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Balance and Weighing Scale Specialists

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Balances And Scales - South Africa

Call Durban Office: 031 564 8755

Call Capetown Office: 021 982 0928

Weighing Scales for Education

Education scales and balances are convenient, easy to use weighing scales for use in school, college and university environments. Made with students and teachers in mind, our weighing scales for schools offer compact, portable weighing solutions for classroom experiments.

Types of education scales for schools include mechanical balances, pocket scales and compact balances for entry level and research out in the field. Meanwhile, advanced educational institutions such as colleges and universities may require more specialist education scales such as analytical or precision balances   

Scaletec's education scales are simple, compact and robust scales that are designed for excessive, regular weighing. Many of our scales can be easily stacked and stored, without taking up loads of classroom space, whilst lock-down capabilities prevent scales from getting moved around or stolen. 

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  1. Adam CB Portable Compact Scale | Scaletec South Africa
    R1,150.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range 500g to 3000g

    The CB is a compact portable scale which is ideally suited to entry-level weighing applications in schools, labs and field experiments. It is small, affordable and easy to use.

  2. Adam Dune Portable Compact Balance | Scaletec South Africa
    R1,285.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range 200g to 5000g

    Adam Equipment's DCT Dune portable compact scale offers exceptional value for money. With its alternative battery operation, splash-proof keypad, and sturdy plastic construction throughout, the DCT delivers accurate readings in field, classroom, workplace or lab, a truly versatile and portable product.

  3. Adam Core Compact Precision Balance | Scaletec South Africa
    R2,100.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range 200g to 5000g

    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.

  4. Adam TBB Triple Beam Balance | Scaletec South Africa
    R2,145.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range 2610g to 2610g

    Adam Equipment’s patented TBB triple beam balance offers today’s best value for teaching mass measurement concepts. Everything you need for basic density and simple portable weighing- tripod legs and weigh-below hook are included. Ideal for schools and field weighing experiments.

  5. Adam Highland Portable Precision Balance | Scaletec SA
    R4,200.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range 120g to 3000g

    Adam Equipment’s HCB precision balances features Adam’s unique patented HandiCal® internal calibration with a built-in mass, and ShockProtect® as a safeguard against shock loading and accidental overload. Perfect for schools, manufacturing warehouses, engineering, field work and laboratory weighing applications.

  6. Nimbus Precision Balance with Draft Shield | Scaletec South Africa
    R10,350.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range 220g to 8200g

    Designed for scientists, the Nimbus series of precision balances offers a wide selection of models that deliver a full breadth of precision readabilities ranging from 0.1mg to 0.1g. Ideal for laboratories and university environments.

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Education Help

Q: Which type of scale is best for classroom use?

This will depend on the education level, class size and applications required. We have included a brief list of things to consider when choosing the best scale for your classroom:

  • Education level - If you are teaching younger students (e.g 7-10 years) then you will need to ensure that the equipment you are using is as safe and as easy to understand as possible. Therefore, scales with a simple weighing display, that are built to withstand accidental damage and do not require a power mains are recommended here. Older students (colleges and universities) may require more complex instruments for carrying out density detemination and osmosis experiments, therefore it is recommended that you select a scale that has these filter built-in.
  • Class size - The size of your classroom is important to consider here, as you will need to ensure that you have multiple scales to include all students. In larger classes, cheaper scales are recommended to keep costs down, however you will also need to consider storage. Compact scales can usually be stacked and stored away easily in cupboards and science prep rooms.
  • Applications - You will need to consider the applications you are looking for. If you are looking to weigh in percentages you will need a scale that offers percentage weighing, whereas if you are looking to check the weight of objects or count samples you would be best choosing a scale with parts counting and checkweighing features.
  • Capacity - If you want to weigh books over 5kg you will need to ensure that your scale has a weighing capacity and pan size to tolerate this. We recommend buying a scale that has a slightly higher weight capacity than what you need here.
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