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​Product Insight: Laboratory Glassware Washers Vs Domestic Dish Washers

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Whilst the principle to clean is the same. The application is VERY different.

The type of glassware used in laboratories is very different to the utensils that you use at home. Glassware in Laboratories generally consist of beakers, measuring cylinders, volumetric flasks, test tubes and petri dishes. Microbiology laboratories may have glassware that contains media. The media (Agar) can have a melting point at 85°C.

A domestic washer may have a maximum temperature of 60°C, which is sufficient for plates, cups and cutlery. They also have a single pump to inject tap water and remove the dirty water. This could cause cross contamination from one wash to another.

Domestic Washers:

1. Maximum temperature 55°C to 75°C

2. Single pump to spray tap water and remove dirty water.

3. Rotating arm to spray water from under the shelf / items.

4. Interior made of plastic or stainless-steel alloy.

5. No purified water rinses.

6. No drying cycle. Simple gravity drying.

Lab Washer Rack

Laboratory Washer:

1. Maximum temperature 95°C

2.Multiple pumps cleaning, rinsing and detergent or acid dosing

3. Rotating arm from the bottom and top. With the capability of injector spindles to get inside narrow neck glassware (Volumetric and Erlenmeyer flasks)

4. Interior made of 304 or 316 Stainless-steel

5. Demineralised water rinse provides a higher level of cleanliness.

6. Hot air-drying cycle ensures that there is no residue left on the glassware after the wash cycle. With the injector spindles the drying will get inside the narrow neck glassware.

It is critical to avoid cross contamination when washing laboratory glassware and to ensure this you will need a professional glassware washer that can operate at high temperatures for both pre-wash and rinse cycle. The rinse cycle can have pure (Demineralised) water to make sure that there are no contaminants left behind.

Domestic washers are not designed to stand up to solvents and chemicals commonly used in a laboratory. A laboratory washer is designed and built with the laboratory in mind. It is typically more commercial, structurally tough and resistant to corrosives.

For over four decades, Getinge Lancer has been the leader in providing effective solutions for washing applications in the scientific community. Getinge Lancer are focused on your cleaning applications and requirements for washing laboratory glassware and equipment. 

Now Thermoline Scientific, who has been supplying quality Australian Made laboratory equipment for 50 years, has been appointed as an agent for Getinge Lancer washers to the laboratory market in Australia. 

View our complete range via this link:  https://www.thermoline.com.au/products/laboratory-equipment/lab-washers/


Thermoline Scientific have been manufacturing high quality laboratory and scientific testing equipment since 1970. Over this time, Thermoline has grown to be a leading brand in the science industry with our equipment being used in small and large Hospitals, Universities and Research Laboratories across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Thermoline also have a range of custom Australian Made products.

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