We are a fresh, raw sausage manufacturer, and I am looking for a good, small scale that I can use for QA purposes, ie weighing link sizes (as low as 1 oz link, as big as 10 lb bulk), and r&d purposes, ie weighing up spice for sample batches (as low as 0.15 oz in some cases). We are SQF certified, so ideally I am looking for something that is NSF certified, or something I can trace back the calibration. Obviously I don't want to be spending a ton of money on this considering I already have a scale that I can technically get by with, so I need to be able to justify the cost to our tight pocketed Operations Manager.
Does anyone have any recommendations? Anything you folks already use? Right now, the scale I am using is a little larger than I want. It will measure my link, rope, and bulk sausage and full 10 lb cases fine, but some r&d projects seem a little difficult and not as accurate as I would like. I need a more accurate scale that can measure and display smaller measurements, if that makes sense. For example, yesterday I was supposed to weigh out 0.14 oz of ground sage (yes, its as little of an amount as you think it is) and my the lowest my scale goes is 0.2 oz.
Any suggestions would be great.