What's the Right Lab Scale for you?
This is a very serious question. Your Lab Scale stands out as one of the most important pieces of equipment within any laboratory. Some may believe one scale is as good as another, however; that's not necessarily true. Each type of scale has a specific function in mind, mostly dealing with the type of materials or specimens being weighed.
Digital Scales give the fastest weights and feature easy to read displays. They come in all shape, sizes, and weight capacities making them very versatile. On the down side, because of their internal electronics, they must be kept dry and cannot be used in humid temperatures, rendering them less desirable for field work in rough conditions.
Pan Scales are widely used and are offered in analog and digital formats. Easy transportation and sturdy design makes these scales ideal for weighing specimens in the field where they may have to stand up to rough treatment. Analog pan scales are more widely used in the field than digital versions because, although they lack a little in accuracy compared to digital, damp conditions have no effect on them.
Platform Scales are designed with a higher weight capacity than most other scales making them perfect for large bulky items. They come in either analog or digital and range is size from bench size to large outdoor models capable of weighing several tons. Platform scales do give up a little bit of accuracy for their ability to handle large volume.
Balance Scales were considered top of the line before the invention of digital scales. These were the first weighing instruments invented. They are still sometimes used today.
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