The eXact iDip Photometer – use your smart device to monitor your pool water!

The eXact iDip photometer allows users to record pool water tests on their smartphone or tablet, giving traceability in addition to fast results. Now the eXact iDip has also been named as one of the top 100 most innovative technologies of 2014 by R&D magazine


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The London to Cambridge is looming so who will be wearing the yellow jersey?

A team of amateur cyclists are preparing themselves for the London to Cambridge Cycle Race which will be held on Sunday 27th July. This event usually attracts a wealth of Cambridge cyclists who

tackle the course spurred on this year after witnessing the Cambridge to London leg of Le Tour de France, one of the most exciting road races of all time held, here in the Cambridgeshire countryside on the 7th July.


Cambridge Le Tour de France


The Camlab Team is no exception, and on Monday the seven strong team  comprising of Ben, Ollie, David, Carol, Gavin, Pat and Tony will be out for a training run to polish their performance and get the muscles warmed up for next Sunday’s big event.

Camlab are supporting The Arthur Rank Hospice this year, a charity that cares for terminally ill patients and their families at the end of their lives. The Charity needs to raise over 1.5 million pounds each year to meet its financial commitments so every penny helps.

If you would like to donate to Camlabs Just Giving Page, then we will be very pleased to accept your donation on behalf of our chosen charity, and thank you in advance for your generous support.

Camlab's Charity Cycle Team

Camlab’s Charity Cycle Team

For more information regarding sponsored cycle rides, or Camlab’s involvement in the community please complete the form below:

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Miele Glasswashers are now even better value….

Miele Glasswashers now come with a free top and bottom basket included.

For a limited period you can now receive a free set of top and bottom racks for the Miele glasswashers listed below.

Top basket: O188/2 and Bottom basket U874/1

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The Electrothermal MC810B Digital Temperature Controller

We get a lot of enquiries about the  Electrothermal MC810B Digital Heating Controller, specifically concerning its functionality and compatibility with other Electrothermal products. This controller can be used in 3 ways:
(1) In On/Off mode with the hysteresis loop controlling power switching.

(2) As a PID (Proportional, Integrated, Derivative) controller.

(3) As a temperature measuring device up to 270°C or more, depending upon the probe accessory used.

Electrothermal MC810 temperature controller

Electrothermal MC810 temperature controller

Programming is via the Up/Down controls on the front panel and the 3 digit LED display allows you to set a 1°C resolution over a range of -10°C to 800°C. Temperature sensing is performed by a plug-in PTFE covered platinum resistance thermometer probe which is suitable for measurements up to 270°C. There is a 5 pin DIN socket for the temperature probe. The sample temperature is displayed on the 3-digit LED display. The MC810B can be used with any of our CMU or EM mantles with a single IEC socket input, controlled or uncontrolled.

There are however some points to consider:
• The MC810B controller is best used on uncontrolled mantles.
• If the MC810B controller is used on a controlled mantle, then the mantle control knob must be turned to the maximum/‘fully on’ position, in this circumstance the MC810B will work as if it were connected to an uncontrolled mantle.

Does this controller work with a stirring mantle?

You can use the MC810B with any of our EMA stirring mantles but when the controller switches the power on and off to control the temperature, the stirring also turns on/off. A solution to this problem would be to look at our OMCA digi-mantle instead, which has an inbuilt temperature feedback circuit controller into which an optional PT100 temperature probe may be connected to gauge the temperature of the flask contents.

Does this controller work with Electrothermal EME multi-mantles as well?

The MC810B controller only has one temperature probe for controlling contents, so it would be a bit of an assumption to use the MC810B on an EME3 product for example as you coiuld only effectively control the temperature of the contents onf one flask. The other two positions may be a similar temperature but it would certainly not be good practice.

Can the MC810B be used with the HT9 series heating tapes?

Yes, the controller is compatible with our HT9 heating tapes but must be installed by a competent electrician. Email Electrothermal Help if you require any further information.
What type of temperature probe does the MC810B use?

The MC810B comes with a PTFE covered platinum resistance thermometer which can be used to measure solutions up to 270oC. We offer three other probes for use with the controllers which have varying maximum temperature capabilities. Listed below are some brief specifications and the approximated lengths for the three available Electrothermal temperature probes:
AZ6705 – 250˚C Max, 11” (28cm)
AZ6706 – 400˚C Max, 12” (30cm)
AZ6741 – 800˚C Max, 6” (15cm)

The full range of electrothermal products can be purchased from Camlab

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Hach 1720C lamp discontinuation

The Hach 1720C turbidity meter was the first choice for online turbidity measurement in the UK for over 10 years. The meter has been discontinued for some years and now a critical spare is due to be discontinued in September 2014.

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New micro-volume conductivity probes from Jenway

Micro conductivity probes from Jenway

Jenway Micro conductivity probes

Jenway are pleased to announce the introduction of two new micro-volume conductivity probes into the range. Following several inquiries for narrow conductivity probes to measure either small volume samples or samples in small vessels, we are pleased to be able to offer a 4mm and 6mm diameter probe to meet these requirements. Read More »


Camlab reduces its Carbon footprint by >50%….

Camlab has undertaken a massive project to reduce its carbon footprint by installing solar panels on the roof of the warehouse.


Solar PV Panel Arrays on Camlab's Roof

Solar PV Panel Arrays on Camlab’s Roof

The Installation has been taking shape over the last few weeks with over 500 Solar PV Arrays being hauled onto the roof of the main warehouse.

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Acura 865 Liquid Handling Systems from Socorex

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Acura 865 Liquid Handling System

Acura 865 Liquid Handling System

Hand-held, self-refilling micro-dispenser intended for repeat distribution of micro liter volumes. The carefully selected materials ensure durability
and resistance to aggressive media. This system is ideal for  repetitive inoculations and the preparation of micro-titre plate assays.
Three models cover the range from 5 to 1000 μL.
Product advantages
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Congratulations to our customer survey winner!!

Charlotte is  our winner!!!


We would like to wish Charlotte Heavisides, Lab Manager at UK Sire Services, congratulations on being the winner of our Customer Satisfaction Survey Competition to win an IPod Nano.


ipod nano

Charlotte is now the proud owner of the prize and was delighted and shocked to receive the news when she was called today, out of the blue, by Camlab’s Sam Clubley.

Every email confirmation we send has a link to the survey. When you complete the survey your name is entered into the prize draw to win an IPod Nano.

Good luck and once again well done to Charlotte our latest winner.

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How do I use Helber Counting Chambers for Bacterial Counts?


By counting the number of particles in a grid of known volume the number of microorganisms per cm3 can be calculated.

The counting chamber is marked off by double ruled lines into 9 large squares, in a 3 by 3 pattern.

Each large square is sub-divided by single lines into 16 small squares, in a 4 by 4 pattern making a total of 144 small squares      ( 9*16 ).

Z30000 Cell counting chamber

Z30000 Cell counting chamber







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