough two-component epoxy paint. Precision alloy steel load cells and adjustable leveling feet
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    CAS CL5500 NTEP Label Printing ScaleThe CAS Corporation CL5000 Label Printing Scale has the functions you need at an affordable price. Includes CL-Works software package. Use in supermarkets, specialty stores, deli's and more. Choice of basic counter top scale (CL-5500B), counter top scale with pole display (CL-5500R) or hanging scale version (CL-5500H).
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    Digi Summit 3000 Low-Profile 4x4 Floor Scale PackageDigi Summit 3000 Floor Scale and Indicator Package is an economical choice for industrial weighing tasks, with a durable low-profile deck. This Legal for Trade scale comes factory calibrated with easy-to-use Digital Weight Display and 20 feet of load cell cable.
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    Doran 8000XL Battery Power Stainless Steel ScaleDoran 8000XL stainless steel washdown scale features internal rechargeable battery and charger provides a simple-to-maintain scale that can fully charge the battery in five hours, even while the scale is being used. The basic controls are all here—Zero, Units, and Print, you can't get any simpler than that.
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    Doran MVP Mild Steel General Purpose ScaleA scale for every situation, Doran’s MVP Series Industrial Scales provide the flexibility to meet your most demanding weighing tasks. Choose from the basic indicator and base configuration or the complete stand alone system with the optional columns, wheel casters, or conveyor top.
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    Pennsylvania 7300 Shipping ScalePennsylvania 7300 is not a cheap plastic office store shipping scale. Capacities from 2 lb, 5 lb, (8 x 8" platforms) to popular 10, 20, 50, 100, 150, and 200 lbs models (12" x 14" platter) Standard Lbs/Kgs or choose any 2 weighing units. Programmable and flexible RS-232 (DB9) has settings for UPS WorldShip
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    Rice Lake SURVIVOR ATV Portable Truck ScaleThe SURVIVOR ATV truck scale contains all of the benefits of the SURVIVOR line all with the added feature of portability. The ATV features an extremely low 20-inch profile, and provides easy setup & expandability for road construction, timber operations and growing businesses where portability is a necessity.
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    Intelligent SJ Series NTEP Dispensary ScaleIntelligent SJ-620 Series NTEP legal for trade weighing balance featuring Vibra® Tuning Fork Inside. Below Balance Weighing, Reads in g, ct, oz, lb, oz t, GN, Counting, Checkweighing, RS232 Interface via DIN5 Connector, Optional Rechargeable Battery, Pan Size: 5.5″ Diameter. 620 x 0.01g
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    Cardinal EB-185 Series Bench ScaleCardinal Scale EB bench scales with 185 Rival weight indicators feature battery power allowing them to be moved easily to multiple locations, bold 1 inch high backlit LCD for high-visibility readouts, 3 platform sizes and 5 capacities available. Capacities range from 15 lb up to 300 lb and the EB series is NTEP, OIML, and Measurement Canada legal for trade.
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    Mettler Toledo BC-60 Shipping ScaleMettler Toledo BC60 scales include the latest technology & is the replacement for the legendary PS60 scale. Offers same ruggedness, reliability, and easy to use. Designed to work with UPS WorldShip®, FedEx Ship Manager®, DHL EasyShip® & other shipping and manifesting software. Ideal for parcel shipping stores, warehouse packing stations & shipping departments.
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    Adam Equipment Raven Price Computing Retail ScaleAdam Equipment Raven Price Computing Retail Scales feature dual-range price computing. Backlit LCDs on the front and rear of the scale show weight, unit price and total price, so they are visible by both operator and customer. The Raven's large stainless steel pan removes for quick cleaning between sales. AC adapter and rechargeable battery are included. NTEP approval
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    Doran 550 Portion Control Counter Top ScaleModel 550 from Doran Scales is a clear choice for a reliable, durable bench scale that’s ideal for food production and industrial applications. This IP68 Certified stainless-steel scale is completely sealed — with no openings for connectors — so it’s dust tight, washdown safe, and can withstand wet environments.

What is Legal for Trade?

In applications where customers are purchasing items based on product weight, a Legal for Trade certified scale is required. This scale must meet certain requirements from the national institute. It has to be NTEP approved. It also has to be sealed so its calibration cannot be tampered with. The scale must be calibrated with certified test weights. Legal for Trade applications could be a deli counter, a scrap yard or even shipping, where charges are calculated based on an item's weight. Legal for Trade scales are designed to be fair for both the buyer and the seller.

When these scales are developed, they are put through a testing procedure and must meet certain minimum requirements before they can be used in a Legal for Trade application. Any work performed on the scale needs to be done by a certified scale technician who will reseal the scale or file paperwork when a scale is initially put into service. Non-certified weights, such as gym weights, can never be used to calibrate the NTEP scale. In most cases, the scale digital readout and the scale base with weighing pan need to be NTEP certified.

What is a NTEP Certificate of Conformance? 

The National Conference on Weights and Measures issues a NTEP Certificate of Conformance following successful completion of an evaluation of a device. It indicates that the digital scales described in the Certificate is capable of meeting applicable requirements of the Handbook 44.

In addition to being a NTEP certified scale, other features to consider are battery life, total price, overload protection and maximum weighing capacity.

Who Tests the Scales & Issues the NTEP CoC?

The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) is a professional not-for-profit association of state and local weights and measures officials, federal agencies, manufacturers, retailers and consumers. NCWM has developed national weights and measures standards for over a hundred years. The organization brings the right interests together to keep pace with innovative advancements in the marketplace. Their basic mission is ensuring equity and uniform standards and to promote commerce and fair competition by leveling the playing field. They also want to ensure consumers "get what they pay for" and make sure the customer has confidence when buying an item based on the NTEP certified scales weight that is displayed.

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