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Balance and Weighing Scale Specialists

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Balances And Scales - South Africa

Call Durban Office: 031 564 8755

Call Capetown Office: 021 982 0928

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 certifed 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.

  1. R3,770.00  (Ex.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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    R4,005.00  (Ex.VAT)
    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 10g

    Adam Equipment's AZextra Retail Shop Scale offers exceptional value for money These scales are Trade Approved to NRCS standards for selling products by weight, they are also supplied with a certificate of conformity. Perfect for butcher's shops, fishmongers, retail stores, farmer's markets, frozen yogurt shops and for general buying and selling of food products by weight.

  3. R4,575.00  (Ex.VAT)
    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 32kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 10g

    The CBC table top counting scale provides a wide range of counting procedures ideal for stocktaking, shipping, production and checking applications. Compact, reliable parts counting scale for use on a worktop or workbench surface.

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    R4,300.00  (Ex.VAT)
    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 48kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 10g

    Adam Equipment's CBK table checkweigher scales with pre-set LED checkweighing light functionality. Perfect for quality testing, production lines, stock taking, distribution and shipping warehouses.

  5. R5,625.00  (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.

  6. R16,675.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    15kg to 15kg
    Readability Range
    5g to 5g

    The NETS is a fully NRCS trade approved retail scale with price computing applications for selling products by weight. Ideal for busy commercial retail and food environments.

  7. R2,262.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP R3,770.00 (Excl.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.

    Special offer: 40% off the WBW 4 Washdown Scale - limited time offer.

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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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