BW12KH Precision Scale from Shimadzu

Readability (mg) 100
Capacity (g) 12000
Stabilization Time (sec) 2
Repeatability (mg) 100
Pan Size (mm) 345
Internal Calibration Yes
RS-232 Yes
Bluetooth No
PS2 No
WiFi No
Ethernet No
Display Alpha Numeric LCD

Superior Sensitivity for High Accuracy Measurements

The BW12KH Precision Scale from Shimadzu presents accurate weighing of particulate matter or other small samples thanks to its 100 mg sensitivity. Robust and constructed for labs even for production houses, industrial facilities, or universities, the Shimadzu BW12KH rolls out reliable and close measurement values, securing cost-effective weighing for manufacturing procedures, quality control requirements, as well as routine laboratory tasks. Another option with the same sensitivitythat you can consider is the the BW22KH Precision Scale from Shimadzu from the same BW-K series. But, if you want a unit with a higher readability, try the Adventurer AX223 Precision Scale from Ohaus.

Highly Precise Measurements for Powerful Sample Weighing

Through the Shimadzu BW12KH, having multiple users controlling the precision scale is never a problem when it comes to obtainiing reproducible results. Having a 100 mg repeatability, this Shimadzu precision scale produces consistent sample weighing values given that the same settings are implemented so it is ideal for day-to-day weighing applications. Because you obtain highly precise measurement values, you can spend more time for results analysis instead of re-recording data every time. Still undecided and looking for something with a higher repeatability value? Check the BW32KS Precision Scale from Shimadzu instead.

All-Around Weighing At Any Time or Place

Whether performing activities in a lab or out in the field, the Shimadzu BW12KH leads to accurate and precise weighing each and everytime with its internal calibration feat, calibrating accordingly in case it is relocated from one area to another. Having a 345 mm weighing pan, this scale can support up to a maximum of 12000 g of samples so be sure your sample load do not exceed this. A good option for a higher capacity unit but with the same readability as the Shimadzu BW12KH would be the BW32KH Precision Scale from Shimadzu or the Explorer EX24001 High Capacity Precision Scale from Ohaus.Need a different model but with just the same capacity as this unit? You can get the Explorer EX12001 High Capacity Precision Scale from Ohaus instead.

Noteworthy Features to Take Note Off for Streamlined Weighing

Internal Calibration icon Internal Calibration

The Shimadzu BW12KH makes user-friendly re-calibration anywhere and anytime possible as it showcases an internal calibration feat. Can consider changes in temperature, movement, stability, and time, this unit can adapt as needed to ensure weighing precision and accuracy even if to be moved from one spot to another.

ISO compliant icon ISO Compliant

Following a high quality risk based process management system plus stringent measures when it comes to preventative maintenance, routine testing, calibration, and more, this scale confirms compliance to ISO print guidelines as well as standards.

GLP Compliant icon GLP Compliant

Observing GLP guidelines, this Shimadzu balance model generates reports that include date, balance ID, time, and other relevant data. This makes tracing activity history of your research easier especially for quality control purposes.

GMP Compliant icon GMP Compliant

Returning reports compliant to GMP, the BW12KH Precision Scale from Shimadzu presents reports with results, weighing time, and operator details included. Because of this, it makes a good top loading balance for doing quality control and testing on manufactured raw materials, goods, food, drugs, and more.

Alphanumeric LCD icon Alpha Numeric LCD

Reading weighing measurements on field, in the lab, or even in poorly lit spaces will never be a problem with the Shimadzu BW12KH precision scale as it's equipped with a robust and perfectly sized Alphanumeric LCD. Not only does it help users to vividly view values from any point or angle but it also reduces user-related errors such as data readout blunders that may lead to inaccurate results.

Operational Productivity from A to Z

In just about 2.0 seconds, the BW12KH Precision Scale from Shimadzu is able to display weighing values already, increasing lab output in the process. Even if the lab scale doesn't come with a USB port, you still reach improved procedures through its built-in RS-232 interface, carrying over accrued weighing data to multiple computers, devices, and printers effortlessly. Free up more time using this balance as reports rendered are already conforming to GLP, ISO, and GMP regulations so you won't need to changed format of these.

The patented UniBloc (OPF) sensor achieves high-performance, compact size, and durability at the same time. Shimadzu introduced this wire-cut block sensor to high-precision platform balances in 1989. Combination of low-profiled body and large pan is for operator comfort during bulk weighing.

WindowsDirect function

The balance communicates directly to a PC with Windows® applications. No additional software is needed to interface with spreadsheet, database, word processing, and laboratory software. WindowsDirect function works Windows® 95, 98, 2000, NT4.0, Me and XP. PC must be IBM PC/AT compatible. 

Superior durability

The simple structure and overload protection mechanism result in maximum durability.

Guaranteed sensitivity

Internal resolution is one digit finer level than display, so even minimum readout is highly reliable and stable. 

Selectable weighing modes

Best measurement modes depending on the purpose and environment can be selected with ease. 

Built-in calibration weight (BW-K Series only)

BW-K Series is equipped with built-in calibration weight. Operator is released from weight maintenance. A single lever operation is all that is needed to load the weight for calibration. 

Analog display modes

Full range

Bar graph clearly indicates the total weight (including the tare) as a portion of the balance capacity. 


Select a target weight and tolerance. The display clearly indicates when they are reached. 


Set an upper and lower limit. The display continually indicates whether the sample is within the range "Go", over range "HI" or under range "LO." Choose one of the two bar graph display modes.(No signal output)

For more than 140 years, Shimadzu Corporation has been manufacturing unique and leading-edge products including analytical measurement instruments such as lab balances, aircraft equipment, engine monitoring systems, medical and laser devices, industrial machineries, and hydraulic systems. Dedicated to creating a positive impact through science and technology breakthroughs, Shimadzu gives prime importance to innovation and technical proficiency in order to provide users with highly-advanced, efficient, and robust cutting-edge solutions. With a global network of distributors and subsidiaries based in Japan, North America, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa, Asia & Oceania, and China and East Asia, Shimadzu is capable of producing and supplying a wide array of technological solutions to scientific and engineering professionals worldwide.

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Ethernet: No
Mobile App: No
[Lab Balance] Bluetooth: No
[Lab Balance] Capacity (g): 12000
[Lab Balance] Display: Alpha Numeric LCD
[Lab Balance] GCP: No
[Lab Balance] GLP: Yes
[Lab Balance] GMP: Yes
[Lab Balance] ISO: Yes
[Lab Balance] Internal Calibration: Yes
[Lab Balance] PS2: No
[Lab Balance] Pan Size (mm): 345
[Lab Balance] RS-232: Yes
[Lab Balance] Readability (mg): 100
[Lab Balance] Repeatability (mg): 100
[Lab Balance] Stabilization Time (sec): 2
[Lab Balance] USB: No
[Lab Balance] WiFi: No

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