GF-300P prescription balance offers the same reliability as the GF300 laboratory balance with additional embedded software conforming to US National Conference on Weighing & Measurement requirements for Class II balances - certified for both Weighing and Pill Counting for prescription filling. A&D offers an extensive line of pharmacy weighing solutions which comply with most Federal, State and local USP Regulations.
GF-300P Pharmacy Scale can increase pharmacy efficiency and patient safety in the smallest to the largest pharmacies - assisting with processing prescriptions by counting, weighing or compounding. Pharmacy employees can process compounds efficiently and accurately by enabling the pharmacist to quickly re-zero after the addition of each ingredient in a compound. A digital pharmacy scale virtually ensures that the pharmacist adds the correct amount of each item.
The GF300P DOES NOT come with any software to connect to a National Drug Code (NDC) database.
The corner pharmacy knows they cannot be all things for all people and typically don't have the expertise or capital to go head-to-head with the giant retailers who excel in large scale merchandising and managing. To stay competitive and to differentiate from the big store pharmacy chains many independent pharmacies focus on the art and science of compounding. Specialty compounding prescriptions allow people to work with their doctors to devise ways to make taking medicine less of a problem.
The following 2 models of prescription counting scales offer varying weighing capability and readability uniquely designed to cover a broad range of pill counting uses.
For those pharmacist not interested in the pill counting feature and solely interested in compounding prescription medications we recommend you take a look at the Sartorius GD503 or Mettler JS703C/A before you make your final decision. Sartorius GD503 (100g x 0.0001g - yes 4 decimal places), Mettler JS703-C/A (140g x 0.001g) all feature an all glass 3 door glass draft shield, while the A&D GF300P has the all plastic draftshield (you can purchase the optional GX-10 glass breeze break but that is an additional $275). The plastic draft shield can hold greater static electricity over glass, which could lead to erroneous weighing results. Another issue, is the A&D GF300P's plastic draft shield is only 3.6" high from the weighing platform to the top of the removable cover, and yes the A&D can only be entered from lifting off the top verses the other 2 balances (GD503 and JS703C/A) offer greater draft shield height and you can enter from the two sides or top. Now A&D does offer a replacement for their low cost plastic draft shield which is the optional GX-10 Glass Breeze Break.
Finally the Sartorius GD503 comes standard with the calibration mass and the Mettler Toledo JS703-C/A has internal motorized calibration, while on the GF300P you guessed it - the external calibration is an additional expense since it is an option with the A&D. The A&D GF300P is a popular digital balance for the pharmacy compounder, but we provide this information since we receive so many phone calls asking the benefits of one prescription compounding balance over the next that we hope this information helps in your buying decision. As always if you have additional.
Free shipping UPS Ground in the lower 48 states on all AND GF pharmacy balances at www.balances.com
(optional cal mass for external only)
requires the purchase of one of the masses listed above for the specific
model. The GF Series like many of the other A&D balances
offers the ability to select different masses that best meets your weighing
application for calibration. To learn more about the selectable
calibration setting click here. We also offer a large selection
x 317(D) x 86(H)
(AC Adapter )
120, 220, 240 VAC (AC adapter) 50/60 Hz All balances
shipped with 120V AC Adapter. Other voltages add $25.00
Specifications subject to change without notice
Emptor - Balance requirements vary from state to state. The requirements
are dictated with each state's pharmacy law and regulations. Determining
the requirements involves perusing each state's pharmacy law and regulations
to determine the requirements. Precision Weighing Balances suggests
contacting the agency that authorizes your pharmacy license for approval
of this balance prior to making the purchase. Although this balances
is approved on a national level as a pharmacy balance, state and local
agency may supersede with their own regulations. It
is the purchaser's responsible to verify using the above balance is in compliance
with your pharmacy license requirements.
the information below was supplied by the Director of Marketing at AND
Weighing on 8/29/2005. The
information is subject to change and people should always call the manufacturer
directly to confirm the specification have not changed.
AND versus Torbal (Fulcrum) digital balance?
is a world leader digital balance manufacture for almost 30 years.
Fulcrum has been offering the pharmacy market the DRX-4 since 2004.
AND sells more than $70M in digital weighing products around the world
pharmacy balance is made in Japan and proudly carries a 5 year warranty.
Fulcrum digital balances are made in Poland and carry a 1 year warranty
(according Jim Maloy, Fulcrum Inc).
GF pharmacy balance is made by A&D Weighing in A&D's own manufacturing
facility, by A&D employees trained in the fine art of building
precision digital balances. The Fulcrum DRX-4 is made in some
contractor plant in Poland.
AND comes with the standard draft shield.
is the leading digital pharmacy balance supplier in the world.
supplies digital pharmacy balances to 3 of the top five pharmacies
chains in the US including the world's largest retailer.
pan size is 5"x 5", Torbal is only 4.57" round 34%
smaller surface area than the AND GF-300P.
range is down to 41° F for AND but only 59° F for the Torbal
AND versus Torbal (Fulcrum) digital pharmacy balance
- 86° F
59° - 86° F
Breeze Break Standard
Note the above information was supplied by the Director
of Marketing at AND Weighing on 8/29/2005. The information
above is provide answers for people asking what the difference
are between the A&D GF-300P verses the Fulcrum
DRX-4C2. The information above is subject to change and
people should always call the manufacturer directly to confirm
the specification have not changed. If you find any discrepancies
with the above data please call Precision Weighing Balances at
978-521-7095 and we will make any required changes.
In the video above we show the difference between the A&D FX-300iN which is NTEP Approved and Legal for Trade and the A&D FX-300i which is NON-NTEP (you don't want to buy the FX-300i). If you are a pharmacists needing to meet the requirements for maintaining your pharmacy license the A&D FX-300iN complies for making weight measurements on a Class II prescription balance. Pharmacies are required by law in many states to have pharmacy prescription scale in their facility even if they are not compounding. The FX300iN meets definition of a Class "A" prescription scale meeting the weighing sensitivity requirement of 6 milligram or 0.01 grains. Oregon marijuana dispensary are required to have in their retail stores a legal for trade scale with a verification scale division of "e"=0.01g and again the FX-300iN meets these regulations.
Handbook 44 for 2006 <http://ts.nist.gov/ts/htdocs/230/235/h44-06.htm>,
in section 2.20 UR.3.1 Use Requirements Table 8 on page 2-39 states
for class II scales with scale divisions from .001g to .05g inclusive
the recommended minimum load is 20d