Shimadzu Balances- Introduction

Shimadzu began with top-pan and torsion balance production in 1918, and equal-beam analytical balances were introduced in 1925. Since their release, the continuous improvement of Shimadzu balances has contributed to research and development across all industries.

More recently, Shimadzu has introduced user-friendly instruments and features to the market, such as: the temperature-based fully-automatic calibration in 1985, the first onepiece force cell (OPF, later renamed UniBloc) in 1989, the high-sensitivity AEM-5200 Micro Balance in 1993, and the unique Windows® Direct feature perfectly suited for the computerized laboratory of the 21st Century. Moving forward, Shimadzu is committed to providing innovative products for the analytical marketplace.

Some of the features offered on Shimadzu Balances

Fully-automatic calibration by temperature detection: PSC
The balance detects variations in the ambient temperature that influence accuracy and automatically performs calibration to compensate it. (AUW-D/AUW/AUX models) This great feature has been provided by Shimadzu since 1985.

Fully-automatic calibration at user pre-set times: Clock-CAL
The balance automatically performs calibration at selected times, up to three times a day (e.g., before starting work, during lunch-break, or after work). (AUW-D/AUW models)

Span calibration at any time: Touch-key calibration
Automated calibration can be started by pressing keys. (AUW-D/AUW/AUX models) Also, your external calibration weights can be used for span calibration. (All models)

Shimadzu’s unique Windows Directs, handiest data transmission to a computer
Measurement results can be transmitted to Excel or other Windows applications without any software installation to your computer. All you have to add is one RS-232C cable. By combining standard AutoPrint functions with standard spreadsheet functions, even difficult applications can be easily  automated including data collection, processing and storage.

Specific Gravity Measurement
Installing the optional SMK-401 specific gravity kit transforms the balance into a dedicated instrument for measuring specific gravity or density. Specific gravity measurement software is already installed in the Shimadzu balance.

Below-weigh Hook for Hanging Measurement Measurement which cannot be performed within the weighing chamber is possible using the hook provided as a standard component.

Piece Counting and Unit Conversion
In addition to piece counting, the balance can also perform weight measurement as percentages and in a variety of mass units, such as carat.

Interval Timer
Data can be automatically output at time intervals set in the range from 1 second to 99 minutes 59 seconds. This function can be also combined with WindowsDirect. (AUWD/AUW/AUX models)

User-friendly Weighing Chamber
The large dimensions of the weighing chamber allow easy measurement of even tall flasks. Equalization in temperature before measurement is essential in precision weighing. This is easy with the extra space allowing samples to be kept inside the chamber. Weighing work is made easy by the smooth door movement. The doors can be detached to allow the chamber to be cleaned with ease and it is also possible to remove, clean or replace the door rail.

Easy Level Adjustment
Level adjustment, particularly important in installing an analytical balance, can be performed with ease using an easy-to-view level gauge at the front of the balance and large level screws.

Metal Housing
The aluminum die-cast housing offers lasting high quality exterior, protection of the core mechanism, and ease of cleaning Backlit Display Allows use under poor lighting conditions (AUW models)

Comfortable Key Operation
The embossed key panel sheet provides clear clicking response when operated. If you choose, the key operations are confirmed with a gentle beeping sound, too.

Analog Bar Graph Display
The analog display allows the operator to see at a glance how much more can be loaded before reaching the weighing capacity.

In-Use protective cover
Keeps dirt away from key panel and display