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Trade Approved Scales for Industrial and Commercial Use

Our range of UK trade approved scales and balances for industrial and commercial warehouse environments. Weighing scales referred to as 'Trade Approved' 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.

The term 'Trade Approved', also known as Trade Stamped, Class III or Class II, EC Stamped, M Class Approved and some times Trading Standards Approved, indicates that the scale is tested to a standard agreed by the EC and each machine must carry the necessary markings.

The scales in this section are certified for any industrial operation that requires verifcation or trading by weight, including recycling and scrap metal trading, parts manufacturing, commercial packing operations, parcel shipping and verifying weight in compliance with SOLAS regulation.

When would I need a trade approved scale?

Postal services/ Shipping

Trade approved industrial scales such as a parcel scale or postal scale would be required in your local post office for verifying the weight of parcels, envelopes and packages, which are sold to you by weight and the price calculated at the counter.

Commercial Bottling

Mass commercial bottling companies require trade approved scales for ensuring that the content within the bottle matches the advertised weight value. Trade certifed checkweighing and floor scales allow businesses to check the weight of large crates and pallets of bottled products that can then be attributed a price per unit/ per bottle.

Packaged products are viewed differently and the law relating to the weight content is designed to ensure that the item being purchased has a minimum content weight. In the Food industry, for example, a packet of crisps contains 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 must be weighed on a trade approved scale to ensure that customers receive the specified amount on the bag, differences in the weight presented on the bag and the actual weight can result in penalities which may in turn damage customer loyalty.

SOLAS Regulation

As part of SOLAS weighing regulation, containers that are loaded onto a ship will need to have a verified proof of weight before they are shipped.

Trade approved scales from Inscale

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

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    £190.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £265.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 48kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 10g

    Adam Equipment's CBC industrial bench counting scales are fast and accurate machines used to count small tools, parts, screws and electronics. Suitable for many retail and industrial commercial environments for streamlining stock taking procedures.

    Durable ABS-housed industrial counting scale for workbench surfaces. Ideal for light-manufacturing and engineering applications.

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    £193.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £265.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 48kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 10g

    Adam Equipment's CBK checkweighing bench scale is used for accurately calculating the weight of small packages, products, materials and containers, ensuring they are consistent with a pre-set weight. Ideal for stockrooms and commercial industrial warehouses.

    Ideal for checking the weight of small tools, building materials and machinery parts.

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    £265.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £375.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    60kg to 600kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 100g

    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.

    Large, UK trade approved floor scale ideal for checkweighing crates and pallets of products to be sold in units.

  4. £135.00  (Ex.VAT)
    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    Readability Range
    g to g

    The GK offers an affordable indicator that is packed with smart features that will make weighing quick and easy. The built in checkweighing functions allows the user to easily view if there sample is above, below or at set targets and with a full keypad counting applications are achieved with the same indicator making the GK totally flexible for numerous uses.

    Fully-featured checkweighing scale indicator ideal for monitoring the weight of pallets, boxes and crates. UK trade approved models available.

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    £475.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    1000kg to 3000kg
    Readability Range
    0.2kg to 1kg

    PT platform scales are large heavy duty scales designed for weighing pallets, crates and large containers in busy industrial warehouse and factory environments. Manufactured by Adam Equipment with durable diamond-plate steel surface, adjustable levelling feet and up to 3000kg weight capacity. PT platforms are compatible with all Adam count and weight indicators for performing checkweighing, parts counting and dynamic/ animal weighing.

    Industrial-sized weighing platform that can be combined with GK trade approved checkweighing indicator. Perfect for recycling companies and scrap dealers.

  6. £221.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £275.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    600g to 5000g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 0.1g

    Adam Equipment’s Highland trade approved precision balances are well-suited for education, lab work, field use, food weighing and many industrial applications. The HCB is a portable, compact scale that easily fits on a worktop surface. This model features UK trade certification for selling food, cosmetics and other products by weight.

    Highly-versatile, portable precision scale ideal for multi-purpose weighing.

  7. £188.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £235.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    1000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 20g

    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.

    Durable, stainless steel scale with UK trade certification. Includes a curved weighing pan perfect for weighing small moveable items securely. Includes standard and trade approved models.

  8. £956.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,195.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    8.1kg to 31kg
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 0.1g

    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.

  9. £1,540.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,925.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    12kg to 102kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    These are high capacity balances suitable for use in hostile environments. With IP65 level protection and a column mounted indicator the GP is ideal for working with products that produce spills or debris. Features capacities up to 101kg.

  10. £566.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £805.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    6000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    2g to 10g

    The FS-i checkweighing scale performs best in product preparation and packaging environments. It's fully stainless steel construction ensures longevity in the harshest areas. Easy to clean, UK trade approved platform scale for selling goods by weight.

    A&D's heavy-duty checkweigher scale for industrial and commercial weighing applications.

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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: I work in a warehouse, which trade approved scales would you recommend?

A: There are many trade approved scales on the market, which one best suits your needs will depend on how you plan to use the scale, the weight capacity required and the size of the product.

Floor scales are most useful when dealing with large crates or heavy boxes and can weigh products without too much lifting. Adam Floor scales such as the PT platform can be combined with the GK trade approved indicator to peform a greater variety of weighing tasks, lncluding parts counting, accumulation, percentage weighing and checkweighing.

Compact scales such as the AZextra Price-Computing Retail Scales provide a smaller unit that can be transported or placed on a bench to weigh smaller everyday items from parcels to groceries.

Checkweighing scales operate best within warehouse applications and can ensure that the same products retain the same standard weight, flagging up potential issues when a product deviates away from the typical weight.

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