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  • Maintaining your analytical scales for durability in the long term

    Most commonly used in laboratories and pharmaceutical businesses, analytical balances are used to measure small masses that weigh in the sub-milligram range. Since the quantities of mass are significantly small, their weight can be affected by elements such as dust and air currents in the room too. As a result, these scales also feature a transparent enclosure with doors for the measuring pan, commonly referred to as a draft shield. The use of an analytical scale helps prevent balance fluctuation and loss of product, which is essential with smaller masses.

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    Since analytical balances are used for more delicate operations, they need to be taken good care of to ensure they offer precision and accuracy in the long term. Keeping the balance clean and calibrated is usually the first step in this process. In most cases, your laboratory balance will come with manufacturer care recommendations that you can follow for adequate maintenance. The user manual that comes with the scale will outline the best way to use it, along with care instructions that ensure you’re using and maintaining your scale in the best way possible.

    In addition, your digital weighing scales will also need to be serviced and calibrated, ideally once a year. In some industries, the high volume of use will make routine calibrations more important, going up to once a month or week, in some cases. While usage frequency is a good indicator of how often the balance must be serviced, you must get in touch with your local service provider whenever your balances aren’t performing as well as they used to when you first began using it. This is especially important when your laboratory experiences frequent temperature changes, since this would affect the accuracy of the analytical balance and they would need to be calibrated more often to avoid inaccuracies.

    Finally, analytical scales are more delicate than other heavy duty balances, which means you need to take extra care when cleaning the balance. These balances also need to be stored and moved carefully, since undue pressure on the measuring pan can damage it. Ideally, you should remove the pan when cleaning or storing the balance, since this prevents any accidental pressure being applied to it.

    Anyscales stocks a wide range of products, ranging from analytical scales for sale to platform and bench scales. Get in touch with us today for all your weighing needs.

  • Understanding the function of moisture balances

    A moisture balance is commonly used in laboratories, and determines the moisture content of a sample using a weighing and heating unit. The halogen lamp in the balance works according to the Loss on Drying principle. In order to measure the moisture content, the sample’s start weight is noted down, following with the halogen radiator heats and dries the sample while the integrated balance continues to record the weight of the sample. When the sample stops losing any further weight, the balance then calculates the final moisture content, and the total loss in weight in used to calculate the moisture content of the sample.

    One of the reasons why this halogen lamp works this well is due to the use of a halogen lamp. Samples that need to be weighed absorb the halogen radiation to heat up quickly, as compared to a convection oven, which takes longer to heat the sample up. The speed with which halogen moisture balances weigh samples has made them a preferred scale type. Due to their efficiency, these balances are also used in the food, plastics and pharmaceuticals industries.

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    At Anyscales, we offer a range of moisture balances with different specifications. The A&D MS-70 moisture balance comes with a halogen lamp and uniquely designed secondary radiation assist filter, which offers a shorter measurement time, along with fast and uniform heating. Additionally, the ergonomically designed pan handle eliminates the scope of mishaps such as burns that may occur when moving a hot sample tray into or out of the unit from either side. Other features of this balance include five years warranty, high repeatability of 0.001%, sodium tartrate dihydrate samples for accuracy checks, memory functions to store data, four measurement programs and a standard RS232C serial interface.

    The A&D MX-50 moisture balances also come with a five year warranty, ensuring longevity on the product. Ideal for 51g samples, the balance offers fast and uniform heating with a halogen lamp and innovative SRA technology. It comes with a high repeatability of 0.001%, memory function to store data, four measurement programs, glass window that allows you to check the heating, self-check function and a standard RS232C serial interface.

    In addition to moisture balances, Anyscales also stock a wide of other scales, including economic balances, compact balances, analytical balances and conductivity meters. Get in touch with Anyscales today to discuss your equipment needs.

  • Opt for comfort and quality with chair scales

    Sturdy, durable chair scales are an essential piece of equipment in any hospital or healthcare facility, allowing doctors and the staff to monitor a patient’s weight without compromising on their comfort. In most cases, patients are unable to stand without support, or stand for too long, and chair scales ensure their vitals can still be accurately tested. Other preferred features in chair scales include a design that is easy to clean and maintain, an ergonomic style that minimizes the effort required to use it, a clear display, simple operation, long battery life, and finally, safety features that will prevent any mishaps, and a push handle that enables easy control.

    Picture 1The chair scales range at Anyscales are top of the line products that combine quality with strength and accuracy. The Shekel Electronic Multifunction chair scale offers a range of functions in one product, such as an integrated, rectractable seat for patients to sit on comfortably whilst being weighed. Alternatively patients can also be weighed using their own wheelchair, or stand using the robust handrail for support. The scale comes with movement compensation technology that allows patients to be accurately weighed despite movement. Other features include BMI function, tare, print and option to switch between kgs and lbs. With updatable firmware, the scale will continue to offer the latest technology, making it a long term investment.

     

     

    Picture 2The popular A&D HVL-CS is a purpose built chair scale, and is ideal for hospitals, health clinics and aged care facilities. The scale has a weighing capacity of 150kg with a 50g accuracy, and a full digital calibration (FDC), that ensures accurate and simple calibration. The dual power supply means that the scale can also be battery operated, allowing it to be used wherever needed. The Australian-made and designed scale is quick and easy to operate, with an auto power off feature that helps preserve battery life. The scale is also highly portable, comes with a push handle that the staff can use when moving it, and an easy to clean chair shell that will allow for maximum hygiene.

     

     

    Picture 3The Shekel Hand Rail scale is both a chair weighing and stand-on scale, with an integrated, retractable seat that can be easily lifted, allowing the patient to be weighed by standing on it, using the handrail for support. The scale comes with movement compensation technology making it easier to weigh patients on it. Other features of the scale include a BMI function, option to weigh in kgs or lbs, tare, zero and hold. The scale also comes with a capacity of 360kg, with a 100g accuracy.

     

     

     

     

    At Anyscales, you can find a wide range of scales to suit your needs. Call us on 1300 738 705, or fill out our online contact form and an experienced representative will get back to you.

  • Using analytical scales for efficiency and precision

    Essential for research and product development, analytical balances measure small mass in the sub-milligram range. The measuring pan of the balance is kept inside a transparent enclosure with doors, keeping dust particles outside. The enclosure also ensures air currents in the room don’t affect the balance and its accuracy. Considering the minuteness of the items measured in analytical scales, the scale measures the force needed to counter the mass being measured, instead of the actual mass itself. The analytical scales at Anyscales are both durable and accurate, enabling precise measurements.

    Analytical balances are essential for accurate, advanced weighing procedures, typically required in research and product development. These scales come with digital internal calibration and performance honing in on .1mg increment, semi micro-weighing, substantial data memory storage which can be transferred to a PC, warranty coverage, and a GLP compliance output format that lets your measurements match quality system.

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    The A&D HR-A Series is a compact analytical balance that offers precision and reliability, with a simple design and superior A&D sensor technology. The scale offers high-speed, frustration-free weighing in 2 seconds, even at a resolution of 0.1mg, along with one-touch calibration. The scale also comes with rotary sliding doors and a removable breeze break that allows for simple cleaning. The twelve weighing units ensures easy conversions across different units, and the scale also comes with a GLP/GMP/GCP/ISO compliant output.

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    The A&D GR Series is a semi-micro balance that features an internal automatic calibration function as well as an RS232 data output and data logging. With a five-year warranty, the scale is reliable and accurate, and offers full digital calibration using internal motor driven masses. A two layer housing construction and automatic self-calibration minimizes the negative effects of change in temperature. The scale comes with 11 weighing units, including counting and percentage functions. The data memory stores up to 200 sets of weighing data, in a GLP compliant data output format that matches quality systems.

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    The A&D GH series is also a stable semi-micro balance, with one-touch and automatic calibration. They come with the option of dual or single range, starting from a capacity of 320mg. The scale can be used in multiple weighing units, in addition to counting and percentage modes. Upto 200 different data sets can be stored in its memory, and the scale is also GLP/GMP/GCP/ISO compliant.

    Anyscales stocks a wide range of scales, ranging from chair scales to balances and more, making it a one stop shop for all your weighing needs. Give us a call on 1300 738 705 so that we can discuss your needs in depth, or fill out our online contact form and an experienced representative will get back to you ASAP.

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  • Finding the right animal scales for your business

    Like with most appliances that are required when rearing or working with animals, animal scales are designed so they can be effectively used with cattle or other animals. When weighing animals, one of the bigger challenges is that they may not be as inclined to standing still as humans are, and the constant movement would make it harder to accurately weigh them on regular scales.

     

    At Anyscales, we offer a selection of scales that have been specifically designed to be used with animals. One of these is the Anyscales AM2406 Weigh Beams. The Anyscales AM2406 - Weigh Beams are fully manufactured in Australia. They come equipped with 4x2t load cells that protect it from damage due to overload. The scales come with a capacity of 3000kg with an accuracy of 1kg. The scale can also be set to as low as 600kg, with an accuracy of 0.2kg. The sturdy beams and clear LCD display allow measurements to be seen accurately, making it an efficient addition to the business.

     

    The Anyscales AM2406A is a set of agricultural scales designed for farm weighing and cattle crushes. It has an industrial design with a large foot arrangement for stability and is manufactured in Australia. The beams come with 4x2t load cell for overload protection. The maximum capacity of the scales is 2000kg, with an accuracy of 1kg, but it can also be set to as low as 600kg with an accuracy of 0.2kg. Both weigh beams also come with 3m cable from the beams to the indicator, however the cables can be lengthened upon request.

     

    The Anyscales AS-VET Animal Scale is a range of low cost, low profile animal weighing scales that is designed and built much like an industrial scale. The scales have a capacity of 200kg with an accuracy of 0.1 kg. The platform itself is 900mm x 600mm, large enough to accommodate animals with ease, and comes with wheels and a handle for easy transport. The clear LCD display is also mounted away from the scale, making it easier to read it whilst the animal is on the scale.

     

    In addition to animal scales for sale, Anyscales supplies a wide range of scales for commercial, medical, domestic and educational purposes. Contact us today for vet scales that will aid your business with its stability and accuracy on 1300 738 705 so that we can discuss your needs in depth, or fill out our online contact form and an experienced representative will get back to you ASAP.

  • Your comprehensive guide to weighing babies

    Assessing a baby’s health and vitals is a crucial element of monitoring its wellbeing in the first few months. While the infant is given access to vaccinations, regular check-ups and more, his weight is one of the first indicators of good health, making it important for doctors to have access to scales that weigh them accurately without causing much discomfort in those initial months. Most parents would remember the first weigh-in as an important event, rarely forgetting what the child’s weight and length was, even years later. Furthermore, tracking the baby’s weight over a period of time also reveals the rate at which it gains weight, making it easier to accurately plot a growth chart.

     

    At Anyscales, we understand the importance of medical professionals using the right scales for weigh-ins, and we offer a range of baby scales that meet all your requirements perfectly. Well-designed baby weight scales not only weigh accurately, they also ensure the child’s comfort and have a capacity to weigh the baby from the initial few days to its first years. The accuracy within these scales ensures you’re able to chart the baby’s growth accurately, allowing you to spot and potential problems early on in the baby’s development. We offer a few scale models that are suited to fulfill all your needs.

     

    The Anyscales EBSL Baby Scale is portable and light weight, making it easier to store and transport as often as needed. It has a capacity of upto 20kgs and a resolution of 0.005kg, or 5 grams. An easily seen display makes it easier for doctors to weigh the baby quickly and reduce any discomfort. The digital baby scale is also easily to operate, further adding to the ease of use.

     

    The Healthweigh Neonatal Baby Scale features a new design and advanced technology for precision weighing of newborns and growing babies. It comes with movement compensation technology, which means that you can accurately weigh the baby despite all the movement that may otherwise interfere with the accuracy. The scale allows you to weigh in kilograms and pounds, making it a suitable choice for diverse markets. It also comes with a full set of functions such as the option to scroll up or down, zero, hold, clear and enter, further enhancing its utility. The firmware can also be updated so your digital baby scale is always powered by the latest technology. The scale has a capacity of upto 20kgs too, with a resolution of 5 grams.

     

    From baby scales to chair scales, we stock an extensive range of scales, balances and equipment for medical, commercial and educational uses, making Anyscales a one stop shop for all your weighing needs. Discuss your baby weight scales needs with us today to find the most appropriate solutions for your business. Give us a call on 1300 738 705 so that we can discuss your needs in depth, or fill out our online contact form and an experienced representative will get back to you ASAP.

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