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Precision Balances for Laboratory Use

What is a precision balance?

A precision balance or precision scale is used to describe a higher grade of balance or weighing scale with a high precision (up to 0.01g readability). As a result, precision scales are precise and accurate with measurement and are ideal for customers looking for a scale with a fine resolution.

Buy precision balances with Inscale

We stock a wide selection of precision chemical scales and balances from Adam Equipment, A&D and Kern suitable for any lab-based scenario.

Our portable precision balances come complete with an array of features including parts counting, percentage weighing and weight accumulation. These balances are built-to-last and are suitable for school science experiments, field work and medical research. Adam's Highland come complete with durable ABS plastic housing for protecting against chemcial spills and accidental damage.

We also sell a selection of UK trade approved precision balances that can be used to measure medication, herbal supplements and other chemicals that are likely to be sold commercially by weight.

There are many types of precision scale on the market and weighing features may differ from model to model depending on manufacturer, construction and overall intent. Therefore, we advise all customers to consider how they intend to use the scale before purchasing. For more information about any of our products, please contact us.

Our precision balances are constructed with sealed keypads and hardy casing to withstand spills and typical wear and tear expected within laboratory environments. As lab scales, they employ numerous features that can be used within the laboratory environment as well as in the field from density determination, purity analysis, quality control and materials testing. 

What is a precision balance used for?

Our precision balances can be used within a variety of applications from measuring chemical compounds, weighing gold for commercial purposes or weighing medicines. Many of our balances, such as the Highland portable precision balance, are portable for easy transportation and field work.

We have a large selection of precision scales to choose from including the Nimbus and Eclipse precision balance ranges from Adam Equipment. Please contact us if you require more information about any of our precision scales, or if you would like us to recommend a scale based on your needs.

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    £339.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £480.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    220g to 22kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    Adam Equipment's Nimbus series of precision balances offers a range of models that deliver a full spectrum of precision readabilities, ranging from 0.1mg to 0.1g. Ideal for professional laboratories, universities, medical facilities and scientific research.

  2. £59.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    100g to 6000g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 5g

    The Kern EMB Precision Balance is an entry-level laboratory balance. A low-cost, portable laboratory scale designed for use in schools, colleges and universities.

  3. £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.

  4. £712.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £890.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 3200g
    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.

    One of A&D's top UK trade approved precision balance perfect for food testing laboratories.

  5. £1,540.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,925.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    12kg to 102kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    These are high capacity balances suitable for use in hostile environments. With IP65 level protection and a column mounted indicator the GP is ideal for working with products that produce spills or debris. Features capacities up to 101kg.

  6. £91.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £120.00 (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.

  7. £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.

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    £658.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £950.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    220g to 32kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    Tailor-made for advanced scientists and researchers, the Eclipse series comprises 23 analytical and precision balance models, offering capacities of 32,000g and readabilities of 0.0001g.

  9. £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.

  10. £200.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £220.00 (Excl.VAT)

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

    Easy-to-use, precision top pan balance designed for use in schools, colleges and universities. The PFB balance is a low-cost, entry level scale featuring an internal rechargeable battery for portable use when conducting science or weight related experiments in classroom environments.

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Precision Balances Help

Q: What is the difference between an analytical balance and a precision scale?

A:The difference between analytical balances and precision scales are usually confined to the degree of precision and the features utilised for this purpose. For example, if we compare Adam Equipment's Nimbus precision scales to the analytical balances also within the Nimbus scale range, we find that analytical balances provide a 0.0001g readability compared with 0.001g for the precision scale. However, the Nimbus precision balance has a greater pan size and capacity compared with the Nimbus analytical balance.

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