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FAQ – frequently asked questions

Drying ovens

What is a forced air drying oven?

It’s a unit that can dry samples at temperatures from ambient +5°C up to 300°C. Forced air circulation inside the chamber is provided through the internal fan to ensure uniform hot air distribution for perfect temperature stability and uniformity.

What parts are used to construct a drying oven?

The most important parts are: isolated internal chamber, microprocessor controller, heating element, external housing and electronic components.

Where can I find Health and Safety Instructions for drying ovens?

The Health and Safety instructions can be found in the Instruction Manual available for download on our website.

What can a drying oven be used for?

The SL drying ovens can work at temperatures from ambient +5°C up to 300°C. They can be used for drying, glass sterilizing or tempering. The ovens are dedicated for biological, chemical, medical and pharmaceutical applications, as well as physical laboratories. Other applications may result in damaging the equipment and cause harm to your health. Drying ovens must not be used for food preparation or sterilization of medical equipment defined under the 93/42/EWG (MDD) norm.

There are natural air and forced air convection drying ovens available with the SMART and SMART PRO controllers.

Can the drying ovens be used for glassware drying?

One of the most popular applications of both natural (gravital) and forced air drying ovens is glassware drying. The large selection of available chamber sizes and extra shelves allows you to dry the amount of glassware exactly as per your needs. Optionally, the ovens can be equipped with fresh air HEPA filter installed at the air inlet to eliminate contamination.

Are there double chamber ovens?

The drying ovens made by POL-EKO-APARATURA come as single chamber models of capacity from 15L up to 1005L. As an option, the SL 53, 75, 115 and 180L models can come with a reinforced lid, so the same two models can be stacked. However, the stacked ovens are still 2 separate models, with separate controllers and power cables.

What is a natural air drying oven?

It’s a unit that can dry samples at temperatures from ambient +5°C up to 300°C. Natural air circulation system means there is no fan installed inside the chamber, so the air circulation is gravital and the operation of the oven is quiet. It’s a perfect solution for grainy goods drying.

Where can I find detailed information on the selected drying oven?

Detailed information can be found on our website: https://www.pol-eko.com.pl/drying-ovens/ .
After selecting the oven model, you will be able to see technical information in the table. You can also download the catalogue card from there.

What are the biggest drying oven manufacturers?

The biggest manufacturer of drying ovens in Poland is POL-EKO-APARATURA company from Wodzislaw Slaski.

Incubators

What can an incubator be used for?

The CL incubators can be used for incubation of samples at temperatures from ambient +5°C up to 100°C. They are dedicated for biological, chemical, medical and pharmaceutical applications as well as physical laboratories. Other applications may result in damaging the equipment and cause harm to your health. Incubators must not be used for food preparation or sterilization of medical equipment defined under the 93/42/EWG (MDD) norm.

There are natural air and forced air convection incubators available with the SMART and SMART PRO controllers.

What is the smallest incubator available?

The smallest unit is the CL 15 (15L) and CL 32 (32L). Both models can come as natural air (CLN) or forced air convection (CLW) units. They are available with the SMART controller only.

Can incubators be used in veterinary sector?

Our experience proves that incubators are widely used for various research in the veterinary field. It’s the most popular equipment purchased by vet labs and General Veterinary Inspectorate in Poland.

Can incubators be equipped with water jacket?

Our incubators come with a heating element to provide temperatures from ambient +5°C up to 100°C. They are not equipped with additional container for maximizing the RH without condensation to create water jacket effect.

Can incubators both heat and cool?

The CL incubators, equipped with a heating element, can heat only. However, there are other ranges in our offer that can heat and cool, such as: ST thermostatic cabinets, ILW incubators and KK climatic chambers.

What is a typical application of an incubator?

Incubators can be used for microbiological indications, checking the thermal resistance of samples at higher temperature, testing of anti-bodies, various research on bacteria, crystallization studies, cultivation of thermophilic microorganisms and denaturalizing tests in the food industry.

Cooled incubators

What can an ILW cooled incubator be used for?

The ILW cooled incubators are perfect for incubation of samples in a stable environment, regardless of ambient conditions, at temperatures from -10 up to +100°C. Typical applications are: microbiological tests, plant growing, microorganisms breeding at precisely controlled environment, BOD determination, incubation of samples at specified temperature.

What incubator with both heating and cooling system should I choose?

The ILW incubators are a perfect solution to provide stable temperature from -10 up to +100°C, regardless of ambient conditions.

Can I put a laboratory shaker inside a cooled incubator?

Our LS shakers are designed to fit into the ILW cooled incubators. For such use, please consider purchasing the internal power socket.

Can I order a cooled incubator with lighting?

The FOT photoperiodic system and FIT phytotron system with brightness control allow day and night simulation. The ILW incubators with SMART controller can only come with the FOT option, while the SMART PRO cooled incubators with the FIT option only. Check out more information on both controllers on www.smart4lab.eu

Peltier-cooled incubator

What is the difference between the ILW and ILP incubators?

The ILW incubators come with a compressor based cooling system, while the ILP feature Peltier modules (aka cells) which are electric devices to use the Peltier effect for heating and cooling.

What are the advantages of a Peltier-cooled incubator?

The main advantage of a Peltier-cooled incubator is quiet operation to ensure a comfy use in the laboratory, no vibrations (Peltier cells eliminate vibrations generated by compressor), perfect temperature stability and uniformity and rapid temperature recovery after door opening. The weight and external dimensions of the ILP incubators are also smaller. Additionally, they are more environmentally friendly as refrigerants have been eliminated due to the use of Peltier modules.

Sterilizers

What is the difference between a sterilizer and a drying oven?

The SR sterilizers can work at temperatures from ambient +5 up to +250°C and, in comparison to the SL drying ovens, they are equipped with more accessories as standard for sample protection: 3 factory pre-set sterilizing programs, automatic door locking and air-flap closing mechanisms while the program is running.

What can the SRW sterilizer be used for?

It can be used for hot air sterilization of face masks, documents, glass and samples, as well as for glassware drying.

What can an SRWP pass-through sterilizer be used for?

The SRWP sterilizer comes with both front and rear door. It’s perfect for drying painted elements, and for drying/sterilizing of samples between the dirty and clean zones.

What is the difference between sterilizers and autoclaves?

The SR units are designed for hot-air sterilization, while autoclaves use pressurised hot steam.

Laboratory shakers

What can shakers be used for?

Laboratory shakers are used for mixing liquids in flasks, separatory funnels or creating suspended solid.
Basic features include:
– speed range from 30 up to 300 or 500rpm
– orbital movement
– timer from 1min up to 99h, or continuous operating

There are 4 models in our offer. Each can be equipped, depending on application, with a shaking platform (universal platform, platform for flask clips of 25ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml or 500ml, platform for Petri-dishes or separatory funnels). Additionally, anti-skid mat is available for every platform.
Max platform workload is 10kg.

The LS shakers have been designed to fit into the ILW cooled incubators.
They are not designed for sieve shaking.

Climatic and phytotron chambers

What is a climatic chamber?

The climatic chamber is a highly specialized equipment that allows the simulation of specific environmental conditions, depending on the needs. Each equipment offers the ability to control temperature and humidity parameters (KK and KKS models), and optionally also lighting – phytotron chambers (FIT option available only for the KK models). POL-EKO-APARATURA, being one of the leading manufacturers of climatic chambers, offers 8 different free-standing models with capacity from 112L up to 1460L.

All the models that we offer have an interior made of acid-proof stainless steel (DIN 1.4301), and the housing can be powder coated or polished stainless steel.

We do not have walk-in chambers in our offer.

How does the climatic chamber work? Principle of operation; climatic or phytotron chamber.

The climatic chamber allows you to maintain specific temperature parameters (0 … 60°C for the KK models or 0 … 100°C for the KKS) and humidity, which is generated, depending on the model, by ultrasonic humidifier (range RH 30 … 90% for the KK) or by steam humidifier (range RH 10 … 90% for the KKS).

The phytotron chamber (option available only for KK) is additionally equipped with a lighting system that allows day and night simulation with the possibility of regulation of light intensity up to 15,000 LUX. The equipment can have fluorescent lamps mounted in: side walls/ doors/ walls and doors/ over-shelf panel(s). LED illumination system is also available on request.

KK chambers with an ultrasonic humidifier are delivered with a tank for deionized water. On request, a deionizer is also available, which eliminates the need to fill up the tank with a deionized water.

The KKS chamber are delivered with a reverse osmosis system, which allows them to be supplied directly with tap water.

Each model is equipped with the latest and most advanced SMART PRO controller, which enables remote parameterization and device monitoring using e.g. Wi-Fi connection. Detailed functions are described in the instruction manual, which can be downloaded directly from the controller and our website.

Climatic chamber can be used e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry to test drug stability according to ICH standards, while phytotron chambers are used primarily for plant breeding. On the customer’s request, it is also possible to make a climatic chamber with UV lighting, which can be used, e.g. in the sterilization process.

POL-EKO measurement laboratory offers a wide range of calibration services as well as IQ, OQ, PQ qualifications for climatic chambers.

Laboratory refrigerators

Do laboratory refrigerators have data recording?

CHL laboratory refrigerators have an integrated data record for 10,000 data (temperature, date and time). The data can be saved with the previously set interval and, if necessary, downloaded on a USB flash drive. Data from a USB flash drive can be transferred to a computer, where it can be processed, printed in the form of statistics or detailed report and archived using Lab Desk software.

What’s the difference between laboratory and domestic refrigerators?

Compared to domestic refrigerators, the laboratory refrigerator has an advanced temperature controller that allows you to maintain the set temperature with a fluctuation of +/- 0.5°C. Temperature maintenance in laboratory refrigerators is a priority, therefore the compressor is switched on when necessary: sometimes more often, sometimes less often. In domestic refrigerators the compressor turns on with a constant interval, regardless of the temperature in the chamber. CHL laboratory refrigerators are specialized equipment used, among others, in accredited laboratories for temperature-sensitive samples storage.

What is a laboratory refrigerator?

The CHL laboratory refrigerator is a specialized equipment for temperature-sensitive samples storage. It has a cooling system, so samples can be stored at a temperature below ambient temperature. Such a storage guarantees that the sample remains physically and chemically stable. Laboratory refrigerators are available with an advanced Smart or Smart PRO controllers which maintain the set temperature with good fluctuation and variation.

What’s the capacity of laboratory refrigerator?

CHL laboratory refrigerators manufactured by POL-EKO-APARATURA have capacities from 70 l to 1540 l.

Does the laboratory refrigerator have a door lock?

CHL laboratory refrigerators, like all POL-EKO-APARATURA thermostatic equipment, have a key lock as standard. In addition, larger models can be equipped with a magnetic lock, which is controlled by RFID card reader which enables quick access to the samples inside the chamber. Only authorized persons have access to the card.

Are the laboratory refrigerators stackable?

For safety reasons, one refrigerator can’t be stacked on top of another. A safe alternative is to buy a 2-chamber refrigerator. In such a case each chamber is independently controlled, so you can set a different incubation / storage temperature in each chamber. Different chamber combinations are available: refrigerator / refrigerator, refrigerator / thermostatic cabinet (e.g. BOD incubation at +20°C in the thermostatic cabinet and sample storage at +4°C in the refrigerator), refrigerator / freezer , thermostatic cabinet / freezer. A 3-chamber version is also available for the smallest model, i.e.CHL 1. An additional advantage is the saving of space in the laboratory.

One- or multi-chamber laboratory refrigerator?

Whether we buy a single-chamber or two-chamber refrigerator depends primarily on how much space there is in the laboratory. If we don’t have enough, buying a two-chamber equipment is the optimal solution. Each of the chambers is independently controlled, so you can set a different storage / incubation temperatures. Different chamber combinations are available: refrigerator / refrigerator, refrigerator / thermostatic cabinet (e.g. BOD incubation at +20°C in the thermostatic cabinet and sample storage at +4°C in the refrigerator), refrigerator / freezer , thermostatic cabinet / freezer. A 3-chamber version is also available for the smallest model, i.e.CHL 1. An additional advantage is the saving of space in the laboratory.

Does the laboratory refrigerator have an external display?

Laboratory refrigerators have a big (4.3″ in Smart or 7″ in Smart PRO), legible and color touch screen, on which the temperature value is visible from every angle and regardless of the light intensity in the room. Operating the controller is as simple as operating a smartphone – very intuitive. In addition, the display can be operated with latex gloves.

Does the laboratory refrigerator have an orifice (access port) for temperature sensor?

The laboratory refrigerator, like every POL-EKO-APARATURA thermostatic equipment, has an orifice in the side wall to insert an external temperature / humidity or another sensor. In laboratory refrigerators, the orifice has a diameter of 30 mm and is closed with a rubber cap. If necessary, an additional access port of 20 mm, 60 mm or 100 mm diameter can be ordered.

Thermostatic cabinets / cooled incubators (ST)

What is a thermostatic cabinet?

A thermostatic cabinet is a thermostatic equipment designed for samples storage at certain temperature. Thermostatic cabinets have heating and cooling system, so samples can be stored / incubated below or above ambient temperature.

What’s the temperature range in thermostatic cabinets?

The thermostatic cabinet allows you to set the temperature in the range from + 3°C to + 40°C with the possibility of extension to + 70°C. The thermostatic cabinet has a heating and cooling system, so the samples can be stored / incubated below or above ambient temperature.

Is the thermostatic cabinet an incubator?

The thermostatic cabinet can act as an incubator for incubation of microbiological samples, especially at temperatures below ambient temperature. For incubation of microbiological samples, a thermostatic cabinet with stainless steel interior is recommended, which is easy to clean and disinfect.

What’s the difference between aluminium and stainless steel in thermostatic cabinets?

In thermostatic cabinet , the interior of the chamber can be made of: aluminum (orange peel), 0H17 stainless steel (SLR) or 0H18 acid-proof stainless steel.

Aluminum, unlike stainless steel, has an orange peel structure, so it is not completely smooth. This type of solution works well for the storage / incubation of samples for physicochemical analyzes or samples that do not affect the surface of the chamber.

Can samples be stored in thermostatic cabinet in refrigeration conditions?

The thermostatic cabinet allows you to set the temperature in the range from + 3°C to +40°C (option up to 70°C), so they can also be treated as laboratory refrigerators.

Can thermostatic cabinet be used for BOD?

The thermostatic cabinet is, among others, intended for incubation of samples in case of BOD determination – allows incubation at + 20°C +/- 1°C. If the BOD determination is carried out using the respirometric method, e.g. using OxiTop sets, the cabinet can be optionally equipped with an internal power socket needed to connect the BOD stirrer platform. The ST BD thermostatic cabinets, which have built-in power sockets as standard, are specially dedicated to respirometric devices.

What is the thermostatic cabinet used for?

The thermostatic cabinet is an equipment that allows incubation of samples, storage of: samples, reagents, standards, etc., at a specified temperature in the range from + 3°C to + 70°C. The thermostatic cabinet has a heating and cooling system, so the samples can be stored at a temperature below ambient temperature. They can also be used for stability tests with high temperature accuracy. It is also frequently used for the storage of vaccines and medicines in refrigerated conditions and medicines in the range from + 18°C to + 20°C (in places where there is no air condition and in summer the air temperature is much higher than the ambient temperature recommended for storing some medicines).

Are the thermostatic cabinets stackable?

Thermostatic cabinet are available in 3-chamber (model ST 1/1/1) and 2-chamber (models ST 1/1, ST 2/2, ST 2/3) versions, where each of the chambers is controlled independently. This solution saves space in the laboratory and allows testing at two different temperatures. Multi-chamber devices may appear in so-called mixed versions, e.g. thermostatic cabinet and laboratory refrigerator or thermostatic cabinet and freezer, in which each chamber is controlled independently.

Are the thermostatic cabinets available in multi-chamber versions?

Thermostatic cabinet are available in 3-chamber (model ST 1/1/1) and 2-chamber (models ST 1/1, ST 2/2, ST 2/3) versions, where each of the chambers is controlled independently. This solution saves space in the laboratory and allows testing at two different temperatures. Multi-chamber devices may appear in so-called mixed versions, e.g. thermostatic cabinet and laboratory refrigerator or thermostatic cabinet and freezer, in which each chamber is controlled independently.

Is it possible to incubate microbiological samples inside the thermostatic cabinet?

The thermostatic cabinet can act as an incubator for incubation of microbiological samples, especially at temperatures below ambient temperature. For incubation of microbiological samples, a thermostatic cabinet with stainless steel interior is recommended, which is easy to clean and disinfect.

What kind of shelves are inside the thermostatic cabinet?

In thermostatic cabinet, as in all devices manufactured by POL-EKO-APARARURA (except for ultra-low freezers), there are wire or perforated shelves ensuring free air flow in the chamber. This guarantees that the set temperature is maintained with good fluctuation and variation. Full shelves are not installed in thermostatic devices, because they disturb the air circulation in the chamber, which negatively affects its operation parameters.

Is there any fan installed in the thermostatic cabinet?

All thermostatic cabinets have forced air convection – a fan is built in the chamber, which mixes the air and ensures very good fluctuation and variation of temperature. In order to not disturb the air circulation in the chamber, we do not use full shelves in thermostatic equipment, only wire or perforated ones.

What’s the application of thermostatic cabinets?

A thermostatic cabinet is a thermostatic equipment designed for storing samples at a certain temperature. Thermostatic cabinets have heating and cooling system, so samples can be stored / incubated above or below ambient temperature. The type of incubated sample has an impact on the material from which the inside of the thermostatic cabinet is made, e.g. for incubation of microbiological samples, the interior is made of smooth 0H17 or 0H18 steel, for storage of reagents 0H18 acid-proof stainless steel is recommended, while for storage of environmental samples an interior made of aluminum is sufficient .

Is there an access port in thermostatic cabinet?

Thermostatic cabinets, like all POL-EKO-APARATURA devices, have a standard port that allows placing a temperature / humidity sensor in the chamber for independent monitoring of equipment’s operating parameters.

Laboratory freezers

What are the sizes and types of freezers?

A laboratory freezer is a device used to store frozen samples. The range of sizes starts ZLN 85 model, small laboratory freezer, through the ZLN-T 200 model up to the big one – ZLN-T 300. We also offer mixed multi-chamber devices. Freezers are equipped with shelves with adjustable height. This solution is often called a vertical laboratory freezer. There are also drawer or chest freezers.

What’s the difference between laboratory refrigerator and laboratory freezer?

Taking care of the quality of our products, in our offer you will not find a two-function device called “laboratory fridge-freezer”. Our refrigerators do not have an integrated freezer inside like home appliances. Our fridge-freezers are two-chamber devices – one chamber is a refrigerator, the other is a freezer. Bearing in mind the concern for device parameters and their functionality, we have created few product categories: laboratory refrigerators, laboratory freezers and ultra-low freezers. Laboratory refrigerators are equipped with a cooling system – they keep the temperature lower than the ambient temperature, however their temperature range doesn’t reach negative values. Usually it is 0-10 or 0-15°C. In the case of our laboratory freezers, the temperature inside the chamber may reach -25/-40°C. The temperature goes even lower in ultra-low freezers – up to even -86°C.

Is ultra-low freezer available in the catalogue?

The ultra-low freezer is located in the “PRODUCTS” tab, in the category of thermostatic equipment, under the name ultra-low freezers. A wide range of POL-EKO-APARATURA products offers ultra-low freezer with the possibility of setting the temperature even up to -86°C.

Colony counters

The colony counter, how to choose?

The colony counter makes work in the microbiology laboratory much easier. Our solution is LKB 2002. This counter is very popular among users and has been often chosen for years.
It is equipped with the compensation of the weight of various Petri plates and has adapters for plates with diameters less than 120 mm.
It allows you to perform a task with a bright or wide range, has the function of counting the average of few measurement, acoustic and visual counting control and the ability to set an optimal for the user position. The price of the product depends on the accessories included.

Data loggers RT 2014

For what kind of devices I can use the data logger RT 2014?

The data logger RT 2014 is the best solution when it is necessary to constantly measure and record temperature and / or humidity in thermostatic devices like a refrigerators, ovens, climatic chambers, incubators, freezers, etc.

Is the data logger RT 2014 suitable for a refrigerator with a vaccines?

The data logger RT 2014 meets the requirements of the State Sanitary Inspection in the scope of monitoring devices intended for storage of vaccines.
All available notifications allow you to properly protect, for example, a big value vaccines stored in refrigerators.
Exceeding the temperature within the permissible range during storage may cause not only material losses, but also a negative consequences to the health and life of the persons to whom they will be given!

Are the data loggers RT 2014 sending an SMS?

In case of exceeding the alarm threshold or a power outage, the data logger sends a notification by an SMS to selected telephone numbers.
The data logger  by the GSM module has the ability to send alerts to 5 persons in the form of an SMS, ringtone or both forms simultaneously.
It is also possible to check the status of the data logger by connection with the SIM card number in the data logger – the data logger automatically sends an SMS with current parameters.

what temperatures the data logger RT 2014 can be used for?

Temperature measurement range of RT 2014 recorders: from -110°C to 400°C depending on the sensor:

  •  PT 100 H – sensor for high temperatures (temp. From 0°C to 400°C)
  •  PT 100 S – standard sensor (temp. From -40°C to 180°C)
  •  PT 100 L – sensor for low temperatures (temp. From -110°C to 120°C)

Are the data loggers RT 2014 able to do a temperature and humidity measurements?

Yes, RT 2014 data logger can be a solution if you need to constantly measure and record temperature and / or humidity in thermostatic devices. Available sensors:

    • RH_STD – humidity and temperature sensor (rH from 0% to 80%, temperature from 0°C to 60°C)
    • RH_PREM – humidity and temperature sensor (rH from 0% to 100%, temperature from -50°C to 100°C)

Are the data loggers RT 2014 have an internal memory?

Yes, the RT 2014 sata logger has an internal memory of up to 1 million measured values.
It is also possible to expand the memory by adding additional (external) memory in the form of a 4GB micro SD card.

Is the RT 2014 data logger can be two-channel?

Yes, data logger RT 2014 is available in both, two-channel and one-channel versions:
RT 2014_2T– two-channel data logger enabling measurement of temperature and / or humidity in a thermostatic chamber. It is possible to connect two Pt 100 temperature sensors or one temperature sensor and one humidity sensor.
RT 2014_1T – single-channel data logger enabling the measurement of temperature or humidity in a thermostatic chamber. Possibility to connect one Pt 100 sensor or one humidity sensor.

What notifications can be sent by the RT 2014 data logger?

In case of exceeding the alarm threshold or a power outage, the recorder sends a notification by an SMS to selected telephone numbers.
The following notifications are available:

  • alarm of exceeding the set temperature below the set lower limit, with the option of setting a delay
  • alarm when the set temperature is exceeded above the set upper limit, with the option of setting a delay
  • 230V power failure alarm, with the option of setting a delay
  • automatic reporting at the selected time or on demand

Is the RT 2014 data logger has a GSM module?

Yes, the RT data logger has a GSM module that allows you to send an SMS to five selected cell phone numbers informing you that your operating parameters have been exceeded or a power outage.

Is the RT 2014 data logger has a USB port?

Yes, the data logger RT 2014 has a micro USB port.

How to download a data from the RT 2014 data logger?

Recorded data can be downloaded by connecting the data logger to a computer or via a micro SD card.

How long the battery lasts in the RT 2014 data logger?

The data logger working time is: up to 40 hours.

How much does the RT 2014 data logger cost?

The price of the data logger depends on a version and additional options. For more information, please contact our Sales Department.

How long are the sensor cables in the RT 2014 data logger?

The length of the external sensor cables is 2.5 m

What is the standard equipment of RT 2014 data logger?

Standard equipment includes:

  • data logger,
  • selected sensor / temperature / humidity sensors,
  • 4 GB micro SD card,
  • USB / micro USB cable,
  • charger,
  • software to configure the data logger and download data to a computer,
  • manual user instructions,

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

  • holder for attaching the recorder to the wall or external wall of the device
  • connectors for binary inputs and / or outputs

CompactLab laboratory furniture

Is it possible to buy custom-made laboratory furniture?

CompactLab laboratory furniture is always designed to the size of the laboratory.

We try to choose a racks and cabinets in such a way as to maximize the use of space and that constructed laboratory guarantees comfort and ergonomics.

Cabinets have been designed so that they can be used in various configurations.

We offer a very wide range of standard solutions in the field of frames, cabinets, extensions or work tables.

We offer solutions based on A and C frames and pedestal cabinets. The widths of standard cabinets are: 450mm, 600mm, 900mm and 1200mm. Regardless of these dimensions, we offer custom-made furniture, tailored directly to the individual needs of our customers.

Laboratory furniture design

In the field of furniture design, you can cooperate with our distributors.

To receive an offer, it is worth to send the dimensions of the rooms with the media marked (water valves, drains, ventilation, electrical installation).

We will contact with you to clarify details. Based on this information, we will prepare a estimate cost.

Is it worth to choose a metal laboratory furniture?

CompactLab metal laboratory furniture is an ecological and long-lasting solution for your laboratory.
The main advantages are long product life, high aesthetics and safe and easy to clean surfaces.
Compact Lab metal furniture guarantees safe and long-term use.
The bodies and fronts are made in a double sheet system, in addition the fronts have been soundproofed and the edges tightly welded.
8mm thick galvanized steel is used, additionally covered with chemically resistant polyester powder paint.
We guarantee safety by achieving the standards PN-EN 13150, PN-EN 14056 and PN-EN 14727 confirmed by a certificate. The furniture has PZH hygiene certificate. Optionally, we can apply an additional NANOSTERILE antibacterial coating.

What requirements should meet a laboratory furniture?

CompactLab laboratory furniture should be durable, resistant to scratches and changing conditions such as humidity or temperature change.

The surface should be smooth, easy to clean and at the same time chemically resistant.

Furniture should be made in accordance with the requirements of PN-EN 13150, PN-EN 14056 and PN-EN 14727 (with an appropriate certificate of compliance). The Compact Lab furniture series meets all these assumptions.

Where can I make metal furniture made of stainless steel?

Our offer also includes laboratory furniture made entirely of acid-resistant stainless steel (AISI 304 or AISI 316).

Cabinet bodies are made of double sheet metal in a double-layer system with a light stiffening and soundproofing filling.

Smooth surfaces, they do not have sharp edges. In addition, we use chemical-resistant hinges and stainless steel handles.

How to choose a tabletop for the laboratory?

Choosing the right table top significantly affects the durability of the laboratory stand.

The material of table top should be adapted to its intended use.

You have to note a chemical substances, load, mechanical damage, temperature and all these factors to which the worktop can be exposed.

Ceramic: it is characterized by the highest resistance, both to chemical reagents (except HF), UV radiation and temperature.

Epoxy resin: very good high temperature resistance, good chemical resistance (see resistance table). White, gray, black.

Quartz-granite conglomerate: very good high temperature resistance, good chemical resistance (see resistance table). Color mottled beige.

Phenolic resin: very good humidity resistance, good chemical and mechanical resistance (see resistance table), but not recommended at high temperatures. White, light gray, black and all tops have a characteristic black border.

Stainless steel: hard material, resistant to mechanical damage as well as water and high temperature. Less resistant to chemical reagents. It does not absorb dirt and odors, easy to clean.

Metal Fume hoods

How to choose a laboratory fume hood?

A well-chosen fume hood guarantees ergonomic, safe and comfortable everyday work.

The fume hood should be made of non-flammable and durable materials, simultaneously selected for the specifics of the work.

It should be adapted to the needs of a given position.

It can be additionally equipped with, among others in a large sink, gas spouts, additional 230V sockets …

What types of laboratory fume hoods are there?

The fume hoods have been designed so that they can be used in many different, even unusual rooms.

The fume hoods have different widths, from 1280 to 1880 mm

Two different heights are available.

The standard height of the device is 2325 mm (2600 mm with max. Open window).

For low rooms, a height of 2180mm (2430mm with max. Open window) is recommended.

The fume hoods can have various interiors.

Our fume cupboards are made entirely of galvanized steel, additionally the outer casing is painted with RAL 7035 chemically resistant epoxy paint, and the working chamber is lined with material selected for the specific work.

It can be galvanized steel painted with chemically resistant epoxy paint, phenolic resin, polypropylene or technical ceramics of the Buchtal type (8mm thick).

The fume cupboards are standard equipped with a solid ceramic tabletop with an integrated ceramic rim (four sides), a 280 × 88 mm ceramic sink is glued from the bottom.

How to choose a fume hood for schools?

For schools, fume cupboards with side glazing are particularly recommended.

This increases the ability to observe experiences from different perspectives, and allows more people to participate in the experience. In addition, the fume hood may have a cabinet with cuvettes for safe storage of acids and bases. The cabinet is ventilated and secured with a key lock.

What ventilation is needed to connect the fume hood?

We connect the fume hoods to the prepared ventilation system, which should ensure the right amount of exhaust air exchange. In accordance with the recommendations of the Polish Committee for Standardization, ventilation should comply with PN-EN 14175-2. Recommended air flow with the window open is 600-950 m / h for fume cupboard 1200; 750-1200 m / h for fume cupboard 1500; 900-1500 m / h for the fume cupboard 1800. The diameter of the ventilation outlet is Ø200 mm for the ffume cupboard 1200 and 1500, and Ø220 dl for the fume cupboard 1800.