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Top Pan Balances

The term Top Pan Balance or Top Loading Balance refers to weighing scales and balances that have a pan that is not enclosed by the body of the machine. Top pan balances commonly attach the weighing plate to the top of the balance and relates to machines that have a resolution not requiring a draft shield to protect the weighing surface.

Inscale offers a wide selection of top pan balances that feature high performance and high quality precision. Our selection of balances caters largely to laboratory-based applications and are frequently used for conducting science experiments in school, college and university chemistry labs; they are also used or to cover precise weighing functions. We supply a large range of top pan balances from Adam Equipment, A&D Weighing and Kern.

If your require more information about our top pan balances or would like us to recommend a balance for your needs then please contact us.

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  1. £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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    £340.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £450.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    420g to 4200g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.01g

    The Kern PLE precision balance is a low-cost top pan balance with wide range of functions. The PLE offers the user a wide selection of functions, such as parts counting, percentage weighing, tolerance weighing and under scale weighing. Ideal for school science classrooms and university laboratories.

    Mid-range top pan precision balance ideal for weighing pipettes and chemicals.

  3. £658.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £950.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    220g to 8.2kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    Tailor-made for scientists, researchers and professionals, the Eclipse precision balance series have models with up to 1 microgram resolution and include balances with internal and external calibration.

  4. £1,083.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,345.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    12kg to 32kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g

    The Eclipse top loading balance models comprise of models with pillar attachments and large top pan models ideal for materials testing applications. Eclipse balances offer weight capacities up to 32,000g.

    Can be customised with a below balance hanger for concrete materials testing applications.

  5. £339.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £480.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    220g to 8.2kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    Adam Equipment's Nimbus precision balances include a wide selection of models with and without draft shields ranging from 0.1mg to 0.1g readabilities. Ideal for the handling and weighing of chemicals in laboratory experiments and scientific research.

    Includes a large selection of models with draft shields, internal and external calibration. Nimbus balances are perfect for laboratory professionals of all levels.

  6. £956.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,195.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    8.1kg to 31kg
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 0.1g

    High capacity top loading balances featuring high speed weighing and settling times. The GX-K series features internal calibration. Multiple weighing units including counting and percentage are available.

  7. £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.

  8. £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. This low-cost, portable weighing balance is perfect for the simple weighing of chemicals, powders and solutions and is designed for use in school classroom experiments, colleges and universities.

    Offers a simple, low-cost alternative to other precision balances on the market.

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    £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.

  10. £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.

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Top Pan Balances Help

Q: What are top pan precision balances?

A: With a top pan balance the weighing pan is usually directly above the weighing mechanism. They typically have resolutions from 0.001g to 0.1g.

Top pan balances are used to weigh solid masses that do not require exceptionally high resolutions, which is where an analytical balance may be used. Whilst top pan balances offer less readability than an analytical balance, they allow measurements to be made quickly thus making it a more convenient choice when exact measurements are not needed. Top Pan balances are also more economical than analytical balances.

Q: What is a top loading balance used for?

A: The top pan precision balances are used more often than not in laboratories or higher education chemistry classrooms, where there is a requirement to measure items below 0.1g, such as chemicals. There are other applications such as weighing of precious stones and even gunpowder for competitive shooting applications. Often preferred to be used for their speed and lower cost than the high precision or analytical balances.

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