Generally, any person or business that buys, sells, or charges weight-based fees in the United States must use a legal scale for trading. Manufacturers such as EasyWeigh, TorRey, CAS, AND, Ohaus, Adam Equipment, Aczet Scales and Mettler Toledo offer a wide range of commercially available scales for every application. You can use our online Retail Scale Advanced Search Tool by clicking here, or speak to our knowledgeable sales representatives by calling 800-832-0055 for assistance in choosing the right scale for your business or application. When searching for the scale to buy for your application, you will find two of the most popular terms “legal for trade” and “NTEP approved”. In general, in the United States, a legal trade balance must be approved by the NTEP, so all scales displayed and listed on our website as legal for trading are approved by the NTEP. NTEP stands for National Type Evaluation Program, an approval system created by the United States. National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) of the Department of Commerce and the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM). Any scale or scale used for sale in the United States must be NTEP approved/legal for trade, meaning it is legally approved for the purchase or sale of goods by weight. Given the high price per ounce and the fact that pharmacies sell cannabis in small quantities, a scale needs a high level of legibility to ensure that the right amount of product is sold. Certified scales are required when a product is weighed and sold directly to the customer, based on the weight indicated. In the United States, you must seek NTEP approval with a valid certificate of conformity. Officials of the Department of Weights and Measures may perform checks on scales to ensure they are legal for trade with appropriate inspections. Scales must be NTEP approved in all types of industries such as hospitality, jewelry retail, and pharmaceutical preparation.
Farm stalls, supermarkets or delicatessens that sell meat or fruits and vegetables per pound must ensure that their scale is NTEP certified and is put into service by an authorized person in the operating state prior to use. Ohaus Explorer NTEP balances are approved for trading in the pharmaceutical industry and are available in various approved functions for prescription filling and drug dispensing. The EX10202N has the highest weighing capacity available (10,000 grams) and includes an ingredient formulation storage feature to simplify drug formulation for the end user. Two methods to store information in advance or on the fly. Adam Equipment WBW 15aM legal for trade washdown scale has a capacity of 15 pounds with a resolution of 0.005 pounds. Ideal for use in food preparation and other messy areas. Rechargeable and compact with stainless steel platform and programmable functions. Make sure you have the right scale to weigh your legal herbs at your place of business. This category includes all of our NTEP-approved legal trade scales that measure with an accuracy of at least 0.1 grams. Some states require a more accurate scale for use at the pharmacy, so be sure to contact your local weights and measures department before purchasing a scale for your legally operated dispensary.
Only products that are used in commercial applications and for which the type evaluation criteria are satisfactory shall be subject to type evaluation. Non-commercial devices are not subject to type assessment. In addition, some states may require a local assessment of the type of commercial equipment that has not been evaluated by NTEP to comply with local laws and regulations. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer and/or distributor to ensure that the device complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Adam Equipment WBZ 15aM legal for calculating the trade price Wash Down Scale has a capacity of 15 pounds with a capacity of 0.005 pounds. Rechargeable and compact with stainless steel platform and bright screen. Perfect for food preparation, grocery stores and markets. From NTEP Class III compact digital scales to large bench and floor scales, a wide range of right-hand industrial scales are commercially available.
We have washable or dry versions, price calculations and checkweighers. Adam Equipment GKaM legal for commercial weight indicator. This indicator has all the features you need in an industry indicator. Counting, checkweighing, percentage weighing and more. Selectable capabilities for the platform you are associating it with. NTEP stands for National Type Evaluation Program, a non-profit organization. NTEP-approved weighing scales and other weighing equipment have been tested and evaluated to ensure they meet all government standards and requirements. Government standards are set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and are listed in their NIST Manual 44 NIST standards cover all aspects of an NTEP-approved scale, from capacity, accuracy, impact on scale by temperature and humidity, and even how the manufacturer`s label should appear on the scale. These are the NIST Handbook 44 standards that your local weight inspectors typically use when inspecting your scale and certifying its use. Each NTEP-approved scale is labeled with an NTEP certificate or compliance number so that your local inspector can obtain a copy of the certificate of conformity and verify that the make and model of your scale was manufactured in accordance with NIST standards. However, you should always check with your local department of weights and measures (or government agency) for compliance with your scales, as local communities may impose different rules and regulations than NIST and NTEP. (NTEP approval does not necessarily mean that a scale is “legal for trading” and ready for immediate use in your area.) So your state has legalized cannabis and you`re going to open a pharmacy.
You know you need scales to weigh your products, but you keep hearing the term NTEP and you`re not sure what it is. Let`s take a look at NTEP approval and what it means! A popular feature of a certified retail scale is the price calculation.