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Balance and Weighing Scale Specialists

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Balances And Scales - South Africa

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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.

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  1. 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.

  2. MKlab Microplate Mixer | Scaletec South Africa
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    R3,475.00  (Ex.VAT)

    Laboratory Mixers are specialist lab instruments used for vigorous mixing of chemicals, particles and cell samples in test tubes and beakers for use in life science. There are several varieties of mixers including microplate and vortex mixer models, flask shakers and magnetic stirrers and hotplate stirrers.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Adam Nimbus Analytical Balances | Scaletec SA
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    R23,460.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range 80g to 250g

    Nimbus analytical balances are one of Adam's most popular products and can be used for density determination, percentage weighing, dynamic weighing and parts counting applications. Perfect for universities, testing facilities, medical institutions and laboratories.

  6. Nimbus Top Loader Precision Balance | Scaletec SA
    R23,460.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range 12kg to 22kg

    Nimbus top loading precision balances are Nimbus models offering higher weight capacities and 0.1g readability. Perfect for materials testing applications.

  7. Adam PMB Moisture Analyser | Scaletec SA
    R27,385.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range 50g to 200g

    Adam Equipment PMB moisture analysers set a new standard for effortlessly recording moisture test results. The PMB uses a circular halogen heater lamp to allow for even heating and drying of the sample to make sure the test results are accurate. Ideal for measuring the moisture content in grain, wheat, cosmetics and food products.

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Laboratory Help

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, chemcials 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 coutning 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.

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