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  • 30 lb. capacity
  • Measures 0-15 lb. in .1 oz. increments, 16-30 lb. in .2 oz. increments
  • Large backlit LCD display
  • Can display in lb., oz., or kg
  • Includes AC power adapter
  • Resistant to low pressure water

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This versatile Cardinal Detecto PS30 30 lb. electronic portion scale is a great money saver for any food portioning application.

By accurately measuring the food you are portioning, you eliminate waste and ensure uniform portion size! Not only can this help you better manage the nutritional value of your food and make sure your customers enjoy the same experience every time they dine with you, it can save you hundreds of dollars a year.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

Easy-to-Use Controls

A sealed membrane keyboard helps keep moisture out, while a large LCD display and easy-to-use controls make operating this scale a breeze. It has only four buttons for hold, tare/backlight, units of measure, and power to make operation simple. You can easily change the display to read in lb., oz., or kg to meet your specific needs.

Easy-to-Clean Design

Featuring molded construction and a lift-off platform, this digital portion scale is ideal for restaurants, cafeterias, delis, pizza parlors, and any other application where food is weighed, portioned, or dispensed! When it comes time to clean, this scale's large stainless steel platform lifts right off for washing. In addition, this scale is resistant to low pressure water in case of spills or if you should need to sanitize the exterior.

Includes AC Adapter

It's also convenient to use this scale either in one place or on the go since it comes with an AC power adapter. For applications where an electrical outlet isn't readily available or when you need to move the scale from place to place, it can also run on AA batteries (sold separately).

Accurate Measuring

This scale has a 30 lb. maximum weighing capacity and can measure up to 15 lb. in increments of 0.1 oz., 15-30 lb. in increments of 0.2 oz., 0-6 kg in increments of 2 g, or 6-15 kg in increments of 5 g.

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How Portion Scales Can Help You Control Portion Sizes

Save money for your business by learning how to control the sizes of the portions you serve! See how seemingly insignificant mistakes in portion size--such as being off by 1/8 of an oz.--can make a huge difference in your yearly profits.

Portion control has been an often talked about topic in the food service industry for as long as I can remember. Every operator knows they should practice good portion control; every chain account that I’ve ever been in has procedures in place to make sure that things are getting measured. And yet so many operators still sacrifice consistency and throw their money away by not having a good portion control game plan in place for their enterprise. Hi, I’m Steve Ziegler, product expert at the WEBstaurant Store. Let me show you a few examples of how portion control can affect your business. The first thing I’d like to discuss is consistency. Not only can one person’s estimate of the right amount vary widely, but the problem only gets worse when you’re talking about more than one employee. For example, if I go into your sandwich shop and I receive this sandwich made by Joe, I’m probably going to be pretty happy. If later on I go in and get this sandwich made by Jack, not only am I going to be unhappy, but I’m probably going to complain about it. And the sad thing is, if this meat had been split evenly between these two sandwiches by using a scale, I probably would have been a very happy customer. So portion control is an important part of customer satisfaction. Next, and even more importantly, by not having portion control in place, you’re slowly robbing yourself blind. Here, let me show you. You see these two sandwiches being prepared here, I measured this one with 3 ounces of ham. This one I just eyeballed, and it looks right, doesn’t it? I made lots of sandwiches in my time and I’m a good estimator. But just in case, let’s go ahead and measure the meat on this sandwich. Well, I was a little bit off, that’s 4 ounces right there. Even though it looked the same, it’s very easy to be off by a good bit. Three to four ounces, that’s one ounce off, that’s 1/16th of a pound, that ham cost me five dollars a pound, now let’s think about this a little more carefully. Now 1/16th of a pound times $5 a pound, were only losing $0.31 cents a sandwich. But I serve 30 sandwiches a day 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year, which brings me to the fact that by the end of the year I have managed to lose $2,901.60. That is money that I’ve worked for, now I’ll never recoup. But if you’re a better estimator than me, let’s say you’re only off by an 1/8th of an ounce. With this same ham, you’re only going to lose $362.70. Which is just fine, because your kids really didn’t want that PlayStation that badly anyhow. Every chain restaurant has a portion control program in place because they’ve studied it, and they know it’s worth the effort. So put that money in your pocket, show your staff this video, and begin your portion control program today.

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Cardinal Detecto PS30 Scale

Accurately weigh foods, ingredients, industrial products, and more with Cardinal's Detecto PS30 digital portion scale! Featuring a back-lit LCD display, easy controls, and an auto-zero function, this scale will precisely weigh items up to 30 pounds.

The PS30 digital portion scale from Detecto is a compact counter top scale with loads of potential. The NSF Certified, stainless steel PS30 is versatile enough for use in food service portioning, industrial, shipping, plant processing, and general purpose weighing. The compact design of the PS30 model boasts a hefty 30 pound, 15 kilogram capacity. This larger capacity wasn't achieved by trading counter space, as the PS30 has a slim, compact design that leaves plenty of work space on even the tightest of countertops while still maintaining an ample platter. Despite the higher capacity, the scale is sensitive enough to weigh in very small increments, which accommodates the necessity of a perfectly balanced recipe or the precision of measuring corn, wheat, or soy beans in an agricultural application. The digital scale weighs in pounds, ounces, both pounds and ounces, pounds and ounces with fractional one-eight ounce, and kilograms. These selectable units may be preset to display only those desired by the user. The PS30 features five, large, one inch (26 millimeter) high digits and a brilliant, back-lit LCD display that may be toggled on or off. Operation of the scale is simple with only four convenient buttons: hold, tare/backlight, units, and on and off. Auto-zero circuitry ensures that zero is established on the power up routine and is maintained throughout operation. A low battery indicator and automatic shut off with adjustable timing conserve battery power and extend the life of the four AA batteries. By adding the optional batteries, the PS30 has up to 110 hours of continuous use with the backlight off for all mobile weighing tasks, such as farmers markets and road-side stands. An AC adapter is also provided with the scale for more fixed portioning applications. The PS30 scale features an IP65 wash down rating. This rating signifies that the scale is protected dust and low-pressure water, which is perfectly suited for a commercial kitchen where heavy wash down cleaning can be a daily necessity. The ruby, stainless steel, lift-off platform may be easily removed for frequent washing in food and chemical applications where a clean, sanitary surface is required. The PS30 is a great all-purpose scale perfect for any setting where conserving counter space is a must, while still being able to weigh up to 30 pounds. For more information about Detecto's digital portion scales, please call (800)-641-2008 or visit us at www.Detecto.com. Detecto has been "building a better weigh" since 1900.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 11 1/4 Inches
  • Depth: 10 Inches
  • Height: 3 1/2 Inches
  • Capacity: 30 lb.
Platform Dimensions:
  • Width: 9 1/2 Inches
  • Depth: 7 1/4 Inches

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