Scales determine weight by measuring a deflection. The springs of the device are deformed by the load, and the force needed to deform the springs is measured and converted into weight. 

Balances measure mass when scales determine the weight of the object. Balances measure mass by balancing an unknown mass against a known mass.

Precision Balances are used to weigh quantities to a very precise number of up to one milligram. Precision balances are available in different capacities, from grams or ounces up to kilograms or pounds. 

Analytical Balances are highly delicate lab devices designed to provide precise measurements of a mass. The readability of the device ranges between 0.1mg - 0.01mg. These balances include a draft shield or weighing chamber to prevent samples from the slightest vibrations or breeze that can affect the results. Micro-Analytical Balances are extremely accurate in weighing objects with microgram readability and high capacity. 

Moisture Balances are used to measure the moisture content of a sample by using the loss on drying method, known as a thermogravimetric principle. The device is perfect to be used in food, pharma, chemical, and other industries.

Balances are more elaborate than scales and are used by experts for developed scientific weighing in science laboratories, the medical industry, and research environments.

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