Balance History

Shimadzu first began manufacturing balances as a manufacturer of precision equipment in 1918. The history of Shimadzu balances is also the history of balances in Japan. The following introduces the history of Shimadzu balances.
1875
  Founding of Shimadzu Corporation
1918
  Top-Loading Balance and Torsion Balance
1930
  Model 5 Chemical Balance Model 5 Chemical Balance
1939
  Large-Capacity Balance Large-Capacity Balance
1950
  DODIQ First Direct-Reading Balance (Patented in Japan in 1948) DODIQ First Direct-Reading Balance
(Patented in Japan in 1948)
1958
  Type L Direct-Reading Balance Type L Direct-Reading Balance
1960
  AL-3 Automatic Direct-Reading Balance(Mechanical Type) AL-3 Automatic Direct-Reading Balance (Mechanical Type)
1965
  AL-7 Automatic Direct-Reading Balance(Mechanical Type) AL-7 Automatic Direct-Reading Balance (Mechanical Type)
1967
  LU-T1100 Top-Loading Direct-Reading Balance LU-T1100 Top-Loading Direct-Reading Balance
1970
  Digibalance D-1003 Japan's First Electronic Balance Digibalance D-1003
Japan's First Electronic Balance
AL-8 Automatic Direct-Reading Balance(All-Digital Display) AL-8 Automatic Direct-Reading Balance (All-Digital Display)
1976
  NL-200P Direct-Reading Balance NL-200P Direct-Reading Balance
1978   ED Series First Balance with Built-in Microcomputer ED Series
First Balance with Built-in Microcomputer
AEL-160 Electronic Analytical Balance(Hybrid) AEL-160 Electronic Analytical Balance (Hybrid)
1985
  AEL-200 AEL-200
Electronic Analytical Balance
Built-in "PSC" (Perfect Self Calibration) Function
1989     EB-K
The first UniBloc Balance
1993
  AEM-5200 Micro Balance AEM-5200 Micro Balance
2001
  Windows®Direct Function Successfully Patented Windows®Direct Function Successfully Patented
2003

 

World's First Semi-Micro Balance Incorporating "UniBloc" One-Piece Aluminum Mass Sensor World's First Semi-Micro Balance Incorporating "UniBloc" One-Piece Aluminum Mass Sensor
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