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Ohaus Discovery Series offers many features that go way beyond its ability to deliver accurate, reliable results.  Customers that usually inquire about the Discovery line are looking for a quality analytical balance, high in accuracy.  Ohaus has decades of experience developing high precision balances for the laboratory and educational markets.  Just the weighing sensor alone beats most chemistry lab balances hands down but with the added benefit of automatic internal calibration, glass draft shield and steel construction.  Ohaus Discovery line ideal for a broad range of uses from basic weighing, to more advanced applications such as parts counting, pipette calibration, density determination, statistical analysis, percent weighing and dynamic weighing.

Regular Price: $4,560.25

Ground S&H: Free Shipping to USA (excludes AK and HI)

Capacity x Resolution: 310 g x 0.0001 g


Accessories for Ohaus Discovery Balances

SF40A Impact Printer with Cable $639.00
Cable kit to connect Dot Matrix Printer $100.00
Paper for Dot Matrix Printer (1 roll) $10.00
Ink Ribbon for Dot Matrix Printer $32.00
Ohaus Collect Software $446.00
TAL Software WinWedge $289.00
RS232 Cable, PC 9 Pin to Scale $100.00
RS232 Cable, PC 25 Pin to Scale $100.00
Density Determination Kit $1,007.00

Ohaus Discovery’s repeatability and linearity performance is twice as advanced as most analytical balances in its class. For added balance stability and accuracy, the Discovery’s glass and steel construction resists the effects of static. Its corrosion resistance helps extend the product’s life to provide years of reliable service.

The Discovery Series has been referred to as Ohaus' pinnacle achievement by even their harshest critics... And rightfully so...  Ohaus' combination of weighing performance, ease of use, and advanced applications make the Discovery line ideal for a broad range of uses from basic weighing, to more advanced applications including counting small parts, pipette calibration, density determination, statistical analysis, percent weighing and dynamic weighing.

OHAUS Discovery series of semi-micro and analytical balances combine unmatched weighing performance with OHAUS’ innovative SmarText™ software, making it extremely reliable and easy-to-use. The Discovery features durable glass and steel construction and together with advanced AutoCal™ internal calibration make it the best performing balance in its class:

  • Highest Performance with repeatability and linearity performance that’s 2x better than most balances in its class
  • SmarText™ Software utilizes text prompts to guide users through application use and balance setup
  • Advanced AutoCal™ automatic internal calibration ensures accurate weighing


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Designed for applications that require precise measurement, the Discovery will perform beyond expectations and prove to be one of the most accurate and reliable tools available for university research, pharmaceutical research, drug discovery, and general lab applications.

This new family of advanced laboratory instruments offers precision weighing with semi-micro performance specifications that are two times better than most other balances in its class. The Discovery, which features Ohaus’ SmarText™ software, is not only extremely easy to use, but with the introduction of Advanced AutoCal™, it is extremely reliable as well.

Removable Pan Ring

The OHAUS Discovery series features four analytical models with capacities up to 310 g by 0.1 mg with a FineRange™ that offers 10 microgram readability up to 81 grams. Discovery is perfect for university research, pharmaceutical research and drug discovery, and general lab applications.

Discovery also features a stainless steel weighing platform, integral weigh-below hook for density or specific gravity determination, in-use cover, stability indicator, mechanical and software overload/underload protection, AC adapter, user selectable span calibration points, auto tare, multiple weighing units, user selectable printing options, user selectable communications settings, user selectable data print options, user definable project and user ID’s, software reset menu, and a software lockout menu.

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SmarTextTM Software Brings Man and Machine Together

SmarText™ is OHAUS’ easy to use balance software that utilizes text prompts to guide users through application use and balance setup. Delivered through a 2-line backlit LCD and clearly marked buttons, SmarText™ tells you what is going on and what you have to do next.

Utilizing the 2-line LCD, SmarText™ simultaneously displays weight and application-specific information such as percent or count. At the touch of the Function button, SmarText™ will display application reference information such as the average piece weight (APW).

Advanced AutoCal™ Automatic Internal Calibration

To minimize weighing errors and ensure accurate measurements, AutoCal™ utilizes two internal weights to perform a linear calibration.

AutoCal™ internal calibration system automatically calibrates the balance when it senses a temperature change significant enough to affect the weighing accuracy.

AutoCal Internal Calibration

Statistics Mode

Statistics are used when it is desired to compare a number of samples and examine the relative deviation of the samples along with other statistical data. A minimum of three samples are required in this program. Statistics contains menu options which include: number of samples, maximum, minimum, difference, sum, mean, standard deviation, relative deviation, auto sample, and auto print.

In addition to standard weighing, statistical data can be provided for Animal/Dynamic Weighing and Ohaus Discovery BalanceCheckweighing measurements.

Density Mode

Discovery provides users with four methods of density determination to choose from depending on their need. They are:

1. User can determine density for solids more dense than water

2. User can determine density for solids less dense than water

3. User can determine density for liquid density (sinker needed – not included)

4. User can determine density for Porous material (impregnated with oil)

After entering a couple of parameters into the balance, the built in density table, and mass measurement of the balance take over to provide rapid and accurate density results, with no manual calculations needed.

Pipette Calibration Mode

Pipette calibration checks the accuracy and precision values of pipettes by weight analysis. The Discovery DV215CD 0.01mg semimicro balance is recommended for maximum accuracy. To calibrate a pipette, the user will select the type of liquid to be used in the pipette (normally water), barometric pressure, nominal value, and unit of measure of the pipette. The balance will do the rest. The Discovery will accept an alternate liquid’s density in g/cc at current room temperature as well.

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Percent Weighing Mode

This mode allows the user to display the weight of a sample as a percentage of a reference weight useful in sieving applications, reagent weighing, moisture determination, and other types of ingredient mixing.

Parts Counting Mode

Parts counting mode is useful when counting pills, or parts that have a consistent, but low nominal mass. This mode allows the user to count based on a calculated piece weight. The optimization feature improves counting accuracy by automatically re-calculating the piece weight as parts are added.

Check Weighing Mode

This mode allows the user to check the weight of a sample against preset target parameters such as underweight and overweight.

Animal/Dynamic Weighing Mode

Dynamic weighing can be used when either a rough environment is encountered such as on a ship, or when in a location that may not have ideal conditions. In addition, this mode allows the user to weigh moving objects such as animals, insects or other moving specimens. Dynamic weighing averages out weight readings over a period of time and displays the results until cleared.

Totalization Mode

This mode allows the user to sum a series of sample weights that can be greater than the capacity of the balance. Totalization is helpful when adding the masses of several samples together without the need for a calculator.

High Point Mode

High Point can be used when analyzing batches or lots, or for quality checking of random samples. When in High Point mode, the balance will save only the highest weight value from a series of weighings.

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Standard Features:

  • Repeatability and linearity 2x better than most other balances in class.
  • All glass and steel construction for excellent static resistance and high corrosion protection.
  • Text prompts guide user through balance for easy setup and operation.
  • Two line backlit LCD display with dual tare buttons ensure easy operation with easy to read display reducing chances for error.
  • Dual weight, automatic internal calibration performs three point linearization for highest accuracy possible.
  • Automatically calibrates when change in temperature occurs.

Ohaus Discovery DV314C High Capacity Analytical Balance
Capacity (metric): 310 g
Readability (metric): 0.1 mg
Repeatibility (Std. Dev.) (mg): 0.2
Linearity (mg): ± 0.5
Stabilization time: 8 seconds
Application Modes: Weighing, Percent Weighing, Parts Counting, Checkweighing, Dynamic Weighing, Density, Totalization, High Point, Pipette Calibration, Statistics
Power Requirements: External Adapter, 100-120VAC 150mA, 220-240VAC 100mA, 50/60 Hz Plug configuration for US, Euro, UK, Japan & Australian
Sensitivity drift (g / °C): ±2 ppm / °C
Tare range: To capacity by subtraction
Operating Temperature Range: 50° to 104° F / 10° to 40° C
Calibration: Automatic Internal dual mass calibration, and Digital External Weight
Mass: 300g (Full Span)
Auto Zero Tracking: User Selectable
Interface: Standard RS232
Auto shut-off: User Selectable
Display: 2-Line Alphanumeric Brilliant Backlit LCD Display With Text Prompts
Display (in/cm): 4 x 1 / 10 x 2.5
Frame construction: All Steel Construction
Over Range Capacity: Capacity +90d
Pan size (in/cm): 3.5 / 9 diameter
Legal-For-Trade: EC type approved models available
Leveling Components: Level bubble with 2 adjustable feet
Dimensions WxHxD (in/cm): 7.9 x 11.8 x 18
20 x 30 x 45.7
Shipping dimensions (WxDxH) (in/cm): 25 x 15 x 19
65 x 38 x 48
Sensor Type Electromagnetic Force Compensation
Net Wt. (lb/kg): 22.5 / 10.2
Shipping Wt. (lb/kg): 30 / 13.4

Ohaus Discovery Series - Professional Analytical Balances
Model Cap x Res (Grams) Pan Size (diameter) Price
DV114C 110 g x 0.0001 g 3.5" $3,565.75
DV214C 210 g x 0.0001 g 3.5" $3,914.25
DV314C 310 g x 0.0001 g 3.5" $4,426.80
DV215CD 81 g x 0.01 mg
210 g x 0.1 mg
3.5" $5,043.05