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
Mobile App No

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How accurate and sensitive is the Shimadzu BW12KH Precision Scale in comparison with other 100mg readability balances available?

BW12KH Readability

With a readability of 100mg, the BW12KH can handle most basic weighing tasks within your lab. The BW12KH is part of the Shimadzu BW-K series ideal for applications such as laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

How precise is the BW12KH Precision Scale against other 100mg readability balances?

BW12KH Repeatability

The BW12KH offers 100mg repeatability. Typically presented as standard deviation and essential to persistently generating the same results when the same weight is placed on the lab balance many times, repeatability is one factor that can confirm accuracy and validity.

What is the response time of the BW12KH Precision Scale contrary to other 100mg readability balances?

BW12KH Stabilization Time

The time that the BW12KH balance takes to stabilize from the time you put your sample on it and displays results is 2.0 seconds.

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How do you calibrate the BW12KH?

Prevent noticeable changes when it comes to measuring results. Experience hassle-free calibration of the Shimadzu BW12KH thanks to its Internal Calibration.

What size of samples can I weigh on a BW12KH with a 100mg readability range?

BW12KH Pan Size

With a 345mm maximum diameter pan size

Weighing Capacity

With a weighing capacity of 12,000g, the BW12KH can handle quite larger samples in comparison with other models.

Other significant features of the Shimadzu BW12KH Precision Scale

BW12KH Display ScreenThe BW12KH comes with a responsive Alpha Numeric display, easily recording measurements without the need to have the unit wired to a computer. Accreditations of the Shimadzu BW12KH Precision Scale

The BW12KH is compliant to ISO, GLP, GMP regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions for the BW12KH Precision Scale:

Will the BW12KH connect to your printer?

Since the BW12KH does not have a USB port then you cannot hook up a USB printer to it. However, you can connect an RS232 printer to the BW12KH serial port.

Can the BW12KH be connected to my lab's network?

The BW12KH does not have a built in Wi-Fi. Unfortunately the BW12KH is also lacking an ethernet port, so you are unable to connect it to your wired LAN as well.

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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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