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. We have many legal for trade scales available from various suppliers.
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. 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 scale.