Laboratory Equipment

A fully-equipped laboratory requires a great deal of machinery and instruments, which can vary in size from the smallest microscope accessories to stand-alone machines of cutting edge technology. Apart from the standard fixtures and furniture, some of the equipment can be highly specialised and their installation would depend on the nature of the laboratory work. As a lot of laboratory work involves mixing and blending, the equipment needed would include stirrers, shakers as well as smaller tools like glass stirring rods. For purposes of heating, cooling and sterilisation, appliances like freezers, fridges, ovens, furnaces, incubators, UV lamps and autoclaves are necessary. The two basic types of microscope are optical and electron and these require a variety of accessories to be used effectively such as slides and cover slips. As accuracy is vital in experiments, a number of measuring devices are used like balances, timers and thermometers. There are a wide variety of containers which can be disposable plastic and borosilicate glass and include beakers, flasks, pipettes, Petri dishes, spatulas and test tubes. All of this equipment can be found in any laboratory, whether research, educational or industrial. Some machines and instruments are basic supplies but others like viscometers are highly specialised.

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  1. Autoclaves
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    Autoclaves are strong containers used in laboratories to apply very high pressure or temperatures for materials which cannot withstand a hot air oven. There are a variety of processes but the most common is dry heat or steam for reasons of sterilisation especially in hospital or research laboratories.

  2. Balances
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    Balances are vital for giving accurate measurements of even the smallest trace elements. There are a variety of balances which can be with a beam, pan or self-contained chamber. They are essential pieces of apparatus in all laboratories, whether they are educational, research or industrial, since any error could change the outcome of the test or investigation.

  3. Bell Jars
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    Bell jars are glass containers which can be used to preserve specimens or with the help of a vacuum pump, they can create a low-quality vacuum. They are mainly used for experiments in educational facilities as professional chemists prefer the efficiency of a vacuum chamber.

  4. Centrifuges and Accessories
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    Centrifuges are essential pieces of equipment which use a rotating movement to separate liquids or liquids from solids. There are many types of centrifuges depending on their application and accessories can improve their flexibility. They are used in laboratories for research especially in the field of medicine.

  5. Climatic Chambers
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    Climatic chambers are enclosures used to test the effects of defined environmental conditions on materials, biological items, industrial products, and electronic components and devices. They work by simulating environmental conditions by controlling factors like temperature, moisture and humidity.

  6. Conductivity Meters
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    Conductivity meters use a probe to introduce an electrical current in a solution, which then can be measured for its conductance or electrolytes. There are various versions of this meter and some are portable for field work. They have many applications but are especially used to test the presence of pollutants or contaminants in water systems.

  7. Cryogenic Equipment
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    The most common uses cryogenic equipment includes cooling and freezing, enhancing chemical reactions, biomedical, medical, metal processing and chemical storage. Typical types of cryogenic equipment include pressure vessels, cold traps, containers, piping, purifiers and Dewar flasks which are used to hold and assist in the transport of cooled liquids like oxygen, argon, nitrogen and liquid helium.

  8. Desiccators
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    Desiccators remove moisture from specimens and protect them or sensitive chemicals from humidity in the air. There are various types, some of which are used with a vacuum or purge. They are especially useful in laboratories or in industries with sensitive components and instruments like electronics.

  9. Drying Ovens
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    Drying ovens are used in laboratories in a wide range of industries including automotive, pharmaceutical, motorsport and aerospace fields. Dying ovens functions vary from drying and sterilising of glassware to creating regulated temperature conditions for material testing in laboratories’.

  10. Electrophoresis Accessories
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    Electrophoresis is a technique in chemistry for separating molecules and needs a wide range of accessories for the process to work or to make the results visible. They are crucial in the work of research or forensic scientists to investigate DNA or to test for certain diseases.

  11. Environmental Chambers
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    Environmental chambers act as a type of enclosure that is used to test the effects of defined environmental conditions on materials. Typical materials that are tested in these chambers include biological items, industrial products, and electronic components and devices. Conditions that are simulated in an environmental chamber include rain, UV and extreme temperature fluctuations.

  12. Furnaces
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    Furnaces have a number of applications in industrial, research and medical laboratories; they are used to purify, burn or smelt. There are a number of different furnaces and the choice of which to use depends on the size, application and firing technique.

  13. General Purpose Laboratory Ovens
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    Laboratory ovens reach extremely high temperatures and are used for a number of applications such as annealing and sterilisation. There are different types of ovens which use different processes to produce heat. They are found in healthcare, manufacturing as well as the transport industry.

  14. Heating Ovens
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    Heating ovens are used in laboratories in a wide range of industries including automotive, pharmaceutical, motorsport and aerospace fields. Heating ovens functions vary from drying and sterilising of glassware to creating regulated temperature conditions for material testing in laboratories.

  15. Homogenizers
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    Homogenisers are essential pieces of laboratory equipment for analysing samples or creating an aggregate sample for research purposes. There are various techniques used for homogenisation and the one chosen depends on the sample. They are especially useful for medical and genetic research.

  16. Hot Plates
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    Hot plates are low-cost tabletop appliances used for the heating of water, liquids, compounds and so on. There are a variety of hot plates of different materials and sizes depending on their application. They are mainly found in educational institutes.

  17. Humidity Chambers
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    Humidity chambers are enclosures which range from walk-in to bench-top. Their purpose is to provide a place whereby humidity can be controlled for the purpose of testing. Common items tested in humidity chambers include materials, biological items, industrial products, and electronic components and devices.

  18. Incubators
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    Incubators are an essential piece of equipment in many research laboratories. There are two basic types: gassed for the growth of cell culture and non-gassed for the growth and storage of bacterial cultures. They are able to grow in a contamination-free environment.

  19. Laboratory Freezers
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    Freezers are used in laboratories for the preservation and long-term storage of blood products, tissue samples, vaccines and enzymes. There are various types of freezers and the choice of which one to purchase depends on what needs to be stored and how low the temperature must drop.

  20. Laboratory Fridges
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    Laboratory fridges are used to store blood products, vaccines and other pharmaceutical supplies in research and medical facilities. Consistency of temperature is vital for health and safety reasons. Fridges may be free standing or fit under counters and tend to be categorised according to their function.

  21. Laboratory Thermometers
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    Thermometers are basic tools in any laboratory, whether it is educational, research or industrial. Usually made of metal or glass, there are a wide variety of thermometers. They can be mercury-filled or alcohol-filled, electronic or more specialised such as infrared or K-type for more extreme temperatures.

  22. Low Temperature Testing Systems
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    Low temperature testing systems are widely used to test components, electrical products, and electronic materials in the aircraft industry, home appliance industry, automobile industry and field of scientific research. They work by evoking extreme low temperatures and evaluating the materials performance, safety and integrity to understand the effects of performance degradation that may occur during continual exposure to very low temperatures.

  23. Materials Testing Equipment
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    Material testing equipment is used by a wide range of industries to test materials and components to understand their performance under stress. They work by producing a series of environments including high and low temperatures, and variations in humidity to understand the material’s performance, integrity and safety and to understand the any degradation in performance that might occur due to exposure to different environments.

  24. Microscope Accessories
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    Microscope accessories are indispensable for the effective preparation of samples or cultures. There is a great variety of equipment but it includes slides, pipettes, Petri dishes, beakers, stirring rods as well as all the staining or sterilising solutions and culture media. They are found in all laboratories irrespective of their function.

  25. Microscopes
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    Microscopes are basic pieces of laboratory equipment but vary widely in their magnification, design and the way they work. The two fundamental categories are optical or electron. They are vital for all work requiring a close examination of intricate testing or experimentation.

  26. pH Meters
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    pH meters are scientific instruments used to test the acidity or alkalinity of a sample. They vary from handheld, pen-like devices to sophisticated pieces of laboratory equipment with computer interfaces. They are vital for both laboratories and for field work and their applications include healthcare, agriculture and quality control.

  27. Refrigerated Heating Ovens
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    Refrigerated Heating Ovens are used in laboratories in a wide range of industries including automotive, pharmaceutical, motorsport and aerospace fields. They work by offering a broad range of temperature conditions which allows for the testing of specimens and products.

  28. Shakers
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    Shakers are pieces of equipment used to mix or agitate samples or cultures. There are a variety of shakers, which can be simple devices or more complex pieces of machinery providing movement and heat. They are especially found in biology or chemistry laboratories.

  29. Stirrers
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    Stirrers are necessary in all types of laboratories to ensure there is controlled agitation without sticking. They vary in size from a simple glass rod to a complex piece of mechanical or electromagnetic machinery. Magnetic stirrers are popular since they are quieter, more efficient and need less maintenance.

  30. Temperature Chambers
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    Humidity chambers are enclosures used to test the effects temperature on materials, biological items, industrial products, and electronic components and devices in the industries of automotive, pharmaceutical, motorsport and aerospace. Types of temperature chambers include Modular Walk-in Chambers and benchtop temperature chambers.

  31. Test Chambers
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    Test chambers are widely used in the fields of automotive, pharmaceutical, motorsport and aerospace to test the effects of environmental conditions on products and parts including. They work by allow the user to control and simulate environmental conditions by controlling factors like temperature, moisture and humidity.

  32. Timers
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    Timers are used in laboratories for precise timekeeping of an experiment or procedure since errors could mean false results and inaccurate findings. There are a wide variety of timekeeping devices such as clocks and stopwatches and they can be pre-programmed or have sensors and alarms.

  33. UV Lamps and Cabinets
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    UV lamps can be handheld devices for field work or larger pieces of laboratory equipment in which the lamp is placed in a cabinet or box. They have a number of applications for decontamination and testing and are essential pieces of equipment for genetic procedures.

  34. Vacuum Drying Ovens
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    Vacuum drying ovens are used in laboratories in a wide range of industries including automotive, pharmaceutical, motorsport, laboratory research, engineering and aerospace fields. They provide a way to control temperatures for the purpose of drying, in a vacuum chamber which also allows for thermosetting, curing and sterilising.

  35. Water Baths
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    Water baths are pieces of laboratory equipment and consist of a container filled with distilled water kept at a pre-programmed temperature. There are three basic types of water baths and the shaking model is widely used for the incubation of cultures.

  36. Other
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