We have NO remaining stock on the Ohaus PA512 and Ohaus discontinued production in February 2015. The replacement model is the Ohaus Pioneer Plus PA1602 and you can purchase here. All information displayed herein is for archival and support purposes only. The information on this web page is for reference only since again we have no remaining stock on the Ohaus Pioneer PA512.
Pioneer digital scales from Ohaus Corporation has several digital balances models for all types of laboratory weighing applications. Whether you need an analytical balance, milligram balance, or precision balance, there is a Ohaus Pioneer electronic balance with you in mind. The Ohaus PA512 precision scale is an affordable digital balance capable of weighing up to 510 grams in 0.01 gram increments. Although this precision balance is ideally suited for basic weighing applications, it also features percent weighing and parts counting modes.
Ohaus Corp.. designed the Pioneer Balances so laboratories or education institutions could have a more affordable option when choosing which balance to buy to suit their weighing needs. Unlike some of the other Ohaus laboratory models, PA Series balances do not offer internal calibration. Calibration must be done using an external mass which can be purchased separately. Although internal calibration is a convenient feature, it drives up the prices of balances substantially.
Standard Features Include:
Up front Level Indicator – Pioneer has been designed with an up-front level indicator, so that users can quickly ensure the balance is level prior to use
Selectable Environmental Settings – Three filter modes and adjustable zero tracking adjust balance sensitivity to environmental disturbances, or application requirements
When the Ohaus PA512 digital scale is first installed, or is moved to another location, the electronic balance must be calibrated to ensure accurate weighing results. The Ohaus PA512 requires the purchase of a optional external 500 gram calibration weight to perform calibration. We always recommend that you purchase the calibration weight when you purchase the balance. You can learn more about calibration weights, class weights and the tolerances at calibrationweight.com
Is the Ohaus PA512 too expensive for your budget? We also offer We also offer the A&D EJ610 (610g x 0.01g) or EK610i priced substantially less than the Ohaus PA512. Another model the new Sartorius Practum 612-1S (610g x 0.01g) featuring a touch screen user interface for easy balance configuration.
Before you make your final selection be sure to see the A&D FX-1200i precision balance featuring 1220 grams with 0.01 grams resolutions. The Ohaus PA512 only has a 2 year limited manufacturer warranty the A&D FX1200i has a 5 year warranty. There are many other features that really stand out on the AND Weighing FX1200i like a smaller footprint saving you valuable lab bench space. The biggest difference we want to highlight is the PA512 weigh sensor is built using strain gauge technology. The strain gauge can give you good weighing results for weighing static loads, but can drift much more due to temperature variations caused by excitation energy used with a load cell strain gauge weigh sensor. You'll get better performance, linearity and repeatability with A&D's Super Hybrid Sensor weighing technology sensor found in the AND FX-1200i.
When US government customers call us saying the must comply with the Buy American Act clause the only similar balance we offer to the PA512 that are made in America would be the Scientech SL600. FAR Part 25.003 requirements state that domestic end products are preferred over foreign end products, and the Ohaus Adventurer is not made in the USA.
Below are some videos of a new Sartorius Entris precision laboratory balances just introduced to the market that offers extreme value.
In the video above we offer an overview of the components of the Entris milligram balance and how to assemble. Calibration is simple using an optional external calibration mass. We demonstrate the fast response time, repeatable weighing results and features like the leveling bubble, adjustable feet, RS-232 interface and more.
In the video above we walk you through the menu configuration settings & how to enable or disable weighing applications. The factory default is "weigh" and the weight unit is set to grams only. Easily change this to "Unit" allowing you to toggle an additional 4 weighing units, "Count" for parts counting plus the ability to configure a desired reference sample quantity from 1 to 10, "Percent" for percent weighing proportional to a reference weight commonly used in formulation especially ink mixing, "Animal Weighing" for weighing live insects or small critters, or "Density" for density determination and specific gravity.
See how to configure the Sartorius Entris precision balance changing the factory default setting for the primary weigh unit of grams to pounds. We'll walk you through the steps so you can configure your Entris balance to toggle up to 4 additional different weight units
In the video above we offer a general overview of the Sartorius Entris precision lab balance. We highlight the features, functions and operation of the Sartorius Entris precision balance. See some of the available accessories for the Sartorius Entris like the optional data printer, RS232 cable, calibration weights and weighing below hook.
In the video below we show you the excellent eccentric loading characteristics of the Sartorius Entris Balances. See as a calibration weight is placed in the center of 4 quadrants on the platform how the Sartorius Entris measures the weight accurately. Not all digital balances weigh accurately and if you own a laboratory balance other than Sartorius we doubt it compares to the Sartorius Entris. If you own an older Sartorius balance or someone tries to give you a deal on a used or discontinued Sartorius balance just forget it and buy the Entris.
To test eccentric loading we place a weight on the center of the weighing platform and record the weight. Now place the same item in 45-degree directions (front left, front right, rear right, and rear left) and compared to the measurement at the center. Compare the weighing results and if you have eccentric errors it just might be time to retire that balance and purchase a new Sartorius Entris.