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When accuracy matters along with fast results, the Sartorius ME36S meets the specs with weigh up to 31g with 1 µg readability. Stabilize readings within an ultra fast 10 seconds, for maximum time savings with each weighing operation. Sartorius microbalances are the world's first to feature the EUREKA® air buoyancy correction software, allowing true mass measurement and compensation for fluctuations in air density. Built-in software simplifies backweighing, and enable fast, error-free storage of tare weights, initial sample weights and calculation of the amounts backweighed in any order you choose for as many as 50 samples.

Sartorius ME36S microbalance can be found in forensic laboratories for elemental analysis of glass, analysis of pesticides like particulate matter analysis, pharmaceutical research and most major research universities throughout the world. ME36S microbalance features the SQmin function: displays the allowable minimum sample weight according to the United States Pharmacopoeia (must be activated can calculated).  Additional features include fully automatic calibration and adjustment feature (isoCAL), ISO/GLP-compliant recording, Input capability for alphanumeric sample IDs and more.

The Sartorius microbalance is the ideal measurement instrument for the preparation of lab standards. Since many prepared standards have limited shelf life or maybe toxic or expensive having a micro balance in your lab allows you to weigh small amounts of materials that are to be made into standards. This allows the preparation of smaller batches with consequently less waste.

Installation is always best on the ground level on a concrete foundation since installing the micro-balance on upper floor levels are more prone to the possibility of floor vibrations due structural motion and pedestrian movements. If you can't install your microbalance on the ground level installing the micro balance in a corner outside wall is the next best location. Always try to stay away from the middle of the floor since this area bends the most. Also the higher floor levels the balance is located, the greater the building sway and even slight misalignment along the vertical to the center of the earth can introduce substantial weighing error.

A high precision microbalance should always be installed in a low traffic area. Due to the expense of the micro balance it should be in a restricted area to lessen the chance of unauthorized people from touching or using the microbalance.

Install a micro balances in quiet, temperature and humidity controlled, draft-free location is of paramount importance. Finding a location in cleanroom can many times be challenging due to laminar air flow. So before even considering purchasing a high precision laboratory balance you should consider the area you want to install the microbalance since if your environment is not ideal you don't have a defective microbalance but a defective environment. You can read more about selecting a location of your lab balance here.

A solid balance table or marble slab is recommended to eliminate the surface the microbalance is installed on to prevent bending and any flexing. The weighing table should also be decoupled from the environment with an additional layer of shock-absorbing material such as rubber or cork to lessen sensitive to shock and vibrations. Wooden tables have some degree of flexure and typically unsuitable to attain repeatable consistent weighing results with a microbalance. Marble tables should not only have a marble top but also marble legs and these tables typically weigh several hundred pounds and cost well over $1000 and installation and freight will also be costly. Please consider these issues are additional costs and many times required for the microbalance to perform to the capabilities of the precision weighing instrument.

Controlling temperature changes is the most critical environmental condition that you must control and has the most serious affect on the performance of your microbalance. Temperature effects of even a difference of 1°C can cause sensitivity and zero point to shift. Although some people might say zero point drift can be resolved by taring the microbalance sensitivity drift will introduce systematic error. Sensitivity drift for the Sartorius ME36S is stated at ± 1 ppm / K. " K " is parts per million per °C rise in temperature. So if the temperature changes by 1°C you can expect 1 microgram change.

Once you have an adequate environment installing the microbalance isn't difficult, but for those customers wishing for professional installation it is available at an additional cost. Please call us at 978-521-7095 for current prices for these services, but the average cost is $425 in the lower 48 states of the USA plus travel and expenses. IQ/OQ testing is also available for an average cost of $875 plus travel and expenses.

Purchasing a micro balance is an extremely costly purchase and sometime even more expensive is creating the proper environment. If you have any technical questions or want to check availability give the balance experts at Precision Weighing Balances a call at 978-521-7095.

When you really have a weighing application there really is only one manufacturer to consider - SARTORIUS.  Sartorius is a German company and maker of some of the world's finest balances since 1871 when they introduced the world's first pharmaceutical balance.  Only Sartorius shatters the limits when "the Guinness Book of World Records" listed the Sartorius Model 4108 as the most accurate balance in the world.  Sartorius has been proving their trustworthiness thanks to their top-of-the-line technology that ensures maximum accuracy.  Sartorius products are manufactured with ISO9001 standards and have the CE mark.  Sartorius' excellent reputation and image in the technologically sophisticated field of weighing balances make them a global leader.

See the full line of Sartorius Ultra-micro and Micro balances here.

Sartorius ME-36S Laboratory Microbalance

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Brand Model Capacity Readability
Sartorius ME-36S Laboratory Microbalance 31 g 1 ug
Add. Features
  • Carats
  • Grains
  • Milligrams
  • Pounds
  • Ounces
  • Pennyweight
  • Grams
  • Troy Ounces
  • Parts Counting
  • RS-232c
  • Internal Calibration
Comparable Scales

Other Brands Milligram Weights 1mg-500mg Class 1 NVLAP - $999.00

Sartorius Secura225D-1S semi microbalance - $5580.00

Sartorius Ultra Micro Balance MSU2.7S000DM - $28984.50

Sartorius Microbalance MSA6.6S0TRDM - $23440.50

Sartorius Micro Balance CPA26P - $14539.50

Sartorius Quintix65-1S five decimal place - $4540.50

Sartorius MSA3.6P0TRDM Microgram Weighing - $18247.50

Sartorius Filter Balance CPA2P-F - $14025.00

Sartorius Quintix125D-1S Dual Range semi microgram - $4729.50

Sartorius Filter Balance ME5-F - $18445.00

Sartorius MSA2.7S0TRDF Air Particle Balance - $30298.50

Sartorius Ultra Micro Balance MSU2.7S000DF - $29736.00

Sartorius Cubis Analytical MSA225S Balance - $11124.00

Other Brands 2 Milligram Leaf Weight - $103.00

Sartorius Ultra Microbalance MSA2.7S0TRDM - $29547.00

Sartorius YDP20-0CE Data Printer - $899.99

Sartorius MSE2.7S000DM microgram weight - $28039.50

Sartorius MSE2.7S000DF Particulate Matter Testing - $28791.00

Sartorius Micro Balance MSU6.6S000DM - $22878.00

Sartorius MSE6.6S000DM microgram balance - $21993.00

Sartorius MSA6.6S000DF Filter Balance - $24102.00

Sartorius MSU6.6S000DF micro filter balance - $23629.50

Sartorius MSE6.6S000DF Air Quality Microbalance - $22684.50

Sartorius MSU3.6P000DM Poly Range Micro Balance - $17685.00

Sartorius MSE3.6P000DM microgram scale - $16740.00

Sartorius Cal-pak calibration weight set 20g, 2g, 20mg - $281.00
MSRP: $21460.00
YOU PAY $19314.00
FREE Data Printer Limited Time Promotion $19314.00
You must choose the Data Printer or WinWedge, not both.

FREE WinWedge 5 ft. Cable Included $19314.00
You must choose the Data Printer or WinWedge, not both.
Shipping & Handling FREE in the lower 48 states of USA
Capacity x Readability
(grams x micrograms)

31 g x 1 µg

 ± 2 micrograms
Linearity, micrograms

 ± 10 micrograms

Response Time (avg)

14 - 18 seconds

Response Time

2.5 seconds IQ-mode (0.01%)

Tare Range 31 grams
Adaptation to ambient conditions & application requirements By selection of 1 of 4 optimized filter levels
Display Update 0.1 - 0.4 seconds (depending on filter level)
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40 °C (41°F to 104°F), 85% RH or less
Sensitivity Drift

± 1 ppm / °C

Pan Size (mm / in)

ø 30 mm / 1.2 in 

Draft Shield Ht (mm/in)

239 mm / 9.4 in

Chamber Size (mm/in)

223 x 410 x 232 mm (W x D x H)
8.78" x 16.14" x 9.13" (W x D x H)

Chamber Opening

approx 5 inches

Electronic Unit:WxDxH

254mm x 320mm x 106mm

Deviation of the readout when balance is tilted 1:1,000

 ± 5 µg

Selectable Weight Units g, kg, ct, lb, oz, ozt, tlh, tls, tlt, GN, dwt, mg, /lb, tlc, mom, K, tol, bat, MS
Selectable Application Programs Mass unit conversion by toggling,"EUREKA" air buoyancy correction program, SQmin, differential weighing and backweighing, density determination, tare memory, net total, weighing in percent, over / under checkweighing (classification and filling) counting
Automatic zero tracking

Standard feature

Built-in Interface

RS-232 C-S/V24-V28, RS423 /V10; 7-bit; parity; even, odd; mark, space; Transmission rates: 150 ... 19,200 baud; 1 or 2 stop bits; software / hardware handshake

Calibration Self Calibration "isoCAL" function
External Calibration 30 gram Class 0 (Optional Wgt required)
Power Source

AC Adapter 120 VAC included with scale

Standard Equipment

120V AC Adapter, level indicator, adjustable feet, RS-232, manual

Optional Accessories

Printer, Rechargeable external battery pack, SartoConnect data transfer software, external calibration mass


3 years manufacturer's warranty

Net Weight 28 LBS.
USER MANUAL ME36S Operating Manual

Download the Sartorius Micro Balance Instruction Manual now download manual  You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.  The instruction manual contains detail information regarding calibration, additional features and keypad functions.

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Sartorius Laboratory Balance

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Download the User Manual (2.1 MB KB)

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Product Details
Data Printer
   calibration weights mass set traceable weight weights
Calibration Weights - review this cal procedure
20g Calibration Weight Class 1 with NVLAP (± 0.074 mg) $125.00
Cal-Paks 20g, 2g, 20mg Class 1 with NVLAP $281.00
30g Calibration Weight Class 1 with NVLAP (± 0.074 mg) $125.00

WinWedge Std Software with RS-232 cable $430.00
Pipette Tracker: Pipette calibration software for Windows $1070.00

YDP20-0CE Data Printer with statistics & time-date function $899.99
5 rolls of paper $45.00
Ink ribbon cassette $46.00
sartorius AGOptions
Micro Aluminum Weigh Dish, 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5mm, 250 per pkg $94.92
Microbalance AL Weigh Dish, 10 x 4 x 4.5mm, 250 per pkg $89.86
Microbalance Aluminum Pan, 12 x 4 x 2.7mm, 250 per pkg $103.99
Aluminum Weighing Micro Pan, 12 x 2 x 4.5mm, 250 per pkg $108.97
Aluminum Weigh Boats, 25mm x 7mm x 7mm, 250 boats $189.12
Aluminum Microbalance Pan, 13mm dia x 3.5mm H, 200 pans $95.92
Microbalance Sample Pan, 6mm dia x 2.5mm H, 250 per pkg $109.95
RS232 Cable 9 pin and 25 pin, 5 ft, IBM type $94.00
Sartorius YCC01-USBM2 cable (25-pin to USB type A) $134.99
Granite Isolator 13 x 15 inch $569.00
Locking Device, anti-theft for CPA Series $90.00
AD-1683 - Static Eliminator $1095.00
YIB01-OUR Ionizing Blower neutralizes static charges $1499.00
YSTP01 Stat Pen neutralizes static electricity on samples $1575.00
Weighing Pans
YWP06G Weigh Pan 3.25" Dia. x 0.75" depth $25.00
YWP05G Weigh Pan w/ Spout 3.5" Dia. x 1.75" Depth $50.00
YWP03G Gem Pan w/ 5.25 inch Diameter with 0.8 inch Depth $25.00

Select from these microbalances that meet your specific weighing needs
Model Capacity x Readability Display Price
Sartorius Cubis Ultra-Micro Balances (0.1 micrograms)
MSA2.7S0TRDM 2.1 g x 0.0001 mg TFT touch $29547.00
MSU2.7S000DM 2.1 g x 0.0001 mg B&W graphical $28984.50
MSE2.7S000DM 2.1 g x 0.0001 mg LCD $28039.50
Sartorius Cubis Ultra-Micro Filter Balances (0.1 micrograms)
MSA2.7S0TRDF 2.1 g x 0.0001 mg TFT touch $30298.50
MSU2.7S000DF 2.1 g x 0.0001 mg B&W graphical $29736.00
MSE2.7S000DF 2.1 g x 0.0001 mg LCD $28791.00
Sartorius Cubis Micro Balances (1 micrograms)
MSA6.6S0TRDM 6.1 g x 0.001 mg TFT touch $23440.50
MSU6.6S000DM 6.1 g x 0.001 mg B&W graphical $22878.00
MSE6.6S000DM 6.1 g x 0.001 mg LCD $21933.00
Sartorius Cubis Micro Filter Balances (1 micrograms)
MSA6.6S000DF 6.1 g x 0.001 mg TFT touch $24102.00
MSU6.6S000DF 6.1 g x 0.001 mg B&W graphical $23629.50
MSE6.6S000DF 6.1 g x 0.001 mg LCD $22684.50
Sartorius Cubis Ultra-Micro Balances (0.1 micrograms)
MSA3.6P0TRDM 0 - 1.1 g x 0.001 mg
1.1 - 2.1 g x 0.002 mg
2.1 - 3.1 g x 0.005 mg
TFT touch $18247.50
MSU3.6P000DM 0 - 1.1 g x 0.001 mg
1.1 - 2.1 g x 0.002 mg
2.1 - 3.1 g x 0.005 mg
B&W graphical $17685.00
MSE3.6P000DM 0 - 1.1 g x 0.001 mg
1.1 - 2.1 g x 0.002 mg
2.1 - 3.1 g x 0.005 mg
LCD $16740.00

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