Definition : Balances that include an electronic circuit that senses the deviation of the balance beam from the equilibrium point (e.g., a strain gauge sensor) and applies a restoring electromagnetic force, usually through a solenoid or torque motor. Typically, the current required to produce the balancing force in units of weight is displayed on a digital display. Most electronic balances include automatic calibration, temperature change compensation, and taring capability for easy subtraction of the mass of the container. Electronic balances frequently include a built-in interface so that they can communicate with printers, computers, and data-processing units.
Entry Terms : "Electronic Balances"
UMDC code : 10263