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Top Pan Precision Balances for Food Industry Use

Top pan balance refers to digital weighing scales and balances that have an external pan or plate that is both easy to clean and ideal for weighing food ingredients. The weighing pan or plate is commonly found on top of the balance and relates to machines that have a resolution not requiring a draft shield to protect the weighing surface.

Top pan precision balances such as Adam's Core portable compact balances or A&D's GX series of precision balances offer easy-to-use interfaces with water-resistant housing, providing an ideal food weighing scale for use in laboratory testing and professional kitchens when preparing food. This page offers a selection of high performance, high quality precision balances ideal for weighing spices, sugar, coffee and tea in small increments.

For more information about our range of top pan balances please contact us.

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  1. £111.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £160.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    60g to 6000g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 1g

    The 440 Precision Balance from Kern offers customers a low entry basic model with simple to use functions, ideal for general purpose weighing applications. This model would be commonly found in schools and college laboratories, offering a series of capacities and resolutions suitable for these environments.

  2. £335.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £480.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    160g to 24.1kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    The 572 Kern series of precision balances offers a variety of capacities and increments. The balance has a metal housing and simple easy to read display.

  3. £418.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £616.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    650g to 6500g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 0.1g

    The 573 precision balance series is the EC type Approved version of the popular 572 series of products. Offering all the features of the 572 plus approvals to allow you to legally trade and sell items by weight.

  4. £165.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £220.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 6000g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    Adam Equipment’s Highland balances are well-suited for Education, lab work, field use, and many industrial applications. The HCB features Adam’s unique patented HandiCal® internal calibration with a built-in mass, and ShockProtect® as a safeguard against shock loading and accidential overload. Calibrate whenever you want without external masses, or use your own certified masses for traceability.

  5. £225.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £260.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 10kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    The Kern KB precision laboratory balance is a series of compact weighing machines offering extensive weighing functions at a cost effective price. Suitable for weighing chemicals and compounds in laboratory-based environments.

  6. £340.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £400.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 10kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    Kern PKS Precision Balance has the same features as the Kern KB but with an easy operation graphics display. The five models have a host of different features, including tolerance weighing (check weighing) useful for portion division, dispensing and grading.

  7. £310.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £387.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    150g to 12kg
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    A&D's EW-i precision balance is a compact, table top scale with parts counting and percentage weighing applications. The EW-i utilises a percentage weighing feature makes it ideal for weighing serums, liquids and gels for perfume, hair and beauty products. Trade approved models available for selling products by weight.

    Compact, easy-to-use top pan precision balance perfect for weighing cosmetics, jewellery and food products.

  8. £444.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £555.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    122g to 5200g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.01g

    The FX-i precision top pan range provides a host of features in a compact, lightweight package. All of the traditional A&D functions are present plus a host of innovative features.

  9. £664.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £830.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    122g to 3200g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.01g

    The FXi-WP is a precision top loading balance with laboratory level performance suitable for use in hostile environments to an IP-65 standard. The FX-iWP will be completely at home in any area where moisture or dust would prove a barrier to a normal top pan precision balance. The FXi-WP has 4 years warranty.

  10. £652.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £815.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 5200g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.01g

    The FZ-i precision balance brings top of the range performance to the price conscious. The Air Pump Controlled Internal Calibration system provides high reliability & fail safe calibration. Featuring 1 second stabilisation with the C-SHS Weight Sensor.

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Top Pan Precision Balances Help

When would I use my top pan precision balance?

Top pan precision balances make effective and versatile food weighing scales, when trade approved they can be used to weigh food products such as fruit and bread to ensure they are the correct weight for mass production.

Top pan balances are often suitable for use as coffee scales in barista and coffee shops and can accurately weigh coffee beans, ground coffee and tea leaves. Essential for brewing the perfect coffee every time.

Top pan precision balances can also be used when looking to control portion sizes within restaurants, catering venues and food testing laboratories.

Take a look at our range of trade approved scales for use in the food industry.

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