With more sophisticated testing and more frequent auditing of laboratory equipment, it has become increasingly necessary for laboratories to calibrate their own balances. Calibration Masses are offered to check span and linearity and calibrate electronic balances. The commonly used Span Calibration method uses one-point calibration with a single mass approximately equal to the capacity of the balance. Some balances use the Linearity Calibration method which allows the user to select multiple mass settings, normally defined as zero, center (half span), and full span of the balances capacity. This method minimizes deviation throughout the balance's weighing range.
ASTM Class 1 masses are highly polished stainless steel. Recessed grip handles are part of the 10kg and 20kg weights for easier handling and stacking. Individual weights from 10—4,000g include a glove and protective, foam-lined plastic case.
ASTM Class 1 masses are perfect for analytical balances and applications requiring first-order accuracy.