Sample Vials for the Beauty Industry

Sample Vials for the Beauty Industry

From billboards and promotional events to TV and magazine advertisements, companies spend millions marketing perfumes. But one of the simplest and most effective ways for customers to experience a new fragrance is with a free sample.

Sample Vials for Perfumes

1ml, 1.5ml and 2.0ml perfume sampler vials

1ml, 1.5ml and 2.0ml perfume sampler vials

Unlike a spritz of fragrance in a department store, a perfume sampler vial allows customers to wear and enjoy a scent before they purchase it. If you’re creating testers or new fragrances, or you’re looking to distribute samples, perfume sampler vials from Laboratory Precision are the ideal solution. Available in three sizes, 1.0ml, 1.5ml and 2.0ml, these clear glass vials can be supplied plain, or printed with a design of your choice. What’s more, to ensure they make a visual impact with your customers, they can be supplied mounted on a printed card or box, with various colours and styles of polythene closure.

 

Seal the Vial With an Atomizer Spray Pump

Cosmetic Atomizer Spray pump Crimper

Hand Held Cosmetic Atomizer Spray pump Crimper

Once you’ve decided to produce a run of perfume samples in vials, you may decide to add an atomiser spray pump. A spray pump eliminates any chance of spillage, and makes it easier for your customers to test and apply the fragrance in a quick spritz. It also makes the sample easy to carry around and even share with other potential customers.

 

As a vial crimper specialist, Laboratory Precision offers various crimping tools for adding atomizer spray pumps, specially designed for use in the perfume and beauty industry. These easy to operate crimping tools make applying crimp-on atomizer spray vial caps quick and simple. They come in two standard sizes: 15mm and 20mm crimp collets, although custom sizes can be produced on request, to suit your requirements.

Pneumatic Perfume Atomizer Spray Pump Crimper

A Pneumatic Perfume Atomizer Spray Pump Crimper

Laboratory Precision’s range of crimping tools comprises pneumatic, bench mounted and hand perfume spray pump crimpers. The crimping tool you choose will largely depend on the volume of perfume vials you are capping. For very large volumes, the pneumatic, bench-mounted crimper is the perfect solution. Extremely efficient and simple to operate, it’s designed for high production speed capping.

Bench Mounted Perfume Bottle Crimper

Bench Mounted Perfume Bottle Crimper

If you’re producing mid-to-high volumes, the manual bench mounted crimper is a great choice, and a cost-effective alternative to the pneumatic model. Finally, if you’re only producing a small volume of sample vials, the hand-held cosmetic atomiser spray pump crimper is ideal, giving you the flexibility and freedom to cap at your own pace. Whichever you choose, you can be confident all Laboratory Precision crimpers are designed to deliver consistent results, and make crimping almost effortless.

The Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of the Last 100 Years

The Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of the Last 100 Years

The last 100 years have seen science transform the world we live in. Almost everything in our day to day lives has been reshaped by new discoveries and the invention of precise scientific equipment to harness them, from breakfast cereals fortified with iron to smart phones running on microscopic processors.

We’re proud at Laboratory Precision to provide equipment that helps with scientific breakthroughs in surgeries, laboratories and and hospitals. From Precision Scales to Glass Vials and Specialist Air Compressors, we know how important reliable and safe equipment is to today’s scientists and lab workers.

Some of the discoveries that have shaped the modern world are the result of dedicated scientists refining their experiments over decades in their laboratories, others are one in a million chance encounters. However they were discovered, here’s a look at five of the scientific breakthroughs that have changed the way we live.

 

1. Organ Transplantation

Organ transplant

Organ transplantations are now commonplace

The earliest known record of anything that could be considered an organ transplant is a description of a skin graft in a two and half thousand year old Hindu text. However, the first successful full organ transplant wasn’t until 1950.

Carried out by Dr. Richard H. Lawler in Chicago, the first successfully transplanted organ was a kidney and the recipient was a 44 year old woman. The operation extended the patients life by 5 years and made it possible for similar operations to save millions of lives since.

In the 64 years since the first organ transplant, medical science has made it possible to transplant hearts, lungs and even entire faces. Today more than 4,500 people every year live longer and healthier lives as the result of an organ transplant in the UK alone.

 

2. Microchips

Apple Microchip

A Microchip from an Apple Computer

Microchips (or Integrated Circuits) have made modern computers possible. If you’ve used a laptop, a mobile phone or even a programmable microwave then you’ve seen the world that microchips have shaped.

Several scientists were talking about the idea of microchips as far back as the late 1940s, but it wasn’t until a man called Jack Kilby got the support of the US Army that the project looked likely to amount to anything.

Kilby, who later won a Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery, realised that integrating all the parts of an electronic circuit would mean you could build them much smaller than circuits made of separate components could ever be. On the 12th September 1958, he put his ideas into practice and the building block of the modern computer was born.

The first microchips contained only a few transistors, limiting what they could do. However, advances in precision equipment and microscope technology meant that, by 2009, the number of transistors in a typical microchip was several billion.

Without microchips, a device with the computing power of a smart phone would have to be bigger than the Empire State Building. We wouldn’t have mobile communication, satellites or even the internet.

 

. Wireless Energy

Nikola Tesla image

Nikola Tesla: A Genius that Revolutionised Modern Energy

Nikola Tesla has been dubbed ‘The Man Who Invented The 20th Century’. His inventions include the radio before Marconi, the X-Ray before Röntgen and even wireless electrical communication, now known as WiFi, but perhaps the thing he should be known best for is the wireless transmission of electricity.

Displayed several times during his life, Tesla was one of the first people to demonstrate wireless communication. After his death, a wirelessly controlled boat was found amongst his possessions. He also believed that electricity could be transmitted wirelessly too, and even lit the lamps of his New York apartment that way to prove it.

Sadly, Tesla died before his large scale wireless energy transmitter, known as the Wardenclyffe Tower, was finished. With it, the world could have had electricity without the need for wires, cables or a national grid.

 

4. DNA

DNA Double Helix

DNA: Double-Stranded Helix discovered by Watson and Crick in 195

Discovered by Jim Watson and Francis Crick at Cambridge University in 1953, DNA has completely reshaped our understanding of our own bodies and made possible huge advances in medicine.

Previously thought to be an unused part of our cells, Watson and Crick showed the world that the double-stranded helix contained the mechanism our bodies use to pass on characteristics.

As we unravel more of the genetic code hidden in DNA, and the equipment we have to do so becomes more advanced, we are discovering genetic causes for illnesses and enabling genetic testing. What’s more, scientists are convinced that this is just the beginning of our understanding of DNA.

 

 

5. Antibiotics

Alexander Fleming Invents Antibiotics

Alexander Fleming – Revolutionised Modern Medicine.

Discovered in 1929 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have made more of a contribution to medicine worldwide than any other single discovery.

Discovered in a petri dish in St Mary’s Medical School, penicillin lead the way for all modern antibiotics. First tested in World War Two, it protected wounded soldiers from infection and helped avoid thousands of unnecessary deaths. Later it allowed surgeons to pioneer new and more complicated operations because patients were protected from infection.

In the 1960s a new family of antibiotics was developed, bringing the reign of what some have called the ‘wonder drug’ into the 21st Century.

5 Surprising Laboratory Creations That Changed the World

5 Surprising Laboratory Creations That Changed the World.

One of the most enduring human traits is a constant need to tinker. From an early age, this might manifest with building blocks or crayons, but as we get older the tools become a little more advanced and some of those children become scientists with laboratory equipment that leaves the toys of childhood far behind…

When it comes to finding yourself standing in the laboratory, many scientists and technicians are faced with a similar need to create, innovate and, essentially, tinker with the mechanics of anything available.

This curiosity has meant that the lab has become home to some things you might never have expected. While many members of the general public assume laboratories to be producing new, clearer brands of headphones, or picture them with exciting perfumes being held in a vial crimp, there are actually a great many things created in many different laboratories which you might never expect. Here are five of the strangest:

1. Meat

Lab Grown Meat

Lab Grown Meat – Future cure to hunger?

It might seem strange to you now, but for many years futurologists have predicted the rise of lab grown meats. The quest to create a burger in a petri dish might be closer to conclusion than you had previously thought. As recently as 2013, scientists were demonstrating a hamburger made from mincemeat grown in a lab in Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Costing nearly a third of a million dollars, the patty was reported to have looked and smelled incredibly close to that alluring odour, but the taste might not be quite right just yet.

2. Diamonds

Laboratory-made Diamonds

Laboratory-made Diamonds

With the continuing troubles regarding the source of many mined diamonds, finding an ethically sound means of procuring the precious stones could lie in a laboratory. While lab-created diamonds have existed for many years, traditional diamond producers and salesmen have claimed that they lack the imperfections which distinguish them from the real thing. However, it could be the next step which is the most unexpected. A Swiss laboratory has claimed that they will soon be able to take a cremated person’s ashes and convert them into a diamond. Rather than a traditional burial, it could well be that we receive the diamond treatment when it comes to future remembrance ceremonies.

3. Viruses

Viruses created in a laboratory

Viruses created in a laboratory

While it is long held that laboratories are one of the very best weapons in our fight against disease, there is often no means of telling what is actually in all of the glass vials similar to the ones we provide to lab workers. One of the most worrying possibilities must surely be a virus. While we may not quite be at the stage where evil scientists are knocking together a super plague, there have been recent concerns over the experiments performed on the H5N1 virus and how this research could lead to future trouble. With so many cures being developed in the lab, it could well be a disease which is the next leap forward.

4. Drugs

Drugs created in a laboratory

Drugs created in a laboratory

When saying that drugs have been developed in a laboratory, many people will simply nod and assume that you are referring to medicine. However, some of the most potent forms of narcotics have been created from scratch by those working in laboratories. Usually, people think of all drugs as being similar to marijuana or cocaine; naturally occurring substances which are manufactured into the mind altering. However, LSD is perhaps the most famous example of an entirely scientific creation. On April 16 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman administered the first dose of a drug he had been working on for some time. He recorded his findings and found the chemical to induce quite the effect. Whilst originally conceived for medicinal purposes, every batch of LSD since created is based in some way on his initial laboratory findings. Responsible for much of the psychedelic happenings of the Swinging Sixties, it may well surprise some to find that the substance was created in a laboratory.

5. Big Bang

Big Bang

In the beginning…

Posited as the very beginnings of the universe itself, a huge and seismic event which shaped everything which surrounds us, it might well seem that trying to create a similar circumstance in a laboratory might be a bad idea. But perhaps not. Whilst we might be more comfortable with beautifully organised vial seals and incredibly accurate balances, other labs seem to prefer the option of taking two very, very small objects and hitting them together in a very, very fast manner. This is a gross over simplification of the Large Hadron Collider, a tool in a lab whose circumference is measured in miles and lurks under the ground along the French/Swiss border. Within, scientists are trying to recreate the Big Bang on a smaller scale, observing the incredibly detailed occurrences surrounding such an event. Though there was widespread public mumblings regarding a possible apocalypse, scientists have now begun to make incredibly discoveries based on the results from the large, underground, circular, atom-smashing laboratory. Who knew that a simple lab might be able to one day recreate the beginning of the universe?

Choosing a Laboratory Equipment Supplier

Questions To Ask When Choosing a Laboratory Equipment Supplier

The laboratory equipment you use is vitally important, so it makes sense to ensure you have the best possible supplier. But with so many suppliers out there, how do you decide which one is right for you? Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you make your choice:

How long have they been operating in this market?

Although every company has to start somewhere, it is well acknowledged that working with a business that has only just started trading a particular type of product is more risky. Any teething problems that the company encounters as it nails down its supply chain are likely to be reflected in the service you receive as a customer. For a stress-free experience when buying laboratory equipment, it is normally advisable to look in to how long the business in question has been operational, and choose a well established company. Laboratory Precision Ltd has been established and trading for over 25 years.

Laboratory Vial Seals

What is the availability of the items you require?

It sounds simple, but one of the first things to check is whether the company actually provide the service you’re looking for. There’s little point doing further research in to them, only to find that you can’t actually buy the thing you set out to!

Do they have a website?

In this day and age it is extremely unusual for a consumer-facing business not to have a website. Explore their website and check that there are easy ways to get in touch with them – an email address and phone number should be readily available.

What are their working hours?

It’s important to find a supplier who will be contactable during the hours that you need them to be – so make sure that you’re aware when they will and won’t be contactable.

Are their products quality checked?

All good laboratory equipment suppliers will be able to explain their quality checking procedures to you very clearly. This is a crucial way for you to be assured that you are purchasing high-quality equipment.

Laboratory Glass Vials

Do they have knowledge of what they offer?

You should be able to get in touch with the company to check that they have a thorough understanding of the equipment they are selling, and can answer any questions you have relating to the product you are looking to buy.

Will they give you an official documented quotation?

This is another sign of a trustworthy business, and don’t forget that this quote can be extremely important for your financial records!

How long will they hold their quoted prices?

Most companies will guarantee a quote for only a certain length of time. Check how long you have before your quoted price runs out to ensure you don’t get any unwelcome surprises!

What are their payment terms and what product warranties do they offer?

Both of these are important facts to know at the outset, before you commit to making a purchase with any new supplier.

Lab Equipment

Laboratory Equipment Supplier

Questions To Ask When Choosing a Laboratory Equipment Supplier

The laboratory equipment you use is vitally important, so it makes sense to ensure you have the best possible supplier. But with so many suppliers out there, how do you decide which one is right for you? Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you make your choice:

How long have they been operating in this market?

Although every company has to start somewhere, it is well acknowledged that working with a business that has only just started trading a particular type of product is more risky. Any teething problems that the company encounters as it nails down its supply chain are likely to be reflected in the service you receive as a customer. For a stress-free experience when buying laboratory equipment, it is normally advisable to look in to how long the business in question has been operational, and choose a well established company. Laboratory Precision Ltd has been established and trading for over 25 years.

Laboratory Vial Seals

What is the availability of the items you require?

It sounds simple, but one of the first things to check is whether the company actually provide the service you’re looking for. There’s little point doing further research in to them, only to find that you can’t actually buy the thing you set out to!

Do they have a website?

In this day and age it is extremely unusual for a consumer-facing business not to have a website. Explore their website and check that there are easy ways to get in touch with them – an email address and phone number should be readily available.

What are their working hours?

It’s important to find a supplier who will be contactable during the hours that you need them to be – so make sure that you’re aware when they will and won’t be contactable.

Are their products quality checked?

All good laboratory equipment suppliers will be able to explain their quality checking procedures to you very clearly. This is a crucial way for you to be assured that you are purchasing high-quality equipment.

Laboratory Glass Vials

Do they have knowledge of what they offer?

You should be able to get in touch with the company to check that they have a thorough understanding of the equipment they are selling, and can answer any questions you have relating to the product you are looking to buy.

Will they give you an official documented quotation?

This is another sign of a trustworthy business, and don’t forget that this quote can be extremely important for your financial records!

How long will they hold their quoted prices?

Most companies will guarantee a quote for only a certain length of time. Check how long you have before your quoted price runs out to ensure you don’t get any unwelcome surprises!

What are their payment terms and what product warranties do they offer?

Both of these are important facts to know at the outset, before you commit to making a purchase with any new supplier.

Lab Equipment

Laboratory Equipment Supplier

Guide to Calibrating Laboratory Balances

The true Importance of Calibrating your Balance

One of the most commonly-asked questions that accompany the purchase of a new balance is ‘When should I calibrate it for the first time, and how often should I calibrate it afterwards?’ 

– Although this is technically two questions, they are both absolutely vital for achieving the most accurate readings from a new balance or a set of scales – any operating manual would be remiss if it didn’t mention the need for calibration within the first section.

By following a few relatively simple steps during the lifetime of the equipment, it will remain in optimal working condition for the longest possible period of time.

The bottom line is: How important is the level of accuracy your application requires?

 

How important is Regular Calibration?

laboratory calibration weights

Calibration Weights For Precision Balances

The obvious answer to this is dependant on application that the balances will be used for but as a rule of thumb, regular calibration is vitally important. Some applications require the highest degree of accuracy: gloves and tweezers should be used as even the grease from the users hands can cause inaccuracies along with other external contaminants such as dust or water vapour for example.

Regular calibration with precision calibration weights s vital. Correct weights must be used: conforming to Mass Standards E2, F1 and M1 for example to ensure that accuracy is maintained

There are a number of external factors than can affect the calibration of this type of device and as a rule of thumb, any unwanted factors that adjust the internal mechanisms of a balance or scale should be counteracted with a form of calibration.

Moving the device from one place to another, unpacking it after shipping, accidental knocks or damage, and even changes in air pressure can alter the accuracy of the equipment. If you are working in a lab where other users have access to your scales and balances, you should perform calibration on a regular basis for your own peace of mind – after all it is usually impractical for you to keep a personal watch over all of your equipment on a permanent basis.

 

When Should I Calibrate?

As mentioned above, there are a number of situations which should act as a ‘trigger event’ for you to consider performing some kind of calibration process.

When you are unpacking your brand new scale or balance, you have in effect arrived at the first opportunity to undergo calibration. Bearing in mind that the measurement product could have been manufactured a great distance away from your laboratory or place of work, the factory conditions could be very different to your working environment – its new surrounding air pressure, temperature and environmental conditions need to be factored into the measurement process in order to get an accurate reading.

Aside from this, the actual shipping process could have led to the device receiving a number of knocks through rough handling and transportation, and each impact could have had a minor effect on the measurement mechanisms. With multiple impacts, there is a good possibility that the balance would have become significantly inaccurate. When dealing with equipment that is extremely sensitive, a change in location will also lead to a difference in the surrounding levels of gravity due to its relative position from the North or South Pole, and this is another reason why it is vital to perform calibration.

 

Types of Calibration

It can be advantageous to invest in a balance that comes equipped with internal motorised calibration, and this feature provides a convenient and automated process that allows the balance to adjust itself to new surroundings with the press of a button. The convenience of this type of calibration means that users can in effect perform the process each and every time the machine is switched on.

Apart from this method, it will also usually be possible to perform external calibration for the balance, and this involves taking a weight that has already been assigned a pre-determined value – this could be 1000g or a similarly-round value. Once the balance or scales is aware of this value, it can then measure other masses against this initial reading. For absolute peace of mind in situations where external calibration needs to be used, scientific professionals should consider obtaining pre-determined calibration weights that have already been weighed and certified.

 

Considerations

Anti-Vibration Table

Anti-Vibration Table

When calibrating and using electronic balances and scales, there are a number of other factors that need to be taken into consideration – these will all increase the overall effectiveness of the equipment.

Users of sensitive equipment may already be aware that the device needs to be placed in an area that has little surrounding activity, and you should bear in mind that industrial machinery can often emit vibrations that will affect the weighing device. By ensuring that the device is resting on a surface that is completely flat (you can adjust the feet of the scales accordingly), you can also check to see that the device has been grounded by coming into contact with another metal surface to prevent static electricity from affecting the reading.

 

Our range of Laboratory Balance Accessories such as the anti-vibration table, covers and hard cases are ideal for aiding the accuracy and performance of your weighing equipment.

 

The Adam Equipment Range

Adam Equipment Laboratory Balances

Adam Equipment Laboratory Balances

Within the Adam Equipment Range of scales and balances, all of the above features have been taken into consideration to allow users to obtain accurate measurements – this applies to both their portable/compact and conventional models. Their precision balances are supplied with a high standard of automatic internal calibration for the convenience of the user, while other scales can be supplied with the certified weights that make external calibration as accurate as possible.

In this range of equipment, moisture balances are also available that are specifically designed to analyse the unique properties that accompany moisture and liquids.

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:

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

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Ekom oil-free medical and dental air compressors:

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Guide to Oil-free Air Compressors for Dentists

Guide to Oil-Free Air Compressors for Dentists

The use of dental air compressors is strictly regulated because they must be exceptionally hygienic, so as not to cause infections or other problems for dentists’ patients. None of the materials used in the machinery, such as oil, must be allowed to seep into the air flow or they would lead to illness, and the dentist could be subject to legal action. That’s why there are standards of operation and regulations concerning dental air compressor use, and failure to abide by them could land a dental practice in trouble.

 

Boost Hygiene with Oil-Free Air Compressors

To ensure hygiene levels are maintained in the dental surgery, it’s essential to have an air compressor that doesn’t use oil, and there are many available. A potential difficulty with oil compressors is that if proper filtering is not used and oil can get into the air supply and be unknowingly ingested by the patient. That would represent a disaster for the dental practice as the patient would become ill and if word got out, people might go elsewhere for their dental treatment.

Also, dentists want their air compressors to run as quietly as possible, and with oil-free dental compressors you’d barely even notice them.

 

Choosing the Right Oil-Free Air Compressor

Junair Quiet Oil-Free Medical & Dental Air Compressors

Junair Quiet Oil-Free Medical & Dental Air Compressors

Another potential hazard with air compressors is that due to the relatively high humidity of the air, they can be a breeding ground for bacteria. To eliminate the threat, the compressor must have a dryer and an air filtration system that can remove the moisture and leave the air clean.

Dental air must be of a very high standard before it can be used, and prohibiting the growth of bacteria is essential to ensuring that it’s of the highest quality possible. Regular maintenance of the compressor is also essential, including replacement of the filter and cleaning of the dryer to remove the build up of any harmful elements. The compressor must be in top condition at all times to ensure no harm comes to patients.

Keeping Noise to a Minimum

Due to the benefits of oil-free compressors, today they should be the choice of all dentists, as well as others working in the medical field. They’re audibly non-intrusive and there’s no risk of oil causing any problems. Compressors in a dental surgery should be seen and not heard hence why you’ll hear the drill but the compressor powering it will be comparatively silent.

 

Buying Second Hand Equipment Can Cost You a Fortune

However, if you’re thinking about buying a used compressor for your dental practice and you find that it uses oil, it should be replaced to make sure it won’t fall foul of the regulations and standards concerning medical and dental air quality. Saving a few quid by buying second hand could cost you a lot, and put your practice at risk if something goes wrong.

 

Pricing and Sizing Are Important

Obviously, when considering the purchase of an air compressor, budget is an issue, as well as the size of them machine itself: will it fit into the surgery without causing problems? A good rule of thumb is to first determine where in the surgery the compressor will be placed, and then measure the space and compare that to the compressors you’re looking at to see what fits best, because compressors come in all sorts of sizes.  We can offer advice on compressor sizing depending on the size of the practice in which it is to be used.

When weighing up the prices of air compressors, decide what you want to use it for and then choose. There’s little point in going for a pricey model that has all sorts of features that won’t be any use to you when a simpler and cheaper compressor will do the job just as well.

 

For Medical, Laboratory & Food Industry Standards

In addition to their use in the medical sector, air compressors are also employed in food processing, where it keeps food safe and helps to meet health and safety regulations. They’re also used in the electronics industry, to keep dust and other particles, as well as moisture, away from sensitive circuit boards.

 

Bambi HT Oil-Free Air Compressors

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Bambi HT3 Oil Free Compressor

Laboratory Precision Ltd has a range of clean-air compressors that run efficiently and quietly and fit all requirements. Bambi HT oil-free medical and dental air compressors are low-maintenance and extremely quiet. They are the perfect choice for dental surgeries and right across the healthcare sector as well as being fully compliant with regulations and standard. In fact: exceeding them in their operation.

 Jun-Air Oil-Free Air Compressors

Jun Air 2000 40bd2 oil free dental air compressor

Jun Air 2000 40bd2 oil free dental air compressor

Another leading choice are Jun-Air oil-free medical and dental air compressors. Since 1958, these compressors have been sold all around the world, in industries including dental, medical, beverage and laboratory. Today, the company continues to refine their compressors to make them even more reliable and top-quality. With ‘quiet run’ or silent running options and  a reputation for reliability these make excellent choices for dental surgeries and food or medical sectors, alike.

Ekom Oil-Free Air Compressors

Ekom tower oil free air compressor system

Ekom tower oil free air compressor system

Ekom oil-free medical and dental air compressors are another good choice from Laboratory Precision Ltd. Ekom specialise in compressors for the dental industry, whether for small practices or large hospital operations. These high-standard compressors are the ideal fit for dental chairs. Their range caters from one dental unit up to several units including the pictured tower system which can be customized to suit you requirements with four, six, nine, twelve or fifteen oil-free piston compressor pumps & with adsorption air dryer system.

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UK Made Lab Equipment: A Guide to Laboratory Precision Products

UK Made Lab Equipment: A Guide to Laboratory Precision Products

As a market leader in the manufacture and provision of top quality laboratory equipment, with over twenty five years experience, Laboratory Precision Ltd are extremely well placed to offer an extensive range of laboratory precision products. Based in the UK and with a wealth of expertise, we specialise in the design and manufacture of quality vial crimpers and decappers for crimping and decapping aluminium caps on crimp-top vials and bottles.

Laboratory Precision is a UK based company, supplying both within the United Kingdom and internationally. We are established as being a reliable and trustworthy source of laboratory products and we are able to manufacture these products to the highest possible standards: flying the flag for UK manufactured products.

Our customer base covers the fields of veterinary and human medicine, schools and laboratories. The ready availability and reliability of our products for use in sterile enviroments, is of prime importance to our customers. As we are also able to offer a bespoke design service tailored to each clients individual needs, with a  manufacturing base that is nimble and responsive to customer requirements.

We are proud to offer the following high quality products:

Vial Crimpers and Vial Decappers

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Cappress Senior Cap Crimper

We specialise in the manufacture of high quality tools for crimping and decapping aluminium vial seals onto glass vials and bottles. These are available as Hand Vial Crimpers and Decappers for crimping in low volumes, Bench-mounted vial crimpers for crimping in the medium volume range, and Pneumatic Crimpers and Decappers for larger volume applications.

Perfume Atomizer Spray Pump Crimpers

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Cosmetic Atomiser Spray Hand – Pump Crimper

We offer crimping tools for aluminium crimp-on atomiser spray vial caps for the perfume and beauty industry in two standard sizes of 15mm and 20mm crimp collets, other sizes are available on request.
Depending upon the quantity ordered we offer the Cosmetic Atomiser Spray Pump Crimper for small volumes, the Manual Bench-Mounted Cosmetic Spray Pump Crimper for mid range volumes and the Pneumatic Bench Mounted Perfume Spray Pump Crimper for high volume production.

Laboratory Glass Vial and Bottle Range

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Diagnostic Vials in Clear Glass & Amber Glass

We have a wide range of high quality precision-made glass vials and bottles ranging from Borosilicate Glass vials and bottles for the least reactive type of glass available, to de-alkalised Soda Lime Glass to use with products below a pH level 7. We also offer Soda-Lime Glass used for storing dry powder and liquids which are insensitive to alkali, and a general purpose Soda-Lime Glass which is suited for non-parenteral products (to be consumed orally or by inhalation)
and is often used for storing medication, usually in tablet form.

Injection Vials

We are able to supply both clear and amber injection vials, made from borosilicate type I glass with a crimp finish which are suitable for lyophilization / freeze-drying and parentarel applications.

Dram Vials / Trident Vials

Manufactured from Type 1 Borosilicate glass, these vials have a very high resistance to strong acids, alkalis and heat, making them perfect for the storage or display of almost any small sample.

Diagnostic Vials

As an alternative to crimp finish bottles, we can offer screw thread diagnostic vials with a stopper in clear or amber glass.

Pathology Vials

Made from neutral moulded glass these vials are autoclavable and suitable for pharmaceutical use.

Universal and Bijou Vials

Manufactured from Type 111 tubular Soda Glass these Universal vials have screw neck tops with polypropylene or aluminium caps.

Dropper Bottles and Assemblies

Readily available from stock, these vials are made from neutral Type 1B tubular glass and are suitable for a range of diagnostic, pharmaceutical and healthcare applications.

 

Crimp Caps and Vial Seals

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An example of a13mm Flip Off Cap (not embossed)

We offer a vast range of caps and seals including flip-off caps, complete tear-off or centre tear-out caps and seals, flip up or off/tear-off caps and seals and vial stoppers. All of these are available in a comprehensive range of sizes, colours and styles.

Laboratory Balances

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Laboratory Balances from Adam Equipment

Manufactured by Adam Equipment in the UK, this range of digital scales, used in the fields of medicine, education, retail, industry and pharmaceuticals, has a reputation for accuracy, reliability, durability and good value for money. We also supply calibration weights and balance and scale accessories.

 

Oil-Free Air Compressors

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Bambi VT150 Oil-Free Air Compressor

We have a wide range of oil-free air compressors, including Bambi, Jun-Air and Ekom to ensure clean compressed air quality for the medical and dental industry, the electronics industry and the food processing industry. As ever, we are here to advise you on the most suitable product for your needs.

Chromatography Crimpers and Decappers

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Chromatography decappers for sample preparation in 8, 11 and 20mm sizes.

Manufactured in-house by ourselves at Laboratory Precision Limited , our chromatography crimpers and decappers are supplied directly to sterile and hygienic working environments across the world for use in laboratories and hospitals.

Setting the Standard for Laboratory Equipment.

As a UK based company we take pride in our ability to provide a wide range of top quality Laboratory Precision Products within a sterile environment, with trustworthiness, reliability, responsiveness and high standards as our core values. With over 25 years experience in the field and being suppliers to many household names we set the benchmark for equipment that will be used now and for years to come.