Why Analytical Balance?
Analytical lab balances are the most used balances in a laboratory. They have a maximum weighing capacity between 60 g and 520 g, coming with a readability of 0.1 mg they are commonly used for weighing small samples. Sometimes lab balances with a readability of 0.01 mg or 10 µg are also called analytical balances. To meet the requirements of your specific application, specially designed weighing pans, sample holders, and software applications are available to simplify your weighing processes and lab workflows.
Analytical Balance vs Precision Balance
An analytical balance is more accurate than a precision balance. An analytical balance comes with a readability of 0.1 mg or 0.0001 g, whereas a precision balance typically has readability of ≥1 mg or ≥0.001 g. So an analytical balance has at least a 10-times higher readability compared to a precision balance.
Analytical 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.
Frequently asked questions for lab balance
Analytical balances are sensitive lab instruments designed to accurately measure mass. Their readability is 0.1mg. Sometimes also semi-micro balances with readability of 0.01mg are included in this term. Normally Analytical balances are equipped with a draft shield to prevent that the weighing process is not affected by air currents.
Analytical balances combine high measuring accuracy with a short measuring time of only a few seconds. They are predestined for routine use in a wide range of applications in many laboratories. They are used for example in back weighing procedures, totalizing, averaging, and dosing applications or generally in sample preparation for subsequent analytics.
An analytical balance comes with a readability of 0.1 mg, whereas a precision balance typically has readability of ≥1 mg. So an analytical balance has at least a 10-times higher readability compared to a precision balance.
Sartorius’s lab balances are designed to follow US FDA data integrity principles that require data to be accurate, legible, contemporaneous, original, and attributable (ALCOA).
The Cubis® II balance, with pharma package, contains all the technical controls to support full compliance with common regulations.