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Balance and Weighing Scale Specialists

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Balances And Scales - South Africa

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Trade Approved Scales

Trade approved scales are weighing scales and balances that have been certified by an authorised legislative body for selling products by weight. In South Africa, the NRCS (National Regulatory for Compulsory Specifications) is used to certify weighing scales and balances for this purpose.

Do I need a weighing scale that is trade approved?

If you are selling by weight then you should be using an NRCS trade approved scale. There are are many types of approved scales on the market including price-computing scales, retail scales, counting scales and food scales with a variety of weighing applications such as checkweighing, parts counting and percentage weighing. Trade approvals are usually region specific and different approvals are needed to perform different industry functions.

Scaletec offers a wide range of certified scales for agricultural weighing, from checkweighing grain and produce to accurate parts counting applications. We are accredited to seal your weighing scales and balances so you can be assured that you comply with all the regulations.

For more information about the NRCS trade approved weighing scales we offer, contact us - We are happy to recommend the best certified trade scale for your weighing needs.

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    R2,750.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP R3,500.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 15kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 5g

    Adam Equipment's WBZ retail scale is ideal for shops with small counter space or facilities specialising in processing, preparing and packaging food. Includes IP66-rated washdown housing for protection against dust and water. NRCS approved for trade use.

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    From: R6,624.00  (Ex.VAT)
    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    6000g to 150kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 50g

    Adam Equipment GBK platform bench scales offer speed, performance and value. The GBK offers all the features needed for weighing, check weighing with LED limit indicators and parts counting applications with fully selectable sample or unit weight. GBK scales meet the demands of warehouse, production floor and general industrial medical applications.

  3. From: R4,200.00  (Ex.VAT)
    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    1500g to 16kg
    Readability Range
    0.2g to 5g

    WBW washdown scales include IP66-rated housing and a stainless steel pan for advanced water-protection in demanding industrial and food weighing applications. Perfect for use in food packing warehouses, production lines and factory environments. This weighing scale has NRCS trade approvals for selling goods by weight.

  4. From: R4,200.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    3kg to 40kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 0.02kg

    Simple and stylish, the Swift offers a speedy weighing and price-computing solution for retail operations. NRCS approval means Swift is ideal for trade, making it suitable for use by businesses selling products by weight.

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Trade Approved Scales Help

Q: Which sort of products require trade approvals?

A: Trade approved products are required for any business selling products by weight, however some of the most common examples include:

  • Food.
  • Produce (fruit, vegetables, grapes etc).
  • Alcohol (e.g wine and spirits)
  • Precious metals and stones (including gold).
  • Fertiliser and animal feed.
  • Pre-packaged products that specify weight.
  • Electronic and mechanical components, tools and parts used in engineering
  • Building materials used in construction (e.g concrete, plaster, bricks etc)
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