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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 you 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. From: £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. A&D's GX-K precision balances feature intelligent counting and percentage weighing functions ideal for use in laboratory environments. UK trade approved models.

  2. From: £788.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £985.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 3200g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.01g

    The FZ-iWP trade approved 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. This model offers significant waterproof and dust protection.

    Top-quality precision balance with UK trade approvals for selling by weight.

  3. From: £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

    A&D's FZ-i is a high-quality jewellery balance capable of weighing precious metals, diamonds, gems and gold to an exceptional level of precision. These trade approved models are perfect for buying and selling gold, jewels and custom jewellery by weight.

    One of A&D's top UK trade approved precision balances perfect for advanced food testing laboratories and jewellery weighing.

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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&D's EX-i compact balances are a top-selling product designed for a range of applications including chemical, cosmetic, food and jewellery weighing. These digital balances incorporate a hygienic and chemically-resistant stainless steel weighing pan, while a unique triple-range weighing mode allows operators to conveniently change between standard precision to higher precision measurement for weighing tiny samples.

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

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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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