We have NO remaining stock on the Acculab VIC-303. The information listed below on the VIC-303 is for reference only for those people researching the specifications on a VIC303 scale they already own.
Acculab is a victim of deleveraging and the brand Acculab has terminated production on December 31, 2010. Yes - Acculab DOES NOT EXIST in 2011 since Sartorius decided to shutdown the Acculab brand name. The Acculab VIC-303 was resurrected as the Sartorius M-Prove AY303
but these are not available since Sartorius is experiencing great difficulties in acquiring parts to build the scales and the lead time is over 20 weeks
. If you can't wait months for delivery we recommend you seek an alternatives model.
Acculab is owned by Sartorius and Sartorius Mechatronics decided to streamline the company brand name holdings and eliminate the Acculab brand. Acculab Vicon Series are now replaced by the Sartorius M-Prove Series
, but like the Vicons the M-Proved Series have excessive lead times of over 20 weeks until Sartorius can improve their production time.
For those customers that can not wait we offer many alternative models which are in stock. Nothing we offer will be priced as low as the Vicon since the VIC-303 is designed with strain gauge weighing technology
. Strain gauge sensors drift and although the display might increment in one milligram graduations they are not accurate (aka linearity) to a milligram. The Adam PGL303
is another strain gauge milligram scale. To get away from a strain gauge load cell we recommend the more costly magnetic force restoration weigh cell
found in milligram balances like the A&D FX-300i
or Scientech ZSP350
. Although the FX-300i
cost much more money they are designed with a magnetic force restoration weigh cell offering superior weighing results over a strain gauge based scale.
Acculab VIC-303 [300g x 0.001g] operates on AC Adapter ONLY, features a 4 inch diameter stainless steel weighing pan with round glass draft ring and comes with the calibration mass. The VIC303 scale offers so many new features to the predecessor VI3-mg. Built in Arvada, Colorado and backed with a 2-year parts and labor limited factory warranty!
The Acculab VIC-303 is a low cost milligram scale since it's weigh cell is built using strain gauge technology
. The strain gauge can give you good weighing results for weighing static loads, but drift much more due to temperature variations caused by excitation energy used with a load cell strain gauge weigh sensor. You do get better performance, linearity and repeatability with an electromagnetic weigh sensor like those found in the A&D FX-300i
or Scientech ZSP350
but this weigh sensor design cost more money. If you're on a tight budget and your weighing results aren't for a super critical application then the Acculab VIC303 might be your best choice.
Whether weighing multiple samples with totaled results, formulating a color, counting, percent weighing, specific gravity, or under pan weighing, Acculab has the answer in VICON. The models feature a flip-down protective cover that is removable, stainless steel pan and back-lit display.
Standard Features & Benefits include:
Exceptional accuracy and performanceProtective flip-down and removable plastic cover for shipping protection and allows stackable storageIntegrated 200 gram external calibration weight and below underhookUnique rugged, durable design for all applicationsApplications include: Counting, Percent Weighing, Totaling, Display Hold, Specific Gravity, Mass unit conversion14 Mass unit conversions (g, oz, lbs, lbs:oz, dwt, ozt, grains, Newton, carats, Taels HK/Taiwan/Singapore/China, user defined)Optional RS-232 or USB interface kit (field installable)Parts counting with selectable reference sampleAC adapter power (battery operation is not available)External "one button" calibration with 3 weight optionsLock down capabilityLarge LCD display with back-litTwo year manufacturer warranty