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Trade Approved Scales for Food Industry Use

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.

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 sometimes Trading Standards Approved. Basically, it all means the same thing, the scales are tested to a standard agreed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) EC and each machine must carry the necessary markings.

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.

We provide a range of digital weighing scales for food applications from various suppliers; the Adam digital weighing scales listed first are generally available from stock or within a couple of days. Other food weighing scale have delivery times that can be up to 10 working days, please call us to verify availability.

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    £136.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £225.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range 3000g to 30kg

    Adam Equipment's AZextra Retail Shop Scale offers exceptional value for money These commercial scales are Trade Approved to Class III, have the black M label and conform to the requirements for trade use, they are also supplied with a certificate of conformity.

    Can be combined with a scoop attachment for selling sweets, coffee beans, produce and other small quantities by weight.

  2. £221.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £275.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range 600g to 5000g

    Adam Equipment’s HCB balances are well-suited for Education, lab work, field use, and many industrial applications. The HCB features Adam’s unique patented HandiCal® internal calibration with a built-in mass, and ShockProtect® as a safeguard against shock loading and accidential overload. Calibrate whenever you want without external masses, or use your own certified masses for traceability.

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    £153.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £170.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range 1000g to 30kg

    A low cost Bench Scale, the SJ-EC is a trade approved scale ideally suited to any basic weighing application. Featuring capacities up to 12 kg and a settling time of less than 1 second the SJ-EC will meet all product packing requirements.

    Recent customers include specialist dairy producers, artisan bakeries, coffee shops and tearooms.

  4. £956.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,195.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range 210g to 8.1kg

    High capacity top loading balances featuring high speed weighing and settling times. The GX-K series features internal calibration. Multiple weighing units including counting and percentage are available.

  5. £788.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £985.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range 120g to 3200g

    The FZ-i precision balance brings top of the range performance to the price conscious. The Air Pump Controlled Internal Calibration system provides high reliability & fail safe calibration. Featuring 1 second stabilisation with the C-SHS Weight Sensor.

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    £136.00  (Ex.VAT)
    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range 3000g to 30kg

    The Raven retail scale facilitates efficient commercial weighing and price computing. Manufactured by Adam Equipment, the Raven comes complete with total price and unit price displays.The Raven is a trade approved scale with EU Type Examination certification.

    Recent customers include community farms and family butchers shops.

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    £97.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £235.00 (Excl.VAT)

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

    The Adam Equipment trade-certified WBZ retail scale is ideal for shops with small counter space or facilities specialising in processing, preparing and packaging food. The large backlit display shows weight, price per kg and an oversized total price display. The WBZ features a stainless steel pan and IP66-rated washdown housing for protection against dust and water.

    Recent customers include dairy farms, cosmetics manufacturers and organic food stores.

  8. £235.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £325.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range 6000g to 150kg

    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. Durable build for a variety of industries the GBK can meet the demands of warehouse, production floor and general industrial, medical applications.

  9. £270.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £375.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range 60kg to 600kg

    Adam Equipment's GFK Floor Checkweighing Scales offer speed, performance and value. The GFK offers all the features needed for weighing, check weighing with LED limit indicators and parts counting applications with fully selectable sample or unit weight. Durable build for a variety of industries the GFK can meet the demands of warehouse, production floor and general industrial, medical applications.

  10. £188.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £235.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range 1000g to 30kg

    The SK-WP range of stainless steel scales manufactured by A&D weighing. SW are durable stainless steel scales that can easily fit on small workbenches and worktops in commercial shop environments. Suitable for use in coffee shops, bakeries and other food outlets. SW-WP scales are UK trade certified for selling goods by weight.

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The M symbol has changed

Green M has changed to black

The M-mark and sticker that identifies scales as being verified as 'use for trade' has been changed from green to black. Some older stickers may also show a black M on a green background.

Q: Is there a particular trade approved food weighing scale I should use?

A: Many of our trade approved scales can be used to weigh food products. Retail scales or shop scales tend to be favoured as food weighing scales as they are easy to use and easy to clean. Additionally, food weighing scales such as the AZextra Price-Computing Retail Scales can perform accurate weighing solutions as well as a specific price computing feature.

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