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Mechanical Balances for Laboratory Use

Durable and affordable, mechanical balances and scales are the top choice weighing equipment for laboratory applications out in the field when a power supply is unavailable.

Mechanical balances are useful within a variety of lab applications due to their portability, long life and ease of use. Spring balances can be kept inside a lab coat pocket and provide an easy and convenient weighing option. Triple beam balances can be used as an alternative to digital scale models for precise scientific field experiments, or for teaching students and young scientists concepts of mass measurement.

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.

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Force Gauges

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  1. £63.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £75.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range 10g to 2500g

    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.

  2. £84.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £86.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range 2610g to 2610g

    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.

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Q: What is the difference between a mechanical spring balance and a digital force gauge?

A: The main difference between a mechanical spring balance or force gauge and a digital force gauge can be found in their construction. Mechanical gauges, similar to spring scales or a strain gauge, operate on a spring component that can be used to measure the weight of an object only. A digital force gauge uses a load cell component rather than a spring, and makes use of a variety of smart features including peak hold and statistical analysis, but tends to be used for the same overall purpose as a mechanical force gauge.

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