Articles by Sarah Brudenell

Articles by Sarah Brudenell

Palintest’s New Lumiso Photometers
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Palintest's New Lumiso Photometers

Palintest have launched a line of new handheld water testing photometers featuring the same tried and tested Palintest technology as predecessors but with new and improved features. The Lumiso photometers are available as single parameter meters and also as multi-parameter pool testing meters. They are light-weight, simple to use and ideal for performing water testing anywhere. Explore the ran...
Temporary Packaging Changes For Hach Powder Pillows
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Temporary Packaging Changes For Hach Powder Pillows

Hach have released the following statement around a temporary change to the printing on packs of their powder pillows. The manufacturer of the ink used on powder pillows has a component shortage, caused by a Covid-19 supply chain issue. This is temporarily affecting what is printed on powder pillows. Pillows now temporarily have only the product identifier (i.e.) M# printed on them. •Th...
How to Choose the Right Filters for Your Fume Hood
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How to Choose the Right Filters for Your Fume Hood

Ductless fume hoods or fume cupboards are often used in laboratories to capture and remove hazardous substances from the air which are produced during certain laboratory applications. These can be gases, vapours, aerosols or particulates (dust). The fume hood encloses a work bench area that has a fan unit at the top. This sucks the air from the front opening upward through filters which trap th...
Which electrodes will replace the Hach SensION range?
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Which electrodes will replace the Hach SensION range?

As of July 2021, Hach have stopped production of their SensION electrodes. This follows the phase out of the portable SensION meters earlier in the year. Hach's recommended replacements for any SensION probe is one from the Intellical range to be used in combination with the new HQ line of portable meters. Unfortunately the Intellical probes are not compatible with any existing SensION meters ...
How do I choose the right laboratory glasswasher?
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How do I choose the right laboratory glasswasher?

The laboratory glasswasher is often seen as the workhorse of the laboratory. After all, the requirement for clean, disinfected and dried glassware is critical to the continued operation of the laboratory.  But choosing the right glasswasher can be difficult given the variety of models available.  Throughput, capacity, nature of contamination and budget are all considerations for selecting the ...
How to choose a Memmert Climate Chamber?
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How to choose a Memmert Climate Chamber?

A climate chamber (also known as a test chamber, humidity chamber and environmental chamber) is used to simulate a range of environmental conditions. They are widely used in lifespan and stability tests across multiple industry types including pharmaceutical, cosmetics and aeronautical engineering. Memmert offer a comprehensive range of climate chambers, with different test parameters such as ...
Adam Balance
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How can I use Adam DU software to export my weighing results to a PC from an Adam balance?

The Adam DU software allows you to connect up to 8 of their balances or scales to a PC. From here you can view and manage collected data from each balance. The software also allows you to graphically present data and perform basic statistical analyses, and also export to other programmes such as Microsoft Excel or Statistical Analyses software packages to perform more complex data analysis. ...
Memmert chamber
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The different ways of calibrating and balancing your Memmert chamber

Having spent a lot of money on your new Memmert chamber, it is important to have it regularly checked to ensure it is operating within the tolerances you need. For equipment of this type it is recommended that they are independently calibrated on an annual basis. So what are the options and what do they do? Single and multi-point temperature mapping helps to ensure that your Memmert chamber...
Kimberly-Clark's Rightcycle programme
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How To Reduce Your PPE waste with Kimberly-Clark's Rightcycle programme

Did you know that PPE can make up to 20% of a lab's solid waste? Becoming more environmentally sustainable is a target for many labs and the sheer volume of single use plastics and PPE you are using may be a huge road block in achieving this. Global PPE manufacturer Kimberly-Clark have listened to their customers concerns and have created the RightCycle Program. What is the RightCycle Pr...
New Bead Ruptor Elite - 2021 Model
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Introducing The New Bead Ruptor Elite - 2021 Model

Omni have released an updated version of their trusty Bead Ruptor Elite bead mill homogeniser (part number 19-042E), which replaces the model sold between 2015-2020 (part number: 19-040E). Spares, and accessories for the superseded model including the tube carriages will be available, at a minimum, for the next five years. New for 2021 - Redesigned Omni Bead Ruptor Elite The Bead Ruptor ...
Hotplates and Stirrers
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Introducing Stuarts Latest Undergrad Hotplates and Stirrers

Stuart by Cole Parmer have recently given their trusty Undergrad hotplate and stirrer range a modern new look! Replacing older models, the new and updated Undergrads feature robust tough outer casing to prevent damage caused by knocks. They come in a clean blue and white colour scheme. The entire Undergrad range comprises of analogue magnetic stirrers, analogue hotplates and a choice of an...
Updates to Hach 16mm COD vials
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Updates to Hach 16mm COD vials

As of April 2021, Hach have implemented a design changed to their 16mm COD supplied in Europe. These are beginning to hit the supply chain now so you may notice a difference in your tubes. The main changes are as follows: The updated 16mm COD vials will have a round bottom to the cuvette with a larger opening simplifying handling and pipetting of your sample. Reagent formulations, calib...
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