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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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    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.

  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: £728.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £910.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 3200g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.01g

    The FZ-i water-resistant precision balance is the perfect choice for price-savy shoppers, offering a wide range of non-standard, selectable weighing units, and weighing functions including checkweighing, parts counting and percentage weighing.

  4. From: £85.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    2000g to 8000g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    Adam Equipment's Astro range of food portioning scales feature a portable, compact deisgn that can easily fit on kitchen worktop surfaces. Includes a durable, easy-to-clean stainless steel construction.

  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.

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    From: £2,640.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £3,300.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    1100g to 101kg
    Readability Range
    0.0001g to 0.1g

    A&D's MC mass comparators (comparator balances) feature extended resolution for the measuring of calibration weights in the OIML Class F1 or below. Ideal for metrology testing and laboratory calibration houses.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. £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 weighing machine 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.

    Compact, easy-to-use top pan precision balance perfect for weighing cosmetics, jewellery and food products.

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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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