Multi Channel Pipettes: When Should You Use One?

Multi channel pipettes are beneficial laboratory tools. They are used to transfer small amounts of liquid accurately. They are also used to improve productivity. What’s even more impressive? Multi channel pipettes will not only improve productivity, they can also help ensure precision and accuracy.

Just like the single channel pipettes, multi channel pipettes are calibrated for specific volumes. The volumes can range from a few microliters to hundred microliters. Amazingly, multi channel pipettes also share many of the useful features of single channel pipettes including:

  • Levered ejector arm (this makes quick releases of tips possible)
  • Exchangeable volume control knob
  • Curved ejector bar (allows reduced ejection force)
  • Volume setting with a single hand
  • Outer “O” rings (this makes tip loading easier)
  • Ergonomic finger hook
  • Dual “O” ring technology (this feature helps guarantee best tip fit)
  • Balanced weight distribution
  • Thumb-friendly soft spring pipetting system
  • Printed serial number on each pipette
  • Ergonomic tip ejection
  • Ergonomic finger hook
  • Autoclave body

Multi channel pipettes have been around for many years. However, their popularity has been impeded because of the fact that they can be notoriously tricky to use. Other things that can cause frustration include inconsistent sample loading, difficulties in tip loading, and heavy tip ejection.

Fortunately, recent developments have addressed these issues and have made multi channel pipettes user-friendly. Hettich, the premium maker of centrifuges and incubators have introduced an additional lineup of quality products—the HettlitePRO™ Single Channel Pipette and Multi Channel Pipettes.

The top-of-the-line pipettes are created for sophisticated and discerning laboratory users. They also come with unique factors including accuracy, durability, and ergonomics. The affordable products also provide efficiency and value to the research and laboratory markets.