Guide for Laboratory Micro, Analytical and Precision Balances
Balances are one of those foundational pieces of equipment in a lab that are often overlooked. Yet, your choice of lab balance is one of the most important decisions you will make, since you use your balance in nearly every workflow in your lab.
All researchers need confidence that their most fundamental lab equipment is accurate, efficient, and easy-to-use. Sartorius’s Cubis® II is a completely configurable, high-performance, portfolio of balance hardware and software that will align with your unique demands and compliance requirements to maximize your operational efficiency and experimental outcomes.
Our weighing resources and solutions will increase your weighing accuracy and ensure your full compliance to the most rigorous standards and requirements. See our weighing resources and solutions, including:
- Achieving Accurate Weighing Performance
- Weighing in Compliance with Regulatory Standards and Requirements
- Integrating your lab balances with your LIMS
- How the Innovative Features of the Cubis II Can Make Accurate Weighing Even Easier
Partner with Sartorius to achieve accuracy, repeatability, and efficiency in your most fundamental laboratory equipment and skills.
Advanced Compliance for Use in Regulated Sectors, such as Pharmaceutical Industries
2019 How to Achieve Accurate Weighing Results
High-resolution balances, such as ultra-micro-, micro-, semi-micro, and analytical, require a deeper understanding of external influences caused by the user or the environment and closer attention to their placement in the lab to achieve the highest weighing performance.
No matter which high-resolution balance you are using, to ensure high accuracy during weighing and excellent repeatability of your results, following a few guidelines can help ensure highly accurate and reproducible weighing results. Learn the four guidelines for optimal weighing performance in our handbook.
Do You Work in Regulated Areas Where You Need to Follow 21 CFR Part 11?
FDA 21 CFR Part 11 lays out the criteria which the FDA uses to determine if electronic records and signatures are trustworthy, reliable, and generally equivalent to paper-based records. Your compliance is essential if you work in an FDA regulated industry and want to use electronic quality records and electronic signatures in place of paper and ink-based records. Nevertheless, what constitutes compliant electronic records can be confusing.
Download our checklist to ensure you are meeting the details of the regulations.
Our Cubis® II balance, with the pharma software package, contains all technical controls to support compliance with common regulations such as US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 or EU Annex 11.
Integrate Your Premium Lab Balance into LIMS Systems
Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are becoming increasingly important in GMP regulated environments to ensure data integrity and faster working practices. When introducing a LIMS, direct instrument integration is an essential task to reduce the need for manual recording, which negates the potential for errors, gives back operator time, and reduces data redundancy.
Sartorius and Abbott Informatics, supplier of the world-class LIMS solution STARLIMS, have developed a complete computerized solution for a professional integration of Sartorius Cubis II premium laboratory balances into STARLIMS covering all cGMP/cGLP aspects.
Read our Application Note to learn more.
Advanced Software to Increase Repeatability and Workflow Efficiency
All modules of the Cubis® II balance were designed for an intuitive operation, further aided by intelligent diagnostic systems. These design elements guarantee a high degree of repeatability for different workflows, while lowering the probability of human error.
The software modules for our Cubis® II Lab Balance are called QApps. These QApps run lab applications, functions, or utilities. The licenses for QApps are bundled in specific QApp-Packages, clustered by topic area. It’s part of what makes the Cubis® II Lab Balance customizable by design.
The benefits of QApps include:
- Long-term flexibility to extend and update—assuring its adaptability to the evolving regulatory landscape and your laboratory’s needs
- They are modifiable if they do not fit into your workflow
- Easy to validate, with reduced testing efforts due to their compact and clearly structured design
- They have an iterative software development cycle for the complete life of the application, once again assuring their adaptability
Order QApp-Packages together with your Cubis® II Lab Balance. All packages are pre-installed on the balance and ready for use after delivery. In the QApp-Center, browse through the packages to get information about their content, in detail.
Learn more about how our QApps can upgrade your lab weighing experience.
Level Your Balance with Just the Click of a Button
One of the factors affecting your ability to weigh accurately is correct levelling of your balance. It’s because the way modern balances work is by electromagnetic force compensation. The specific spatial location must be precisely known for an accurate result, so, balances must be precisely levelled. Even being slightly off-level can introduce systematic error into your results.
Cubis® II offers real automatic motorized leveling with a patented, specially developed sensor. The balance is automatically leveled by built-in motors and constantly self-checks to immediately alert you when it needs re-leveling. This Q-Level function combines improved sensors and the most advanced display technology to make leveling easier, faster, and more accurate.
If you have ever struggled with leveling your balance, see the advantages of automatic motorized leveling function of the Cubis® II.