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Portable Balances for Educational Use

Portable scales can be used to describe digital weighing scales that can be moved around.

The term portable scales is used to describe a weighing scale that can be run on batteries and do not depend on a mains connection. In theory all weighing scales are portable, if you can pick it up and carry it then it is portable, but you may not have a mains socket where you need to use the scale, so a truly portable scale is battery powered.There are two forms of battery powered portable scales, ones that use standard dry-cell batteries and those that have internal rechargeable batteries.

Within education, portable scales can be particularly useful due to their ease of use. Portable scales can be used for a series of classroom weighing applications including the measuring of compounds in classroom experiments.

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  1. £57.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 200g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 0.1g

    A circular scale! This unique and unusual pocket scale is small and easy to use. The top rotates when not in use to offer some protection for the weighing area and is supplied with batteries and a transport box.

    Affordable, compact digital pocket scale with circular design.

  2. £113.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £130.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    100g to 10kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 1g

    The Kern PCB Precision Balance series is a range of economical compact balances with high precision. The PCB series has a wide range of pan sizes and weighing capacities to suit many requirements.

  3. £57.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    60g to 1000g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    The CM pocket balance is unlike other cheaper pocket scales, it is built to be accurate and repeatable time after time, with a hard protective case and built in handy calculator.

    Compact, digital pocket scale with built-in calculator.

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    £66.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £90.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 5000g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    Adam Equipment's CQT Core Portable Compact Balance is perfect for conducting simple weighing procedures in school classroom environments, science labs, veterinary practices and field experiments. This scale is exceptional value for money, featuring tough ABS housing and Adam Equipment's patented ShockProtect™ feature.

    High-quality, affordable compact scale for weighing chemicals, food and other specimens. Perfect for schools, colleges and university environments.

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    £46.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    500g to 3000g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    The CB is a compact portable scale for conducting simple weighing applications. Compact, affordable and easy to use scales ideally suited for use in school classroom experiments and commercial kitchens.

    Durable, compact scale suitable for KS1 and KS2 school science experiments.

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    £63.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £70.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 5100g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    The HT is an affordable compact scale with a capacity up to 5kg (1g resolution) and a displayed resolution of 0.1g (500g capacity). This scale comes packaged in a portable perspex carry case perfect for field experiments and general outdoor weighing applications.

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    £86.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £95.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    1000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 20g

    A low cost Bench Scale, the SJ-HS is ideally suited to any basic weighing application. Featuring capacities up to 12 kg and a settling time of less than 1 second the SJ-HS will meet all product packing requirements.

  8. £188.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £235.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    1000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 20g

    The SK-WP range of stainless steel scales manufactured by A&D weighing. SW are durable stainless steel scales that can easily fit on small workbenches and worktops in commercial shop environments. Suitable for use in coffee shops, bakeries and other food outlets. SW-WP scales are UK trade certified for selling goods by weight.

    Durable, stainless steel scale with UK trade certification. Includes a curved weighing pan perfect for weighing small moveable items securely. Includes standard and trade approved models.

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    £109.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    3kg to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 5g

    IWS bench scales are constructed from IP68-rated stainless steel with waterproof sealing. Ideal for food packing lines, professional kitchens and catering applications.

    The IWS sealed bench scale (dustproof and waterproof) is ideal for wet, dirty and industrial environments.

  10. £167.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £185.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    300g to 3000g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    Fully stainless steel top loading balances suitable for harsh environments. Ideally suited for food preparation. Capacities range from 300g to 3000g with increments from 0.1g to 1g.

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Portable Balances Help

Q: What types of portable balance are available?

A: There are many types of portable balances available on the market. Pocket balances such as the Kern CM Pocket Balance, provide an array of useful features for classroom environments including precise weighing and a built in calculator. Alternatively, compact balances such as the Dune Portable Compact Balances, provide a hardy digital weighing balance that is easy to use and clean through its protective keypad.

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