Weighing tables for microbalances and analytical balances

By Kim McDonald, 13 November 2023

Analytical balances and microbalances are highly sensitive instruments essential for accurately measuring small masses. Because of the sensitivity of these balances, they are susceptible to environmental disturbances that can affect the accuracy of measurements. There are several considerations to minimize these disturbances, including balance placement, user behaviors, and stabilizing equipment, such as mounting plates and weighing tables.

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Classes of Scales Explained

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 28 March 2020

We explain the differences between the various classes of scales, including examples, and reveal what applications they are suitable for.

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Operating Range of a Lab Balance

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 15 November 2019

The operating range of a balance is the weight range within which it will give you an accurate enough reading for your application. We explain how to determine the operating range of a balance as per USP Chapter 41.

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A Guide to Calibration Weights

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 19 August 2019

We explain the different classes of calibration weights and the certificates that can be purchased alongside them. We also look at other factors to consider when purchasing weights such as style, material, and construction.

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