Accurate balances weigh heavily into the success of laboratory operations. Accuracy, the ability to reflect true value, should be the primary requirement fulfilled by the weighing device. A clear understanding of how, when, and where the balance will be needed as well as the purpose it will serve all factor into the purchase of the right piece of equipment.
Field work often requires a portable balance, often resulting in heavier use and (possible) abuse. A large number of samples needing to be weighed invokes fast readings and ease of use. Portable balances, similar to analytical balances, offer piece counting, dynamic weighing, and unit conversion.
A balance, like all measuring equipment, has special use and care procedures. Scales exposed to many chemicals and environments can affect the metal pan and the calibration of the sensors, causing false readings. Multiple users of a single scale can cause a potentially dangerous situation if the scale is not effectively cleaned.The importance of cleaning the scale after use can only be underemphasized.
The AccurisTM Mini Balance Series
AccurisTM Mini Balances fit the bill for size, ease of use, and convenience. They offer exceptional accuracy while consuming only 2.6 x 3.9 inches. Available with either a 100g or 500g capacity, these digital balances feature a backlit, liquid crystal display that is easy to read. The power, mode and tare buttons located on the front are easily accessible. The software includes a function for in-lab calibration with a 100g or 500g calibration weight, both of which are available separately.
The AccurisTM Mini Balances are powered by two AAA batteries, which are included. The power automatically shuts off to conserve battery life after one minute of idle time. Each balance includes a snap-on, protective cover with instructions conveniently printed on the underside.
Whether in the field on in the lab, the AccurisTM Mini Balance can well suit the needs of scientists and researchers.