WWEM 2014 in Telford is the leading event in water and wastewater in the UK with specialist conference sessions on the current MCerts situation, innovation in water and wastewater and the UK water companies funding cycles
Camlab’s stand at the Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring Exhibition and Conference (WWEM) has been praised for being one of the best stands at this years show.
Comments made by participants include:
Thanks very much!
By far the coolest stand at the WWEM!
By the way I visited your booth in WWEM, I was very impressed by the roll coaster simulation, I actually thought that the floor was moving!!!
In: 1. News, 2. Innovation, 3. Water & Environmental · Tagged with: Camlab, COD, environmental, PeCOD, Wastewater, water quality, wwem
Camlab have a wide variety of cameras to choose from that fit most microscopes with a C-mount. The adaptor tubes should be specific to the microscope and should be ordered from the manufacturer.
Optika cameras are very easy to use and produce very impressive images whether its a budget range camera or the HDMI version.
At a glance:
In: New products · Tagged with: Cameras for microscopes, digital imaging
Question: How do I clean the probe on a Loser Osmometer?
Answer: The Loser Micro-digital Osmometer is a freezing point depression Osmometer, ideal for use in laboratories.
The Osmometer needs little maintenance except for the cleaning of the thermistor and freezing needle, however the thermistor may need cleaning dependent on the sample type.
Alcohol such as IPA will be suitable for cleaning but a better option would be to use a product called Klercide 70/30 ( 1137662).
Hints and tips for smooth operation.
Blocking the needle with frozen water is prevented under normal conditions by the automatic thawing function. The thawing water from the needle
cooling aperture is automatically sucked off and collected in the waste bottle. Note: This waste may contain infectious residues of samples. Dispose of this correctly.
In case of very high humidity the needle can get blocked.
Manual thawing is recommended, selectable by the menu. A beep indicates the end of the thawing process.
The menu also allows the cleaning of the needle aperture. Select the corresponding item of the «Service» menu and follow the displayed advice.
To fill with cleaning fluid only use the soft plastic-funnel delivered with the osmometer to prevent any damage of the needle aperture.
Never use force or sharp or pointed tools. For cleanig fluid use only water.
Wipe needle tip carefully with a wet cloth (water or Klercide).
Depending on the number of measurements a daily clean is recommended.
It is necessary to clean at least once a week.
With organic samples the cleaning will be probably be necessary more than once a day because the needle tip becomes water-repellent and ice crystals will accumulate.
The probe must not be cleaned with any chlorinated products – it causes corrosion, particularly around the freezing wells.
In: Osmometer, Press Releases · Tagged with: Camlab, Cleaning, lab equipment, Osmometer, testing
Most methods of measuring chlorine in water refer to free and total chlorine, but what exactly do these mean and what is the difference?
In: 3. Water & Environmental, 7. FAQ's and Knowledgebase, Water purifcation · Tagged with: Chlorine, colorimeter, DPD1, DPD3, drinking water analysis, Hach, Palintest, water, water disinfection, water quality, water testing
The Bostwick Consistometer is used all over the World to check the quality of sauces and condiments. In our in-house training session we do blind product tests and clearly define the differences between brand of ketchup and mustard. This is a testament to the value placed on Bostwick Consistometer tests by the top food manufacturers.
We continually get questions about set-up of the consistometer. It is very simple to operate. Consequently, questions about set-up and theory of operation are often given short shrift. Read the rest of this post »
In: 1. News, Viscometry · Tagged with: Bostwick, Camlab, Consistometer, food testing, lab equipment, laboratory
We would like to say congratulations to our two winners of the Camlab Ipads at Lab Innovations 2014. Wednesday’s prize was won by David Farren who was shocked but delighted with the news when
we called him. Our second winner on Thursday was James Dayus of Coventry University who was equally shocked.
Picking up the Ipad was James’s colleague Elliot Barson.
Camlab have many years of experience in providing the right glasswashers and disinfectors for your application. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what you need to purchase, the choice is vast. Unlike other providers, Camlab have developed a system whereby the glasswasher can be configured to your exact requirements. This is a guide to the options available and once you have decided on the basics we can help you complete your purchase so it performs optimally and efficiently.
Questions to consider:
- Do you have a preference for the manufacturer of your glasswasher? Camlab can provide Smeg, Miele and Camlab Cub Glasswashers.
- What type of wash do you require? There are two types to consider, baskets to hold the glassware, or injection racks for taller vessels and hard to clean items.
- Do you need an additive pump? Most glasswashers come with a pump but you will need additional pumps for neutraliser, anti-foaming agents etc
- Do you need any peripheral equipment? How do plan to monitor the performance, will you need a printer or a USB interface?
- Are there any other options you might need like a detergent store or a steam condenser?
- What sort of water supply do you have? We will need to know if you have sources of cold and hot water or just cold.
- Do you have a source of deionised water for the rinse programs? Tell us if you have a deionised water supply or a bench mounted reservoir, maybe you don’t have a source at all?
- Lastly, what sort of power supply can you provide? The power supply needs to be 13Amp, 30Amp (240Volts, single phase) or (400Volts) three phase(16amp/phase).
Once you know what parameters you have to work with you can go ahead and choose a glasswasher that will fit into the space you have allocated.
In: 1. News, Glasswasher · Tagged with: laboratory glass washer, Smeg glasswasher
Camlab have a good choice of overhead stirrers for most applications. The type and choice of accessories is really determined by the size and viscosity of the sample. The larger the product and the more viscous it is, the more powerful the stirrer with more torque to move the paddle through the liquid at an even rate.
The Camlab Choice OS20-S has a maximum stirring capacity of 20 litres. The motor is rated at 50 watts. It has a speed range of 50-2200 rpm. It’s maximum torque is 40 Ncm.
The Camlab Choice OS40-s is the big brother to the OS20-S and has a maximum stirring capacity of 40 litres, a motor rated to 120 watts and a speed of 50-2200rpm.
In: New products, Spectrophotometers, Test Kits and Reagents, Water Analysers · Tagged with: Camlab, COD, Dr 1900, DR 2800, Hach, Hach lange, LCK, LCK cuvette, Spectrophotometer, water, water quality
The stability and degradation of products over time is an important issue to consider in the food manufacturing industry – not only in terms of the quality of the product but also with regards to bacterial growth and shelf life testing.