We made a special purchase on the A&D EK-6100J which is Legal for Trade while the AND EK-3000i is NOT LFT. The EK6100J offers 6000g x 0.1g while the EK-3000i is only 3000g x 0.1g. So take a look at the A&D EK6100J before you make your final selection. Our huge buying volume on the EK6100J allows us to sell for less than the EK3000i. So you get a lot more weighing capacity while still incremental in 0.1 gram graduations for LE$$ MONEY. One feature the EK6100J does not have is a functional RS-232 interface. This is only used if connecting the scale to a computer or printer. So if the scale is going to be just a "stand alone" on your bench the EK6100J is a much better value while supplies last.
A&D EK-3000i offers 3000 gram weighing capacity and increments in 0.1 gram intervals providing reliable weighing results, outstanding performance, professional features with the quality you demand. When you have a weighing application requiring repetitive weighing and fast results you can depend on the versatility of the EK Series from AND Weighing.
The EK3000i comes standard with RS-232C interface at no additional cost. Need to print weighing results? Using the RS232 interface connected to the optional A&D AD-8121B impact dot matrix printer featuring full range of statistical functions, interval printing with built-in clock/timer function to generate GLP compliant printouts of weighing results at the touch of the print key.
The compact size and small footprint saves valuable lab bench space and is something most competitor brands don't offer. Convenient five button keypad with clearly defined keys simplifies weighing operations. Rigid construction with overload stops protection prevents damage to the weighing sensor for long standing durability and is backed with a 5 year limited manufacturer warranty.
If you're shopping for a new compact scale, you'll find everything you need with the EKi Series from A&D Weighing. Rugged anti-theft locking bracket is built into the housing. Lightweight and versatile the EKi Series is designed for educational, R&D, pharmaceutical, and industrial weighing applications.
Large high contrast LCD display with backlit is easy-to-read even in poor lighting environments. Added features include a sealed keypad protects against dust and spills and a tough overload-protected case for industrial applications. Sensible design and virtually maintenance free other than an occasional wipe down with a damp cloth os all that is needed to keeping your scale looking good.
Continued accuracy and performance can be maintained since the EKi offers full digital calibration. Easy calibration (optional calibration weights required) and with adjustable feet level & sprint bubble indicator for precision leveling of your scale. User friendly prompts avoids operator error. Last digit blanking for fast, stable readings. Parts counting feature is great for quality control and incoming inspection. Advance features include a comparator function for all weighing modes which displays "HI", "LO", and "OK"; perfect for repackaging bulk goods.
The A&D EK-3000i is not NTEP Approved which is required any time goods are being bought or sold buy weight. Always check with your local Weights & Measures Division for the particular regulatory standards and other requirements if you plan on using any scale for a commercial weighing application. If you do need a legal for trade scale we offer a huge selection including from AND Weighing the EK6100J, EW-12Ki, EK1200i, EK6000i, FX1200iN, FX-300iN along with other scale manufacturers HERE.
The A&D EKi Series digital scales are compact electronic scales, but often times, our customers are looking for a lower cost balance. The A&D EJ3000 is a comparable model for much less money but it also has less features.
For those customers demanding even a lower cost and seeking a simplified digital balance, with even less features than A&D's products, we recommend My Weigh brand balances. MyWeigh i2600 (2600g x 0.1g) or i5500 (5500g x 0.1g), or our newest low cost digital scale the EPB-3K (3000 x 0.1) or EPB-6K (6000 x 0.1). These models are all priced much less than the EK-4100i and operate on either AC Adapter or the normal batteries at a substantially lower cost than the EK-3000i.
A&D has built an amazing high quality strain gauge electronic scales that performs lightening fast. Unlike other manufacturer's that outsource their scale to the lowest cost manufacturer in China the EK4100i is made in AND Weighing company owned and operated factory in Korea.
Haven't heard of A&D Weighing? They are the third largest manufacturer of laboratory balances and scales in the world. Corporate headquarters are based in Japan but US offices in California and Georgia. All EK-i electronic scales are backed with a 5 years manufacturer warranty making it the longest manufacturer warranty in the industry for a high quality lab balance.
Another selling point is AND Weighing fabulous product support. A&D Weighing has a dedicated product support line by calling 1-800-726-4940 6:00 am to 5:00 pm PST. Finally the A&D is simply to use and configure. The product manual is written for the average person to configure their scale verses having to spend $100's calling for scale company help you figure out how to use the weighing device.
Precision Weighing Balances has been an Authorized AND Weighing Distributor for over a decade. See the full line of EK-i balances here.