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Analytical Balances for Lab Based Applications

What is an Analytical Balance?

Analytical balances and Micro Analytical Balances are precise weighing instruments used to measure mass to a high readability (up to 0.0001g). They require a draft-free location on a solid bench that is free of vibrations. Some modern digital weighing scales have built-in calibration masses and temperature monitoring to maintain accuracy.

Analytical balances are ideally suited to laboratory environments and can feature pipette calibration, small animal weighing and density determination applications.

Analytical balances are often known for their accuracy and expense, but here you will find a balance to suit all budgets. We are proud to announce that we stock the Eclipse range from Adam Equipment.

Using an Analytical Balance

Analytical balances are high precision weighing scales for the most accurate weighing tasks, as a result, it is essential that your balance works optimally. Inscale offers a range of weighing scale accessories that can be used alongside your analytical balance to provide optimum weighing measurements.

Anti-Vibration Tables help stablilise the balance by decreasing vibrations from external sources, such as vehicles passing close by, or from a sudden breeze. Whilst density determination kits are used to weigh the mass of an object in the air, water and other liquids to determine the object's density. 

Related Articles: 

The Quick and Easy Way to Assess Density in Laboratory Applications  -  Using analytical balances alongside a density kit. 

Choosing an Analytical Balance - Advice on how to choose an analytical balance to suit your needs

How to use an Anti-vibration Table - An easy to understand guide to using an anti-vibration table to achieve more accurate weighing results.

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    £1,925.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 120g
    Readability Range
    g to g

    ABL semi-micro balances offer high-precision five-place weighing for advanced lab applications and feature an RS-232 interface and large graphic display. Suitable for advanced research, food testing and weighing pharmaceuticals in medical science laboratories.

    Perfect for weighing very small quantities such pharmaceuticals, supplements and food samples.

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    £968.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,325.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    100g to 250g
    Readability Range
    0.0001g to 0.0001g

    The Eclipse range of analytical balances from Adam Equipment. Ideal for high precision weighing applications in professional laboratory, medical and research environments.

    Suitable for weighing chemicals and organic materials.

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    £615.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £875.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    80g to 250g
    Readability Range
    0.0001g to 0.0001g

    Adam's Nimbus series of analytical balances deliver a full spectrum of precision readabilities, ranging from 0.1mg to 0.1g. Perfect for weighing and handling chemicals, powders and pharmaceutcials.

    Recent customers include universities.

  4. £636.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £795.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    102g to 252g
    Readability Range
    0.0001g to 0.0001g

    A&D's HR analytical balances are professional, user-friendly machines for precision weighing to 0.1mg readability. Compact, robust design by A&D with 4 years warranty:198 mm × 294 mm.

    Recently purchased for structural engineering.

  5. £1,419.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,773.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 310g
    Readability Range
    0.0001g to 1.05g

    GR analytical balances feature an internal automatic calibration function as well as an RS232 data output and data logging as standard. Also has unique ergonomic door design.

    High-performance analytical balance suitable suitable for complex scientific experimentation.

  6. £1,312.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,640.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 310g
    Readability Range
    0.0001g to 1.05g

    GR analytical balances feature an internal automatic calibration function as well as an RS232 data output and data logging as standard. Also has unique ergonomic door design.

  7. £3,236.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £4,045.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    22g to 520g
    Readability Range
    0.0001g to 1.06g

    Innovative, accurate measuring for precision weighing with micrograms readability. Compact and robust design by A&D.

  8. £999.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,490.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    100g to 320g
    Readability Range
    0.000010.0001g to 1.05g

    The Kern ABT is a high-level analytical balance featuring a single weighing cell system and capacities of up to 320g x 0.0001g.

    Suitable for use in science laboratory environments for weighing tiny samples and specimens to a high level of precision.

  9. £949.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,050.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    80g to 320g
    Readability Range
    0.0001g to 0.0001g

    The Kern ABJ Analytical Balance is a low-cost standard analytical balance offering EC Type Approval Versions Class I M. Verifiable to 0.1mg.

  10. £879.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £970.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    80g to 320g
    Readability Range
    0.0001g to 0.0001g

    The Kern ABS and ABJ models offer cost effective analytical balance weighing, the ABS offers external calibration, whilst the ABJ has Internal calibration and can be Trade approved.

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Analytical Balances Help

Q: How accurate is an analytical balance?

A: The accuracy or precision of an analytical balance is model specific and will usually range from 0.1mg to 0.1g readability. Whilst this proves to be one of the most precise digital weighing scale types on the market, it is worth noting that as a rule, the pan size and capacity will be smaller in comparison to precision balances and other types of digital weighing scale. Due to its high precision, the analytical balance is a preferred option for lab based applications.

Q: How to calibrate an analytical balance?

A: To calibrate an analytical balance you will first need to know whether your balance uses internal or external calibration.

Analytical balances with internal calibration can be calibrated automatically by selecting the calibration option in your balance's setup/ calibration menu.

Analytical balances with external calibration will require approved calibration weights which need to be placed on the balance in sequence (using heavier weights to begin, such as 10g weights, moving through to more precise, lighter weights e.g 1mg). There are several Classes of calibration weights including M1, F1 and E2. Standard analytical balances require E2 class weights.

For more information on how to calibrate an analytical balance externally, please see our blog post on how to choose an analytical balance.

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