There’s a fine line between operating in the black vs. operating in the red for small businesses. If you run a cannabis dispensary, flower is your currency. Its valued by its weight, so giving too much or too little can have serious consequences. If your containers are too light customers may not return. And if you give too much away, you may as well give away the keys to your shop as well. Scales to properly weigh out your product is essential, but not just any scale will do. You’ll want one certified by the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP), so you can be sure you are getting the most accurate readings. Check out these 6 NTEP certified scales for your dispensary.
A&D Weighing EK-1200i
The A&D Weighing EK-1200i Everest Compact Balance is a compact scale designed to take up very little space on your showroom counter. It can be plugged in or used on the fly with an easy to install rechargeable Ni-MH battery. This scale includes nine built-in weighing units plus counting & percentage functions.
Pennsylvania Scale 7300-10 Bench Scale
This heavy duty scale is built with an extra rugged cast base and includes a four-year warranty. This scale’s bright LED screen can show weights in two separate unit measures. There is also an option to use a battery if you need to make the 7300 portable. There is also an option for ethernet output, in case you want this scale to directly supply weighing information to be stored on a computer or database.
OHAUS Valor 4000
The OHAUS Valor 400 is available in both stainless steel and plastic housing designs. It is water resistant which may come in handy near irrigation systems in your grow room. The OHAUS Valor 400 also offers large LED front and rear displays. Its included rechargeable battery can last up to 50 hours. This scale can handle weights of up to 3lbs, so it should be more than adequate for your shop’s needs.
Rice Lake TP-420NT
The Rice Lake TP-420NT was designed to be compact and is a great deal for those needing a scale without much in the way of available workspace. This scale can weigh product in 12 different measurement units. Its interface was designed to be as user-friendly as possible and features an option to calibrate weight externally.
Summit Measurement’s Vibra SJ 420 NTEP Balance
Perhaps not coincidentally, the Vibra SJ 420 NTEP Balance by Summit Measurement has a weighing capacity of 420 grams. It includes a durable stainless steel pan and comes with a two-year warranty. This scale can thrive in less than ideal conditions and even includes below balance weighing for use in dust cover.
A & D Fx-3000iN
The A & D FX-3000in comes with a five-year warranty and has a high capacity for its size. It can handle weights of up to 3200 grams. A & D’s LAN-Ethernet Interface allows it to be used with WINCT-Plus software. This scale includes an ACAI (Automatic Counting Accuracy Improvement) function to ensure you are getting an accurate reading when weighing out product.