If you choose the correct balance, calibrate it regularly— including any time the balance is moved to a new location—and keep it clean, your balance will reward you with many years of accurate operation.
Top 6 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Laboratory Balance
- What are the heaviest and lightest samples you will weigh (including container weight)?
- What is the required +/- tolerance of your lightest sample?
- How many decimal places in grams do you require for the displayed weight?
- What type of samples will you be weighing and do you need to take into consideration the size of the weighing surface or the securing of a tare container?
- Is on-site service available from a factory-trained service technician?
- Do you need to interface the balance to another device such as a computer, printer, bar code reader, etc.?
Types of laboratory balance used by survey respondents:
Weighing applications, according to survey respondents:
Most common problems users experience when using their balance:
|Weight readings do not stabilize||55%|
|The unit is out of calibration||17%|
|The unit does not respond to weight addition||6%|
|Readings moving only down||3%|
Factors that would help users overcome their weighing challenges:
|Better technical support||18%|