Monthly Archives: February 2014

When Should you Replace your Vial Crimpers and Decappers?

When Should you Replace your Vial Crimpers and Decappers?

Spot the Signs of Wear on your Equipment

If you’re in the business of regularly capping or decapping a variety of aluminium caps on crimp top vials and glass bottles, it is important to ensure you have the correct equipment to perform the job. In addition, identifying when your tools need replacing is key. Constant crimping and decapping of thousands of vials can be a labour of love at the best of times, therefore finding an effective solution for ease of execution becomes simple if you know where to look for quality tools.

In some cases, you may have outgrown the equipment you’re using and should consider an upgrade to Bench Mounted Cappers & Decappers or even pneumatic or air-powered equipment for very high volumes

Five Signs that Your Crimpers & De-Cappers are Worn:

Vial Decappers and Crimpers need to be of a high standard to ensure speed of execution. If you’re experiencing any of the following it means your equipment needs renewing to maintain the speed and precision you need:-

1) A loose crimped seal.
2) An untidy crimped cap.
) Your current tool sticking on the cap.
4) An effort increase to decap or crimp.
5) Your current equipment is showing wear.

Wear and tear on tools

Crimpers & Decapper Wear and Tear Signs

The above may seem like a no-brainer but as a lab worker, we are sometimes consumed in the day to day grind without realising that taking a moment to assess our performance and equipment could cut our work time down considerably. The sooner a solution is found to compromised work performance, the better.

Buy Lab Equipment that’s Built to Last:

Laboratory Precision Ltd should be your first port of call. They are a renowned and leading manufacturer of vial crimping and decapping equipment. They’ve been in the business for over 25 years which provides peace of mind that their tools are top notch. Laboratory Precision Ltd manufacture all types of equipment for your needs. These include handheld, bench-mounted and not forgetting pneumatic vial Decappers and Crimpers to get through those larger volumes. On their website, they also offer an extensive and extremely useful buyers guide.

Check out our range of Crimping and De-Crimping Equipment for replacements or upgrades.



Guide to Maintaining your Oil-Free Air Compressor

Extend the Life of Your Oil-Free Air Compressor

Junair Quiet Oil-Free Medical & Dental Air Compressors

Junair Quiet Oil-Free Medical & Dental Air Compressors

Regular inspections and maintenance of oil-free air compressors will help to ensure that they remain in perfect working order for as long as possible, eliminating the need to buy a new one in a short period of time. Of course choosing the correct compressor for the job is important: This ensures that a unit is not over-worked or underpowered for the intended use.

Getting this decision right is vital and may require advice and assistance from a reputable source. But you can do a lot to ensure an extended lifespan of your existing unit with a few simple checks on a weekly basis.


Five Tips to Oil-Free Air Compressor Maintenance


1. Carry out regular Inspections of the Power Lead

Paying particular attention to the cable to see if it has become damaged due to wear and tear over time. If you see any damage, or even some fraying or something else you’re not sure about, don’t attempt to use the compressor. Switch it off immediately and call an electrician straight away.

2. Drain Your Compressor’s Air Receiver Weekly

Drain the tank weekly or as per the instructions because moisture is squeezed from the compressed air and will fill the tank and reduce the amount of air stored. Failure to do this will rot the tank and contaminate the air supplied and eventually the compressor will be damaged and stop working.

3. Check the Pressure is Not Too High

When the pump is running, check that the pressure is not too high, as this could also damage the compressor. See the instructions for the rating maximum: this will vary from model to model.

4. Observe the Compressors’ Behaviour

Ensure that the pressure switch is stopping and starting the compressor at the right pressure, and you should only rely on the lower pressure as the maximum. Remember that irregular behaviour can signify a fault. If you observe the oil-free air compressor displaying unusual characteristics then shut it down, unplug from the mains and check it or call a maintenance engineer.

5. Check Regularly for Leaks

Inspect the area around the compressor to make sure it’s not leaking, either when idle or running at the maximum pressure. If there are leaks, seek assistance immediately.


Laboratory Precision Ltd’s Range of Oil-Free Air Compressors

If your compressor is old or out of warranty, and any repairs or maintenance might not be worth the cost, contact Laboratory Precision Limited for a new one.

We have a range of top models, including:

Bambi HT oil-free medical and dental air compressors:








Jun-Air quiet oil-free medical and dental air compressors:







Ekom oil-free medical and dental air compressors: