Electronic pipettes offer greater accuracy and precision, reduce the risk of costly human error, provide greater efficiency and features, and reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI) when compared to manual pipettes. However, electronic pipette calibration is also necessary. Electronic pipettes calibrate better than manual pipettes resulting in fewer calibration failures. In general, electronic pipettes are factory calibrated using an analytical balance and distilled water in accordance with the ISO standards. Therefore, a new electronic pipette does not usually need to be calibrated. However, all pipettes require calibration at regular intervals to remain accurate and precise. The amount of time you allow between your electronic pipette calibration events depends on the stringency of the regulations and requirements of your lab.
Electronic pipette calibration, for most electronic pipettes, involves 3-point calibration for optimal accuracy at all volumes, just like manual pipettes. This is usually the default calibration setting. However, most electronic pipettes also offer 1- and 2-point electronic pipette calibration options for less stringent applications.
The pipette service order form can be used to submit an electronic pipette calibration order. Visit our electronic pipette calibration service page or give us a call on 800-243-3232 today.Most electronic pipettes will have a calibration menu which will take you, step-wise, through the electronic pipette calibration process for your unit. They will also provide you will a last calibration date and due calibration date based on your required calibration intervals.