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Trade Approved Scales

The scales and balances in this section can be commonly referred to as Trade Approved, this simply means that they can be used in any application for verifying the weight of a product which is sold to a market by weight or to ensure accurate contents on packaged goods.

A good example of verifying the weight is the Retail or Shop scale, in your local supermarket they are used to weigh fresh produce, meats and dairy, which are sold to you by weight and the price calculated at the checkout.

Packaged products are viewed differently and the law relating to the weight contents is designed to ensure that the item being purchased has a minimum content weight. An example for the Food industry is a packet of crisps, on the bag there is a weight and an "e" symbol. This means that the contents of the packet are not less than the weight indicated. A product like this has to have been weighed on a trade approved scale.

Medical scales that are used for diagnostic purposes also have to be trade approved, this relates to recent laws that govern this requirement. This ensures that scales used by doctors and other professional staff are fit for purpose and the weights are accurate.

Trade approved is a terminology used to broadly describe a category, the same products can also be referred to as Trade Stamped, Verified, Class III or Class II, EC Stamped, M Class Approved and some times Trading Standards Approved. Basically it all means the same thing, the scales are tested to a standard agreed by the EC and each machine must carry the necessary markings. 

We provide a range of products from various suppliers, the Adam machines listed first are generally available from stock or within a couple of days. Other units have delivery times that can be up to 10 working days, please call us to verify availability.

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  1. 573 Kern Approved Precision Balance
  2. A&D SJ-HS Compact Bench Scales

    Starting at: £95.00

    Large, removable stainless steel (SUS304) weighing pan, which is easy to wash and keep clean Learn More
  3. A&D SJ-WP IP67 Compact Bench Scales

    Starting at: £255.00

    How to Always Keep Your Scale Clean and Hygienic –With No Hard Work At first glance, you will notice that the SJ-WP series looks remarkably different from any other scales you may have come across before. Learn More
  4. KB Kern Approved Precision Balance 150 x 170mm

    Starting at: £475.00

    The Kern KB Precision Laboratory Balance series features a robust, compact design and offers extensive weighing functions such as animal weighing and recipe weighing. Trade approved models available. Learn More
  5. PT + GK-M Adam Approved Floor Platform Scales

    Starting at: £620.00

    The PT platform scale range features a low-profile design for easy access and diamond-plate surface to help stabilise loads, while optional ramps facilitate loading and unloading. Supplied with Adam's GK-M trade approved weight indicator. Learn More
  6. Adam CBC-M Trade Approved Counting Scales

    Starting at: £230.00

    Adam CBC-M trade approved counting scales feature tough ABS housing with RS-232 interface, stainless steel platforms, non-slip feet and load cell protection to give you the ultimate performance. Suitable for a wide variety of parts counting applications including the counting of bolts, screws and manufacturing parts. Learn More
  7. Adam WBW-M Washdown Scales

    Starting at: £187.00

    WBW-M scales are available in a selection of capacities and readabilities. IP66-rated housing and stainless steel pan stand up to demanding industrial and food environments. This is a UK trade approved scale for selling products by weight. Learn More
  8. HCB Highland Trade Approved Precision Balance

    Starting at: £275.00

    HCB Highland portable precision balances are able to be stacked on top of each other to avoid damage in storage or transportation, making it ideal and simple to carry multiple HCB models at the same time. This portable balance is feature rich and ideal for Education applications as well as general Laboratory and field test work. This is a UK trade approved version. Learn More
  9. GBK-M Adam Approved Bench Platform Scale

    Starting at: £286.00

    The Adam Equipment GBK-M is a fully featured, trade approved checkweighing scale with numeric keypad for High / Low limits as well as unit weight and sample entry. Suitable for stock taking and checking the weight of shipments, products and parts. Learn More
  10. A&D SK-WP IP65 Dust & Waterproof Compact Bench Scales

    Starting at: £235.00

    The SK-WP range of stainless steel bench top scales manufactured by A&D. SW scales are constructed from durable water-resistant stainless steel housing that can be easily cleaned down after use in food outlets, grocery stores or commercial retail environments. Weight capacities from 1kg to 30kg available with increments from 0.5g to 20g. Learn More

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