In the weighing industry, you’ll often see the term “GLP-compliant.” GLP stands for Good Laboratory Practice but what does it actually mean?
Managing data is vital in the lab industry. Improperly collected and stored data can be lost before analysis, recorded incorrectly, prevent work from being verified, or even impede the research and processes that need the data to advance. Good record keeping can help users track errors or refine an experiment. Records can be used to audit a lab or to check the data’s integrity. When using a lab balance, there are a few ways to collect and record data, which we’ll outline in this post.
Our new Equinox series of lab balances feature a textile function. But what does that mean? What are the applications? How are balances involved in textiles? We’ll answer these questions and more in this blog post.
Mass and weight seem to be interchangeable whenever they’re discussed, yet they’re anything but. So what is mass? What is weight? How do they differ and why is it important to know the difference? How are they linked? We’ll answer these questions and more in this blog post. Please keep in mind this explanation is simplified.
Depending on the level and the complexity of the class, students can use anything from mechanical triple beam balances to semi-micro digital lab balances. No matter what type, the balances are an investment for the schools. Here are some tips that can help both teachers and students ensure the balances will maintain optimal performance for many years.
The tare feature is so useful and so important, it usually has a dedicated button on digital scales and balances. It’s as important in business settings as it is for home scales. In this blog post, we’ll explain what the tare feature is, how to use tare on different weighing devices, and why it’s so useful.