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GLP Compliant Printouts

Date: 02-13-2017

Many balances and scales feature GLP compliant printouts as a selling point. But what makes a printout GLP compliant? What does GLP mean? Why is it important? Does your balance need to offer printouts in order for your lab to comply with GLP? This post takes a look at the importance of good printouts and how they benefit your lab. Read More...

How to Calibrate a Pipette with a Balance

Date: 01-30-2017

There are a lot of different pipettes out there, and only specific kinds can be calibrated. According to pipettecalibration.net, here are the most common types of pipettes that can (and should) be frequently calibrated in order to comply with GLP: Read More...

Education Balances

Date: 01-11-2017

Choosing the right tools for your classroom can be challenging. Classroom balances have to be versatile enough to accommodate various levels and curricula, and give you the flexibility to change experiments or add new ones. And of course, all of that has to be done on a tight budget. It can also be difficult to evaluate how complex the product must be, depending on your students’ abilities and learning needs. Should you use the same balance for chemistry and physics classes? Are analytical models for college classrooms only, or can AP classes make use of them? This post takes a look at the various scales and balances that can be used for educational classes, and explains how they can complement your classrooms. Read More...

Holiday Shipping Scales

Date: 12-28-2016

Holiday season is upon us, and that means increased business and presents to send. Is your shipping department ready to handle the influx of orders? We take a look at various shipping scales and how they can optimize shipping and handling to save you the time and money necessary to stay afloat during the demanding holiday season. Whether you’re just getting started or you need an upgrade, Adam Equipment can help you find the right scale for the holidays. Read More...

Health and Fitness Scales and Balances

Date: 12-14-2016

If you’re a professional in the healthcare industry, chances are you’ve had to use a scale or a balance. Whether it’s to weigh a patient, dose medicine or measure a blood bag, weighing equipment is needed everywhere from pediatrician’s offices to gym locker rooms and health supplement stores. With so many applications and so many different scales, it can be tough finding the right one. Should your scale be mechanical or digital? Do you need a compact scale or a lab balance to weigh your chemicals? Read More...

What is Repeatability?

Date: 11-30-2016

You might see repeatability, also called reproducibility, being lauded as one of the benefits of a scale. Important aspect or marketing speak? We take a look at what repeatability means, and why it’s so important for many applications. Repeatability in scales and balances is defined as: “The ability to display the same value when a weight is placed on a scale more than one time. Read More...

How to Use Scales to Make End of Year Inventory More Efficient

Date: 11-11-2016

Many business owners and managers dread the end of the year inventory taking. Difficult, tedious and holding you back during a busy season, inventory taking is a necessity for good tax returns and a well-run business. There are many ways to save time and money, and to stay organized to ensure inventory season won’t be a frustrating experience. We will outline how scales and balances can help you streamline the process. Read More...

What is Below Balance Weighing Used For?

Date: 10-28-2016

Some scales come with hooks or have them as an optional feature. These hooks extend your balance’s functionality by enabling you to use the balance to perform applications such as density determination and specific gravity testing. Below balance weighing hooks are a great addition to education balances like the TBB triple beam balance, since you can teach multiple lesson plans using the same balance. Another common use of below balance weighing is to extend the balance or scale’s weighing capabilities by hanging a bigger pan to weigh large items that don’t fit on a compact scale or analytical balance. Read More...

5 Ways to Use Scales for Stress Free Holidays

Date: 10-12-2016

It’s October already, and holidays are coming, impacting consumers and business owners alike in many different ways. While Adam Equipment can’t provide you with the perfect gift list or the best recipes, we can provide tips on how weighing scales may help you reduce the holiday stress to ensure you enjoy yourself as much as possible. Read More...

What is Accuracy?

Date: 09-23-2016

For this post, we will discuss the definition of accuracy for scales and balances. Accuracy is often used mistakenly to mean precision. The correct definition is: “Accuracy is the ability to display a value that matches the ideal value for a known weight”. In simpler words, it’s how close the measured value is to the actual value. This picture explains accuracy and how it differs from precision best. Read More...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Weighing Animals

Date: 09-08-2016

Weighing animals is extremely important, as it lets us know if they’re healthy or not. Comparing an animal’s individual weight to a set median can not only help determine its weight, but its species and state at the time; it also allows caretakers to determine the amount of food, water, medicine and exercise they should receive. However, there’s much more to weighing animals than having them step on a scale. Read More...

6 Things We Can Do (Together) to Reduce Food Waste

Date: 08-25-2016

Whether you’re a consumer or a business owner, a waiter or a farmer, you’re probably wasting food. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that “one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or wasted”. That’s an enormous amount, especially considering that there are 795 million people in the world who are starving. Wasted food equals wasted resources and money. Read More...

Scientists Are Getting Closer to Finding the True Kilogram
Date: 08-08-2016

Scientists around the world have been trying to find “the one true kilogram” after it was discovered in 1989 that the International Prototype Kilogram (also called the Big K), the standard for what a true kilogram is around the world, has been losing mass (or its six copies gained weight). While it’s only reported to be the equivalent of a grain of sand (about 50 micrograms), in experiments dealing with extremely small objects and particles, it’s already too much. Read More...

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