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Laboratory equipment should be precise, accurate, and reliable due to the nature of laboratory work. To achieve consistent results and improve productivity and efficiency, you should keep your lab organized, clean, and optimized.
These five ways to prolong the life of your laboratory equipment will give you the best practices and reliable solutions to improve your equipment’s protection and functionality. With these tips, you can save time and money by keeping tools and machines functional longer.
Machines, tools, and delicate equipment must undergo regular maintenance so they can continue to deliver consistent results and minimize errors. Perform deep maintenance on your laboratory equipment every three to six months to avoid problems and keep the workflow moving. Simple practices like daily cleaning, proper storage, and correct handling will keep your equipment in good condition.
When your staff has extensive knowledge and experience with laboratory equipment, they will know how to properly use and care for the equipment. Before hiring personnel for your laboratory, ensure each candidate has the proper knowledge, no matter their position. Teaching your staff about new procedures, machinery, and regulations will keep everyone informed.
Enhanced Protection Methods
Handling equipment carefully and performing processes correctly will help keep your equipment in good shape, but you can also take extra measures to protect your tools. Technology now offers new ways to protect tools, and reaction injection molding is an affordable and effective method. RIM applications for laboratory equipment will help you maintain quality and results with a one-time application.
Organization of Your Space
Having an assigned space for every tool is the best way to extend the life of your laboratory equipment. Depending on the size of your laboratory and its main practices, you should have space to move machines, walk freely, and quickly access essentials. Effective distribution of the space will minimize errors and accidents, optimizing results.
Try To Fix Problems Before Replacement
If a machine or a piece of equipment is not performing as usual, try to repair the problem rather than immediately replacing the entire piece. If you can fix the problem, it may cost less time and money than a total replacement, and acting quickly will keep the problem from worsening. It’s important to fix any issues because if a machine breaks, it could cause downtime that could cost client satisfaction and lead to lower productivity.