Analytical Balance


Analytical balances are accurate and precise instruments to measure weights. They require a draft-free location on a solid bench that is free of vibrations. Modern balances have built-in calibration weights to maintain accuracy. Older balances should be calibrated periodically with a standard weight. A few weighing tips follow:

Picture of an analytical balance

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