Friday, February 24, 2017

Acculab Scales

Acculab is one of the most trusted online sources for balances, scales & calibration weights. Our promise of selling high-quality products at affordable rates has allowed us to become a league apart in the market. Dedicated customer care is the core of our services, as we believe that the customer is the most important component. At All Scale Shop we also uphold this mantra, which is why we provide Acculab scales to the public. From industries to home, Acculab scale products come in handy in many places.

Given below are some of the products that we offer:
1. Acculab ATL-Series Analytical Lab Balances
These analytical balances come with an RS232 interface and a monolithic weighing cell. Furthermore, it offers 80 to 220 gm capacity with a precision of up to 0.0001. Currently available in 3 models.

Acculab Scales
2. Acculab ATL-Series Precision Balances
Highly reliable readings, unmatchable speed, built-in motorized calibration and a good price/performance ratio are the striking features of this series. Available in as many as 4 models.

3. Acculab ATL-Series Milligram Balances
These Milligram Balances offer a capacity from 150 to 420 gram with up to 0.001gm precision. Like the ATL Analytical Lab Balance series, this one also comprises of similar RS232 interface and a monolithic weighing cell. These balances are presently available in 2 models.

4. Acculab ALC-Series Analytical Lab Balances
With a capacity of 80-210 g and a precision of up to 0.0001, these ALC series analytical lab balances have completely replaced the old AL series. Moreover, this series offers an entirely different weighing cell, which has now improved the stabilization time to up to two minutes (120 seconds). Customers can choose from a total of 3 models.

5. Acculab ALC-Series Precision Lab Balances
The ALC Precision Balances are very similar to their analytical counterpart; however, they have a higher capacity (150-6000 g) and come in as many as 9 models.

6. Acculab Vicon Series Milligram Scales
The latest Vicon Series balances comprise of a stainless steel pan, back-lit display, integrated cal-weights and a flip down protective cover. Now measure weight, formulate a color, check specific gravity all at one place. Available in 4 models, this series is the perfect choice for all industries, laboratories and educational institutions.

7. Acculab Econ Series Scales
This scale is one of the most affordable battery-powered portable scales. The scale is in the form of a stack; offers 4 weighing modes and comes with a 1-year- warranty. Econ is the ideal option for those on the go.

8. Acculab VA-Series Precision Industrial Scales
These high capacity Precision scales are bundled with jaw-dropping advanced features. It supports capacities from 6-30 kg and readabilities from 0.1-0.5 g. Starting from just $788, this series seems to be the best in the industrial category.

Acculab is a name that is synonymous with attributes like reliability, dependability, trust, performance and care. No matter how hard you try to find the best deal, you are bound to end up at Acculab.

At All Scale Shop we are proud to stock many Acculab scales. To learn more about our Acculab scales or about us at All Scale Shop call us today at 201-475-9184. A scales expert will be able to assist you.

Friday, February 17, 2017

What are Viscometers?

We at All Scale Shop have more than just scales and balances. We have scale accessories, manuals, cable parts and today’s subject, viscometers.

What are viscometers? They are an instrument used to measure the viscosity of a liquid. Viscosity refers to the how liquid responds to stress or stimuli. For example, water tends to move and splash a lot when a force acts upon it, while honey does not. In this example, water has a low viscosity while honey has a higher one. 

Viscometers are generally used in a laboratory or manufacturing settings to measure the viscosity of various liquids. Such liquids can include paint, oils, pharmaceutical substances, chemical substances, and so on.

There are several type of viscometers as well, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
·   U-tube: With U-Tube viscometers it is possible to measure the viscosity by noting how a liquid behaves as it goes down a U shaped tube with various chambers. It may include more than one type of tube for various liquids. While it this is an accurate way to measure viscosity, the tubes can be hard to clean because of their unusual shape.
·  Rotational: In this viscometer there are two parts, one that rotates and one that remains still. Inside the chamber for liquids there will be a cylinder that rotates creating a flow within the liquid. Rotational viscometers tend to be large and more expensive than others.
·  Turning Fork: Turning fork viscometers are modern and feature a digital display. With this one all you have to do is load the liquid, turn it on and wait. A small, vibrating plate acts as a sensor and can detect even the smallest changes for a highly accurate reading. It does require careful handling and will cost a little more than others.
·    Falling ball: This type measures viscosity by measuring the velocity of a metal ball as it falls through the liquid. The velocity can then be used to calculate the viscosity of a given liquid. One disadvantage is that it can only measure Newtonian liquids (non-foaming, liquid substances that don’t deform under stress forces).

To learn more about viscometers or about us at All Scale Shop, please call us at 201-475-9184. One of our experts will be happy to speak to you. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Difference Between Weighing Balances and Weighing Scales

Although there are a lot of differences between these weighing balances and scales, these terms are used interchangeably these days. However, one must not fall into this practice as the quantities measured by the two are entirely different. Today, we at All Scale Shop would like to demystify and help you understand the difference between weighing balances and scales. While Weighing Balances are used to measure mass, the latter are used to measure force. For beginners, Mass is defined as the measure of the quantity of matter; weight, on the other hand, can be defined as the force of gravity that acts on an object. Since the value of gravitational force varies, Weight is a variable, in contrast to Mass which is a constant.

The Difference Between Weighing Balances and Weighing Scales 
If you go back some years into the past, you would easily recall the use of balances as no matter which country, which grocery store you had been to, you were bound to see these weighing balances being used for measuring the quantity of food items/vegetables you’d bought. These Pan Balances comprise of two pans on either side, which are used to compare the torque on the arm due to the food items, to the torque on the arm due to a standard reference weight, using a horizontal lever. So basically, when you are paying for your groceries, you are paying for the gravitational mass of the things in your cart and not for their actual weight, as the effect of the gravitational pull is nullified because the same pull of earth is acting on both the pans.

Meanwhile, Weighing Scales make use of a spring that compresses or relaxes on loading and unloading of a weight respectively. This compression helps to measure the force between the object and the planet (Earth). For instance, you must have stood on the weighing machine at your doctor’s clinic. This machine uses a spring, which undergoes compression and points out your weight. However, these mechanical scales cannot be used for measuring heavy objects and thus have been replaced by Electronic scales, which depict the weight digitally.

Even though modern balances are more precise and can be used to perform calculations like limit functions for check weighing, percentage, mass unit conversion, specific-gravity weighing, etc. they are slowly and steadily losing their place to scales.

A common conception is that only a scale can be used to measure weight, and not a balance. However, this notion is completely wrong and will only create confusion in minds of other people. Both the scale and a balance can be used to measure weight, but owing to the limited capacity and size of the balances, scales tend to outlast them. This limited capacity is there to preserve the high display graduations and is not a technology constraint or flaw.

Nonetheless the analytical balances still find a place in various science laboratories because of the quality of generating higher precision as stated above. Technology does not cease to fascinate the mankind and it won’t be rocket-science if in a few years’ time, the weighing scales are replaced by something more accurate and reliable.

To learn more about the difference between weighing balances and scales, or to learn more about us at All Scale Shop, call us today at 201-475-9184. A scales and balances professional will be there to assist you. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ohaus Balances VS Fischer Balances

For centuries now people are using weights and balances in various industries. They are using them in laboratories, training and schools. Technology has improved weights and balances so much that equipment and the system that feature weighing and measuring are automated for laboratory use and other industrial applications. At All Scale Shop we’d like to discuss two major brands of balances, the Fischer balances and the Ohaus balances.

Fischer balances
Fisher balances feature weighing and measuring balances that use automation technology. They are different balances that include:

Entry level balances: These are balances used for basic weighing tasks such as laboratory and they can also be used for training and school use. They are rugged, compact and they come at Pocket-friendly prices.

Standard balances: If you need a balance that meets all the demands of your workflow, the standard balances from Fischer are the best. They are designed for daily lab routine and they make working with balances easier and efficient.

Premium balances: Different from the above two, theses balances fulfill the highest requirements with regard to accuracy and precision. The accuracy gives them the highest capability to reach weighing capacities and readability in laboratory balances.

Specialty balances: these are standard semi-microbalance with an outstanding performance and price ratio. They have integrated features like automatic adjustment function that makes your lab routine more accurate and convenient.

Balance Accessories: Fischer balances come with balances accessories such as foot pedal, weighing table, data communications and much more. They are convenient for laboratory weighing services.

The Ohaus Balances
For many years, The Ohaus has been associated with high-quality, reliable and durable balances. The balances are reliable either mechanical or electrical and they meet your weight needs in every industry. They are committed to offering a wider range of products that are convenient, efficient and simple to use for everyone and these contribute greatly to their global long-standing success.
Ohaus Balances VS Fischer Balances 

The Ohaus balances provide services with real-world benefits and improve the accuracy while using enabling you to offer quality services to your customers. They can help you achieve your customers’ expectations and excellence in every aspect of your business. Ohaus has different types of balances like Fischer. They include entry level balances, standard, premium and also moisture analyzers.

Weights and balances are important for any business, training, and schools. When choosing a balance consider the once that are convenient, efficient and they must meet your expectations and requirements.

For more information about Ohaus or Ficher balances please call us at All Scale Shop today at 201-475-9184. A scales and balances expert will be happy to speak with you.