Compact scales are typically smaller toploading bench scales with the weight display mounted under the platform. They range from just a few pounds or kilos up to 60lb/30kg range. Like bench scales you can get them in all stainless steel, mild steel or ABS composite. You can get them in AC, DC or both, NTEP approved “legal for trade” units or not. These are ideal for simple portion control, food service, and basic weighing and priced less than a typical bench scale.