Articles by Karen Lemon

Articles by Karen Lemon

What is Memmert AtmoCONTROL FDA Software?
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What is Memmert AtmoCONTROL FDA Software?

AtmoCONTROL FDA is a software designed by Memmert Gmbh for all of their Generation 2012 appliances with Ethernet/USB interfaces. With atmoCONTROL you can: Create graphically, modify and save programs on your computer with a desired set of parameters and transfer these to the appliance Organise and document the internal log memory of the appliance Configure user authorisations on user US...
The Valiquest system for ductless fume hoods
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The Valiquest system for ductless fume hoods explained

The Erlab Valiquest system for ductless fume hoods is designed to protect the user from dangerous chemical fumes. Unlike other manufacturer's of ductless fume hoods, Erlab have a program that allows the user to list the chemicals used in the hood, the amount used and the exposure time. Using this information, the chemists at Erlab are able to determine: the best carbon filter for the hood...
Guardian Hotplate Stirrers
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Guardian Hotplate Stirrers with New Innovative Features

The Ohaus Guardian 7000 range of hotplate stirrers are changing the way we use small bench top appliances in the laboratory. How many of us have set the hotplate to run and then got distracted with other tasks, only to find a horrible burning smell and a dried out beaker on the hotplate! Not only is it inconvenient it's also very dangerous as it could catch fire and cause noxious fumes. Ohaus ...
3M Versaflo powered respirator series T-300
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Care and maintenance of the 3M Versaflo powered respirator series T-300

The 3M Versaflo TR-300 series of powered air respirators have to be maintained to retain their full protection levels. It is important to carry out regular checks and maintenance on any powered and supplied air respirator and to use genuine parts and accessories available from Camlab. This 3M video is a useful resource and steps you through the assembly and maintenance of the system. A handy...
Luna Precision Balances
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Luna Precision Balances are here from Adam Equipment, a UK company

With numerous features and functions, Luna precision balances are suitable for most lab weighing tasks. Luna's display features a stylish look, with easy-to-read 24mm digits in white on a black background. Ideal for international use, Luna provides multilingual text and display capabilities. USB and RS-232 interfaces facilitate data gathering and enable smooth communication with printers and co...
Safe disposal of PPE
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Safe disposal of PPE and potentially contaminated waste from Covid-19 exposure

There are guidelines regarding the safe disposal of PPE like gloves, cleaning cloths, masks and wipes. The best resource for general guidelines is on the government website but as a rule the following guidelines should be followed: Any PPE that has not been in contact with an infection source can be disposed of in general waste. Waste from a possible source of contamination should be disposed...
Laboratory Glassware
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A quick guide to Classifications of Laboratory Glassware

Volumetric Glassware Laboratory glassware can be manufactured from Borosilicate and Soda-lime glass. Soda lime glass  is generally used for Class B products or where long term exposure to chemicals is unlikely. Class A Borosilicate volumetric glassware has superior thermal and chemical resistance and is better suited to glassware for storage of solutions, e.g. flasks. The use of  Class A boros...
Washer Disinfector Solutions
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Washer Disinfector Solutions- SMEG have the answer for Covid-19 Pandemic

Camlab have two solutions  from Smeg Instruments designed to support the growing new requirements to help the global ongoing fight against Covid-19 in washing both facial masks, protective glasses and surgical shoes. They are not new Smeg glass washers but combinations of existing machines and accessories allowing simple solutions to both new and heightened requirements. Smeg have also worked a...
Larger capacity centrifuge
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Need a larger capacity centrifuge with cooling?

There are two new centrifuges available from Ohaus. The FC5916 and the FC5916R refrigerated centrifuges. Compatible with 14 optional rotors and 75 accessories Capacity up to 4 x750ml Blood collection tubes can be spun using an additional rotor High speed centrifugation Temperature range -20°C to 40°C Features: Automatic rotor identification One handed operation Large backlit...
Science takes on Molecular Mixology
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Science takes on Molecular Mixology

In both traditional chemistry labs and culinary technology labs, the rotary evaporator, or rotovap, is an instrument used to distil a solvent or to concentrate food essences. Rotovap cocktails are becoming very popular in bars and restaurants because the deliate fruit or herbal flavours become very intense when concentrated by rotary evaporation. This blog is a resource for the latter using ...
Hotplates and stirrers
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New hotplates and stirrers from Ohaus

Ohaus has a reputation for great quality balances and more recently they have added centrifuges and small bench top equipment to their range. The range included a few basic magnetic stirrers, but now they have launched the new Guardian range of hotplate stirrers - a game changer in terms of safety features, which are unrivalled in the market place. Guardian 7000 The Guardian 7000 is th...
Laboratory glasswasher
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Want to know more before purchasing a laboratory glasswasher?

Camlab realised that buying a laboratory grade glasswasher can be a mine-field of information and how do you choose the right model for your laboratory? To help during the selection process we have developed a number of guides on our website to help you with this important purchase: Why do you need a laboratory glasswasher? This guide will help you to understand why Laboratory glasswa...
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