Because balances have such a wide variety of applications, they come in widely ranging capacities, levels of precision, platform sizes, and capabilities. Compact balances are portable, and usually have a capacity of 200-5000 grams (with a readabililty of 0.1 -1.0 grams). Precision balances usually have a capacity of 600 grams to several kilograms (with a readability of 0.01 – 0.1 grams). High capacity balances can range from 12 – 30 Kg (with a readability of 0.1 – 2.0 grams). Analytical balances range from 50 – 500 grams, but yield a readability of 0.001 – 0.1 mg (.001 – .0001 grams).
Which one is right for you? It all depends on your particular application. Bitterman Scales can help you find the right one to fit your needs.