We made a special purchase on the EK6100J and it will cost you less money than the JL6001GE so take a look here before you make your final selection.
Mettler Toledo's JL6001GE is the replacement for the JL6001-G/LA01
.The new JL6001-GE portable precision scale offers reliable, go-anywhere weighing with a clear, bright weighing display. Resilient, compact and lightweight, the Mettler JL-GE series is the ideal solution for accurate results when you have limited space. The scale dimensions are 7 5/8" X 8 7/8" X 2 5/8"
The Mettler JL6001GE Class II NTEP Approved scale has a maximum weighing capacity of 6200 grams with readability to 0.1 grams and comes standard with the RS-232 interface. The RS-232 can be used to connect your Mettler JL6001-GE to the optional Mettler remote display, Mettler printer, or computer (data acquisition software like Winwedge
and the RS-232 cable are extra). Also included is the 2000 gram external calibration weight to calibrate your Mettler scale
If you are selling jewelry directly to customers in your store, then you are required by many weights and measures inspectors to have a secondary display allowing the customer can see the weight in real time. Example, if you've ever bought coldcuts from a delicatessen, you know that when the store employee weighs out the roast beef, you and the store clerk both have separate displays as the meat is weighed. By having 2 display the scale is "legal for direct sales". The optional remote display with backlight has a cable length 6 feet and is an additional $99.00.
The Mettler JL6002GE Legal for Trade Digital Scale NTEP mode features a less precise readability with one gram increments.
You can configure the Mettler JL6001-GE to toggle between two weigh units. If you are an antique appraiser weighing sterling silver pieces you can configure your Mettler JL6001GE for grams and pennyweight. Other appraiser may configure the digital scale for pennyweight and troy ounces. The JL6001GE even has a below weighing
feature to weigh larger items that will not fit on the weighing pan.
The biggest selling point for the Mettler Toledo's JL6001-GE other than the prominent Mettler-Toledo name is this scale operates on either AC Adapter of four (4) AA batteries. We get numerous complaints from customers that buy the A&D EK-1200i
since the A&D does not run off of standard batteries but instead you must buy A&D special NiMH Battery Pack for an addition $195.00. Yep it is crazy in a day when you can go buy 4 - AA NiMH rechargeable batteries at Walmart for under $20 A&D designs their scale so you can only use their $195 NiMH Battery Pack
The Mettler Toledo's JL6001GE legal for trade digital scale is NTEP approved (National Type Evaluation Program) complying with the applicable technical requirements of "NIST Handbook 44: Specifications, Tolerances and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices".
The “d” (value of scale division) is 0.1 grams and the “e” (value of verification scale division) is 1 gram. When "d" and "e" are not the same value the last division on the scale's display is "boxed". If you placed a sterling silver teapot or candlesticks on the Mettler Toledo JL6001GE the display might read 1002. grams. So the item weighs 1002.4 grams and since "d" and 'e" are not equal the last decimal is uncertain. The appraiser could tell the customer - you have 1002 grams.
The Mettler Toledo's JL6001GE is a Class II weighing devices. Handbook 44 defines a Class II balance as any weighing device with 10,000 - 100,000 verified divisions. Since the Mettler Toledo's JL6001GE weighs up to 6200 grams and "e" is equal to 1 gram it is therefore 6200 verified divisions. All this information can be verified by downloading the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) Certificate of Conformance 15-017 above.
The new Mettler-Toledo JL6001GE offers some new features over the discontinued Mettler JL6001-G/LA01. The SmartTrack feature now has a visual dynamic graphic indicator to show how much weighing capacity of the scale has been used. The SmartTrack is located on the left side of the weight display. This NTEP scale offers a stackable cover so if you have multiple scales you can stack them when not in use.
The Mettler Toledo JL6001GE scale's display now shows "MT GREEN" if scale is switched off to standby mode. While in standby mode the digital scale consumes less than 1 watt of power (I guess the environmentalist have gotten to Mettler-Toledo or maybe Al Gore is friendly with the company since digital scales don't consume a lot of power. In today's marketplace place a guess everyone needs to be power responsible. Hmm, doesn't Gore's home uses more than 20 times the national average?
If you download the user menu there are some other features like a service reminder, internal clock for date and time if you were outputting data and needed to comply with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). If you are printing out the weight on the optional Mettler-Toldeo printer it will even print out the "temperature" the scale was unused in so I assume this means the scale has an internal thermistor, but if you download the "Mettler-Toledo JL-G Jewelry Scales User Manual" you can read more about this function.
Some of these functions really are not applicable to a jewelry scale or a jeweler weighing requirement but these features are included in the JL6001GE since Mettler uses the same scale to sell to the laboratory and scientific marketplace under the model PL6001E.