How to pipette with an electronic pipette (video)
How to pipette with an electronic pipette
One of the easiest and most basic pipetting modes, which the INTEGRA pipettes can perform, is called simply pipette mode. By using pipette mode, you can aspirate a specific volume and dispense that same volume back in one go. It's similar to how you may be using a manual pipette, just with all the benefits of an electronic pipette.
To start simply enter the program from the main menu and edit the desired volume with one hand, by using the touch wheels. The increments can be changed between fine or smaller and coarse or larger. This really reduces the amount of time needed, to change the volume and help spare your thumb from unnecessary movements. The speed of aspiration and dispense can also be changed in this menu. This is always a value between 1 and 10, with 10 being the fastest. In general the faster speeds are used for more volatile liquids, such as alcohol or ethanol. While the slower speeds are used for more viscous liquids or for delicate cell culture work.
When you're ready, simply aspirate your liquid by pressing the Run button. And dispense by pressing the same button again. An automatic flow out follows the dispense ensuring the full set volume will be delivered. By holding the Run button the blow in can be delayed until you're ready. To avoid accidental liquid intake or to give you all the time you need, to perform a touch off. So easy to use. Pipette mode is perfect for simple, fast and reproducible transfers of liquids electronically.
Another great feature with using the repeat dispense mode is the Pace function. This sets the time interval between dispenses, if you simply hold the Run button down. So, you don't have to press Run for every individual dispense. With Repeat Dispense mode, you
can really see some major benefits of using an electronic pipette versus a manual pipette.