OHAUS Corp, Parsippany, NY, a worldwide manufacturer of scales and balances, introduces the all-new Explorer series of analytical and precision balances.

Marking the company’s most advanced new product in more than a decade, the Explorer uses an application-based software platform in concert with a redesigned antistatic draftshield and modular construction. Striking a balance between cutting-edge technology and functional design, it delivers accurate performance to improve lab efficiency.

Using the newly developed SmarText 2.0 software platform, the balances provide user-friendly graphical software featuring 14 applications (apps). The products deliver accurate results within seconds, improving operator efficiency and productivity. Optimized vibration filtering provides balance stability in unstable environments.

The draftshield provides ample access and visibility to the weighing chamber and features antistatic coated glass. This frameless, flip-top design provides unobstructed access to the weighing chamber. The expansive side-entry access offers 6.3 by 9.4 in (160mm by 240mm), allowing use of large weigh boats in the weighing chamber. The antistatic coated glass helps dissipate static charges in the weighing chamber that could adversely affect the weighing results, while the side doors seamlessly glide on top-mounted bearings, helping to prevent any potential bind up when the balance is left unclean. The glass panels offer ease of installation and removal. In combination with the stainless steel bottom, these features make the Explorer easy to clean. A draftshield chamber light is available when the balance is used in low-lighting environments.

Explorer features four “touchless” sensors for hands-free operation of print, calibration, tare, and other selectable functions. These sensors provide hands-free operation, while improving weighing efficiency. At the same time, they eliminate sample residue transfer, minimizing contamination. With two sensors on the base of the balance, and two on the display, they can be set up individually to allow for remote operations.

The product features leveling assistance and instructional messaging for quick out-of-the-box setup and use, an easy-to-view illuminated, and adjustable thumbwheels. Simultaneously, the level assist screen helps users to quickly identify which thumbwheels need to be adjusted to level the balance.

To enable users to quickly input GLP, GMP, and other application data, the balance provides a virtual QWERTY keyboard and numeric keypad featuring a user manager that has administrative capability functions. The color VGA displays each app icon for ease of menu navigation in high resolution, across the 5.7-inch (145 mm) color TFT screen. The balance provides a resistive touch-screen display that quickly responds to an operator’s touch or stylus, keying each of the 14 built-in applications with customization capabilities to meet the varying needs in lab settings.

[Source: OHAUS Corp]