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Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale / Portion Control Scale
Ohaus > Food Service Scales

Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale / Portion Control Scale

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(within the 48 continental US States)


Optional Hard Shell Carrying Case (80251394), Add $79.515


Shipping Weight: 11 lbs.

Speed, Durability and Cleanliness: The Ohaus FD food portioning scales / portion control scales are designed for food Service use

Now Legal for Trade! Supports HACCP Compliance.

The Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale is a rugged, multi-use portion control scale designed for use in food service applications. Based on Ohaus’ 95 years of experience in precision weighing equipment, the FD Food Portioning Scale is ideally suited for food preparation in restaurants, bakeries, food manufacturing and other areas requiring fast operation and flexibility. Combining the precision of 2 grams or less of readability, the Ohaus FD Food Service Scale offers durability and cleanliness in one economical design.

Standard Features:

  • USDA Accepted
  • Legal for Trade / NTEP Approved
  • All stainless steel construction for easy cleaning
  • NSF listed/certified to NSF/ANSI 169-2005 (formerly NSF C-2) and USDA-AMS accepted to NSF/3-A 14159-1; supports HACCP compliance
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe stainless steel weighing pan
  • Simple 4-key operation and plain-text menu prompts for fast set-up
  • .75 inch-high backlit weight display with text annunciators make this scale easy to read
  • Fast display update (under 2 seconds) speeds use
  • Large, dedicated tare key for fast operation
  • Multiple weighing units including pounds, fractional ounces, decimal ounces, combined pound:ounce display (either fractional or decimal ounces), kilograms, and grams
  • Auto tare operation for hands-free operation
  • Internal rechargeable battery with 120-hour use
  • Checkweighing mode included with advanced features:
  • 3-LED indication of Over, Accept and Under with audible buzzer
  • Positive mode for packaging, negative checkweighing mode for portioning, and “zero” checkweighing mode for sorting and grading operations
  • One-key entry of setpoints for checkweighing mode

Physical Features

Stainless steel top and bottom housings, removable stainless steel platform, backlit LCD display, rubber adjustable leveling feet, front panel leveling bubble, internal rechargeable lead-acid battery, external AC wall adapter, weight/ mode/ stability/ center of zero/ net weight/ tare weight/text unit indication, 4-bar battery status indicator with low-battery warning, 3 LED’s and buzzer for use in checkweighing mode, dedicated tare key, audible buzzer with user-selectable volume control, selectable scale auto-off, sealable scale configuration and calibration lockout switch

Operational Features

Selectable environmental averaging settings, back light control with auto-off option, selectable weighing units, configurable checkweighing mode audible buzzer, configurable software lockout menu, span or linearity calibration in kg or lb unit with optional external masses, semi-automatic or automatic tare, selectable auto-zero tracking.

  • Food Service: NSF Listed/Certified to NSF C-2 -- Special Equipment and/or Devices (Food Service Equipment); USDA Accepted to NSF/3-A 14159-1-2002 (Hygiene Requirements for the Design of Meat and Poultry Processing Equipment); meets requirements for HACCP conformity.
  • Electrical/Emissions: UL C US listed; AS/NZS4251.1 Emission, AS/NZS4252.1 Immunity; Tested for compliance to FCC Class B Part 15 operation, complies with Industry Canada Class B
  • Quality: Ohaus quality management system registered to ISO 9001:2000 by BVQI
  • NTEP Approved Legal for Trade



Model FD3 FD3H FD6 FD6H FD15 FD15H
Price $640.00
Capacity x Readability 3 x 0.0005 kg 3 x 0.0001 kg 6 x 0.001 kg 6 x 0.0002 kg 15 x 0.002 kg 15 x 0.001 kg
3000 x 0.5 g 3000 x 0.1 g 6000 x 1 g 6000 x 0.2 g 15000 x 2 g 15000 x 1 g
6 x 0.001 lb 6 x 0.0002 lb 15 x 0.002 lb 15 x 0.001 lb 30 x 0.005 lb 30 x 0.001 lb
96 x 0.02 oz
96 x 1/4 oz
96 x 0.005 oz
96 x 1/4 oz
240 x 0.05 oz
240 x 1/4 oz
240 x 0.01 oz
240 x 1/4 oz
480 x 0.1 oz
480 x 1/4 oz
480 x 0.02 oz
480 x 1/4 oz
6 lb:0oz x 0.1oz
6 lb 0oz x 1/4oz
6 lb 0oz x 0.1oz
6 lb 0oz x 1/4oz
15 lb:0oz x 0.1oz
15 lb 0oz x 1/4oz
15 lb 0oz x 0.1oz
15 lb 0oz x 1/4oz
30 lb 0oz x 0.1oz
30 lb 0oz x 1/4oz
30 lb 0oz x 0.1oz
30 lb 0oz x 1/4oz
Legal For Trade YES - YES - YES -
Non-H models are NTEP certified (CC No. 05-072A1) and
Measurement Canada approved (No. AM-5582)
Capacity x Readability
3000 x 1 g - 6000 x 2 g - 15000 x 5 g -
6 lb x 0.002 lb - 15 lb x 0.005 lb - 30 lb x 0.01 lb -
96 oz x 0.05 oz
96 oz x 1/4 oz
- 240 oz x 0.1 oz
240 oz x 1/4 oz
- 480 oz x 0.2 oz
480 oz x 1/4 oz
Weighing Units Pound, decimal ounce, 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 fractional ounce, gram, kilogram, combined lb:oz display (either decimal or fractional ounces) - lb:oz display not available in legal-for-trade application mode.
Application Modes Weighing, Checkweighing, Percent Weighing
Display 0.75-in (19mm) high 5-digit, 7-segment backlit blue LCD display
Display Indicators Stability, center of zero, tare or net weight, battery status, checkweigh mode
Checkweighing Indicators 3 LED (yellow, green, red) with configurable operation and alert beeper
Keyboard 4 ? button membrane switch
Environmental Protection IP 43
Tare Range Full Capacity by Subtraction
Stabilization Time < 2 seconds
Auto-Zero Tracking Off, 0.5, 1 or 3 divisions
Overload Capacity 150% of capacity
AC Power 9 VDC 0.5A AC Wall Adapter100-120 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Battery Internal rechargeable sealed lead-acid battery with 120 hours continuous use
Calibration User-selectable external span or linearity calibration
Operating Temperature and Humidity Range 14° to 104°F / -10° to 40°C, 10 to 85% relative humidity, non-condensing
Pan Size 8.2 x 8.2 in / 209 x 209 mm
Scale Dimensions WxHxD 9 x 12 x 2.8 in / 300 x 223 x 71 mm
Shipping Dimensions WxHxD 15.8 x 12.6 x 7.3 in / 400 x 320 x 185 mm
Net Weight 8 lb / 3.6 kg
Shipping Weight 11 lb / 5 kg


Easy to Set-Up for Your Operation:

The OHAUS FD Food Portioning Scale Has All The Features You Need:

  • Selectable Weighing Units – The FD Food Portioning Scale can be set up to display all, some, or only one weighing unit to match the requirements of your operation.
  • Lb & Oz Display – The FD Food Scale can display a decimal pound to 3 decimal places, as well as 1/4 fractional or decimal ounces, and can even display results in a combined lb:oz display.
  • Metric Display – For metric use, the FD Food Scale can display results in kilograms or grams with a readability ranging from 0.5g to 2 g, depending on model.
  • Percent Weight – Allows users to compare the weight of a sample as a percentage of a reference weight.
  • Change Units Quickly – The unit displayed can be changed with a single key press
  • Set It Up and Lock It In – The FD Food Portioning Scale can be set to the mode and weighing units required, and then locked-in using either software or hardware locks. The OHAUS FD Food Portioning Scale can be locked to ensure the configuration you choose is the configuration you use!
  • Easy to Calibrate – The FD Food Portioning Scale’s software menu allows the user to recalibrate the FD Scale to ensure accurate results. To prevent accidental recalibration, the FD Food Portioning Scale also can be configured using software and hardware calibration lockouts. The user can calibrate the FD scale using either span (two-point) or linear (three point) calibration setups.
  • Legal-For-Trade Modes Included – For operations that require approved performance, either to NTEP or Measurement Canada standards, the Food Portion Scale includes legal-for-trade software (non-H models only).

For Checkweighing Applications, The OHAUS FD Can Be Quickly Configured:

The FD Portioning Scale can be set to either simply display a weight, or can be set to act as a dedicated, low-profile checkweigher for food portioning and grading:

  • Portioning and Prepackaging – With the positive checkweighing mode for packaging, add to the portion on the pan until you reach the weight you need
  • Portioning Out of the Box – Use the negative checkweighing mode for portioning and pizza making, portioning out of a
    container on the pan until the required weight is reached
  • Sorting & Grading – The “zero” checkweighing method is designed for sorting and grading operations, so you can check portions against preset limits
  • Quickly Set Targets – Target weights can be entered quickly using the dedicated Setpoint key
  • Bright LED’s and Buzzer Speed Use – Progress against weight targets can be indicated with the three LED’s, with indications for Over, Accept and Under with selectable audible buzzer.

Designed for Food Service Use:

Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale / portion control scaleFast, Easy-To-Read Display – The FD Food Portioning Scale is designed to clearly and quickly display weighing results:

  • Large, backlit LCD display
  • Fast display updates – within 2 seconds
  • Bright LED indicators for Checkweighing mode
  • Text display of weight units – no cryptic unit designations or hard-to-read annunciators
  • Audible buzzer alerts user when limits are reached
  • Battery power level indicator
  • Bright annunciators for scale stability, center of zero, net and tare weights, checkweighing mode indication
  • Manual or Auto Tare – The FD Food Portioning Scale can be configured to accept tare signals using:
    • Manual taring using the large, dedicated Tare key
    • The FD can be set-up to automatically tare the first weight placed on the pan
    • For hands-free operation, the FD scale can also be tared using the optional foot switch
Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale / portion control scale
Bottom view
Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale / portion control scale
Rubber adjustable leveling feet
Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale / portion control scale
Removable, dishwasher-safe stainless steel weighing pan
Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale / portion control scale
Side view
Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale / portion control scale
Shown with pan removed - all stainless steel for easy cleaning
Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale / portion control scale
All -stainless steel construction for easy cleaning



Ohaus FD Food Portioning Scale / portion control scale - optional footswitch
Optional Hard Shell Carry Case (Ohaus P/N 80251394)

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