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High accuracy is a feature that any customer expects from their weighing equipment. Depending on the function of the laboratory balance, the required accuracy levels may differ from the expectations of the user. There is no place for measurement errors in the lab since the tests and experiments must be carried out with high precision. Weighing is one of the most fundamental procedures performed at any medical or scientific laboratory. For many modern laboratory scales, precision is vital and they must additionally possess features such as averaging, control weighing, piece-counting, and percentage weighing that makine them indispensable devices for researchers.
Laboratory research is often performed using small weights as well as various ingredient mixtures and materials. Therefore, the laboratory balance must be able to offer the smallest readability with numerical precision to the required decimal digits. Each laboratory must determine the minimum requirements and capacity needed for their application as accuracy and readability is one of the influencing price factors with laboratory balances. Precision lab equipment should be protected from any possible harmful elements including dust, wind, and vibration. Certain laboratory balances and weighing platforms,, are equipped with various auxiliary enclosures to provide full dust, wind, and vibration protection for the device and the material being weighed.
A modern, digital laboratory balance allows you to switch between different measuring units as well as utilize connectivity through a PC or other devices. Connectivity allows the user to see readings in real time, the capability of keeping a record of weighings or experiment logs, as well as easy preparation for detailed reporting. Depending on the type of laboratory and its required equipment, the scales may feature components such as an internal calibration function and overload protection. These functions are designed not only for continuous accuracy, but to protect the units internal systems. If a laboratory operates in compliance with the ISO or NIST requirements, government regulations, and specific industry standards, the operator must exercise particular care and observe specific rules to guarantee the scales and balances operate as designed. Laboratory equipment requires periodic care and maintenance due to its high sensitivity and precision accuracy.