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Ancoma Scales has access to countless balances to meet any weighing need you require. From High Precision Analytical Balances to a legal for trade option. Please contact us where one of our friendly sales staff will be more than happy to work with you to find the exact balance you need.


Do I Need an Analytical Balance or a Toploader Balance?

The type of balance you need depends on what application it will be used for. Analytical balances have a highly precise readability of 0.0001 grams or 0.1 milligram, whereas toploader balances have a readability of 0.001-0.1 grams or 1-100 milligrams and are considered only semi-analytical.

What is an Analytical Balance?

Accuracy is an integral part of analytical balances, as they are often used to perform chemical analysis in laboratory applications. Because they are so sensitive and accurate, even a slight breeze can influence a weight reading. To prevent environmental interference, analytical balances are often designed with a weighing chamber, sometimes known as a draft shield.

What is a Toploader Balance?

Toploader balances are built with a weigh pan that rests on top of the base. They are not commonly designed with weighing chambers, but rather are loaded from the top, hence the name “top-loader balance.” As their design may suggest, toploader balances have fewer divisions than analytical balances, but as a result, are often more affordable. Toploader balances can be used in applications less dependent on extreme accuracy, such as food processing.

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