Accurate, Affordable, and Portable

We’ve discussed the Rice Lake RS130 retail scale for years. It’s a nice price computing scale that works really well for almost every basic retail application you can think of. Some of the key features include choice of weighing units including “ounces”. The scale also has internal rechargeable battery and much more.

Now Rice Lake has expanded the product line to include tower displays and a 60 pound maximum capacity. 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 pounds, kilograms or ounces. The RS-130 has a 30-pound capacity and the RS-160 has a 60-pound capacity.

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 powered by an included rechargeable battery, and a low-battery annunciator signals the operator when it’s time to recharge. The RS-130 and RS-160 are NTEP Certified and offer the most accurate, portable and affordable solutions for simple price computing needs.

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.

Overview of how to use the RS-130 retail scale

The RS-130 retail price computing scale is a very nice digital scale for a candy shop or produce stand. The scale is great for an outdoor farmers market since the RS130 can also calculate change. The RS-130 retail scale offers practical solutions for a full range of point-of-sale weighing and price computing applications. It is also one of only a handful of legal for trade retail price computing scales that uses the ounces unit of measure. Its compact design makes it easy to transport and the customer display on the rear of the RS-130 offers extra convenience.

Standard features of the RS-130 include:
• NTEP-certified Legal-For-Trade
• Customer display on rear of unit
• Operates on 110 VAC or 6V internal battery
• Configurable for lb, kg or oz
• Calculates customer change

BUILT IN RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
The battery has 100+ hours of use before it needs recharging. When the battery is low, the TOTAL $ display shows -LO- and there is a continuous beep.
Press the CLEAR key to remove -LO- and end the beep. After the initial warning of low battery, the scale has aproximately two to three hours of battery life left. Allow eight to ten hours to fully charge.

AUTO-OFF FEATURE (helps save battery life)
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. Continue reading

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.

Price calculating scale in ounces

RS130 price computing scale

RS130 price computing scale

Very few retail price computing scales on the market can boast of having all the features of the Rice Lake RS-130 digital price computing scale. This RS130 retail scale is of course NTEP legal for trade. But what sets this scale apart is the fact that it displays weight in pounds. It displays weight in kilograms. Finally, it displays weight in ounces. By the way, did we mention it also can calculate customer change? The RS-130 from Rice Lake packs a powerful punch and is ideal for a farmer’s market stand, chocolate shoppe or produce stand. The scale can operate on standard AC power or the built in rechargeable battery.

RS130 Standard Features
• NTEP-certified, Legal-for-Trade 30lbs x 0.01 lbs
• Customer display on rear of unit
• Compact design makes it easy to transport
• Switchable between lb’s, kg’s, or oz’s Continue reading