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Kern 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: £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. From: £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.

  4. £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.

  5. From: £750.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    220g to 4200g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.01g

    The electronic laboratory balance EW/EG is a real all-time bargain. The user receives an EU-verifiable laboratory and gold balance with astonishing readouts, the series EG having even an internal adjusting mass.

  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: £113.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £130.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    100g to 10kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 1g

    The Kern PCB Precision Balance incorporates 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. Ideal for science labs and animal weighing.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ideal for precise measuring in science labs and research development. The balance has a metal housing and simple easy to read display.

  10. From: £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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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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