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Avery Weigh-Tronix ZP218 Shipping Scale

Avery Weigh-Tronix ZP218 Shipping Scale

The Avery Weigh-Tronix ZP218 parcel shipping scale is suitable for standard day to day shipping for packages with its large 18" x 18" scale platform. Flat top platter or ball top platter available.


Call: (919) 776-7737

The Avery Weigh-Tronix ZP218 durable 18" x 18" Bench Scale provides a fast accurate weight reading that fits into any operation as a stand-alone scale, interfaced to a shipping manifest software or receiving station. Great replacement choice for the old NCI 7880 shipping scales that many customers utilized.

Supplied with a built-in, flush-fitting, six digit 1” (25mm) high backlit LCD display that is mounted in the front face of the base. An optional second remote display can be plugged in to provide the customer a facing weight reading. 

A range of emulation protocols are available within the scale to allow you to quickly select the correct compatible communication protocol to interface with a wide range of third party post, mail and shipping software programs or host devices. This will be communicated through either a serial RS-232, USB (HID) or USB (VCP) port found on the rear of the base.


Weigh-Tronix ZP218 Shipping Scale Overview

  • Simple operation and easy to set up
  • Large 1" Internally mounted backlite LCD display
  • Optional customer operator remote display with no keypad
  • Units and Tare key provide for use in additional general weighing applications
  • Can be field calibrated at 150 x 0.05 lb (75 x 0.2 kg) and 100 x 0.02lb (50 x 0.01 kg)
  • 3 Party software connectivity available
    • RS-232 using NCI, SMA or Auto-print interface protocols
    • USB HID keyboard wedge mode using one of the interface protocols
    • USB Virtual COM port using one of the interface protocols
  • Power –
    • AC power using RS-232 interface
    • USB powered when connected to software program with USB port(s)
  • Available with stainless flat top or ball top weight platter



ZP218 Specs

Connectivity 1 x RS-232 (9 way female D Type connector ), 1 x USB HID (Mini USB) or 1x USB VCP (USB-Type
B) 1 x 2nd Remote display connection (RJ 45) All are positioned on the rear of the base

Supported Protocols 4 Supported Protocols: NCI (default), SMA, Auto Weight Send 1, and Auto Weight Send 2 (9600 or 19200 baud rate). Includes as standard USB HID Keyboard Wedge output. USB VCP (Virtual COM Port) for use with downloadable USB VCP driver

Display Type Flush fitting six digit, 1" high backlit LCD display. Optional 2nd remote six digit, 1" high backlit LCD display housed in an ABS enclosure with a 6 foot cable, connected via RJ 45 connector on the rear of the scale base. Optional Remote Display Housing Sizes 8” x 3” x 1.5”

Operational Keys
POWER/ZERO: Includes Auto Zero Tracking or Manual push button to re-establish zero reference
UNITS: Allows you to select between lbs and kgs
TARE: Perform a tare function for gross and net weight

Units of Measure lb, kg

Top Pan Construction Stainless steel weight platter
Optional: Ball top weight platter (24 balls)

Base Construction Painted all-metal frames and heavy duty overload protection using an aluminum analog load cell

Base Capacity 150 lb x 0.05 lb (75 x 0.02kg) factory default
With field calibration, configurable to:100 x 0.02 lb (50 x 0.01kg)

Adapter Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.4A Max
Output: 12.0VDC, 1.0A max, 0.25mm barrel plus, center pin positive
Type: Wall mount adapter with NA style two prong blade type

Certifications: NTEP approved for use in Class III operations, CC 22-053
Canada Weights and Measures approval: pending



Model ZP218 (18 x 18” base)  RS-232, USB HID Keyboard Wedge, USB VCP
NTEP Approval for use in commercial applications

Part Number ............... Description
AWT05-100378   150 x .05 lb (75 x 0.02kg) w/ Stainless Steel weight platter  
AWT05-100379   150 x .05 lb (75 x 0.02kg) w/ Ball Top Shroud weight platter  

Note: 100 x 0.02 lb (50 x 0.01 kg) available with field calibration




Options - Communication Cables
AWT25-501988  USB VCP (Virtual COM Port) Cable, USB A to USB B, 10' 
AWT25-501949  USB HID (Keyboard Wedge) Cable, USB A to USB Mini- B, 10' 
1140-13842       RS-232 Cable, 9 pin F to 9 pin M 

Options - Remote Customer Display
AWT15-100082  Remote Customer Display with 6 ft cable, no keypad