Lab Balances

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PRECISION WEIGH?

Lab / Precision Balances

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Achieving reliable analytical results for your laboratory or precision weighing needs is dependent on a number of factors such as the initial sample, the way it's prepared, the quality of the lab or precision balance itself, and so on. With up to 60% of laboratory time spent preparing samples, you need weighing solutions that ensure you get accurate results the first time to avoid out-of-spec errors and costly re-working.

Top loading balances are designed for high accuracy

These precision laboratory balances, which are also called top loading balances, are a type of scale designed to offer highly accurate results within the sub-milligram range. Used for the measurement of small samples, precision balances provide an accurate, quick, and simple way to determine the weight of items such as particulate matter. Electronic precision balances offer a wide range of weighing capacities, with maximum capacities up to 64 kg.

Steady readings regardless of the environment

Precision balances produce steady readings in a wider range of environmental conditions than other balances which are required to be used under specific conditions to ensure accurate readings. Being less sensitive to temperature fluctuations and air currents, precision balances can serve as the more convenient method of measurement.

Typical applications for lab or precision balances include:

A wide range of industries rely on precision equipment, with chemistry being the most common. However, many other industries use precision balances in order to perform their jobs, including those in research, quality control, pharma, chemical, food, education, and even textile. Common applications include:

  • Lab Precision and Analytical Weighing
  • Formulation
  • Dynamic Weighing
  • Density Measurement
  • Differential Measurement
  • Filter Weighing
  • Interval Weighing
  • Mass Comparison
  • Hazardous Area Weighing
  • Test Weight Verification

Keeping precision balances clean is critically important 

If you work in a laboratory, then you know that ensuring cleanliness has a significant impact on both the safety of those operating the equipment and cross-contamination risk. Keeping a balance properly maintained is a key aspect of owning precision weighing equipment. This can minimize cross-contamination risk, enhance user safety, increase operating reliability, and reduce equipment failure rates.

There are 6 common steps for a clean balance: 

  1. Understanding that cleansing is essential
  2. Determining which cleansing agents to use
  3. Scheduling a time to clean the balance
  4. Performing balance cleansing procedures
  5. Cleaning weighing instruments
  6. Avoiding soiling the balances

After weighing, it's always important to make sure the balance is clean for the next operator to prevent cross-contamination. Balances must be thoroughly cleaned after weighing potentially toxic substances to prevent exposure risk. For more tips on how to ensure clean balances and precision equipment, download the "8 Steps to a Clean Balance" guide.

Trust your precision equipment with experts

At System Scale, we make sure your team knows how to properly clean lab and precision balances, and we also provide a rapid response time for maintenance and calibrations to ensure your scale is always operating at peak performance.

What precise measurements do you need?

Whether you want to weigh several kilograms or just a few milligrams, System Scale can provide weighing and dosing solutions to make your daily tasks easier, error-free, and compliant. All of our lab balances and precision equipment are uniquely designed with a focus on comfort and ergonomic operation, easy cleaning, efficiency, and reliability. Our most important priority, however, is to provide stable and reliable results in all conditions.

With features including self-adjusting and overload protection, System Scale can help you find the right industrial scale or lab balance for your operation. Request more information or contact one of our dedicated sales engineers to learn more.