The right balance

02 December 2015

Mettler Toledo's newly improved XS balance line includes analytical and precision balances as well as a dual range microbalance.

The new SmartPan weighing pan delivers results up to twice as fast, even in a fume cupboard. On all balances, ergonomic design details mean users no longer need to suffer the stresses and strains from working for long periods in front of the balance. For example, placing the terminal at eye-level on the optional quick-lock ErgoStand eliminates excessive bending of the neck and encourages a good working posture. The tilt of the terminal can be adjusted to achieve the perfect 35° viewing angle for users of different heights.

The terminal features an improved user interface for ease of operation. At up to 16mm high, the large figures on the display are bright and clear to read. Eyes don’t get tired and concentration remains focused on the weighing task. Figure size, contrast and brightness are all configurable to individual comfort levels.

In addition, SmartPan dismantles easily; the built-in tray underneath keeps spilled substances contained for safe disposal and easy cleaning. 

Barbara Bienlein, medical specialist and managing director at MedicalForce, said: “The XS balances have made a major step forward in safeguarding users against common workplace health problems such as pains in the back, hands, arms and neck, tired and strained eyes, and irritation or illness from exposure to chemicals.”

The XS balance line provides a capacity and performance range to meet the needs of a wide variety of applications, from weighing out a few milligrams for sample preparation in the laboratory to check weighing on the factory floor.