The Apollo GX-A Series Precision Balances feature a Smart-Super Hybrid Sensor (SHS) technology, which gives higher maintainability with a reduced number of parts while still offering maintenance accessibility, unlike other Mono-type systems which only increase cost of ownership.
(3 The effects of the ambient environmental conditions on repeatability is taken into account, unlike the values shown in catalogs as "ideal" or "typical".
4 Printers can be programmed to print from string sent via RS232C. Cross cables may be required based on the external device.)
|Repeatability (Std. Deviation):||0.001 g|
|Accuracy Immediately After Internal Calibration (for the GX-A series): i||±0.010 g|
|Stabilization Time:||Approx. 1 sec (approx 0.8 sec for 5 g)|
|Sensitivity Drift:||±2 ppm / °C (10 °C to 30 °C / 50 °F to 86 °F, when automatic self-calibration is OFF)|
|Calibration:||Type||GX Internal / GF External|
|Wt g||50 g|
(100 g interval)
|Display:||Reverse Backlit LCD (Character height: 17.8 mm)|
|Display Refresh Rate:||5 times / second, 10 times / second or 20 times / second|
|g (gram), oz (ounces), lb (pound), lb-oz (pound-ounce), ozt (troy ounce), ct (metric carat), mom (momme), dwt (pennyweight), gr (grain), pcs (counting mode), % (percent mode), SG (specific gravity), and a user-programmable unit.|
|Counting Mode:||0.001 g - Min unit mass|
Number of samples 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 pieces
|Percent Mode:||0.100 g - Min 100% ref mass|
0.01%, 0.1% or 1% (depends on the reference mass stored) - Min 100% display
|Operating Environment:||5 °C to 40 °C / 41 °F to 104 °F, 85% R.H. or less (no condensation)|
|Power Supply / Consumption:||AC adapter / approx. 30 VA|
|Communication Interface:||RS-232C and USB|
|Weighing Pan Size:||128 mm x 128 mm / 5 x 5 in|
|Dimensions:||(W x D x H) 212 x 317 x 93 mm / 8.3 x 12.5 x 3.7 in|
|Net Weight:||Approx. 5 kg / 11 lb|
Electronically Controlled Load (ECL) Innovation - The operator simply holds the mode key to first perform a self diagnostic check and proceed to ECL where internally a repeatability test is performed without use of an external weight. This critically checks the stability of analog-to-digital conversion before applying a controlled load inside the balance (between 0.3% to 3% of the weighing capacity). It does this by altering the equilibrium state of the weigh sensor and takes 10 repeated measurements. The entire process takes only 1.5 minutes versus traditional repeatability procedures which can take up to 10 minutes, ultimately giving greater convenience and time savings to customers. The ECL technology provides valuable information which Auto Precision Assessment (APA) smartly processes into meaningful, beneficial outcomes such as Dia-Check, Standard Deviation, Quick Min-S, and Min-S-Alert. Dia-Check quickly gives users peace of mind to proceed with daily weighing routines, providing a critical pass or fail indication. A powerful, dynamic tool to diagnose, and verify balance performance. ECL steps it up a notch by producing the most valuable information, the Standard Deviation (SD), allowing users to quickly assess the balance performance under any given environment. This is helpful to include in daily SOP checks. SD also can determine the minimum sample weight with a feature called QuickMin-S. QuickMin-S helps to overcome challenges with handling small weights, accessibility to in-line systems, and in tough environmental conditions ECL goes one step further allowing users to set the minimum sample weight limit and provides a real time alert with Min-S-Alert. Users always feel secure knowing they are in compliance of USP 41 and does not limit how often a minimum sample weight can be determined. This gives more flexibility to follow recommendations of USP 1251. What is so remarkable is this can be performed at the touch of a button, within minutes, in challenging conditions, without the need of an external calibration weight.
Impact Shock Detection (ISD) Innovation - Often balances can be damaged or errors can occur due to sharp impacts from automated machine loading or operators dropping material onto the pan. The Apollo series educates, prevents and documents such scenarios. ISD visually indicates the magnitudes of impact shocks that a weigh sensor receives at four different levels. It audibly beeps once at Level 3 and twice at Level 4 delivered through the feature of Impact-Alert. This patented technology provides real-time feedback mechanisms that prevent the sensor from being damaged and can ultimately train and influence operator behaviors. ISD smartly strives for operators to have better weighing techniques, while also helping to program or modify loading in-line automated processes. Impact-Alert ensures the investment of the balance is protected, helps to extend the life of balance, reduce repair and replacement cost and ensure productivity can be maintained by reducing downtime. ISD takes protection one step higher with Shock-log that documents the date, time, and shock level. This enables managers and quality officers to pinpoint the exact moment a critical shock occurred to quickly assess and fix critical failure to get operations back online.
Flow Rate Display (FRD) Innovation - Many operators use a stopwatch or PC to determine a flow rate. FRD helps to streamline and improve both by offering a synced solution that improves accuracy and precision in filling or dosing applications. For example, the internal clocks of external devices are never in complete sync with precision balances. Therefore there is a time-clock disparity that is most noticeable when measuring and recording flow rates of pumps, feeders and other devices at short intervals*1. Therefore command speed and refresh rate will cause the PC to intermittently produce irregular values or spikes even if the actual flow rate is constant. The Apollo series through an FR-Cal function calculates, displays, & outputs (WinCT-FRD) the mass flow rate, or the volume flow rate by entering the density of the material. Up to 10 densities can be saved to the device. Both the display refresh rate and interval (set between 1 second and 1 hour) are regulated by the same internal clock of the balance, making measurements free from the irregularity that rise from time clock disparity problem. Now what is smart about FRD technology is that we can use a comparator function of FR-Compare to provide a feedback mechanism to the user if the flow rate is going too fast or too slow or indicate if flow rate is kept within the designated limits. Lastly, if the worst happened with a power outage during the “loss-in-weight” measurement, the tare value is stored in our non-volatile memory. The remaining amount in the container can be displayed again and the application can continue through our FRSecure.*2 This avoids loss of sensitive materials and lost time. Flow rate measurement using FRD as opposed to the conventional method.
*1 Flow rate is determined from the weight variation that occurs during a given interval.
*2 When function is activated, the power-on/rezero/tare is toggled off.