Advantages of machine lab glassware reprocessing

Any handling of laboratory glassware harbours a potential danger for laboratory personnel. Only the machine reprocessing of laboratory glassware can be standardised, validated and automatically documented. Since the whole process is completely automated, the potential danger for laboratory personnel is reduced to a minimum. In this way, maximum protection is achieved for personnel during machine reprocessing.
System4Lab – everything from a single source
With System4Lab Miele Professional offers a comprehensive system for the effective and economical reprocessing of laboratory glassware. Based on many years of experience and developed in close consultation with experts in the field, System4Lab covers all the major aspects of reprocessing: powerful appliances, perfectly integrated process chemicals, a nationwide customer service and comprehensive advisory service from experts in our in-house application laboratory. Technology and know-how come from the same source and are therefore perfectly integrated with each other. The result is an analytically pure, particularly seamless, gentle and economical reprocessing process. And administration time is optimised too, since Miele is always at your side as a competent partner in all matters – from appliance technology to planning and financing.
Manual versus machine reprocessing
Any handling of laboratory glassware harbours a potential danger for laboratory personnel. Broken glass during manual cleaning can lead to dangerous injuries. Infectious and toxic contamination represent a health risk. The cleaning agents used are often very caustic.

Only the machine reprocessing of laboratory glassware and utensils can be standardised, validated and automatically documented. Because the washers remain locked throughout the whole process and the whole process runs automatically, any potential danger for laboratory personnel is reduced to a minimum. In this way, maximum protection is achieved for personnel during machine reprocessing.
Water quality
Water quality plays an important role in the analytically pure reprocessing of laboratory glass. Raw water contains salts and minerals which can result in deposits on the load and on machine surfaces. Fully demineralised water prevents instrument corrosion. It makes sense to ensure the right water quality, especially with high water consumption levels. Systematic water treatment increases the efficiency of the lab washer. Filtration protects against harmful deposits, avoids downtime as well as repairs and lowers the costs of detergents.
Application & laboratory glassware and utensils
Analytical methods can be influenced by certain contaminations in the laboratory glassware. Knowing these factors is helpful for the choice of cleaning agent.
Contamination and disinfection
Knowledge about the physical and chemical characteristics of contamination in laboratory equipment is of particular significance for the cleaning processes and the choice of detergent.
The physical and chemical characteristics of the contamination include, for example, the water solubility under acid, pH-neutral or alkaline conditions, the chemical conversion through hydrolysis or oxidation, the melting or softening point, the possibility of emulsion, suspension or dispersion.
Methods of analysis and analytical purity
Analytical methods can be influenced by certain contaminations in the laboratory glassware. Knowing these factors is helpful for the choice of cleaning agent.
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