Retail enterprises need weighing to a comparatively lesser range than wholesale markets. Weighing in these applications needs to be easy, convenient and accurate. As retailers have to directly sell to the customers, speed and transparency in the weighing machinery are very important. Retailers also at times, pre-weigh and pack goods of fixed weight for the convenience of the customers.
For all of these requirements, retail packaging scales are very useful. Retail weighing scales usually have heavy MS powder coated housing. Internal calibration of these scales being protected, accuracy in weighing is guaranteed. No mechanical intervention is necessary for calibration. The display is red in color, has high internal resolution and is usually a 12.5 mm LED display. Some scales also have a rear display to facilitate sellers and buyers to view the readings together. At times, there is a provision for pole-display or display connected elsewhere too. The machine has a battery back-up. Depending on the item that is going to be weighed, the added accessories of pans or flat bowls can be used for weighing. These are provided along with the scale.
A large variety of models is available in retail sales. Their weighing capacity ranges from 1 kg to 20 kgs also. Accuracy is guaranteed to as minute level as 0.2 gm. Pan size is also available in various options. Retail scales have to be basically light in weight, easy to install and move on the counter. They should be sturdy, easy to store and user-friendly. These scales sometimes not only weigh but also compute.