At BRAND you will find microliter pipettes in sizes from 0.1 µl to 10 ml for pipetting in the laboratory. Discover the single-channel or multi-channel pipette versions of the Transferpette® S and Transferpette® electronic here.

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Frequently Asked Questions (Micropipettes)

What do I have to do before autoclaving and cleaning my Transferpette® S -8/-12?

Transferpette® S -8/-12 pipettes need not to be disassembled before autoclaving. The pipettes are completely autoclavable at 121°C (2 bar), acc. DIN EN 285. But the volume adjustment must be set to an available numbered volume (e.g., 11.25 or 11.26 but not between), with the volume-change protection set fully unlocked. We recommend the use of sterilization bags. Further information on the procedure can be found in the manual in chapter "Disassembling the manifold".

Do I have to lubricate my Transferpette® pipette after every autoclaving?

If the pipette is frequently autoclaved, the piston should be oiled with the supplied silicone oil in order to preserve smooth movement. See the appropriate operating manual for more information!

Can I order Transferpette® pipettes DAkkS calibrated?

All our liquid handling instruments can be ordered DAkkS calibrated with certificate for a certain additional charge per piece. For ordering please add "DAkkS/...." as a prefix to the corresponding catalog number, e.g., DAkkS/7036 00 for a Transferpette® -8, 0.5-10µl, DAkkS calibrated. The current price list will provide more details on the additional charge for your requested instrument.

How do I do maintenance for my Transferpette® S -8/-12?

To inspect the pistons and seals for contamination unscrew the manifold from the hand grip and disassemble it. Information about maintenance is given in the operating manual in the chapter "Maintenance".

What is the regular interval the seals of Transferpette® multichannel pipettes have to be replaced?

There is no concrete interval determined. It depends on the handling of the instrument and the tips used. Find more information in the appropriate operating manual.

How can I do maintenance for my Transferpette® S?

To inspect the piston and seal for contamination unscrew the pipette shaft from the hand grip and disassemble it. Information about the steps is given in the manual in chapter "Servicing and Cleaning". A tool is not necessary.

I need a single nose cone as spare part for my Transferpette® multichannel pipette but I cannot find it in the catalog.

User replacable spare parts for our pipettes are not shown in our catalog. They are listed in the appropriate operating manual in the chapter "Accessories/Spare parts" ordered by volume ranges. You also can send in the instrument for repair.

The piston of my Transferpette® S is difficult to move. What can I do?

A contaminated piston could be the cause. After cleaning you should oil the piston with a very thin layer. When using a pipette with a volume range of 5ml or 10ml also the seal should be lubricated according to the manual chapter "Servicing and Cleaning".

At what wave length is the UV resistance of Transferpette® pipettes tested?

The UV resistance of Transferpette® pipettes from BRAND is tested at a wave length of 254nm.