This is a workhorse of an analytical balance for the chemical, pharmaceutical,
biological, and water treatment markets. Being easy to use while possessing
excellent specifications, you cannot go wrong with this model. It gives fast, stable readings which will allow
you to process more weight readings in any given period of time. All this
and it is 100% Made in the USA, not China, like most all of our competitors'
Scientech Zeta Series offers a revolutionary weighing technology
with a patent pending that no other balance manufacturer can match. This weigh sensor found only in the Zeta Series offers a very fast response time
with excellent repeatability and linearity weighing results. Many of our
customers say that the Zeta models are quicker and far more stable than other
brand competitor's models implementing a lever designed weigh cell.
Many people call us with the question - what is the best balance to buy?
This is so simple now with the Zeta Series since it is all in the weighing sensor
design and the company that builds the balance.
Another deciding factor on selecting a balance to buy is the issue of repairability.
Many of the balances on the market can't be repaired if you put an excessive
load on the weighing pan, but you can with Scientech and at a REASONABLE price.
High quality, high performance, and low cost, are the issues that make us say
Scientech offers truly a real value over all other brands.
Here are some additional reasons why Scientech is your Measure of Confidence:
100% American owned and operated for over 4 decades
We feel Scientech offer the best customer & product support in the industry.
Customer satisfaction is their primary goal.
Scientech will listen to the customer's needs especially for OEM applications.
If you're looking for just the weigh cell without the case for a custom application
give us a call at 978-521-7095 and we can quote you at affordable prices.
Scientech is synonymous with high quality, accuracy, durability, and user-friendly
standard features. All models possess Scientech's exclusive real time temperature
compensation software, enabling the scale to yield accurate, reproducible results
without the need to recalibrate the scale as the ambient temperature varies.
Click here to see comparisons of all ZSA Series models.
Please note that the Zeta Series exclusively from Scientech has a weighing sensor with a suspension system which cannot be broken by customer abuse or by dropping a weight onto the weighing pan. As you might know, the highest failure mode for any analytical balance (0.1mg) is a broken suspension system due to them having fragile pivots, pullers, flexures, or bearings. Then when any weight is dropped on the weighing pan (this is called shock loading) or by user misuse, these fragile pivots, pullers, flexures, bearing will break. The way competitor brands try to handle this concern is to state that they have "overload" protections. However, overload protection does not protect against shock loading or customer abuse. Therefore, the damaged scale is not covered under warranty and you are forced to pay high repair charges.
the play button below and the streaming video sells the balance itself.
closest we have seen to an Unbreakable Balance. Please don't
try this with your Mettler Balance or Ohaus Balance since we think it
might break. The performance depicted in the video can only be
achieved when you choose the Scientech Zeta Series for your next lab
balance. This is the ZETA Series and this demonstration was shown
at Pittcon 2006.
What is so great about this
weighing sensor? Here is the explanation for how the Zeta Series
sensor differs from all other balances on the market today.
Weighing cells use a parallel guidance system in conjunction with some
type of detector, ie. an electromagnetic force restoration (EMFR) detector
or a strain gauge detector. The advantage of the EMFR detectors
is high resolution. The disadvantages are its lever, couplers, and
flexures that can be easily damaged or broken, which results in costly
repairs. The advantage of the strain gauge detectors is that they
are rugged. The disadvantages are its poor resolution.
The Zeta Series bridges the gap between the EMFR detectors and the strain
gauge detectors. Each Zeta model has high resolution since is it
an EMFR detector but also it is very rugged since it does not have a lever,
couplers, or flexures.
The foundation for this new technology is based on a direct-loading weighing
cell concept, which differs dramatically from a normal lever or mono block
sensor design. When used in combination with Scientech's unique
and unequalled displacement detection system and digital servo, the result
is a high quality, weighing sensor offering speed, accuracy and repeatability
you demand for your weighing application.
The Zeta Series is one of the most robust balances on the market and will
not normally suffer suspension damage during shipment like many other
brand balance are exposed to especially with all the rough handling with
the shipping carriers like FedEx and UPS. Unlike other competitor
brands Scientech balances can be repaired. Typical turn around is
within 5-business days. We can't list that other brand name balance
since they will file a lawsuit against us but ask them - can your balance
be repaired if the weigh cell is damaged? You'll be surprised when
they tell you NO and you need to buy a new balance but that is not the
case with Scientech.
Select from 5 different Zeta Analytical Balances to meet your specific
Weighing Balances is an Authorized Scientech Dealer. All Scientech
Balances are made in Boulder, Colorado. Support American jobs
an buy Scientech. The beauty of buying Scientech is if you ever
have a problem with your balance you can speak with the same people
who built your balance. In the unlikely event you need to repair
your balance Scientech offers a Five-day turnaround for factory service.
ON/OFF button is located in the upper left corner of the balance's
front panel. When the balance is ON the balance automatically
runs a power-up self check.
RANGE/FUNCTION Button: Single Range Balance Models:
Pressing the RANGE/FUNCTION button begins the following menus cycle:
• PCS – Front panel parts counting
• HI OK LO – Checkweighing
• CAL 1 – Auto calibration
• CAL 2 – Linearity
Live animal weighing
• % - percent weighing
To select the desired function, press the MODE switch when it appears
on the display. Note: Front panel parts counting is not available with bi-directional
The ZERO Buttons:
There are two (2) ZERO buttons. Pressing either button at any time
returns the display to zeros. When a weighing that has been zeroed
out is removed from the weighing pan, a negative reading is displayed.
To return the display to zeros, press one of the ZERO buttons.
Pressing the MODE button starts the unit of weight cycle as follows:
grams(g), kilograms(kg), milligrams(mg), pounds(lb), carats(ct), pennyweights(dwt),
troy ounces(ozt), and ounces(oz). When the desired unit of weight
appears, press the MODE button a second time to select that unit of weight.
An optional, factory installed, user specified, custom
unit of measure is available. If you have this special unit
of measure feature in your balance, (A) appears in the unit of weight
cycle after ounces. Press the MODE button to select this function.
Pressing the SEND button sends the information on the balance's
display to an external device via the RS-232 interface.
Note: Scientech balances are DTE (computer) devices. If
communicating to another DTE device (ie computer), a Scientech RS-232
cable, PN11897, or normal null modem cable is required. If you are
communicating to a DCE device (printer), a serial cable is required.
Scientech offers a serial cable for your convenience.
You may send the time and date along with the weight reading
when you press the SEND button or you may send weight readings automatically
at user specified time periods (see the Bi-directional RS-232 Command
Set, Type 4 Commands section for details). Weight readings may also
be sent to a computer or printer continuously every 200 milliseconds (see
the RS-232 Front Panel Configuration section for details). Weight
readings may be sent automatically when the balance reaches stability
(see Selectable Filters section). An optional, factory installed, remote
foot send switch is also available.
Capacity Tracker This
dynamic graphical display automatically depicts the used and unused
portions of your weighing range. The tracker is indispensable
in taring out container weight and then weighing several components
sequentially. You always know how much capacity remains.
Each segment represents 10% of the balance's total capacity.
As 10% of the balance's capacity is used the first segment will
illuminate. As 20% of the balance's capacity is reached the
second segment will light and so on.
Stability Indicator The
balance tells you when the reading is valid, insuring reliable results.
Stability sensitivity is user selectable which allows you to customize
your balance setup. You may disable the indicator at any time.
Check Weighing Here
is Scientech's answer to a go/no-go weight gauge. The balance
tells if your sample weight is too high, too low, or OK. Interpretive
error is eliminated. This application is ideal for JIT environments
where quality of each sample must be assured.
Percent Weighing By
quickly selecting the % mode, you are able to weigh a sample in
percent in order to easily determine percent moisture loss, percent
solids, or compounding by percent.
can even use a Scientech balance for piece counting. Every
model empowers you to count very small to large components quickly
and accurately. The minimum fixed sample number is ten with
a user selectable larger sample size feature at your fingertips.
Vibration Filters This
feature authorizes you to select a filter setting which is best
suited to your task. If your surroundings are vibration-free,
set the filtering to low which yields results in the fastest possible
time. In more adverse conditions, select either the normal
or high filter parameter. These selections will insure reliable
readings during your different weighing applications.
Units of Measure These multifunctional balances present a choice of eight
different standard units of measure: grams (g), carats (ct), ounces
(oz), troy ounces (ozt), pennyweight (dwt), milligrams (mg), kilograms
(kg), and pounds (lb). Just push the mode button to select
your desired unit of measure. Also available as an option
is a custom weight register which allows any unit of measure you
Live Animal Weighing Weighing
using the time averaging mode is ideal for live animal or severe
environment weighing. This feature also includes a reset function
which allows you to arrive at the final weight reading in seconds
rather than minutes with
does not offer a density determination kit, but we Precision Weighing
Balances offers a very low cost aftermarket universal specific gravity kit for $139.95. You can read
more about this product here and how
In order to determine density of a solid, place a graduated flask with
a known volume of water on the pan of the balance, zero the balance, and
then place the solid in the flask of water. Divide the displayed
weight in grams by the increased volume of water. The result is
the mass per unit volume of the solid in g/cc.
To determine the density of a liquid, place an empty graduated flask on
the balance weighing pan, zero the balance, then pour the liquid into
the graduated flask. Divide the displayed weight in grams by the
volume of the liquid. The result is the mass per unit volume of
the liquid in g/cc.