When laboratory work and research requires complete accuracy, there is simply no room for error. That is why it is important we do not underestimate certain factors that can influence proper results. Incorrect usage or unsuitable conditions may cause errors, especially for semi-micro balances, that are used to weigh the lightest samples.
One of the factors that may disturb the weighing results are electrostatic charges. In particular, plastic containers in low humidity environments tend to cause a drifting display. To avoid errors, electrostatic-free containers or an ioniser should be used to eliminate the unwanted charges. Selected models of OHAUS balances are equipped with a built-in ioniser as standard. For all the others, a stand-alone device is available.
The Explorer series of semi-micro balances has been designed with the technology to ensure that specific weighing results are accurate. Sophisticated laboratories requiring accuracy and looking for innovative technology to obtain measurement results can find both in the Explorer semi-micro balances. The built-in ioniser, included in Explorer automatic door models, generates bipolar ions continuously from positive and negative discharge electrodes, and directs the ionised air onto the charged body to eliminate static electricity.