Adam Equipment Introduces Approved Scales and Balances to Natural Food Products Market

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Weighing equipment that is approved for retail use ensures quality and savings for shoppers, retailers and processing facilities

For portion control, WBW scales from Adam Equipment cleans up easily in during foo production.

Adam Equipment's WBW Washdown Scale

In many countries, retailers who sell products by weight must use approved scales.

Adam Equipment, a global manufacturer of professional weighing equipment, recently displayed a selection of scales and balances for food testing, processing, production, sales and service at the Natural Products Expo East 2014.

Consumer confidence is the backbone of the natural foods industry. Any shopper would agree: whether you buy organic vegetables by the pound at a health food market or go to the grocery store for a freshly baked 16-ounce loaf of gluten-free bread, you expect to get the correct amount.

In many countries, retailers who sell products by weight must use approved scales. This includes all food-related businesses such as restaurants and diners, coffee shops, grocery stores and markets, specialty food shops, bakeries, and even farm stands.

Both retailers and customers alike are watching pennies in today’s tight economy. Business owners have strict budgets, and using approved scales gives them the reassurance that the product quantity they’re selling is accurate. If not, they risk losing a hard-earned reputation, loyal customers and revenue.

During the food-themed event, Adam Equipment’s display offered a close-up look at scales and balances that are ideal for all facets and types of food use. Approved scales appearing at the Adam booth included the WBW washdown scale, WBZ washdown retail scale and GBK bench checkweighing scale.

With a large stainless steel pan, the WBW washdown scale is ideal for weighing ingredients in bulk recipes or for measuring individual servings in bakeries, restaurants, or during meal preparation in health care facilities. Its IP66 rating means the scale is sealed to protect against moisture or dust, and is easily wiped down in compliance with sanitation requirements. A capacity tracker monitors weight when adding ingredients or while making large batches. WBW offers capacities from 2-16kg and readabilities of 0.2-5g. The higher readability of the WBW allows greater precision in portioning, saving money. The WBW is ideal for use in production of single-serve packages of snacks and desserts, mixed-serving meals, or reduced-calorie portions. Certain WBW models feature approvals by NTEP, Measurement Canada, EC, National Measurement Institute, and NRCS, making them suitable for trade use.

The WBZ washdown retail scale simplifies price computing, making it a smart choice for catering operations or farmers’ markets, delicatessens and bakeries that sell food and produce by weight. Price per unit, total cost and weight are visible to both operator and customer on the WBZ’s backlit dual display. With an IP66 rating, the scale is sealed to protect against moisture and flour dust. The WBZ is easy to maintain and features a streamlined design that allows the scale to fit neatly on crowded counters or smaller prep tables. With approvals by NTEP, Measurement Canada, EC, and NRCS, the WBZ is suitable for trade use.

The GBK bench checkweighing scale offers durability and value for verifying the weight of packaged fruits and vegetables, or batching operations during food production. By providing accurate supply measurements, the GBK helps control costs. Capacities on the GBK are between 6-150kg, while readabilities range from 0.1-50g. With dynamic weighing capabilities, the GBK is well-suited for measuring liquid ingredients. Other features include checkweighing to monitor the final product and automatic accumulation to provide totals for weight readings. An adjustable indicator rotates and angles for ideal viewing position, while the large, grade 304 stainless steel pan removes easily for cleaning. Certain GBK models feature approvals by NTEP, Measurement Canada, EC, National Measurement Institute and NRCS, making them suitable for trade use.

To see Adam’s entire selection of scales and balances for the food industry, go to

About Adam Equipment

For more than 40 years, Adam Equipment has designed and manufactured precision balances and scales for professionals worldwide in the laboratory, medical, education, industrial, food, animal and jewelry markets. Adam is committed to offering an extensive selection of weighing equipment with best-in-class value. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the company has strategically established offices in the United States, South Africa, Australia and China to provide product support and speedy delivery to distributors. For more information about the company and its products, go to

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Ruthanne Bell
Adam Equipment
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