Free Guide to Proper Weighing with Laboratory Balances

Greifensee, Switzerland — March 1, 2013 — Weighing is one of the most common tasks in the laboratory. Advanced micro, semi-micro, analytical and precision balances have now been perfected to such a degree that, in general, no special weighing rooms are needed.

However, even though technological progress has made weighing a simpler task than in the past, there is an inherent risk that disturbing influences from the surrounding area, such as sunlight or body heat from a person nearby, will affect accuracy.

To overcome these challenges, METTLER TOLEDO has developed the handbook ''Proper weighing with laboratory Balances" to provide in-depth information on weighing. The comprehensive 35 page document addresses beginners with a basic understanding as well as professionals who would like to refresh their fundamental knowledge of the subject.

'The weighing Guide' covers all relevant topics, starting from giving advice on the right location and operation of the balance; it explains physical influences that affect weighing results and gives an explanation of technical terms. For a free copy of the weighing guide visit:

In order to have the most common weighing tips & tricks at hand, METTLER TOLEDO has also created a weighing tips and tricks poster. to assist those working in labs. , The poster provides a useful refresher on accurate weighing techniques, whenever there is no time to look things up in the guide.

You can get a free copy of the weighing tips & tricks poster at:

METTLER TOLEDO is a global manufacturer and marketer of precision instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company has strong worldwide leadership positions. A significant majority of our instrument sales are in segments in which we are the global leader. In addition to a broad product offering, we have one of the largest global sales and service organizations among precision instrument companies. We focus on the high value-added segments of our markets by providing innovative instruments that often integrate various technologies including application-specific solutions for customers. We design our instruments not only to gather valuable data but also to facilitate the processing and transfer of this data into customers' management information systems. METTLER TOLEDO is geographically diversified with sales in 2011 derived 37% from Europe, 34% from the Americas and 29% from Asia and other countries. The Company has an extensive global sales and service organizations with approximately 6,000, or approximately one-half, of our employees providing sales and service in 35 countries. The Company has a manufacturing presence in Europe, the United States and China.

Contact information:

Benjamin Harink
Mettler Toledo International Inc.
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