Precision balances, also known as top-loading balances, are weighing instruments designed for high-precision measurements with relatively larger weight capacities compared to analytical balances. They offer precise measurements typically with readability down to two or three decimal places (e.g., 0.01 g or 0.001 g). Precision balances are commonly used in scientific research, quality control, and industrial applications where accurate measurements are essential but do not require the ultra-high sensitivity of analytical balances.
The main precision balances applications include - laboratory research (chemistry, biology, physics, etc.), quality control and manufacturing (pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, cosmetics, chamicals), agriculture and food technology (weighing grains, seeds, etc.), jewelry manufacturing (weighing metals and gemstones) and countless more.