Precision balances are scales that are used to weigh quantities to a very precise number, sometimes up to one milligram. They are not as precise as analytical balances, but better than the average bench or compact scale.
Also referred to as ‘top loading balances’, precision scales are available in a wide range of capacities. They are often used in laboratories and chemistry applications, in the medical and pharmaceutical fields, in industrial and manufacturing operations, as well as in the jewelry industry.
These balances have multiple weighing units and maximum clarity in regards to display, providing accurate, detailed information. Their capability to output to a PC or printer makes them ideal during research for recording multiple weights to create data sets.
So how do you go about choosing the right precision scale? Here are a few points to keep in mind.
To get an accurate weight, the total load placed on the scale must be within the rated capacity of the device. A tip is to choose a scale that lets you weigh your heaviest samples in the middle of its range.
2. Weighing Units
Some specifications require a specific unit of measurement such as grams, pounds, ounces or grains. The good news is most precision balances come with multiple weighing units.
3. Special Features
Some models now come with special features like calibration, overload protection, portability, data collection and more. Knowing what your application requires will help you narrow down your choices.
At Anyscales, we carry quite an extensive range of precision balances, including:
A&D FX-i Series
TheA&D FX-i brings top of the range performance to the price conscious. Its compact B5 size footprint brings minimal impact to the work environment, while the Shock Absorber Function prevents damage due to accidental overloading. Meanwhile, the Fast Stabilization Time of 1 second makes it ideal for high speed applications.
A&D FZi-WP Series
The A&D FZi-WP is fully sealed against the ingress of foreign matter, making it truly ‘accident proof’. It complies with GLP, GMP, GCP and ISO laboratory systems, and has underhook weighing for testing density or weighing magnetic material. The scale also has Animal Weighing Function for weighing unstable samples.
A&D GX Series
The A&D GX is a high precision weighing balance featuring optimum weighing and settling time. It has a wide range of capacities and resolutions, and the counting has A.C.A.I. feature for optimum results. Other features include a standard FS232 data output, external calibration, 14 weighing units, and built-in underhook capability.
A&D GP Series
The A&D GP is a high capacity precision balance that is suitable for use in hostile environments. With IP65 level protection and a column mounted indicator, the scale is ideal for working with products that produce spills or debris. It features capacities of up to 31kg, and has adjustable environmental settings to match your needs.
To find out more about the precision balances that we have, or to find the best one for your application, contact us today.