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Buy Precision Balances for Laboratory Use

We stock a wide selection of precision balances and chemical scales 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 chemical 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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  1. From: £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.

  2. £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.

  3. From: £879.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £970.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    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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    From: £66.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £90.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 5000g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    Adam Equipment's CQT Core Portable Compact Balance is perfect for conducting simple weighing procedures in school classroom environments, science labs, veterinary practices and field experiments. This scale is exceptional value for money, featuring tough ABS housing and Adam Equipment's patented ShockProtect™ feature.

    Recent customers include jewellery stores, vehicle manufacturers and electrical component stores.

  5. From: £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. From: £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. From: £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.

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    From: £176.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £220.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 6100g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    The EJ compact balance series has provided years of reliable weighing performance and are backed by A&D's industry-leading 5 year warranty. Ideal for laboratories, production facilities, classrooms and science field experiments.

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    From: £204.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £240.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 12kg
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    A wider selection of capacities & resolutions, and remote-zeroing has been included in a low-profile rugged housing. For years the EK/EW series balances have been top selling products. Now the new EK-i Compact Balances have been designed to continue this tradition with enhanced capacities and resolutions, and EW-i series comes with attractive triple ranges of weighing. Models ending with "-EC" are EC Type Approved balances to Class II.

    Affordable, dependable compact balance suitable for entry-level weighing applications.

  10. From: £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.

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Q: 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.

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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