Top 7 Signs That You Should Service or Replace Your Centrifuge

  1. See, hear, smell—You see rust and corrosion or damage, it makes noises that cannot be explained/fixed by service, or it has strange smells that cannot be explained.
  2. You make a lot of adjustments to run your application— i.e. there is a more efficient, modern, innovative rotor/tube/adapter to perform your application.
  3. There are no longer rotors to buy (rotors are obsolete).
  4. Your instrument is no longer supported by the supplier’s service department, or you’ve received a letter from the supplier that parts are no longer available.
  5. Service and/or parts replacement purchases are increasing—i.e. more breakdowns as time goes on.
  6. No one can remember when it was purchased.
  7. It is older than you are.

Top 5 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Centrifuge

  1. What is the maximum g-force the centrifuge can generate?
  2. How does the company’s centrifuge differ from other ones that have the same speed and capacity?
  3. What kind of warranty comes with the centrifuge, what does it cover?
  4. If the company discontinues the product, for how many years do they provide accessories and parts for the centrifuge?
  5. Ask about cost of the purchase—not just the price of the product being installed but the total cost of ownership, which includes price, service expectations, warranty, etc.

Article courtesy of LabManager Magazine

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