Highland Portable HCB 123 Precision Scale from Adam Equipment

Readability (mg) 1
Capacity (g) 120
Stabilization Time (sec) 2
Repeatability (mg) 3
Pan Size (mm) 120
Internal Calibration Yes
RS-232 Yes
Bluetooth No
PS2 No
WiFi No
Ethernet No
Display Alpha Numeric LCD
Mobile App No

With a wide range of choices available when purchasing a 1.00mg readability Precision Scale, Lab.Equipment can make things a lot easier for you! The Adam Equipment Highland Portable HCB 123 might be the ideal solution for improving your lab process and operations, but if not, you can surely discover the best lab balance unit for your protocols by checking our FAQ, review, and comparison of the HCB 123 to other Precision Scales so keep on reading below.

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How accurate and sensitive is the Adam Equipment HCB 123 Precision Scale in comparison with other 1.00mg readability balances available?

HCB 123 Readability

With a readability of 1.00mg, the HCB 123 can handle most basic weighing tasks within your lab. The HCB 123 is part of the Adam Equipment Highland Portable series best for applications like laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

How precise is the HCB 123 Precision Scale against other 1.00mg readability balances?

HCB 123 Repeatability

The HCB 123 offers 3.0mg repeatability. Typically presented as standard deviation and critical to persistently producing the same results when the same weight is placed on the lab balance multiple times, repeatability is one factor that can prove accuracy and validity.

What is the response time of the HCB 123 Precision Scale contrary to other 1.00mg readability balances?

HCB 123 Stabilization Time

The time that the HCB 123 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 HCB 123?

Prevent noticeable changes when it comes to measuring results. Easily calibrate the Adam Equipment HCB 123 thanks to its intuitive Internal Calibration.

What size of samples can I weigh on a HCB 123 with a 1.00mg readability range?

HCB 123 Pan Size

With a 120mm maximum diameter pan size

Weighing Capacity

Compared to other analytical balances in this category, the HCB 123 has a weighing capacity of 120g, smaller than most other balances in-stock. If you usually need to weigh larger samples then you should go for other models.

Other notable features of the Adam Equipment HCB 123 Precision Scale

HCB 123 Display ScreenDocument measurements without the need to have the HCB 123 connected to a computer through its high-resolution Alpha Numeric display.Accreditations of the Adam Equipment HCB 123 Precision Scale

The HCB 123 is compliant to ISO regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions for the HCB 123 Precision Scale:

Can I connect a printer to the HCB 123?

Since the HCB 123 does have a USB port, you can connect it to a printer. If you already have an RS232 printer, it will also work on the included RS232 port of the HCB 123.

Will the HCB 123 connect to your lab's network?

The HCB 123 does not have a built in Wi-Fi. Unfortunately the HCB 123 is also lacking an ethernet port, so you are unable to connect it to your wired LAN as well.

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The Highland® offers advanced features in a compact, durable balance that stacks for easy storage. Suitable for many tasks, Highland provides fast, accurate weighing in a number of different environments – from science research in the laboratory or field, to manufacturing operations.

Sturdy ABS construction allows the Highland to stand up to demanding lab use, while Highland's ShockProtect® offers advanced overload protection to keep the balance safe. HandiCal® facilitates internal calibration without the need for external weights.


  • Balances stack efficiently and safely to save space (120mm pan size only)

  • Color-coded keys facilitate quick recognition of the most frequently used buttons

  • Dual tare keys facilitate operation with either the left or right hand

  • Level indicator and adjustable feet ensure proper balance setup for optimum weighing results

  • Security slot for optional Kensington-type lock and cable to help prevent theft

  • Large, grade 304 stainless steel pan allows swift cleaning

  • Solid ABS housing is durable for industrial use

  • Three-point ShockProtect feature helps prevent overload damage to internal components

  • Hook included for weighing below the balance

  • HandiCal® internal calibration eliminates need for external weight set

  • USB and RS-232 interfaces provide speedy communication with computers and printers


  • Audible overload alarm warns when capacity is exceeded

  • External calibration allows for verification and adjustment with weights

  • Selectable digital filtering helps minimize effects of vibration and disturbances

  • Parts counting with preset sample sizes

  • Memory accumulation totals results

  • Zero-tracking feature ensures display returns to zero reading


  • Vivid, backlit LCD easily visible in any lighting conditions

  • Programmable backlight can be set to "always on," "always off" or "light only when weighing"

  • Capacity tracker built into display for easily monitoring possible overloads


  • AC adapter included

  • Rechargeable battery included for operation almost anywhere

  • Programmable auto power-off to save energy

Since the 1970’s, the Adam Equipment Company has been proving its credibility across the globe through high-quality and economical weighing equipment for a spectrum of industries. One of the trusted names in the market and ISO 9001 certified, Adam Equipment manufactures a range of leading-edge weighing instruments including analytical balances, compact balances, counting scales, and veterinary scales with 2-year warranty for scientific, industrial, medical, and educational sectors to mention a few. From its headquarters located in the United Kingdom, the company has expanded its facilities and operations across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

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Ethernet: No
Mobile App: No
[Lab Balance] Bluetooth: No
[Lab Balance] Capacity (g): 120
[Lab Balance] Display: Alpha Numeric LCD
[Lab Balance] GCP: No
[Lab Balance] GLP: No
[Lab Balance] GMP: No
[Lab Balance] ISO: Yes
[Lab Balance] Internal Calibration: Yes
[Lab Balance] PS2: No
[Lab Balance] Pan Size (mm): 120
[Lab Balance] RS-232: Yes
[Lab Balance] Readability (mg): 1
[Lab Balance] Repeatability (mg): 3
[Lab Balance] Stabilization Time (sec): 2
[Lab Balance] USB: Yes
[Lab Balance] WiFi: No

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