Prior to purchasing an analytical laboratory instrument, a number of
criteria should be considered by the individual or group responsible for the
While the initial price is a factor, it is not wise to base a buying decision
solely on this or any one criterion. Operating costs, instrument specifications
and performance, manufacturer reliability, and many additional factors should
all be researched and considered.
Micromeritics has created an unbiased analytical instrument
purchasing guide in a checklist format that includes a comprehensive set of
questions that should be asked and understood prior to any analytical instrument
The guide contains categories with questions related to hardware, data
handling, performance, and after-sale support. There are also questions that
help determine the manufacturer's credibility and reliability.
Download a copy of the Analytical Instrument Purchasing Guide at
Micromeritics was founded over forty years ago to fulfill the analytical
instrumentation needs of industrial and academic laboratories involved in the
emerging field of particle science and technology. The company manufactures a
broad line of automated analytical laboratory instruments that measure the
physical characteristics of powders and solids for fundamental research, product
development, quality assurance and control, production, and process control
applications, including the expanding area of nanoscience.