Entris64-1S is a tremendous value - Made in Germany, Monoliithic force restoration balance.
Sartorius Entris64-1S has a maximum weighing capacity of 60 grams and increments in 0.0001 grams graduations (4 decimal places). That is 1/10,000th of a gram or 0.1 milligrams.
This is a great replacement model for the discontinued GD503 for those long range shooters looking for a balance that reads to 0.002 grains for ammo reloading. Many of the US F-Class Open Team members have purchased the Entris64-1S from us to insure each 308 round has the same amount of powder.
When the Entris64-1S analytical balance is first installed or when it is moved to another location, it should be calibrated to ensure accurate weighing results. We always recommend you purchase an optional external 50 gram calibration weight so you can perform the external calibration.
Calibration is simply a press of the "Cal" button and then placing the external 50g calibration weight on the weighing platform. The Sartorius Entris64-1S laboratory balance also features a dynamic animal weighing application which allows this high precision balance to weigh small insects that may be moving on the weighing pan accurately. Parts counting is another great application allowing this high accuracy balance to easily count those extremely small and lightweight parts the typical counting scales can't even sense the weight.
Sartorius Entris analytical balances are also quick and easy to clean. The side doors, top sliding door and easy to remove all stainless steel parts of the analytical draft shield chamber making it convenient for thorough cleaning.
If you compare the specifications of many lab analytical balances on paper, they all look the same - if you've seen one, you've seen them all. But in the real world there is more to a lab analytical balance than just its technical specifications. The Sartorius Entris124-1S has been specially designed for effective and reliable weighing in daily lab routines. This is where more powerful technology and application oriented operation and features make all the difference.
Using the latest technology. Sartorius utilizes 21st century technology, such as the unique robotically etched monolithic weigh cell, which ensures long-term high accuracy. Sartorius Entris series features the latest powerful microprocessor technology, shortening the response times for faster results. Reliable weighing results, all of the time - even under less than ideal ambient conditions, thanks to the Entris' highly sophisticated digital compensation algorithms.
Ease of use. When you need to get a heavy workload of repetitive applications done fast and reliably, day and day out, the last thing you need is a lab balance so complicated that it causes operating errors and wastes your valuable time as a result. Welcome to your Entris balance comfort zone: a simple, easy-to-understand control panel, key function assignments and the easy-to-read display are ideal for efficient weighing in your lab. User friendly operation: short, plain English text prompts and cursor keys for navigation make it simple for you to configure the balance to meet your individual requirements. Outstanding readouts thanks to the backlit and high-contrast display (height of digits: 15 mm). The level indicator is positioned conveniently right next to the display so that checking whether the balance is level becomes "second nature" to the operator.
Sartorius products are manufactured with ISO9001 standards and have the CE mark. Sartorius has been proving their trustworthiness thanks to their top-of-the-line technology that ensures maximum accuracy. Sartorius begin building balances in 1871 and holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the most accurate balance in the world. When you have an excellent reputation and image in the technologically sophisticated field of weighing metrology there is no question Sartorius should be your only choice.
The Sartorius Entris Series consists 3 Analytical models (4 decimal places), 4 Milligram Balances (3 decimal places), 5 Precision Balances (2 decimal places) & 3 Precision Scales (1 decimal place) and you choose with internal calibration or without internal calibration. You can see the Complete Entris Series here.
If you are looking to spend more money and want additional features be sure to see the Secura 124-1S, Quintix 64-1S or Practum 64-1S. The Secura, Quintix and Practum balances introduced in 2013 featured an entirely new cutting edge design offering with a touch screen display with graphical user interface. These new touch screen balances are very nice and offer advanced weighing applications, but they are also expensive and for some people they prefer tactile keypad buttons over a touchscreen.
We understand purchasing an analytical balance is a major capital expense and if you have any questions give us a call and one of our weighing experts can discuss your weighing application and get you the most affordable balance for your weighing needs.
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230 mm / 9" inch *Note - draftshield is not removable
Dimensions (entire balance) W x D x H
9" x 11.9" x 13" inches
230 x 303 x 330 mm
Built-in RS-232 Interface
A port for a hanger for weighing below the balance is available (requires purchase of optional accessory - 3 mm weigh below hook for $48.00). You
can attach a sample using a suspension wire, for example. Common applications
for weighing below the balance includes density determination.
120 VAC AC adapter
Power Consumption (VA)
maximum 16; typical 8 (STNG6)
Approx. hours of operation with YRB05Z rechargeable battery pack (backlighting
35 hours (requires purchase of optional YRB05Z rechargeable battery pack)
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Entris Laboratory Balance Series is a new lab balance from Sartorius Mechatronics. Lightening fast weighing results, high-contrast backlit LCD and a spirit bubble located to the left of the weighing display so you know your balance is level to measure optimum accuracy. Combining affordability with a versatile design the Sartorius Entris is the new
affordable standard for analytical 4 decimal place weighing. The Sartorius
Entris Series is great for schools, universities, an pharmaceutical weighing
applications looking for an economical and efficient laboratory balance.
Sartorius Entris64-1S with the Omega 2-Speed Electric Powder Trickler can deliver the results the competitive benchrest needs to reload ammo to the kernel of powder. We use Hogdgon H4350 powder and show how the powder weighs between 0.020 -- 0.030 grains and how easy you can weigh accurate charges to the kernel.
To weigh to the kernel of powder you need an analytical balance the weighs to 0.0001 grams. When the Sartorius Entris64-1S weigh mode is configured to grains the balance increments in 0.002 grain divisions. You will not be able to know every bullet is weighed to the kernel of powder with a milligram balance (0.001g) since most milligram balances increment in only 0.02 grains (See this video for proof).
Sartorius Entris64-1S display increments in 0.002 grains divisions. Long-range competitive shooters (600+ yards) always shoot for an edge over their rivals and one way is to shoot very uniform ammo. Weighing charges, bullets and primers to 0.002gn can make shot velocities more uniform within a shot string. Forget those inconsistent low cost strain gauge scales that weigh the same charge differently each time. If you want to win the competition you need every round to the exact kernel.
In this video we will walk you through the steps to change the default factory setting of grams to grains. once you make these changes your balance will power up each time in the grains mode. In this demonstration we use the Entris224-1S, but the steps are the same for all Satorius Entris models.
In the video above we show ammunition reloaders wanting to weigh powder to a kernel they need to purchase an analytical balance that increments in 0.002 grain divisions/graduations. That is two thousandth of a grain.
Now just because a balance offers readability to 0.002 grain divisions/graduations does not mean it is accurate to ±0.002 grain. Readability is just what the balance's displays resolution. One needs to dig into the manufacturer's specification and look for the word "linearity" which is the accuracy of the balance. Depending on the manufacturer the linearity is ± 2d, 3d or some low cost Chinese made balances it could be 4d or 5d. Using the Sartorius Entris64-1S the linearity is stated as ± 2 divisions. The Entris64-1S increments in 0.002 grain divisions so the linearity is ± 0.004 grains. These manufacturer specs are performed by the manufacturer and done in controlled environments (temperature & humidity controlled, no static electricity issues, no radio frequency interference, perfectly stable air so there are no drafts). You have to have faith the manufacturer is honest in their testing and we have seen over and over again the no name brands stated specs do not correspond to the performance of the balance. Since testing is done in ideal environments you really can't expect the same performance and let's just say if the manufacturer states ±2d with your environment you'll get ±4d.
A kernel of Hodgon H4350 weighs between 0.020 - 0.030 grains per kernel. Each kernel weight varies. So for the Sartorius Entris64-1S I like to say when you have your balance level, balance warmed up for at least 30 minutes, in a stable environment realistically you'll expect to have accuracy to 0.008 grains (0.002gn x 4d = ±0.008gn). Now if you purchased a milligram balance the readability and linearity would be 10 times less of an analytical balance so the best performance you could expect is 0.08 grains. If a kernel weighs between 0.020 - 0.030 grains per kernel there is no way a milligram balance can deliver the consistent weighing results the competition benchrest shooting is looking for which is knowing each round of ammunition has the same amount of powder. Having ammo with an extra kernel or short a kernel will result in the bullet being high or low of the target's bullseye.
The RCBS10-10 mechanical beam scale finest graduation is 0.1 grains. The large poise increments in 10 grain divisions, the cylindrical micrometer poise has graduation to 0.1 grains and uses a gauge that increments in 1 grain divisions. One 360 degree rotation of the micrometer poise yield 1 grain.
If we say the average weight of a kernel of H4350 is 0.025 grains then 4 kernels weigh 0.1 grains, which is the best readability the RCBS 10-10 offers. It is not the accuracy since you are moving parts, friction points and the agate bearing the fulcrum pivots on wears. We'll use the Omega 2 Speed Powder Trickler from Daddy Products available at www.omegapowdertrickler.com and we will dispense one kernel at a time to see how many kernels it takes to move the beam of the 10-10. Now watch closely as I drop one kernel while also looking at the beam pointer. I am going to press the BLACK button on the Omega Trickler and drop 1, 2, 3, 4 5 kernels. You'll notice it takes 4 to 5 kernels to see the beam even move. If you are doing any competition shooting and weighing powder with the 10-10 and other shooters are using an analytical balance you can see you are at a great disadvantage.
Now we will show you how to achieve weighing powder so you know each round is weighed to the kernel.
For many years those competition shooters wanting to weigh powder to the kernel purchased the Sartorius GD503. Once the GD503 were sold out Precision Weighing balances alternative to the GD503 was the AND HR100a and finally in May of 2014 Sartorius re-entered the market with an affordable analytical balance called the Entris Series. The Entris64-1S weighs up to 926 grains & increments in 0.002 grain divisions.
We show in the video above how the Entris64-1S can weigh to the kernel using the Omega 2 Speed Powder Trickler from Dandy Products available at www.omegapowdertrickler.com
If you are a competing in long range shooting over 400 yards and especially anyone over 1000 yards WE RECOMMEND ONLY the Sartorius Entris64-1S. Still we have people calling us to spend less and even though they are shooting competition saying they don't mind not winning and that being off 1 or 2 kernel is no big deal. To me that is crazy - how much money did you spend for your gun and all the gadgets? Isn't participating in a competition to win?? Sure you are an excellent marksman, but if the members of the US F-Class Open Rifle Team are using the Entris64-1S if you are really that good of a shooter wouldn't you be on the team???
Regardless, we still have people calling wanting to spend less money and wanting to know what are the options. Well if you are willing to accept ± 2 kernels then take a look at the A&D Weighing FX-700CT. The FX700CT increments in 0.02 grains. The Entris64 is 10x the readability incremental in 0.002 grains. To us the difference in price you are still better off buying Sartorius Entris64-1S.
When shooting .308 ammo, on average, a single kernel of Varget roughly changes the velocity by 1.3 fps. So just a few kernels of variation can easily double the extreme spread in velocity. Out to 500 yards it does not seem to make much difference, but beyond that and things can get ugly fast. Buying the right balance is just another tool to put more bullets closer to the desired point of impact.
Watch as we drop one kernel of Hodgdon H4350 powder and see the response time of the FX700CT balance. We also change the response time from Fast > Mid > Slow and see how the changes effect the time it takes for the display to show the weight change from when one kernel of powder is dropped on the weighing pan.
If you watch the video on the FX700CT and the Entris64-1S video clearly the Sartorius is faster. The AND FX-700CT responds faster than the AND FX-120i. The Sartorius doesn't need any filtering adjustments (setting to FAST) while ALL the AND Weighing models FX-700CT, HR100a, FX-120i all need the response filtering adjusted.
The AND FX700CT can weigh up to 2345 grains and increments in 0.02 grain divisions. The linearity is ±0.02 grains. This is double the accuracy of the A&D FX-120i which increments in 0.02 grains, but is linearity to ± 0.04 grains. For a reloader that is a big difference plus the FX-700CT has a nicer display and better draftshield than the AND FX120i balance.
It's all a matter of perspective and at what level one wishes to perform. Buy the FX-700CT or FX-120i and they are good weighing devices, but it is doubtful you are going to win shooting competitions. Any way one looks at it, serious long-range shooting is not cheap. In their world, it often comes down to one point or even one "X" between winning or not.
Remember the motto -- buy once cry once --
If you stray from this motto it will bit you. For long range shooters the Entris64-1S is the choice.
the real world there is more to a laboratory balance then just specs and
average quality. Sartorius has created a new entry level lab balance with both quality and affordability. This new level
in laboratory analytical weighing technology is the Sartorius Entris Series.
The Sartorius Entris Analytical Laboratory 4 decimal place balance series
has more versatility in high-resolution applications: 0.1 mg readability
and weighing capacity to 60g or 220 g. Sartorius makes top-of-the-line
accurate high precision weighing technology at a reasonable cost.
Reliable weighing results all the time with an Entris balances even under
less than ideal ambient conditions is possible thanks to Sartorius' highly
sophisticated digital compensation algorithms allowing your new scale or
balance to weigh even in the worst ambient conditions.
Sartorius 21st century weighing technology featuring a unique robotically
etched monolithic weigh cell ensures long-term, high accuracy and minimizes
the effects of temperature drifts. Providing legendary dependability
that users around the world have come to appreciate in a genuine Sartorius
The novel housing finish of the Entris Series balance and scale is made
to withstand many aggressive solvents, such as acetone and ethanol.
Powerful Microprocessor: Why buy yesterday's electronics?
Fast microprocessor shortens the response times saving you time which
translates into lower labor cost.
Friendly Operation: Short, plain-English text prompts and cursor
keys for navigation make it so simple for you to configure the balance
to meet your individual requirements. You can also change the
language to German, Italian, Spanish and more making the Entris Series
the bilingual balance of the world.
balance and scale comfort zone: A simple, easy-to-understand
control panel, key function assignments and the easy-to read display
are ideal for efficient weighing in your lab.
to complicated and tedious routines: When you need to get a
heavy workload of repetitive applications done fast and reliably, day
in and day out, the last thing you need is a lab balance so complicated
that it causes operating errors and wastes your valuable time as a result.
In the video above we demonstrate the Sartorius Entris224-1S analytical balance and how easy calibration is when you purchase the optional calibration mass. The Satorius Entris 4 decimal place balances offer a large draftshield with 3 sliding doors. See the quick settling time as we place calibration weights on the weighing platform. Get a better understanding of what each keypad does and how you can enter into the balance configuration menu to change the factory default setting to better meet your specific weighing requirements. The Sartorius Entris is easy to configure to optimize for your individual weighing application.
Cleaning and Rugged Design: All draft shield panels can be
removed for fast cleaning by just unfastening a screw. The weighing
pan, draft shield ring, and draft shield base plate are all made of
stainless steel and can be quickly removed for cleaning.
level indicator: Spirit leveling bubble is positioned conveniently
right next to the display so that checking whether the balance is level
becomes “second nature” to the operator.
high contrast backlit display: Icons to tell you at a glance
which application you are using.
External Calibration: To ensure
the highest weighing accuracy at all times with the simple press of
the calibration key walks you through the calibration automatically (requires you have a 50 gram cal weight).
Keypad: All buttons / keypads are micro switches offering better reliability
and positive click so you'll know when you pressed the button.
weighing modes including: Grams, Kilograms, Carats, Pounds,
Ounces, Troy ounces, Hong Kong taels, Singapore tales, Taiwanese taels,
Grains, Pennyweights, Milligrams, Parts per pound, Chinese taels, mommes,
Austrian carats, Tola, Baht, Mesghal, Tons, Pounds:Ounces, Newton.
Need more accuracy? Do you need a 5 decimal place gram balance? The Sartorius Secura and Quintix semi microbalances are amazing. In the YouTube video above you will see the Sartorius Secura225D-1S semi microbalance [0-120g x 0.01mg] [120-220g x 0.1mg]. We highlight the intuitive operation using the SmartTouch user interface that is so easy to use you'll probably never need to reference the user manual. We also demonstrate the ergonomic draftshield and show how easy it is to dismantle the balance for easy cleaning.
Also you'll get a close up view of the new "collection container".
The collection container is designed to keep the spill from entering the lab balance that could cause potential damage to the balance. Sartorius' revolutionary "collection container" features a rimmed design to keep the spill from entering if you happen to spill any liquid or granular samples while weighing.