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

Operating Instructions Overview For LPC-40L

Below is a brief overview of the operating instructions for the LPC-40L price computing scale.

HOW TO ENTER PRICES ON THE LPC-40L
The product price per pound is entered on the L-PC-40L scale by pressing the numbers of the keyboard to indicate the desired value. This value will appear in the “PRICE” indicator and the total amount to pay will be calculated automatically being shown in the “TOTAL” indicator. For example, if the product price per pound is $8.20, just press 8 2 0 and place item on scale platter. The LPC-40L scale then weighs your item and calculates the total dollar amount to be charged.

HOW TO CLEAR WRONG PRICES
When a mistaken price is entered, you can clear it in two ways:
a) Manually: Simply press the clear key and enter the correct price.
b) Automatically: The price is automatically cleared removing the product from the plate, except
if it’s not enabled the fixed price function.

FIXED PRICE FUNCTION
When it is necessary to constantly be weighing the same kind of product over and over and one does not change its price, you can use the “FIXED PRICE” function. It is used to keep the price “FIXED” in the “PRICE” indicator avoiding it to be automatically cleared when the weight is removed from the scale.

To fix a price, follow these steps:
1.- Place the product on the platter.
2.- Enter the product price per pound.
3.- Press P-PACK button.

After these steps, a small arrow will light up in the upper right corner of the “TOTAL” indicator, pointing to the label “P-PACK” (fixed price). To clear the fixed price function, just press the key.

USE OF THE “TARE”
When you wish to weigh a product in a container but you do not want to consider the containers weight during the operation, you can use the TARE function. To use this function follow these steps:

1.- Place the empty container on the scale.
2.- Press the Tare key. After some seconds the digital display will show 0.00
3.- Remove the container and put the item(s) inside it. When you remove the container, a Continue reading