Key Factors That Determine a Quality Balance

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To achieve accurate and reliable results, it is important to have the right balance in your laboratory. Your work can be significantly affected by the quality of balances you use, whether you are measuring small amounts of substances or larger samples. This post will introduce a new partner in precision called RADWAG and present four essential aspects of a good balance such as accuracy, precision, readability and capacity.


Accuracy is the closeness of scale reading to the true value. In any laboratory setup, a high level of accuracy is needed for experimental results validity and data integrity.

Factors Influencing Accuracy:

  • Calibration: Calibration refers to adjusting the scale output so that it corresponds with a known calibration weight. The maintenance of balance accuracy requires regular calibrations using certified weights.
  • Environmental Conditions: Accurate measurements require stable temperature, low vibrations and humidity levels.
  • Quality of Components: The construction material and sensors used in making the balance affect its accuracy positively when they meet certain standards.


Precision, also known as repeatability, refers to the agreement between repeated measurements of the same quantity under the same conditions. High precision is critical for experiments that require reproducible results.

Factors Influencing Precision:

  • Balance Stability: The stability of a properly-made balance reduces oscillations and promotes consistent readings.
  • Talent of Operator: The ability to handle instruments uniformly leads to accurate measurements each time.
  • Maintenance: Storage, cleaning, and upkeep are vital for long-term precision in weighing instruments.


Readability is the smallest increment that can be determined directly from the scale. If weight changes have to be noticed or fine measurements taken then high readability is necessary.

Factors Influencing Readability:

  • Increment Size: Smaller divisions mean higher readability on balances.
  • User Interface: The user interface should allow good display quality so that users can use it without difficulties.



Capacity refers to the maximum weight that an instrument can accommodate. Choosing a balance with a suitable capacity is necessary when dealing with different types of samples that will be weighed.

Factors Influencing Capacity:

  • Intended Applications: Think about the typical mass range of the samples you will be weighing and select a balance with an appropriate capacity.
  • Balance Type: Different categories of balances (ultra-micro, micro, analytical, precision) have different capacities to suit specific needs.
  • Load Management: Ensure that the balance is capable of carrying out the maximum load without causing any distortion in accuracy or precision.

Features Offered by RADWAG

As broad and wide as RADWAG’s laboratory balance portfolio is, it has a lot of notable features and functionalities that are top-tier. 

  1. Digital Weighing Auditor: Ensures real-time air buoyancy compensation and balance audit readiness for accurate measurements.
  2. 10-Inch Display: Provides a large, clear interface for displaying measurement data, historical records, and operational settings.
  3. User Verification: Supports multiple secure access methods such as passwords, RFID cards, fingerprint readers, and facial recognition.
  4. Ambient Light Indicators: Offers visual cues for status updates, process results, alerts, and operational guidance.
  5. Hotspot Functionality: Enables remote operation via hotspot connectivity, accessible from smartphones, tablets, or computers.
  6. RFID Technology: Facilitates efficient product and user identification, ensuring accurate data logging and traceability.
  7. Live Note and Handy Library: Allows for adding voice or text annotations to measurement records, and quick access to recent data.
  8. Automatic Leveling (ReflexLEVEL System): Maintains balance stability through automated leveling, reducing manual adjustments.
  9. Smart Min Weight: Alerts users when weights fall below or exceed specified thresholds, ensuring measurement precision.
  10. Compliance with Standards: Meets regulatory requirements such as 21 CFR Part 11 for data security and integrity in regulated environments.
  11. Modbus TCP/IP Connectivity: Supports integration into automated laboratory systems for seamless data management.
  12. Two-Point Adjustment: Enhances measurement accuracy by optimizing calibration at two points across the weighing range.

RADWAG balances fold together pertinent essentials for laboratory usage. They provide high accuracies throughout real-time air buoyancy corrections as well as automatic leveling for retaining correct measurements. Features like two-point adjustment and Smart Min Weight alerts enhance precision and consistency. Clear 10-inch displays and customizable widgets facilitate easy data interpretation. From ultra-microbalances to analytical balances, RADWAG balances come in different capacities which effectively address multiple laboratory requirements. These aspects highlight their significance in scientific research and analysis hence guaranteeing reliable results with minimal deviation in them.

Our Selection of Products: RADWAG

MSE Supplies offers a comprehensive selection of balances from RADWAG, crafted to meet the stringent requirements of laboratory settings. Our inventory includes:

  1. Ultra-Microbalances: These machines have readability that starts at 0.1µg and has a capacity range of between 2.1g to as much as 6.1g. They are perfect for tasks that require great importance on sensitivity and accuracy when weighing small samples.
  2. Microbalances: With their readability ranges starting from 1µg up to 10µg and maximum loads that range from 0.8g through to 53g, RADWAG microbalances do well in accurate measuring within various applications in the lab.
  3. Analytical Balances: Starting with a readability of 0.002mg going up to 1mg with load capacities ranging from just over forty grams up to more than three kilograms, RADWAG Analytical Balances offer exact results for different sample sizes or weight categories.
  4. Precision Balances: Featuring readability from 1mg to 2g and maximum capacity from 200g to 120kg, RADWAG precision balances are ideal for a wide range of weighing tasks that require both precision and higher capacities.


Choosing the right laboratory balance is essential for scientific precision and reliability. RADWAG, now MSE Supplies’ partner in precision, delivers top-tier quality and innovation in laboratory instrumentation. From ultra-microbalances to analytical balances, RADWAG's solutions are tailored to meet diverse research needs with advanced features like real-time air buoyancy compensation and automated leveling. Trust RADWAG through MSE Supplies to enhance your laboratory's capabilities and ensure accurate results in every experiment.

Contact us now for us to show you the entire spectrum of RADWAG balances we have at MSE Supplies today.  MSE Supplies is your partner in research and can help raise higher standards in your lab and efficient scientific measurement & analysis.

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