Posts tagged 'Balance'

Weighing Performance
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How Weighing Performance is Influenced by Environmental Factors

There are many things that can influence the weighing accuracy of a balance. One aspect that can be overlooked are environmental influences. These typically include: temperature, humidity, air-flow, electrostatic charges and vibrations. Here we will outline how these factors may influence readings and possible solutions to overcome these. Temperature Fluctuating temperatures can influenc...
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What Laboratory Balance Do I Need?

A laboratory balance is a key piece of equipment in many labs, workplaces and in the field. They are typically used to measure the weight of a sample. As there are variations in material, sample size, and conditions in the work environment, different types of balances exist for specific needs. The balances that will be discussed on this page are: Precision Balances Analytical Balances Micro...
Choosing the right scale for a brewery
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Choosing the right scale for a brewery

Consumers are becoming choosier when it comes to beer. Hobbyists and microbreweries are rising, as are craft beer sales. The market is becoming saturated, and even big brands buy off smaller craft breweries to get in the game. Because of these factors, it’s important to create a quality recipe and scale production efficiently to get in the market. Scales are used throughout various stag...
Readability and accuracy of a balance
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What is the difference between the readability and accuracy of a balance?

There are many options out there when it comes to laboratory balances. Other than the maximum capacity, one of the main differences you may have seen between balances is their readability. The term readability is often used interchangeably with terms like repeatability (precision) and accuracy. However, they each have different definitions that are important when trying to understand the differ...
Calibration weights for laboratory balance calibration
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How should I handle and care for my calibration weights?

An important part of accurate weighing is regular calibration of your balances. If you use calibration weights to perform a manual calibration, these must be handled with care to keep them accurate. Follow our tips below to keep your weights accurate and in good condition. [caption id="attachment_11201" align="aligncenter" width="241"] Calibration weights are expertly machined to give ...
Whats the definition of water content?
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Whats the definition of water content?

Water is essential to life; it plays a critical role in the physical and chemical functions of our bodies, the food we eat, and the materials that surround us. In many industries and industrial processes it is important to measure the water content of substances in order to assess quality. This allows us to adjust manufacturing processes and ensure that products and foodstuffs meet the c...

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How can I count small items quickly for a stock take or packing?

Q: I work with small components which we need to count - sometimes for a stock take, or when we're making up packs for sale. Is there any tool we can use to make this counting step faster and more accurate? [caption id="attachment_8773" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Counting small parts like washers, screws or electronic components? Use a balance to count them by weight quickly and accur...

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How should I set up my moisture balance / moisture analyser?

A moisture balance (or moisture analyser) can provide a quick and easy way to determine the moisture present in samples of all types, from food products to cement, grass seed, medical creams, paper or even plastics. They allow automated moisture testing, since the heating and weighing parts of the test are all conducted in the same unit. This means you don't need to spend time moving the sam...

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Buy Smarter - what questions should you ask when buying a balance?

From highly sensitive 5 decimal place analytical balances right through to industrial floor scales that can withstand tough use and hosing down, balances come in all shapes and sizes. Choosing the right one is easy when you take the time to compile a shortlist of the features you need. [caption id="attachment_6953" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Balances come in a wide range of sizes an...
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Balance Calibration - what are the options?

Balances are relied on in most laboratories and industrial sites for a range of experiments and everyday quality control or operational work. Keeping your balance regularly calibrated is essential to ensure the readings they give are accurate. This does not need to mean a costly visit from an external contractor, as many balances are easily calibrated in house. [caption id="attachment_739...

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The 5 Decimal Place Analytical Balance (and how you can try one out!)

Analytical balances are an essential tool in most laboratories where they are relied on for a range of jobs from preparing standards, weighing out accurate amounts of reagents or materials through to calibrating pipettes. The new Explorer Semi-Micro range from Ohaus offer ultra high precision 5 place balances, for readability down to 0.01mg, as well as a range of other features to ensure acc...

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Adam's Nimbus range - balances for all applications from factories to labs...

With their compact footprint and easy operation, Adam Equipment's Nimbus range of analytical and precision balances are designed for discerning users in all fields. The Nimbus series offers readabilities from 0.1mg to 0.1g and capacities from 80g up to 22kg so there will be a model to suit all users from precise pharmaceutical laboratories to manufacturing sites or factories. [caption id=...
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