When you have your laboratory, equipment serviced regularly it keeps your instruments in tip-top shape and saves you money on repairs further down the track.
When you seek technical support and maintenance services through your service provider, you are guaranteed of efficient, fast and friendly service. You are getting support from a skilled team of professional engineers along with a range of technical support all just a phone call away. It’s important to always follow through with scheduled servicing or maintenance and to take advantage of technical support to ensure no damage is done to your equipment. When you use the right service team, you can be sure that all your laboratory equipment servicing is carried out with your needs and requirements in mind and to ensure there is minimal interruption to your department.
Regular servicing, maintenance and support give you peace of mind. All your equipment is an expensive investment, and it deserves and needs expert care. Let your supplier offer support.
You can be sure of:
- Rapid response to breakdowns
- Highly qualified engineers there to provide support, technical assistance or servicing
- Support and maintenance, means you avoid all those inconveniences caused by instruments breaking down. With planned maintenance, it helps prevent breakdowns while minimising their length, and always take advantage of the technical support line that can potentially fix issues over the phone.
Keep your costs down, regular maintenance, servicing and support can save you lots of money in costly repairs.
Why It is Important to Service Your Equipment
A piece of laboratory equipment (any piece of equipment) which is in good condition works out to be more affordable in the long run. Equipment that hasn’t been serviced is more likely to break down, and when it does, it will end up costing you more money in the long run. You may think that by avoiding having your equipment maintained that you are saving your department money, but as time goes on, the risk increases of the likelihood of you having a costly breakdown. This can all be avoided if you have your equipment serviced regularly.
Instruments and equipment that is NOT serviced regularly will have a much shorter lifespan, and this means you will have to buy a new piece of laboratory equipment more often than usual which will end up costing your department more in the long run.
The other reason to have your equipment maintained is safety. A regular service will ensure your laboratory devices are safe to use which gives you the peace of mind that your staff or co-worker will not be placed in any danger. This is particularly important for equipment such as centrifuges which spin at high speeds. Any corrosion or slight defect in the arms, buckets or rotor pins can result in a disruption, which is not only incredibly dangerous, but it will also completely *write off* the centrifuge.
Precautions During Centrifugation
- To avoid rotor failures – the centrifugal field which accelerates the separation process also exerts large forces on the rotor material. When a rotor fails the machine is severely damaged. Rotors have been designed to be run up to their maximum speed with a load of a specific weight. Never attempt to run a rotor at a speed higher than the one it has been designed for. Also, if using high-density solutions, the run speed must be reduced to prevent stress on the rotor.
- Tube breakages – glass tubes can break during centrifugation, either due to inherent defects or improper loading. All glass fragments need to be removed from the adapters, rubber liners, buckets and rotor chamber BEFORE the next run is made. If you find any grey dust, which results from sandblasting off the rotor chamber by glass particles, this must be cleaned up too. You should make a few *dry runs* without samples and clean the chamber between each run to be sure all the dust has been eliminated from the centrifuge.