Top 6 Signs That You Should Service or Replace Your Pipettes

  1. The pipettes no longer fit the user’s needs.
  2. The pipettes are no longer accurate, or the volume is drifting.
  3. Lab technicians are experiencing repetitive motion injuries from heavy or non-ergonomic pipettes.
  4. Tip cones are visibly worn and tips aren’t sealing well.
  5. The piston surface is worn or corroded.
  6. The batteries of an electronic pipette are no longer holding a charge.

Top 5 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Pipette

  1. What differentiates the pipette from others offered in terms of performance and ergonomics?
  2. Is the product compatible with other manufacturers’ consumables (tips)?
  3. What types of services are offered for this product? Calibration? Repair?
  4. Does the company offer application support and technical phone support before and after product purchase?
  5. What is the product life expectation? What is the product’s warranty period? If the company discontinues the product, for how many years do they provide accessories and parts for the instrument?

Article courtesy of Lab Manager Magazine

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