The Scientech SM single range precision balance has a large LCD screen for clear readings and a 3.5-inch diameter, corrosion-resistant weighing pan. The external calibration system automatically adjusts the balance when used with a calibration mass (not included) to ensure accurate measurements. The bi-directional, rear-facing RS232 port is positioned for easy connection to a printer or computer, and built-in functions enable work in compliance with GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) traceability requirements, as well as testing for ISO calibration compliance.
The balance weighs in eight common weighing units and tares over the entire range. Applications include parts counting, check weighing, percent weighing, and live animal weighing. Three selectable settings adjust the sensitivity of the balance to compensate for excessive vibration, and a stability indicator confirms that readings are valid. The solid die-cast metal housing protects the internal weighing cell from environmental influences, and a labyrinth seal under the stainless steel weighing pan creates a complicated barrier for liquids to pass through, preventing damage from spills from occurring while keeping contaminants from entering. The draft shield (also known as a windscreen), with three sliding glass doors, is dishwasher-safe and autoclaveable. The integrated security bracket can accommodate cables and locks to protect the balance from theft. The balance is manufactured to ISO 9001:2008 standards.
Balances are measuring instruments used to determine the mass of an object, while scales are used to measure the weight of an object. The measurement results from balances are generally considered to be more precise compared to results from scales. Mechanical balances are the simplest type of balance, and use a lever and slide to indicate the measurement. Conventional balances are commonly used in offices, the jewelry industry, and in kitchens, and display results digitally, but are less precise than analytical balances. Analytical balances measure to a high degree of precision and accuracy (0.0001g or better), and display results digitally. These balances have a cover with doors to prevent dust and airflow from affecting the measurement. Moisture balances analyze moisture content in a material sample, using infrared or halogen heat sources to dry the sample and then calculate the moisture content from the before- and after-drying weight, and display results digitally, on the balance, or transfer the information for display on a computer.
Scientech manufactures analytic instruments, including electronic balances and laser power and energy measurement systems. The company, founded in 1968, and headquartered in Boulder, CO, complies with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 standards.