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Our analytical laboratory balances have 0.1mg readability, 4 place or 0.0001g readability balances with capacities up to 520g with or without internal calibration.

What are Analytical Balances?

An analytical  balance is a highly sensitive laboratory instrument which accurately measure mass in the sub-milligram range  to a high degree of precision . Analytical Balances have a weighing capacity in the range of 100-500 g and a readability of 0.1 mg – 0.001 mg.

Analytical balances have a draft shield or weighing chamber in the form of a transparent enclosure so that air currents and dust do not affect the Analytical Balances Operation. Analytical balances should only be used by trained personnel.

An Analytical Balance differs from a precision balance in terms of readability. An Analytical Balances has a have a higher readability (0.0001g)  versus a precision balance (0.001g) and as a result tends to be more expensive.

Analytical Balance Applications include;

What industries are Laboratory Balances used in?

Laboratory Balances are utilised across a large variety of industries.  They are commonly used in laboratories due to the level of precision required in scientific experiments. In the laboratory, Analytical Balances can be used for weighing medicine, chemicals and other hazardous compounds, density determination and pipette calibration. An Analytical Balance can also be used in Universities or by veterinarians for measuring compounds.

Where should I keep my Laboratory Balance?

A Laboratory Balance detects very fine increments and so should be kept in a separate interior room where there are few disturbances as small vibrations, temperature fluctuations,  breezes, spills and general foot traffic , as these can all skew results. An analytical balance benefits from low-impact environments. Anti-vibration tables and anti-static mats may be used to ensure weighing accuracy. Analytical balances must be carefully maintained and regularly calibrated.

How do I use an Analytical Balance?

Factors affecting Laboratory Balances

As Analytical Balances are so precise (up to four decimal places), they are very sensitive to external disturbances in the environment and also by the way they are installed and handled. This affects the readability of the lab balance and could potentially give inaccurate results.  

Can we help you with your Analytical lab balance?

To find out how we can help you with your analytical laboratory balance requirements, simply contact us today. We look forward to being of assistance.

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