Occupying 30 percent less bench space than the AE models they replaced, Mettler-Toledo's new AG series of analytical balances feature a higher, hexagonal draft shield to accommodate larger weighing vessels and provide greater access to the weighing pan, the company reports. As the draft shield doors are opened, they disappear into the back wall of the weighing chamber. Four models are available with a weighing range of up to 210 grams. Model AG245 offers a semimicro range in the first 41 grams of capacity, with a readability to within 0.01 milligrams.

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The key feature of the new Master Series from Sartorius Corp. of Edgewood, N.Y., is isoCAL, an automatic self-calibrating function. As the balances register changes in ambient temperature, isoCAL automatically performs a calibration routine when a factory-set tolerance level is exceeded. In addition, an internal timer activates the calibration...

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