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Mechanical Balances for Educational Use

Durable and affordable, mechanical balances are the top choice for weighing in science classrooms or any setting where power is unavailable. Triple beam balances are the preferred tool for introducing the concept of mass measurement to young students. Hanging/spring scales also are used in education, as well as in applications requiring a portable, easy-to-use weighing device. 

Convenience is considered the main advantage of mechanical scales and balances. They are typically easy to use and small in size, making ideal portable scales for weighing small bags of produce at markets to weighing small weights, metals or compounds in school science experiments.

The Adam TBB and Kern 281 spring balance offer excellent value for mechanical weighing tasks. Contact us for help choosing a triple beam balance or hanging scale to suit your needs.

If you wish to learn more about mechanical scales for educational use, please see our article on how to choose the best mechanical scale for your needs

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  1. From: £84.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £86.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    2610g to 2610g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 0.1g

    Adam Equipment’s patented TBB offers today’s best value for teaching mass measurement concepts. Everything you need for basic density and simple portable weighing- tripod legs and weigh-below hook are included.

  2. From: £63.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £75.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    10g to 2500g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 20g

    A precise and handy Spring Balance, the 281 is made from a durable anodised aluminium tube offering accurate and reliable readings as manufactured by a Precision Swiss company.

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Mechanical Balances Help

Q: How are mechanical balances made for classroom use?

A: Mechanical balances have many features that make them ideal for classroom use. Firstly, they are generally long lasting, inexpensive compared with other educational weighing scales and portable. Moreover, the TBB Triple-Beam Balances are fully equipped with safety features and theft prevention slots which is useful when classrooms are left unattended.

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