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Compact Balances for Medical and Health Applications

Compact as a definition means closely and neatly packed together, in weighing scale and balance terms this simply means a small digital weighing scale ideal for use in areas where space is a premium. It can also refer to digital weighing balances that have a good performance but packaged in a small unit for ease of use, often including battery operation to enable portability applications.

Compact balances can be particularly useful within medical and health applications.As a medical weighing scale, the compact balance does not take up space and is easily portable which makes it an essential piece of weighing equipment that can be used for reference on a daily basis. Within gyms, health centres and spas, compact balances can be used for portion control with some also having calorie counting options.

For more information on how compact balances can be used for medical and health applications, see our article on the importance of weighing herbal supplements. Alternatively, Contact our sales team to discuss your size requirements to performance, together we can offer you the right balance for your needs.

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  1. £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.

  2. £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.

  3. £1,245.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,425.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    8000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 0.1g

    High capacity top loading balances featuring high speed weighing and settling times.GF-K is calibrated externally. Multiple weighing units including counting and percentage are available.

  4. £60.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 2000g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    HL-i series compact design makes it highly suitable for weighing applications at work, school, home or anywhere.

  5. £167.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £185.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    300g to 3000g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    Fully stainless steel top loading balances suitable for harsh environments. Ideally suited for food preparation. Capacities range from 300g to 3000g with increments from 0.1g to 1g.

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    £63.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £70.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 5100g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    The HT is an affordable compact scale with a capacity up to 5kg (1g resolution) and a displayed resolution of 0.1g (500g capacity). This scale comes packaged in a portable perspex carry case perfect for field experiments and general outdoor weighing applications.

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    £86.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £95.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    1000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 20g

    A low cost Bench Scale, the SJ-HS is ideally suited to any basic weighing application. Featuring capacities up to 12 kg and a settling time of less than 1 second the SJ-HS will meet all product packing requirements.

  8. £85.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    2000g to 8000g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    The Astro product range of portioning scales, from Adam Equipment, offers features ideal for a variety of food environments, including the food service and food processing industries.

  9. £180.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £200.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 5000g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    The Kern EMB-S School Balance is a stackable space saving scale for experiment based teaching. A low cost portable laboratory scale designed for use in schools, colleges and universities. Features include simple 2 button operation, LCD display, plastic wipe clean top pan, This is a basic design with weighing only function, under scale weighing possible. The unit is designed to be stackable and has a transport safety feature to prevent the weighin...

  10. £75.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    300g to 12kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 1g

    The Kern EMS School Balance features a compact, portable design and damage-resistant housing perfect for busy classroom environments. EMS balances are suitable for use in schools, colleges and universities for use in biology, chemistry and physics laboratories.

    Kern's best weighing scale for schools! Durable, low-cost scale suitable for teaching mass measurement experiments to students in KS1, KS2 and above.

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Q: What is the best type of weighing balance for medical use?

A: There are a wide variety of digital weighing scales and balances on the market that can be used as medical weighing scales. Many digital weighing scales have different advantages and disadvantages depending on how you plan to use them. If you are after a medical scale to be used as a reference tool then a compact balance would be useful due to its portable and convenient nature.

For more specific healthcare professional use then you will most likely require an analytical balance or precision scale. These types of digital weighing balances provide greater readability and are preferred within hospitals. doctors surgeries and laboratories.

Note that hospitals require a Class III approved digital weighing scale in order to be used for professional use as part of the Medical Product Law requirement.

Take a look at our Class III Trade approved scales

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