AP Series

Advanced Performance UniBloc Balances
 
  

 

Faster Response and Higher Stability

High Speed - Fast weighing response

Fastest Response in Its Class* with UniBloc AP Technology

Shimadzu analytical balances boast a one-piece UniBloc weighing sensor, which is now even more advanced. The improved UniBloc sensor offers up from 7 seconds (previous model) to 1.5 seconds faster response.
*Compared to previous Shimadzu models

Advanced Digital Control for Fast, Reliable Weighing

The improved measuring feel provides more comfortable use.
 

Measuring feel has been significantly improved by using the advanced digital control technology and smoothing technology.
AP-i system provides reliable weighing even in an environment with significant external disturbances. This promises to increase the efficiency of your measurement operations.

 

Stress Free - Reliable weighing results

The multi stand can be used freely and easily. (0.01 mg model only, equipped as standard) 

With weighing paper, for example, if the tare is larger than the pan diameter, measurements can be simplified by attaching the special multi stand.

Measuring weights with a pipette can be simplified by placing a micro tube upright in the sample holder in the special multi stand.

Long rod-shaped samples can be measured in a stable state by placing them in the slot in the special multi stand.

The internal windbreak plate suppresses the influence of convection and airflow within the weighing chamber, improving the stability and response of measurement values.

Built-in High-Performance Ionizer (Optional)

A new ionizer is able to remove static electricity in about 1/10 the time of previous ionizers
This unit allows acquisition of reliable weighing results by eliminating static electricity that can affect measurements without scattering powder.
   
AC Method with Excellent Ion Polarity Balance
Mount the STABLO-AP in the balance and use it as a built-in model
 

For Regulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry

High-Security User Management

Operations can be kept secure with user ID and password protection. Access rights can be specified separately for each user to prohibit unauthorized actions such as performing calibration or changing the settings. User IDs can also be used for barcode management.

Printing Data in Accordance with Various Regulations

Printing can be customized to indicate when the measurements were taken and by whom. Users are free to set which items are to output, and in what order. The date, time, calibration log, and other information can be printed depending on the purpose of printing, which supports compliance with ISO, GLP, and GMP.

 

• Date
• Time
• User name
• Balance manufacturer name
• User ID
• Serial number

• Balance ID
• Software version
• Minimum sample quantity
• Blank line
• Ruled line (--------)

Minimum Measurement Value (Warning Function)

Reproducibility can be confirmed by repeatedly measuring weights as instructed by AP series. The minimum sample quantity is automatically determined from the standard deviation and recorded in AP series. If the minimum sample quantity requirement is not satisfied during measurement, an indicator flashes to warn the user.

Recipe Function (Achieve Your Preferred Compounding Process)(AP-W Series only)

Sample recipes can be registered, allowing users to simply follow displayed instructions. This is convenient when compounding medicines.

Solutions to Improve Operational Efficiency and Ensure Data Reliability LabSolutions Balance Analytical Network Data System Compliant with ER/ES Regulations

  • Eliminate manual entry, and all the weighing data are saved automatically in a safe database without transcription mistakes.

  • Reports appropriate for weighing methods, such as the mass variation test, drying weight loss test and particle size test, can be created automatically after the measurement. In addition, customized reports featuring such information as system conformance, content uniformity and elution tests together with the analysis results obtained by HPLC, etc. can be created.

Main Window of LabSolutions Balance 
Integrated Management of Analytical Data on Network System Using LabSolutions

Compliant with the Latest Data Integrity Guidance (U.S. FDA 21 CFR Part 11)

  • Weighing results can be automatically saved in the database together with other information, including sample ID, operator name, operation date and series number of instrument used.
    This enables quick data searching based on sample information.

  • It allows setting up user authority to ensure only the authorized user can create a template for weighing.

  • It prevents improper manipulation, unintended overwriting and deletion of data. In addition, measurement results, all the operation histories and reasons will be saved in the database as log files.

 

Integrated Report Creation Function Combines Analysis Results from HPLC and Weighing Results from Balance

 

Efficiency - driven Conveniences - Various productivity-boosting weighing applications

USB Offers Greater Expandability (USB host : AP-W series only) NEW

USB
Equipped standard with an RS232C connector, a USB device and a USB host. You can now simultaneously send output to both a computer and printer or connect a USB flash drive, a barcode reader, or an external numeric keypad.

 

Easy-to-Read Organic EL Display NEW

Because the pixel elements in the organic electroluminescence display emit light, the screen can be seen clearly even in dark locations. Multi-language display capability* provides a more intuitive operating interface. A wider viewing angle has also improved the visibility of measurement values, which helps increase the efficiency of measuring operations.
Easy-to-Read Organic EL Display
 
Exceptional Visibility
The visibility remains the same even when viewed from different angles. The viewing angle is a wide expanse of ±85 degrees, both vertically and horizontally. That means the display is clearly visible even when working beside the balance. A high-resolution dot-matrix display makes it easy to read even detailed text.
* Japanese, English and Chinese

Display capture function

Weighing display can be recorded into USB memory in BMP format. User name, date/time, setting can be done with display information.

 

Numeric keypad

Connecting a common external numeric keypad makes it easier to enter numeric values. This is especially useful for entering the mass value of weights, setting upper/lower limit values for the comparator function, or entering the sample count during piece counting mode.

 

Barcode reader

A barcode reader can be connected. Simply reading a barcode makes it possible to input user ID/Password. It is possible to manage sample IDs using barcodes.
 

Periodic Inspection Support Function (AP-W/AP-X only) NEW

AP series supports periodic inspections. The function allows inspection of repeatability, corner load error, and linearity by simply following instructions displayed on the screen.
 

For Users of HPLC Systems (AP-W only)

Buffer Solution Preparation Mode (AP-W Series only)

  • Recipes for 13 commonly used buffer solutions are included as standard
    Preparation recipes for commonly used buffer solutions are provided as standard.
    e.g. disodium phosphate, sodium acid citrate

  • New buffer solution recipes can be registered
    If a buffer solution is not registered by default, it can be newly registered.

  • Instructions are shown on the display
    The target weighing value is shown on the display and analog bar in order to compare the target with the current weight. Manual calculation is not needed.

  • Record function
    Record output with date, time and operator name.

The pH level of mobile phase (eluent) solutions used in liquid chromatographs is adjusted to improve separation of components and extend the life of columns. This pH adjustment process is performed using a buffer solution. 
Currently, the most common method is using a pH meter to measure the pH as the solution is prepared; however, this process requires considerable time and effort, which can cause operational bottlenecks.
An alternative method does not require a pH meter. It involves preparing solutions by weighing fixed theoretically calculated quantities of an acid and base.
AP series supports weighing these acids and bases. If the type and quantity of the buffer solution are specified, the balance displays the type and quantity of sample that should be weighed. Then the buffer solution can be prepared easily by adding water to the specified quantity of sample weighed accordingly.

 

Preparation example:

When weighing and preparing 50 mM of di-sodium hydrogen phosphate, 2-hydrate and 50 mM of sodium dihydrogenphosphate, 2-hydrate in order to prepare 3 L of 100 mM phosphoric acid (sodium) buffer solution at pH=2.1:

 
 
 

Sample Preparation (AP-W Series only)

When preparing a standard solution from a particular component, the standard powder for this component will be a hydrochloride or a hydrate.
Preparing a standard solution of the target component at a desired requires difficult calculations prior to weighing it. With the AP series, however, the required weight value is automatically calculated, so it can be weighed without performing manual calculations.

Example of preparation by AP series
 

Standard sample of Amitriptyline is Amitriptyline Hydrochloride.
Calculation is essential to determine part of Acidum hydrochloricum by molecular weight in order to make a 100 mg/mL Amitriptyline solution.

 

Molecular weight of Amitriptyline: 277.4
Molecular weight of Acidum hydrochloricum: 36.5
Molecular weight of Amitriptyline Hydrochloride: 277.4 + 36.5 = 313.9


To compare the molecular weight of Amitriptyline Hydrochloride with Amitriptyline, the following calculation is necessary.

313.9/277.4 = 1.132


The molecular weight of Amitriptyline Hydrochloride is 1.132 times of Amitriptyline.

So, if 25mg of Amitriptyline is used, it follows that the weight of Amitriptyline Hydrochloride should be:25 mg × 1.132 = 28.3 mg.

 

Hence, 28.3 mg of Amitriptyline Hydrochloride is needed to make the correct standard solution.

Just weigh the target weight value on display and the target weight of the standard sample can be obtained.

Checking weighing conditions on the same display

Functions Recommended for the Pharmaceutical Industry

High-Security User Management NEW

Operations can be kept secure with user ID and password protection. Access rights can be specified separately for each user to prohibit unauthorized actions such as performing calibration or changing the settings. User IDs can also be used for barcode management.

Minimum Sample Quantity (Warning Function) NEW

Minimum sample quantity
Reproducibility can be confirmed by repeatedly measuring weights as instructed by AP series. The minimum sample quantity is automatically determined from the standard deviation and recorded in AP series. If the minimum sample quantity requirement is not satisfied during measurement, an indicator flashes to warn the user.

Printing Data in Accordance with Various Regulations NEW

Functionality for customizing the content of printed information supports compliance with various ISO, GLP, GMP, and other requirements.

Recipe Function (AP-W only) NEW

Sample recipes can be registered, allowing users to simply follow instructions on display.

Supporting More Efficient Laboratory Work and Providing Higher Reliability.

Weighing results and analysis results can be stored in a database. Reports can be generated according to results in a prescribed format.
Supporting More Efficient Laboratory Work and Providing Higher Reliability.
Supporting More Efficient Laboratory Work and Providing Higher Reliability.
Supporting More Efficient Laboratory Work and Providing Higher Reliability.

Wide Variety of Functions to Support Users

Smart Settings

Smart Settings
Response and stability settings can be changed during measurements with a single touch. Changing the settings for different applications can make it even easier to use.
The indicator is operated using the left and right arrow keys. Moving the setting toward [R] prioritizes response, which makes it easier to operate the balance. Conversely, moving it toward [S] makes it easier to stabilize weight values, which can improve readability in environments with vibration.
Smart Settings

PSC and Clock-CAL (APW/APX only)

A Perfect Self Calibration (PSC) function is included. The analytical balance automatically detects any temperature changes that could affect sensitivity and automatically starts calibration. The clock-CAL function enables automatic calibration at a pre-specified time (for example, before starting work, during lunch, or after work hours).
PSC and Clock-CAL

Specific Gravity Measurement

In combination with an optional specific gravity measurement kit, the balance can be used to measure specific gravity.
By using sinkers, the specific gravity of liquid can be measured as well. This allows measurement of the specific gravity of metals, rubbers,plastics, and other materials easily.

AP Series Specifications

X Series Analytical Balances

Series W Series
Model AP135W AP125WD AP225WD AP124W AP224W AP324W
Capacity 135 g 120 g / 52g 220 g / 102g 120 g 220 g 320 g
Minimum Display 0.01 mg 0.01 mg / 0.1 mg 0.1 mg
Calibration Weight Built-in
External Calibration Weight Range for Span Calibration 45 to 135.009 g
(100 g)
95 to 120.0090 g
(100 g)
95 to 220.009 g
(200 g)
45 to 120.009 g
(100 g)
95 to 220.009 g
(200 g)
95 to 320.009 g
(300 g)
Repeatability (Standard deviation) 0.05 mg 0.1 mg / 0.02 mg 0.1 mg / 0.05 mg 0.1 mg 0.15 mg
Minimum Weight *1 30 mg 200 mg
Linearity ±0.1 mg ±0.2 mg /±0.05 mg ±0.2 mg /±0.1 mg ±0.2 mg ±0.3 mg
Response Time for race Measurements *2 Approx. 2 sec.
Response Time*3 8 sec. 2 sec. / 8 sec. 2 sec.
USB Host (Type A) Included
USB Device (Type B) Included
Recipe Compounding Included
HPLC Buffer Solution Preparation Included
mol Conversion Function Included
Sample (Concentration) Preparation Included
Inspection Support Function Included
Clock-CAL Included
Ionizer Optional
Weight Approx. 7.0 kg Approx. 6.5 kg
Operating Temperature/Humidity Range 5 to 40°C 20 to 85%*4
Sensitivity Stability Against Temperature Range ±2 ppm/°C (10 to 30°C)
Pan Size ø91 mm
Body Dimensions Approx. 212(W)×411(D)×345(H)mm
(power supply unit included)
Approx. 212(W)×367(D)×345(H)mm
Weight Approx. 7.9kg Approx. 7.0 kg
Display OEL display (dot matrix)
Input/Output Terminal RS-232C (D-sub9P plug) USB host (Type A) USB device (Type B) Ionizer

 

X Series / Y Series Analytical Balances

Series W Series Y Series
Model AP124X AP224X AP324X AP124Y AP224Y AP324Y
Capacity 120 g 220 g 320 g 120 g 220 g 320 g
Minimum Display 0.1 mg
Calibration Weight Built-in No
External Calibration Weight Range for Span Calibration 45 to 120.009 g
(100 g)
95 to 220.009 g
(200 g)
95 to 320.009 g
(300 g)
45 to 120.009 g
(100 g)
95 to 220.009 g
(200 g)
95 to 320.009 g
(300 g)
Repeatability (Standard deviation) 0.1 mg 0.15 mg 0.1 mg 0.15 mg
Minimum Weight *1 200 mg
Linearity ±0.2 mg ±0.3 mg ±0.2 mg ±0.3 mg
Response Time for race Measurements *2 2 sec.
Response Time *3 2 sec.
USB Host (Type A) Not Included
USB Device (Type B) Included
Recipe Compounding Not Included
HPLC Buffer Solution Preparation Not Included
mol Conversion Function Included Not Included
Sample (Concentration) Preparation Not Included
Inspection Support Function Included Not Included
Clock-CAL Included Not Included
Ionizer Optional Not Included
Operating Temperature/Humidity Range 5 to 40°C 20 to 85% *3
Sensitivity Stability Against Temperature Range ±2 ppm/°C (10 to 30°C)
Pan Size Φ91 mm
Body Dimensions Approx. 212 (W)×367 (D)×345 (H) mm
Weight Approx. 7.0 kg Approx. 6.5 kg
Display OEL display (dot matrix)
Input/Output Terminal RS-232C (D-sub9P plug)
USB device (Type B) Ionizer
RS-232C (D-sub9P plug)
USB device (Type B)

*1 According to USP Capture 41. This is the tested value by the weight of the balance's capacity of 5%.
*2 The response time value is typical.
*3 Non-condensing.
*4 Non-condensing.

Options

Description
EP-100 Electronic Printer
EP-110 Electronic Printer
LABEL ROLL PAPER,CEF45-S (10 sets)
Display protective cover (set of 5)
RS-232C Cable (1.5 m)
AC adapter (standard accessory)
Internal windbreak plate

External Dimensions of AP Series

(AP124W, AP224W, AP324W, AP124X, AP224X, AP324X) Weight: Approx. 7.0 kg
(AP124Y, AP224Y, AP324Y) Weight: Approx. 6.5 kg
External Dimensions of AP Series

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