Choose the Laboratory Balance that Meets Your Weighing Needs
Sartorius lab balances are equipped to meet the highest standards of speed, reliability, compliance, and safety. Besides designing our balances to deliver the best weighing results, we at Sartorius focus even more on integrating them into your laboratory workflows to make your processes more efficient, reliable, and ergonomic. Sartorius laboratory balances offer high levels of accuracy and precision in analytical testing and quantitative analysis. Suitable for use in laboratories, manufacture according to pharmacopeias and quality control, as well as academic research and any other professional use.
The Cubis® II platform is a completely configurable, high-performance portfolio of both lab weighing hardware and software. Cubis® II is the only laboratory balance with fully customizable hardware, software, and connectivity. It offers modern user interfaces, pharmaceutical and GxP compliance, including data handling, data integrity and connectivity, ergonomic sample handling, easy process integration, and unlimited communication at the highest level of accuracy and precision.
Cubis® High Capacity Micro Balance
No more challenges with weighing expensive or limited samples in very small quantities without product loss and risk of contamination during material transfer. Cubis® high-capacity microbalances were designed to weigh samples directly into larger flasks and long-neck bottles while guaranteeing high-performance, reliable, and precise weighing results that comply with USP and FDA requirements. Sample- and standard preparation processes can be easily managed. With up to 60 million divisions Cubis® high-capacity microbalances offer the highest resolution amongst laboratory balances.
Reduce your risk with integrated and intelligent protection systems. Secura® gives you the security and peace of mind of knowing that you have done everything right. Besides providing highly accurate weighing results and operating convenience, Secura® also features built-in protection systems for complete reliability and regulatory compliance – the safe and secure way. Real-time guidance prompts for leveling, automatic internal adjustment, and 100% traceable, clear documentation with sample and batch identifiers make your lab work more efficient.
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Make your routine lab work easy with our revolutionary user interface. The Sartorius Quintix® sets new benchmarks in every aspect of standard lab balances. A number of features make your workflow much more efficient, such as fully automatic internal adjustment, direct data transfer, ergonomic style, and, above all, the entirely new touchscreen user interface with built-in application programs.
No matter what you’re weighing, the new Entris® II is always the right choice. Offering unrivaled value at a budget price, this is the only balance in its class featuring isoCAL, LED touch technology and 12 builtin applications. Backed by almost 150 years of German engineering expertise, and available in 40 different models, you’ll easily find an Entris® II balance that exactly meets your specific weighing needs.
The advanced, ergonomic design and intuitive touch-screen user interface of Practum® will give you the perfect support you need in your daily weighing tasks. Rely on consistent readings and excellent repeatability ensured by Sartorius quality and technology developed and designed in Germany.
Frequently asked questions for lab balance
Readability is the smallest difference in mass that can still be read on a balance/scale. As an example, in the case of an analytical balance, the readability is 0.0001 g.
The ability of a weighing instrument to display corresponding results under constant testing conditions, when the same load is repeatedly placed onto the weighing pan in the same manner. In general, the standard deviation or the difference between the largest and the smallest result for a defined number of measurements is used to specify this quantity.
Some balances are equipped with internal motorized calibration function for an easy calibration by one touch. Internal calibration can be even easier if the balance is equipped with the isoCAL feature, where internal calibration will be launched automatically when environmental conditions change. This feature is very convenient to have in a micro, semi-micro, analytical or precision balance. Depending on the balance readability, usually for 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-digit balances it is launched every four hours, for lower resolution balances it is every six hours. However, time to time, external calibration is recommended as well. External calibration required more effort on the balance user. In case the calibration may need to be traceable for ISO purposes or to meet other requirement, certified weight should be used to calibrate the balance. A traceable calibration can be done through service from the balance manufacturers (calibration certification), or it can be done by the balance owner if they buy a certified weight which will be used in the calibration process.
Resolution is a term that has not yet been precisely standardized. It is commonly used to express the quotient of the maximum capacity and the readability (“The balance has a resolution of 100,000 digits”) or for readability (“The balance has a resolution of 0.1 g”).
Stabilization time is the time between complete placement of an object / sample on the weighing pan and display of the final result. It can be influenced by setting the appropriate digital filter parameters.
Balances made with PBT plastic parts are chemical resistant and can be cleaned using acetone. Balances that have plastic parts are made of ABS can be cleaned with a damp cloth soaked in water. Be sure to wipe the balance with a soft, dry cloth after cleaning.
Laboratory balances and scales from Sartorius can be used from 5 degrees up to 40 degrees. Most important is that the balance will have performed the internal adjustment for that environment temperature. If it changes, the balance need to be adjusted accordingly. Constant temperature is always preferred. Best to have the isoCAL set at automatic. This way the balance will always be fit for purpose.
Normally traceable calibrations weights are used. It is widespread, that weights regarding to the OIML R 111-1 are used, which are divided in different classes E1, E2, F1, F2 and M1-3 with their permissible errors.
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter 41 does not reference minimum sample weight any longer, rather it defines repeatability and accuracy, which is of crucial importance to determine the operating range of a balance. So, the term minimum weight has been replaced with operating range minimum. An accuracy of 0.10% is used to calculate this figure.
Taring means zeroing the display when the balance is loaded.
This function allows the weight readout of an empty container to be reset to zero and the net weight of a sample to be read after the container has been filled. A subtractive taring device reduces the available weighing capacity by the tare value.
Zero the device is only possible when the weighing pan is empty.
Lab Balance Services
The demands on compliant, reliable, and accurate laboratory data are steadily increasing in all industry segments. With our certified and accredited services, we support and service your laboratory weighing equipment through its entire life-cycle. We guarantee the longevity of your equipment, reduce downtime to limit production losses, and help to obtain faster and constantly reproducible results.