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What Is Torque?

Posted by CMolnar on  February 17, 2020
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Category: Calibration Science
Torque is defined as the measure of the force that can cause an object to rotate on an axis. Most commonly, people hear this term used when talking about cars. Cars utilize torque to turn the wheels to propel the vehicle forward.  Measuring Torque Torque, typically measured in pounds per foot (Ft/lbs) or newtons per meter (Nm), possesses both magnitude and direction. This classifies it as a vector quantity.  The direction of the vector depends

Mettler-Toledo MCP1-S Pipette Calibration Balances: Calibration Spotlight

Posted by CMolnar on  December 23, 2019
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The Mettler-Toledo MCP1-S represents top-of-the-line pipette calibration equipment, with capabilities for single and multi-channel pipettes. PTS pairs our system with the Calibry pipette calibration software, fully CFR part 11 and ISO 8665 compliant. This combination ensures accurate, efficient, and precise calibration of pipettes whether in our lab or on a customer site. The MCP1-S improves both accuracy and time-to-completion for twelve-channel pipette calibrations. Precision Hardware: MCP1-S The MCP1-S features the ability to calibrate all multi-channel

Pipette Testing Guide

Posted by CMolnar on  November 29, 2019
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You have a favorite pipette.  Familiarity with the electronic interface makes its use second nature. Maybe your hand fits it just right, or the smoothness of the action makes it easy to use. Then, one day, your dispensed volume just feels “off”.  You try pipetting the liquid again, and again it looks too low or too high. What can you do? Basic pipette testing verifies the accuracy – or inaccuracy – of your equipment. Fortunately,

What Is A Pipette?

Posted by CMolnar on  November 8, 2019
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Category: Calibration Science
A simple, critical, instrument in labs across the world, a pipette transports a measured volume of liquid safely and accurately.  Pipettes can be as simple as plastic tubes and as complex as precise electronic devices.  They generally have a single channel, eight (8) channels, or twelve (12) channels. Dr. Heinrich Schnitger, from Marburg, Germany, invented the first micropipette in 1957. This model measured and transported a fixed amount. Later, the co-founder of biotechnology company Eppendorf,

Calibration Spotlight: Hart Scientific 1590 Super-Thermometer II

Posted by CMolnar on  October 1, 2019
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What Is a Super-Thermometer? Metrology laboratories around the world rely on super-thermometers for their reliably accurate, easy-to-take measurements.  For instance, the Hart Scientific 1590 Super-Thermometer II reads accurately to 0.00025°C or 1 ppm. This high degree of accuracy makes super-thermometers perfect for calibration of SPRTs (Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometers). Further, they are the best lab instruments to take advantage of SPRT accuracy. They read temperature directly, automate data collection, and calculate constants for ITS-90. Additionally,