Pipette Leak Testing Unit (PLT unit)
Improved process reliability with functional validation of air-displacement pipettes.
The most frequent cause of inaccuracy in piston-operated pipettes is leakage. This arises from damage either to the seals, pistons or tip cones. Often not detectable by the naked eye, leaks lead to significant volume errors.
The BRAND pipette leak tester (PLT unit) for air displacement pipettes finds even the smallest leaks within seconds.
- Limit values for the commercially available single- and multichannel pipettes in the volume range 1µl to 10ml are pre-programmed.
- Testing with and without tips
- Test results in seconds
- Patent pending
According to monitoring of measuring instruments, air-displacement pipettes must be checked at regular intervals and the results must be compared with the ISO 8655-2 error limits. However, a calibration certificate only reflects the results at the time of testing. The time between these calibrations is crucial, since leaks can occur at any time. Well over 80% of pipettes sent in for repair have leaks and are outside their volume tolerances, even if they don't drip.
While the PLT unit cannot replace regular gravimetric testing, daily pipette checks can provide a safeguard during the periods between calibrations. Even the smallest leaks are detected. Process reliability for the pipettes is thus significantly improved.
PLT unit (Pipette Leak Testing Unit) including one adapter each for testing air-displacement pipettes with tip (mounted) and without tip, 2 plugs, 3 replacement PE filters for the pipette adapters, universal AC adapter, quality certificate and operating manual.