Micro balances are used in a wide variety of applications where small levels in weight variation can make a huge difference. These instruments are often found in product testing and quality assurance labs, to ensure that exacting production standards are being met. Micro balances are capable of making a precise measurement of weight of an object of relatively small mass, in the order of a million parts of a gram. In comparison, an analytical balance is 100 times less sensitive. Therefore, a vibration isolation system’s settling time is a key criterion affecting the throughput of these instruments. Additionally, micro balances are also extremely sensitive to exposure to dust, air currents and thermal fluctuation. For this reason, they should be placed in a hood or enclosure when in use. For more information about selecting the right micro balance contact one of our Specialists today.