Ntep Certified Legal for trade scales and why your business might require one.


Over the years we have seen the business operations grow and developed. This has led to more use of technology in order to help business owner’s to keep proper records of their business operations and the fact that this eventually helps in a success and quality maintenance of each company.

Ntep certified scales are the ones approved from the NCWM which ensures that the scales under use follow and meet all the requirements set by the controlling authorities. There are numerous kinds of scales available in the market depending on the kind of use they are required for. Some of them are listed below to help you decide which one might be the right choice to go for keeping in view the weight limit that needs to be measured and other factors such as the operational use, mobility and capacity to hold the load.

NTEP Certification provides confidence that a device will be manufactured in accordance with United States standards as adopted by NCWM and published in Handbook 44.

NCWM relies on specialized committees called NTEP Sectors and Work Groups to develop the technical policies, evaluation checklists, and test procedures used by our authorized laboratories to evaluate devices as published in NCWM Publication 14.  The NTEP Sectors and Work Groups typically meet annually.

Members include authorized laboratories, manufacturers, technical advisors, NTEP Specialist, and the NTEP Administrator.  The sectors and work groups provide a forum for consensus building among the evaluators and the technical experts who design and market the equipment.  Meetings are open to the public and registration fees are waived for all NCWM members.  There are five NTEP Sectors and two NTEP Work Groups, each specializing in specific areas of commercial weighing and measurement.



There are these main classifications of Ntep balance scale:

  • Industrial scales

These are mainly gigantic scales either installed in rooms or floors of walk in drive through to measure the heavy loads being carried in and out of the manufacturing plants.

  • Agricultural scales

Keeping in view the high quantities being involved in this nature of business, the scales provided are usually big in size too as they accommodate the measurement of big products.

  • Balance scales

These kinds of scales are the ones with very high precision usually due to the nature of their use. As they play a key role in formulating the best fit amount of mixture for each different process. They can be found in the research and development departments or the laboratories of workplaces. Another reason it is highly recommended to use Ntep balance scales is to minimize the chances of error of any potential fraud due to the in accurate precision of the scale.

  • Commercial scale

Such scales could easily be spotted at the supermarkets and other such places where goods are supposed to be measured and calculated according to the need and nature of the business using it.

  • Food scale

As the name states these are the one mainly obtained by the businesses relating to the food industry where they are used to keep record of the inventories etc. they can be available in different sizes and also different measurement units could be used by these scales depending on the requirement of the business.

For more information please feel free to reach out to one of our certified scale experts.



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Prime Scales has gone to Hollywood.

Check out our number one selling unit the CS2010 NTEP Certified Legal for trade Pallet Floor scale with the PS-IN202 Indicator co starring with Jean Claude Van Damme on his hit Amazon Prime Video show JCVJ ( Jean Claude Van Johnson). The cameo shows and displays the accuracy of our units once fully calibrated. The Cameo is on Episode 4. If You’re Lucky. We take pride in the opportunity to see our unit on the television and for it’s use of accuracy, capacity and precision to be demonstrated and displayed to the public and nation wide as we have sold our units all over the world.

5000 lbs x 1lb 4’x4′ (48″ x 48″) NTEP Certified Legal for Trade Pallet / Floor Scal


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PS-1000WCS 1000lb Wheelchair / Drum / Bariatric / Wheel Chair Medical Scale

via PS-1000WCS 1000lb Wheelchair / Drum / Bariatric / Wheel Chair Medical Scale




PS-1000WCS Wheelchair Scale is a versatile Portable / Wheel Chair light Duty Scale. It can weigh up 1000lbs with 0.2lb accuracy.

FEATURES: Very sturdy structure. The scale is very low profile. Light Duty Ultra Portable It comes with two ramps for easy loading.

There are two wheels on one side of the scale and two handles on the other side for easy moving.

Four alloy aluminum load cells are mounted on a 1/2” thick steel plates which are firmly welded onto the top deck plate.

The full length load cell cables are connected to the ABS junction box through the tubes so no wires are exposed. 31″ W x 33″ L x 25″ Flat Platform

The scale is powder coated for long lasting quality. List Price $800 FREE SHIPPING

WM-K120 5000lb Electric Stretch Wrap / Pallet Wrapping / Wrapper Machine w/ Built-in Scale and Label Printer

WM-K120 5000lb Electric Stretch Wrap / Pallet Wrapping / Wrapper Machine w/ Built-in Scale and Label Printer

NewWrappingMachine-5050WM-K120 5000lb Electric Stretch Wrap / Pallet Wrapping / Wrapper Machine w/ Built-in Scale and Label Printer


The WM-K120 Stretch Wrapping system offers you high performance, durability, economy, and maximum versatility to meet you packaging application needs. The built-in scale can increase your work efficiency by 80%. You can weigh your pallet while it is being wrapped. Pretty much killing three birds with one stone getting your pallet weighed , wrapped and labeled with the time, weight and date all in one shot. This stretch wrapper offers a convenient and cost-effective way to atomize your stretch wrapping application. With and easy to use indicator with built in label printer.

The WM-K120 also has a Pre Stretch engine that Pre stretches your wrap so you get the most out of each roll. A ramp is optional and recommended if you will be loading by pallet jack or if you do not have a forklift.

Turntable/ Frame Features ·58″ Diameter, 3/8″ Laser-Cut Steel Plate

·5000 lbs. Load Capacity ·ANSI# 50 Chain Drive w/Adjustment-Tensioning ·Electronic Soft Start/Stop

·1-12 RPM Variable Speed

·1/2 HP, DC Controlled Drive Motor

·Low Profile ·Home Proximity Position Sensor

·No Maintenance, No need to Lube Drive System ·Sealed Double Bearing (No Lubrication needed) 12″ Flywheel Drive

·8 point Heavy Duty Phenolic Lined Dual Bearing Support System

·Built-in Forklift Channels ·Tower with Tilt-Down Hinge for Easy Shipping Carriage


·20″ Film Capacity

·1/3 HP, DC Controlled Drive Motor

·Clutch Control Film Holder

·Automatic Pallet Height Sensor with adjustable sensor position ·Film Stabilizing Roller

·Phenolic Carriage Guide ·Gear Twin Pre-Stretch Rollers, available up to 200% Pre-Stretch

·Safety Stop Switch on Carriage Control Features

·On/Off with Power Indicator Light

·Home Position Button

·On the Fly Carriage Pause Switch

·On the Fly Variable Turntable Speed Control

·On the Fly Variable Carriage Speed Control

·Manual Carriage Up/Down Switch

·Turntable Jog Switch

·Omron PLC with Communication Port

·Motor Starter with Overload Reset and Electrical Overload Protection

·Top and Bottom Wrap Repetition Counter (0-3)

·Carriage Up and Down Switch Machine & Control Specifications

·Production Speed : 35-45 Load /Hour Based on Load Configuration

·Load Size : 53″ x 53″ x 82″ ·

Maximum Load Weight : 5,000lbs

·Power: 110V, 60Hz, 16 Amps ·Machine Weight: 800 lbs

·Height: 9’ Scale Specifications

·Capacity : 5000 lbs

·Accuracy: 1 lb

·Indicator Power: 110V power cord using machine power

·Display: LED Indicator with built in Label Printer Auto Zero function

Please allow us 30 to 40 days to fabricate the unit from the day of purchase.

Width: 30”x length 99 ½ “ x108” tall Turn table: 65”


WE offer these units for 50% off for a 30 to 40 day fabrication lead time from the day the order is placed as they are built to order. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

5000 lbs x 1lb 4’x4′ (48″ x 48″) NTEP Certified Legal for Trade Pallet / Floor Scale


5000 lbs x 1lb 4’x4′ (48″ x 48″) NTEP Certified Legal for Trade Pallet / Floor Scale

The Certified Scale CS2010 4×4 5klbs x 1lb is ideal for industrial or shipping use. It is an NTEP approved, Legal for trade, professional grade floor scale. It is highly accurate, heavy duty, and capable of handling up to 5,000lb loads. Great features include the following: Four high quality, NTEP approved alloy load cells ensure that the unit is accurate within the full range of its capacity. Capacity 5k lbs Accurracy 1lb Weight indicator is a high quality, NTEP approved indicator with an easy to read LCD screen. A fifteen foot cord helps to ensure employee safety, while the LED screen assists in accurate readouts. Tare function covers the full range of the unit’s capacity Choose between Lb / Kg readout. Size: 48″ x 48″ x 4″ Scale base CC#: 89-127A1 Indicator CC#: 12-112 FREE SHIPPING TO COMMERCIAL BUSINESS ADDRESS WITH A LOADING DOCK OR FORK LIFT WITHIN THE U.S 48 STATES

Buying Commercial Scales Online

Buying Commercial Scales Online

Things to Consider Be aware of regulations Know who you are buying from Look for “NTEP” or the NTEP logo in the advertisement

Identify the manufacturer, model and NTEP Certificate Number Look up the NTEP Certificate Number What does the phrase “Legal for Trade” mean? When comparing prices, consider the big picture Contact your regulatory authority before you buy

The internet brings many options to our buying decisions. While there is much to be said for supporting local businesses with known reputations and service after sale, more and more consumers are turning to the internet for convenience and often lower prices.

This can be a risky proposition when buying a scale that will affect your profits and be subject to regulatory requirements. This guide is designed to help you identify red flags and avoid some of the pitfalls if considering an internet purchase of a commercial scale. These things are important in any purchase of a scale, but may require additional effort on your part if you use an internet vendor.

Be aware of regulations

Most states require NTEP Certification for new scales that will be used in buying or selling. The NTEP Certificate is issued by the National Type Evaluation Program and it provides confidence that the model meets regulatory standards for design and performance and most likely can be approved for use in a commercial application. When shopping online, you will see the NTEP name, logo and often the phrase “Legal for Trade”, but unfortunately things aren’t always as they seem. The NTEP name and logo are trademarked, but less reputable vendors have been identified using it without license and using it in misleading or deceptive ways. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself in your purchase decision.

Know who you are buying from Look on the website for business name, a physical address, phone number and email address. A business that values its reputation and wants return business will eagerly provide its identity and contact information. Consider the reasons why a business might not be so transparent as you read through our tips.

Look for “NTEP” or the NTEP logo in the advertisement If you don’t see it, don’t buy it. Inquire first with the vendor about NTEP Certification. Even if the ad says it is NTEP certified, you need to verify it.

Identify the manufacturer, model and NTEP Certificate Number

Most ads will include the manufacturer’s name, the model designation, and sometimes the NTEP Certificate number. It is important to understand what you are seeing.

Many scales come as a single instrument like what you see on the deli counter of your local grocery store. Other scales are advertised and sold as individual components which make up a complete scale. In this case, each of the components must have their own certificate number. This is where deception can occur. The NTEP logo placed in an ad would imply that the system is certified when, one or more components may not be.

If the vendor is willing to disclose information on the separate components of the system, it’s a very good sign and gives you a tool for additional verification.

Look up the NTEP Certificate Number

A searchable database is available on the website of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM): the standards organization that administers NTEP. See www.ncwm.net/ntep/cert_search. There, you can find and download the actual certificates. Many certificates even have pictures for comparison to what you see in the advertisement. The certificate will describe whether it applies to a component such as an indicator, a platform, the load cells, or if it applies to a complete scale.

If you want some help, NCWM is just a phone call away or you can contact your state regulatory authority. A directory is available at on the NCWM website at www.ncwm.net/resource/state-directors. What does the phrase “Legal for Trade” mean? In some ads, you may see the phrase “Legal for Trade”. This phrase is often misused even by many reputable dealers. Let’s be clear on this one. No scale is legal for trade until the regulatory authority says it’s legal for trade. NTEP Certification provides some assurance that it is manufactured to meet national standards, but there are other factors that the inspector must consider before approving the device for use in your business such as suitability, proper installation, and accuracy. Is the internet vendor helpful to you in understanding these other factors before selling you a “legal for trade” scale? When comparing prices, consider the big picture

Let’s be honest; NTEP Certification is merely the bare-bones minimum standard. Anything less is not considered legal for commerce in most states. Maybe bare-bones is all you need, but don’t assume all things NTEP are created equal. Some are higher quality than others and many have value added features that might help your business. Does the internet vendor explain these differences for you? Also, consider whether the vendor has an authorized local dealer who knows the legal requirements, can properly install and calibrate the scale and will be there for you after the sale. Contact your regulatory authority before buying If in doubt, contact your regulatory authority before you buy at www.ncwm.net/resource/state-directors. They won’t tell you what to buy, but they can tell you what not to buy. Many of them also maintain lists of licensed sales and service vendors who have demonstrated understanding of the requirements necessary for a scale to be “legal for trade”. It’s an important purchase. Buy wisely. And consider supporting that local business.