High Speed

High-speed weighing significantly improves efficiency of weighing operations.


Significantly Improved Response Provides Fastest Response Performance in Its Class

Advanced digital control technology shortens display response times to about one ninth of previous values when weighing minute quantities, which significantly improves work efficiency.


UP-Wind Break (large pan windbreak) (only for large pan models with 0.01 g minimum display value)

Newly designed UP-Wind Break included standard. It successfully reduces effects from drafts, such as from air conditioners, which helps improve the efficiency of weighing operations.



Highly Impact-Resistant UniBloc Sensor Minimizes Downtime


The aluminum UniBloc integrated sensor mechanism is precisely machined from a single block of aluminum alloy.

Because it integrates all the components used in the previous sensor unit without the need for any fastening screws, it is fastened without deflecting the elastic fulcrum, resulting in an exceptionally impact-resistant sensor that is unlikely to ever fail.


One Million-Cycle Endurance Testing

Engineered with the impact-resistant UniBloc sensor, they pass endurance testing with one million cycles.*

One Million-Cycle Endurance Testing


* Endurance Testing
Method: A 1-kg weight is moved on and off the pan at 1.5-second cycles.
Pass/fail criterion: Satisfies Shimadzu standards for routine inspections after the on-off cycles.
Note: Japan's Measurement Act specifies endurance testing to 100,000 cycles. UP series balances are tested to over ten times that level.


Full Aluminum Die Cast Housing Provides Excellent Chemical Resistance

The housing of UP series models is made completely of die cast aluminum. That makes them highly resistant to chemicals and corrosion for many years of worry-free operation.

Stress Free

The STABLO-AP ionizer (optional) eliminates static electricity effects to provide highly reliable measurements without any time-consuming steps.


STABLO-AP Ionizer (Static Remover)

AP Series Analytical Balances Available with the Ionizer Installed Internally (optional, sold separately)
The STABLO-AP (optional) is Shimadzu's solution for static electricity. By maintaining a superior ion balance, the static remover is especially useful for weighing powder and film samples.
Static electricity can cause measurement values to fluctuate or drift, even for 1 mg or 10 mg-level quantities. In addition to solving fluctuation and drift problems, the STABLO-AP also can improve work efficiency by preventing powder from clinging to spatulas.





The effect of static electricity remover -STABLO-AP-


Efficiency & Productivity

Connecting to a Computer and PLC


Balance Keys Weighing Data Collection Software  (for Windows®

Once Balance Keys Windows®-based software is installed, analytical balance data can be easily loaded into Excel® or other software. The software can be downloaded free from the analytical balance website. Configuring settings for connecting to the analytical balance is simple and the software will help save labor and reduce transcription and other errors. It is also easy to record changes over time by specifying the output interval setting on the analytical balance.


[Select Balance model Window]

Select Balance model Window

Using this software, users can load measurement data directly from the analytical balance into Excel® worksheets normally used by the customer.

[Example of Worksheet for a Measurement Control Chart]

Example of Worksheet for a Measurement Control Chart

Proven Track Record of Compatibility with PLC

Proven Track Record of Compatibility with PLC

The UP series has a significant track record from being used in combination with various brands of PLC. Consequently, it is perfect for automation or internet-of-things applications. It can also be used to configure very robust systems. Analytical balance connectivity has also been verified in partnership with the following PLC manufacturers.

Manufacturer PLC Model Communication Unit Communication Method/Remarks Appearance
Mitsubishi Electric
Q Series QJ71C24-R2 Non-procedure method

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

KV-8000 KV-XL202 Protocol Studio
Non-procedure method


CJ2 Series CJ1W-SCU42 Protocol Macro
Non-procedure method


FC6A Series CPU internal or FC6A-PC1
communication cartridge
Non-procedure method
Created using special tool



LabSolutions Balance

Solution for Improving Productivity and Ensuring Data Reliability Compliance with Electronic Records/Electronic Signature (ER/ES) Regulations and Measurement Data Management System

LabSolutions Balance

LabSolutions Balance (Optional)

Analytical balance data can be integrated into a LabSolutions analytical data management system compliant with electronic records/electronic signature (ER/ES) regulations. It also provides support for compliance with data integrity guidance.


Solution for Improving Productivity and Ensuring Data Reliability

  • Eliminates manual data entry and saves all measurement data in a safe database without any transcription errors.
  • Reports can be created automatically after measurements, as appropriate for the given measurement method, such as for weight variation tests, loss-on-drying tests, or particle size tests.
    Reports can also be created customized to customer requirements, such as for system suitability tests, content uniformity tests, or elution tests, based on HPLC or other analytical results.

Solution for Improving Productivity and Ensuring Data Reliability


Compliant with the Latest Data Integrity Guidance (including 21 CFR Part 11)

  • Measurement results are saved in a database together with the sample ID, operator name, measurement date/time, serial number used, and other information, so that corresponding sample information can be quickly searched.
  • User access settings can be specified so only specified users are able to create measurement templates, for example.
  • Protects data from unauthorized modifications and unintended overwriting or deletion. Furthermore, analytical balance calibration results and all operation history events are saved together with corresponding reasons in the database as log events.
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