Automated powder dispensing is an approach that can save time and deliver highly reproducible results, giving you freedom to focus on other critical elements of your analysis.
The weighing of powders always presents a challenge, due to their variable nature and wide range of physical properties. Powders can vary greatly in density and particle size, leading to vastly different characteristics. For instance, they may be light and fluffy with a tendency to be electrostatically charged, heavy and free-flowing, crystalline with varying particle shapes, or sticky with a tendency to absorb moisture (hygroscopic). Some of these traits not only make these substances physically difficult to handle, but can also lead to weighing errors and incorrect measurements.
The weighing of powders is traditionally a manual operation and can be tedious and time consuming to perform. It can quickly become a bottleneck in a workflow, especially when weighing out multiple powders. The use of an automated powder scale, or balance, can help resolve this issue.