BW52KS Precision Scale from Shimadzu

Readability (mg) 1000
Capacity (g) 52000
Stabilization Time (sec) 2
Repeatability (mg) 60
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 BW52KS Precision Scale compared to other 1000mg readability balances available?

BW52KS Readability

With a readability of 1000mg, the BW52KS is designed to handle most simple weighing tasks within your lab. The BW52KS is part of the Shimadzu BW-K series recommended for applications like laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

How precise is the BW52KS Precision Scale in comparison with other 1000mg readability balances?

BW52KS Repeatability

The BW52KS offers 60mg repeatability. Typically expressed as standard deviation and critical to constantly generating the same results when the same weight is placed on the lab balance several times, repeatability is one factor that can show accuracy and validity.

What is the response time of the BW52KS Precision Scale compared to other 1000mg readability balances?

BW52KS Stabilization Time

The time that the BW52KS 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 BW52KS?

Prevent noticeable variations when it comes to measuring results. Easily calibrate the Shimadzu BW52KS thanks to its intuitive Internal Calibration.

What size of samples can I weigh on a BW52KS with a 1000mg readability range?

BW52KS Pan Size

With a 345mm maximum diameter pan size

Weighing Capacity

The BW52KS provides a weighing capacity of 52,000g capable of handling quite larger samples if compared with other models.

Other remarkable features of the Shimadzu BW52KS Precision Scale

BW52KS Display ScreenRecord measurements without the need to have the BW52KS wired to a computer through its responsive Alpha Numeric display.Accreditations of the Shimadzu BW52KS Precision Scale

The BW52KS is compliant to ISO, GLP, GMP regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions for the BW52KS Precision Scale:

Can I connect a printer to the BW52KS?

Since the BW52KS does not have a USB cable port then you cannot attach a USB printer to it. However, you can connect an RS232 printer to the BW52KS serial port.

Can I connect the BW52KS to my lab's network?

The BW52KS does not have a built in Wi-Fi. Unfortunately the BW52KS 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 results 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): 52000
[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): 1000
[Lab Balance] Repeatability (mg): 60
[Lab Balance] Stabilization Time (sec): 2
[Lab Balance] USB: No
[Lab Balance] WiFi: No

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