The Ohaus mechanical triple beam balance has a capacity of 610g and an accuracy of 0.1g (also known as readability). This balance is operated by positioning the 10g, 500g, and 100g sliding weights (also known as riders or poises) along the three notched, tiered beams. Magnetic damping speeds weighing, causing the beam to come to rest quickly without affecting sensitivity or accuracy, even as the spring-loaded zero adjust compensator allows fine adjustments for accurate readings. The weighing platform is top loading, comes in quite a few shapes, sizes, and materials, and is easily accessible for unobstructed placement of samples. The rugged metal base and beams provide a durable foundation to be used in the classroom or laboratory, and stability when weighing. This balance is manufactured to ISO 9001:2000 standards.
Balances are measuring instruments used to resolve the mass of an object, even as scales are used to measure the weight of an object. The measurement results from balances are usually thought to be to be more precise compared to results from scales. Mechanical balances are the simplest type of balance, and use a lever and slide to indicate the measurement. Conventional balances are commonly used in offices, the jewelry industry, and in kitchens, and display results digitally, but are less precise than analytical balances. Analytical balances measure to a high degree of precision and accuracy (0.0001g or better), and display results digitally. These balances have a cover with doors to prevent dust and airflow from affecting the measurement. Moisture balances analyze moisture content in a material sample, the use of infrared or halogen heat sources to dry the sample and then calculate the moisture content from the before- and after-drying weight, and display results digitally, on the balance, or transfer the information for display on a pc.
Ohaus manufactures scales and balances for laboratory, educational, retail, food, and jewelry applications. The company, which was once founded in 1914, is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ.
Mechanical triple beam balance with 610g capacity and 0.1g readability (also known as accuracy)
Three sliding weights and notched and tiered beams help ensure accurate readings and repeatable results
Built-in magnetic damping speeds weighing for increased productivity
Zero adjust compensator is spring-loaded for fine modifications
Base and beams are made of metal for durability in the classroom or laboratory setting