Spring balances and scales are pocket sized instruments that are used to measure force or tension between the mass of an object in opposition to gravity.
The spring balance is primarily designed for young scientists and students for weighing material compounds for classroom experiments, where traditional bench or laboratory scales are not available.
There are many types of spring scale available on the market today from pocket-sized scales to mechanical hanging scales.
Convenient and easy to use, spring scales are most commonly used as educational weighing scales that are both cost effective and easy to use.
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.
Spring Balances Help
Q: What are spring scales used for?
A: Spring scales are used for measuring force such as gravity against an object's mass in Newtons or Grams. There are many types of spring scale from small pocket scales for intricate weighing of chemicals and compounds to larger mechanical hanging scales that feature below balance hooks used to weigh suspended objects such as tote bags or luggage.
Q: Why are spring scales good for classroom use?
A: Spring scales are first and foremost, convenient pieces of weighing equipment that are fully portable. They are constructed to have a long lifespan and are cost effective which makes them ideal weighing scale equipment for classrooms. Whilst they lack in terms of features on some of the more advanced digital weighing scales, such as the analytical or precision balances, the spring scale is a useful tool when there is no nearby power supply or when wanting a weighing scale that provides both ease of use and portability.