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New Compact A&D Washdown Scales Improve Product Packing ROI

New comparator lights indicate if packed containers are too heavy, too light – or just right

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 7, 2018 – Enhancing the ROI prospects of small businesses such as fruit or vegetable packing houses, A&D Weighing announced today the launch of its SJ-WP series of compact scales. 

With a highly-visible, traffic-light style LED comparator, the new scales make packing small fruits, vegetables, or other items within designated limits faster and more accurate than utilization of a numeric display alone. The new comparator function features five-step LED lights, which immediately indicate whether the weight measured is too low (RED), just right (GREEN), or too high (YELLOW) by comparing it with set upper and lower limits.

“We are always looking to create greater customer value with our new products and these new features help enhance worker productivity by allowing for increased speed and accuracy,” said Terry Duesterhoeft, President and CEO of A&D – Americas. “With a simple glance at the display the scale operator can quickly determine if the product weight is what it should be. This feature can noticeably impact throughput while simultaneously reducing losses due to over-packing or other mistakes. The end result … improved profitability.” 

The new SJ-WP series of compact waterproof scales also offers the following features and benefits:

  • IP67 Dust and Waterproof: ideal for weighing in wet and harsh environments. After use, residues can be quickly rinsed away with water to keep the scale clean and hygienic.
  • Negative comparison: this feature allows operators to utilize the scale as a checkweigher by removing items from a master carton and then placed in the target container to be packed. This is possible by setting upper and lower limits of the comparator in either positive or negative values: When set in negative values, the scale shows whether the weight taken out from the container is within limits. 
  • Extended battery life: To extend battery life, an auto power OFF function turns the display off automatically when the scale is left untouched for 5 minutes. The scale also displays the remaining battery level to prevent the batteries running out unexpectedly while in use.  

There are four models in the new SJ-WP series: SJ-3000WP (6,6 lb × 0.0002 lb), SJ-6000WP (13 lb × 0.0005 lb), SJ-15KWP (33 lb × 0.001 lb), and SJ-30KWP (66 lb × 0.002 lb). The series have ounce (oz), lb-oz, and troy ounce, pound, kilogram, gram, tael, tola and Newton display units. Each SJ-WP comes with an AC adapter screwdriver and cleaning pick. 

The full series is available online.


About A&D Weighing:
A business unit of A&D Engineering and part of the A&D Americas family of businesses, A&D Weighing is an ISO 9001 certified company and based in San Jose, Calif.  Leveraging A&D’s more than 40 years of experience with technology innovation in the development of precision measurement and control products, A&D Weighing designs and manufactures a complete line of viscometers, electronic balances, scales, weighing indicators and controllers for pharmacy, laboratory, food service and industrial applications, as well as advanced electronic blood pressure monitoring equipment for both home health care and professional markets. A&D is a multinational company with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico and the United States. For more information about A&D Weighing, please visit

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