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May 2, 2011



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 Featured Question and Discussions

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Description of Appliskan Filters
Do you have the description of the filters online, particularly 490nm?
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Blower connection to the ICP
Do you have a picture of an already installed ICP showing the relative connectivity of the blower to the vent pipes of the ICP machine? We are just installing the optima 7000 series ICP into our lab and would like to see a picture of how the blower is mounted in relation to the wall and the vent pipes. Thanks
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AS 3500 Error
I have an AS3500, when I leave working overnight, sometimes stop the schedule and is seen in the display "68901:PASS" what its wrong?
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 Featured News

Achieve Simple, High-Speed RoHS/ELV Screening with Shimadzu’s New Liquid Nitrogen Free EDX-LE Spectrometer
The new EDX-LE from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is an energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) fluorescence spectrometer designed specifically for screening elements regulated by RoHS/ELV directives. Its automated analysis functions improve operability without sacrificing a high level of inspection reliability.
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Quantachrome Instruments' Autosorb-iQ Wins New Product Award.
The 2011 Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments recognizes the Autosorb iQ-C automated gas sorption analyzer as "One of the Best New Instruments of the Year 2010".
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Peristaltic Pump Simplifies Challenging Liquid Handling Tasks
INTEGRA has launched a new version of its popular DOSE IT peristaltic pump with enhanced functionality enabling laboratories to now undertake even challenging liquid handling tasks.
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 Featured Products

Compact Filtration/Aspiration Vacuum Pumps
VACUUBRAND’s economical new ME 1 oil-free pump provides whisper-quiet vacuum for applications like aqueous filtration and sample preparation.  The top-mounted power switch is convenient even with gloves, and the 5x10” footprint uses minimal bench space. An optional manual control valve with dial gauge enables adjustment of pumping speed. For aggressive solvents, choose the ME 1C pump, with its fluoropolymer flow-path.

Click for more information on the ME 1C Pump from VACUUBRAND 

 High Resolution, Compact, User Friendly UV-Vis Spectrophotometer from Shimadzu

The new UV-1800 UV-VIS spectrophotometer achieves a resolution of 1 nm, the highest in its class, in a compact design. Offering an array of user-friendly features, the UV-1800 can be used as either a stand-alone or as a PC-controlled instrument.

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 Purchasing Guide

Guide to Gas Chromatography (GC) Systems

Gas chromatography (GC) is a common technique used in analytical chemistry for separating and analyzing compounds that can be vaporized without decomposition. GC is typically used for separating the different components of a mixture, improving the purity of a particular substance, or identifying a particular compound.

View the Gas Chromatography (GC) Systems Guide
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 Featured Expert / Special Thanks

Thanks to VACUUBRAND for becoming our most recent LabWrench sponsor.

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