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February 02, 2015

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Top 6 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Fume Hood

  1. Can your lab go ductless? Ductless hoods are a viable solution for most routine laboratory applications.
  2. What is the hood constructed from and how is it constructed? Will the chemicals you use attack, degrade, or physically alter the material of the hood?
  3. What types of safety controls are included in the base cost of the unit?
  4. Has the manufacturer/distributor gone through a thorough application review process? Does the suggested filtration make sense?
  5. How hard is installation? Will there be a future/potential need to move the hood after initial installation? Should the hood be portable?
  6. What are the capital, installation and operational costs? From the lab manager’s perspective, capital costs are but a fraction of the overall budget.

Click here to read more about choosing the right Fume Hood for you.

Product of Interest

NuAire Cellgard 475 ES

The Cellgard 475 Biological safety cabinet provides laboratory safety, proper laboratory ergonomics, and excellent energy efficiency. Through laboratory safety features and proper biological safety cabinet airflow, we can build you a safer laboratory.

  • Rocker Switch Controls
  • Energy Saving Motor
  • HEPEX Zero-Leak Airflow
  • Interlocked Window
Read more about the Cellgard 475 ES on the NuAire website.


RDM Industrial Products Inc. SB-MAX

The SB-MAX BenchTop Fume Hood is one of our most popular models. This unit provides multiple standard and optional features for air control, including optional Add Air (Make-up Air) System. This Fume Hood is ideal for most laboratory exhaust application needs. The narrow design of the hood allows easier installation by enabling it to fit through the width of a standard doorway opening. This unit includes an internal bypass opening, located above the sash, which allows for a constant exhaust volume while maintaining a consistent face velocity. The bypass adjusts automatically when sash is raised or lowered

Visit the RDM Industrial Products Inc. website the learn more about the SB-MAX

Help your Colleagues

Plenty of discussions are happening on LabWrench all the time. We have many questions come in daily from users that are seeking advice from fellow users and lab professionals on LabWrench. Can you help any of these users find the answers they are looking for?

EPPENDORF 5810/5810R - Not Recognizing Rotor
My 5810 has stopped recognizing any rotors put in it. It has also stopped opening the lid on it's own. I've looked in the service manual, in an attempt to decipher the issue, but cannot get the instrument into the "SE" mode. Any suggestions on how to achieve this, or what might be wrong? Advise this member.

New Brunswick Scientific PourMatic MP-1000 - Error Code
I keep getting an Error code 12 showing up. What does that mean? I can't seem to get it to keep running because of the error. Advise this member.

EMD Millipore Synergy - Change the Auto Dispense Step
Normally the step size in the automatic dispensing function is 0.25 liters. Somehow I've managed to change it to 0.19. How do I set it back to 0.25? Advise this member.

Click here to view all Questions and Discussions on LabWrench.

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Company News Hot Off The Press

BioTek to Receive 2014 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award
BioTek Instruments will be recognized for their efforts in worksite wellness by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and Vermont Department of Health on March 25, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. BioTek is one of 92 businesses that will receive an award for 2014. This is the fourth year the company has been honored. Read more.


Viscotek GPC/SEC from Malvern Instruments delivers performance-defining information for university team developing polymer coated nanoparticles
Researchers at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, are using Viscotek multi-detector Gel Permeation/Size Exclusion Chromatography (GPC/SEC) (Malvern Instruments, UK) to analyze performance defining polymer features in the development of novel polymer coatings for metal nanoparticles. Read more.


LECO Corporation Expands Scope of Accreditation Within A2LA Program Guidelines
LECO Corporation has broadened its accreditation for Reference Materials under the A2LA Accreditation Program for Reference Material Producers, in compliance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The program sets forth criteria for the production of Reference Materials and Certified Reference Materials based on the quality standards outlined in ISO Guide 34:2009. Read more.

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Sponsor of the Week

Thank you to Cleatech for sponsoring our Cleanroom Equipment category on LabWrench

Cleatech is a company that manufactures custom-made lab equipment. Their laboratory products incorporate smart technology that's clean, safe AND affordable. Their factory manufactures high quality equipment fabricated of Stainless Steel, powder-coated industrial-grade steel, Acrylic, Polypropylene, Polycarbonate and PVC in fire-resistant and static-dissipative formulations to meet your Cleanroom and laboratory needs. With their office & factory located in Santa Ana, California, we strive to serve the scientific community on a global scale.


Have a specific environmental or contamination control need? Contact Cleatech

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Questions from the Vault

We have so many questions filling our forums that sometimes questions can be missed and go without answers. Can you help us provide answers for these users with unanswered questions?

Hach Company DR/800 - Volume Turn On
Can someone assist me with turning the volume for the timer on? Advise this member.

Waters Empower 3 - Sample Set Name Character Limit
Is there a maximum number of characters allowable in Empower 3 FR2 for Sample set names? Names seem to overwrite other information on some reports but I assume that this is a report method issue not the actual Sample Name. Advise this member.

Leica Biosystems CV5030 - Hours of Use
How do i view the hours of use on a used Leica cv5030? Advise this member.

Click here to view all Questions and Discussions on LabWrench.




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