Laboratory Scales & Balances
Scaletec offer a wide range of lab equipment including magnetic stirrers, vortex mixers, moisture analysers, laboratory balances and chemistry scales for scientific weighing applications. We stock a selection of top-quality laboratory scales and balances manufactured by Adam Equipment.
Types of laboratory balance
Types of laboratory balance include precision balances, analytical balances and moisture analysers used for mixing chemicals and performing density determination experiments.
Analytical balances are considered to be the best laboratory balance on the market in terms of precision with readabilities up to 0.0001g - they are highly sensitive balances that usually include draft shields in order to protect the weighing chamber.
Precision balances tend to be slightly less expensive than analytical models and offer less readability (0.001g). Despite this precision scales offer more versatile in terms of features and convenience. We offer a variety of portable precision balances that can be used to conduct highly accurate weighing outside the confines of the laboratory.
Moisture analysers are specialist scientific scales used to heat and dry samples. They employ the loss on drying (LOD) method which involves taking the weight of a sample, heating in an oven over a select period, cooled in a dry atmosphere and then re-weighed in order to detect moisture content.
From laboratory balances to other small lab instruments, trust Scaletec for all your laboratory weighing equipment.
- Max Capacity Range
- 200g to 5000g
- Readability Range
- 0.01g to 1g
Adam CQT Core Portable Precision Balance offers exceptional value for money. Tough, durable ABS housing is designed to withstand field, school classroom and laboratory environments, while being easy to clean and protected from accidental spills. With built-in ShockProtect™ protection Core balances can handle excessive overloads without a problem.
- Readability Range
- g to g
Magnetic hotplate stirrers from MKLab are a reliable way to heat and mix solutions. Quick to reach a uniform temperature, these magnetic hotplate stirrers are easy to use and feature convenient upfront knobs that give you precise control of the heating temperature and stirring speeds.
Q: What are laboratory scales and balances used for?
A: Laboratory scales and balances are used by scientists, medical professionals and students for weighing specimens to a high level of precision. Typical applications include:
- Density determination:
- Used to measure the density of a specimen.
- Percentage weighing:
- Used for measuring the percentage volume of liquids, chemicals etc.
- Ideal for food testing applications when storing weight values or recipes.
- Used for checking the weight of specimens in regards to pre-set weight limits.
- Dynamic/ animal weighing:
- Dynamic weighing features use imprints made by an animal or product in order to calculate an average weight. This is particularly useful for monitoring the weight of unstable samples.
- Parts counting:
- Used for counting large amounts of similar parts without the need for manual counting operations.
More specialist laboratory weighing equipment may also include smart features such as specific heating, mixing, auto-calibration and moisture calculation.
Q: Who uses laboratory scales?
A: Laboratory scales are used by a wide variety of individuals, including medical and laboratory professionals, chemists, scientists, researchers, students and food testing specialists.
High-precision analytical balances and microbalances are commonly used by medical professionals for weighing tiny specimens, powders and chemicals that can be used in medicines and vaccinations.
Universities may require analytical balances for teaching chemistry students and include a wide range of applications including density determination and percentage weighing.
Food testing professionals will require high-precision balances for measuring the weight of small food samples. Certain applications such as the percentage weighing feature, allows the user to accurately distinguish individual ingredients with a percentage value for calculating a products nutritional value.