Rice Lake RS130 has a New Look and New Capacities and Features

For many years customers have used the Rice Lake RS-130 retail price computing scale. The scale featured brand name quality along with a few unique features which set it apart from the other scales that are included in this market. Recently, Rice Lake updated the look of the scale by changing the keypad color from the traditional black to a bright white color. They also added some new versions and capacities to their retail counter-top scale lineup. Below we’ll take a look at some of the changes.

The RS-130 and RS-160 retail scales are the ultimate choice for simple price computing applications. Delivering unmatched convenience and accuracy, the RS-130 and RS-160 provide one-button operation with weight displays in either pounds,kilograms or ounces. The new part numbers and capacities are listed below.

rice lake rs-160 retail scale

167941 …. RS-130 Standard Counter-Top Scale with 30 lb Capacity
30 lb x 0.01 lb
15 kg x 0.005 kg
480 oz x 0.2 oz

168100 …. RS-130 Scale with Pole Display (30 lb Capacity)
30 lb x 0.01 lb
15 kg x 0.005 kg
480 oz x 0.2 oz

167942 …. RS-160 Standard Counter-Top Scale with 60 lb Capacity
60 lb x 0.02 lb
30 kg x 0.01 kg
960 oz x 0.5 oz

168101 …. RS-160 Scale with Pole Display (60 lb Capacity)
60 lb x 0.02 lb
30 kg x 0.01 kg
960 oz x 0.5 oz

rice lake rs-160 scale with tower display

For added convenience, the RS-130 and RS-160 can toggle units of measure and save tare, price and nine direct price lookups. Cash back calculation allows you to quickly provide cash back for applications where a cash register is not present. The scales’ large, stainless steel platters provide ample room for product, and standard in-use covers assure years of trouble free operation.  The RS-130 and RS-160 are NTEP Certified (NTEP CC 04-067) and powered by an included rechargeable battery. A low-battery annunciator signals the operator when it’s time to recharge. The RS-130 and RS-160 offer the most accurate, portable and affordable solutions for simple price computing needs. You can place orders for this item by contacting Central Carolina Scale, an authorized Rice Lake distributor.

Torrey LPC-40L Review

In the entry for today, we wanted to provide you with some insight into the Torrey LPC-40L price computing scale. The scale does price computing functions and is NTEP approved, legal for trade. Now in full disclosure we heavily promoted this scale a few years back and we do still offer this scale to customers who wish to purchase it. However, we are not big fans of the brand.

PROS
The LPC-40L scale is a great deal and affordably priced. The scale is built very well and has a rugged enclosure. The display is visible to both the scale operator and the customer. The display has a bright green backlight which makes it very easy to read, however the display can be a little hard to read without the backlight. The power is provided by standard 110VAC power and/or the internal rechargeable battery. Generally speaking the LPC has been fairly reliable. Over the years we have sold several scales that were also the lowest priced in the marketplace and they were constantly needing parts and always received terrible reviews by customers. However, the LPC40L has been fairly popular with customers and typically if something does break on the scale, it is usually something that can be repaired or replaced fairly easily.

CONS
In our experiences, the LPC-40L typically has the following parts failures: keypads, battery, power issues. When we have one of these scales come in for repair, it is usually either a battery or keypad issue. Every so often it will be something to do with the power, either the AC adapter or the plug where the power adapter plugs in has come loose. Now the repair costs for something like that can range anywhere from around $25 to $100 including the labor. So if the repair is around $100 you have to decide if it’s worth repairing the scale or just spending a little more money and buying a new scale. The weighing platter is a little awkward and high compared to most similar scales. This is fairly common on all Torrey counter top scales. If you need to weigh items in a different unit other than pounds, it can be tricky to change the weight units. Continue reading

NEW PRODUCT!! Detecto DM15 Scale With 240 Ounce Capacity

This is no joke! The Detecto DM15 is the ideal choice for retail frozen yogurt, ice cream, coffee beans, nuts, and candy stores. The Detecto DM15 price computing scale features a unique 240 ounce capacity by 0.1 ounce accuracy (15 lb x 0.005 lb). The DM15 scale offers up to 99 easy-to-add PLUs for fast reference (14 direct quick keys and 85 indirect PLUs) and displays Weight, Unit Price, and Total Price on the front and rear backlit LCDs (up to six 0.5-in/13-mm high digits) for both the operator and customer to view simultaneously. The retail price computing scale offers a dual power source of rechargeable battery pack and 110/120VAC 50/60 Hz adapter (included). Auto Shut-off, Sleep, and Backlight Off modes extend the retail scale’s battery life. The NTEP legal-for-trade scale’s Pre-Pack key saves time by retaining the Unit Price and Tare for repetitive price computing, making the operator’s job even faster. Features adjustable feet and bubble level.

The particulars you may be interested in are as follows. The scale model number is DM15. The capacity is 240 oz or 15 lb. Readability is 0.1 oz or 0.005 lbs. The display is 0.5-in/13-mm high, 7-segment LCD digits with backlight. The digits are listed as 6 digits each for Weight, Unit Price, and Total Price. Of course everyone wants to know the power options which are 12 VDC 1.0A rechargeable battery pack (included) or AC adapter 110/120 VAC 50/60 Hz (included). The battery operation is listed as 120 working hours of continuous use without backlight turned on / 60 hours with backlight turned on. If you utilize the memory functions they are PLU: Up to 99 Price Look Ups (14 direct quick keys and 85 indirect). The tare capability is 100% of full scale capacity. You will want to use the scale in an environment with an operating temperature of 14 to 104 degrees F. The weighing platform is stainless steel. Finally, the scale is NTEP approved Class III with certificate of conformance number 13-058. Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CAS ER Junior Retail Scale

Digital price computing scales like the CAS ER JR are designed to take all the guess work out of pricing. These general purpose computing scales for direct sale of commodities in stores such as supermarkets, delicatessens and groceries are designed for portable use with AC power and built in rechargeable battery. The ER Jr certified scale is ideal for farmers markets, sandwich shops, bakeries, candy and coffee shops, convenience stores, produce markets, hardware stores and more. The scale features a 30 pound weighing capacity.

The ER Jr legal for trade certified price computing scale exemplifies CAS Quality and will give you years of dependable service at an affordable price. The ER Junior features a 30 pound dual range NTEP approved capacity. The scale has (3) direct price look ups (PLU’s) and includes a bright liquid crystal display on the operator side for the scale operator and on the customer side for the customer to see. The display includes a vibrant blue backlight.

The ER Jr from CAS Corporation is completely portable with the built in rechargeable battery which lasts up to 200 hours (without backlight) on a single charge. A low battery indicator lets you know when it is time for a charge. The ER Jr legal for trade produce scale has a small footprint at 11.75 inches x 12.75 inches and will fit easily on counter tops, tables or any tight workspace. With best in class features and an affordable price, you can place multiple ER Jr price computing scales throughout your business to ensure customer satisfaction and maximum profitability. Additional standard features include lb/kg unit switching and three different methods to enter a tare weight: platter tare, keyboard tare, and programmable tare for a PLU. If you’re in the market for a basic retail scale that can calculate price per pound, then you may have found the perfect item for your needs. If you need a price quote or additional information please call the sales department at Central Carolina Scale at (919) 776-7737 today.

Product Spotlight: CAS s2000jr

The CAS S-2000JR is a NTEP legal for trade price computing scale for direct sale of commodities in stores such as supermarkets, delicatessens and groceries. The S2000JR has proven to be a top of the line fully featured retail price computing scale. The Model S2000 Jr. is available in several different configurations, they include dual range capacities for better accuracy and two display configurations, LCD or VFD. The scale is also one of the very few computing scales that has the ounces unit. With the built in rechargeable battery, you can easily use the scale indoors or take it to the farmers market or produce stand. S2000JR features display on both operator and customer side and is NTEP approved legal for trade. Connect with the optional label printer for a complete weighing system. This scale has quietly become an industry benchmark for basic retail computing scales in the United States market place. When choosing the proper scale for your needs, you will need to answer three simple questions.

#1   What display do I want? VFD or LCD
VFD is green digits with black background. LCD is black digits with gray background. Battery power comes standard on both, but battery lasts much longer on LCD models.

#2   Do I want a Pole Display?
Pole display which faces both operator & consumer is available for either VFD or LCD models. (You can not add a pole later)

#3   What maximum weight am I going to be weighing?
Max capacities include 15 lb, 30 lb or 60 lb.

And once you answer those questions you are ready to order your scale.  Of course you can also choose to add a label printer or receipt printer if you wish. The S2000jr really is a nice value for the average consumer in the marketplace looking for an affordable and reliable commercial scale.

New Detecto D Series Scale Hits The Market!

Detecto D SeriesRetail scales are used in bakeries, coffee shops, produce markets, delis, convenience stores, and hardware stores worldwide.   Detecto’s legal for trade price computing scales provide a fast, simple weighing solution.

Offering versatility and a range of functions, Detecto’s price computing scales are equipped to handle every weighing situation through a single machine. Detecto’s coffee counter scales lead the industry in convenience and reliability. Recently Detecto announced they are replacing the DS Series scales with the new D Series scales.

The new Detecto D series price computing scale offers up to 99 easy-to-add PLUs (price look ups) for fast reference (14 direct quick keys and 85 indirect PLUs). The D series displays Weight, Unit Price, and Total Price on the front and rear backlit LCDs (up to six 0.5-in/13-mm high digits) for both the operator and customer to view simultaneously. The scale offers a dual power source of rechargeable battery pack and 110/120VAC 50/60 Hz adapter (included) for reliable use at farmers markets, delis, bakeries, candy and coffee shops, convenience stores, produce markets, and hardware stores.

Other exciting features of the Detecto D Series includes Auto Shut-off, Sleep, and Backlight Off modes extend the retail scale’s battery life. The NTEP legal-for-trade scale’s Pre-Pack key saves time by retaining the Unit Price and Tare for repetitive price computing, making the operator’s job even faster. Features adjustable, nonskid feet and bubble level.

What is the best farmers market scale?

As the title suggests this article is going to focus on one topic. What is the best farmers market scale? This can be a tough choice since there are many good choices in the market place. Often the same brands and models rise to the top year after year.

I decided to do some research and look at past sales and how reliable certain scales have been over the past year. After doing that, the conclusion that I have come to is simple. If you are looking for a durable product that is going to last you for many years, the ideal Continue reading

New Product Hits The Market

Brecknell PC-30

Brecknell Scales New Price Computing Scale

New to the market place, legal for trade certified scales with capacities for any application you have for charging price per pound. Or perhaps you are looking to charge price per ounce or price per kilogram? If so, the PC-30 or the PC-60 from Brecknell Scales is your choice. Whatever you want to weigh, from fudge to apples, the Brecknell PC series delivers the capacity and resolution you need. The scales come complete with either a 30 pound or 60 pound capacity in a choice of resolutions to meet your needs. Continue reading

New And Improved S2000Jr’s

After listening to your requests, CAS Corporation has added new features to the S2000 Jr Price Computing Scale for 2011 available now at the same low price as always. The new version of S2000 JR’s now available include the following features:

  • Weigh items in pounds, kilograms, or ounces
  • 36 direct speed keys added to pole models
  • VFD models now equipped with a rechargeable battery
  • Optional DEP-50 Receipt Printer now works with S2KJR

Setting the Auto-Off Feature on the RS-130

In the past we have gotten quite a few people asking, how difficult is it to set the auto-off feature on the Rice Lake RS-130 price computing scale. So we figured we would show you. Not too bad at all. Please note, work inside scale enclosure is not required to change this feature.

1. Turn on the scale and press and hold the CHANGE key until 6.3 (version) shows in the WEIGHT display (approximately three seconds).
2. Press and hold the ZERO key until the WEIGHT display shows SEtUP (approx. three seconds).
3. Press the 3 key, WEIGHT display shows USUAL.
4. Press the 2 key to enter the Auto-Off mode. WEIGHT display shows -30- (minutes).
5. Use the CLEAR key to select -30-, -15-, -5-,-OFF-.
6. Press the CHANGE key to confirm setting.
Scale will automatically restart and you’ve now changed your auto-off function. Remember this is for the RS130 scale.