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.
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.
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.
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.