New System for Easier Pipette Tip Fitting and Ejection
The unique Gilson Forceless Integrated Tip-ejection System (G-F.I.T. System) offers a completely new design of pipette tip-holder, providing a firmer, quicker fit for Gilson Diamond® Tips while decreasing the force to mount and eject them. The system brings a clear enhancement in comfort, speed and convenience when pipetting.
The special stepped design of the G-F.I.T tip-holder produces two small contact areas between the tip-holder and the tip, reducing the forces required to fit and eject the tip to an absolute minimum. The first ridge creates a regular ring-shaped contact area that concentrates the seal force in a very small region, providing efficient air-tightness. The second ridge works as a guide and a stop to prevent over-insertion of the tip-holder into the tip. G-F.I.T. is unique in its compatibility with most standard traditional conical tips.
G-F.I.T provides instant reliable tip seals with low ejection forces that are particularly beneficial in multichannel pipettes. Tip fitting is quick and light, making work easier and faster. Risk of repetitive strain injury is greatly reduced as there is no need to bang tips onto the pipette or use excessive force to eject them.
G-F.I.T offers one of the softest and most flexible tip systems available on the market to date, when combined with the three-position ejector button and the adjustable tip-ejector stroke of Pipetman® Ultra and new PIPETMAN Concept electronic pipette.
The force required to fit and eject Diamond tips using the G-F.I.T. System can be reduced by as much as half of that of regular tip-holders. With this system, the ample rocky movement normally recommended to fit tips with Tipack and TowerPack - is no longer needed. The recommendation with G-F.I.T tip-holders is to produce a light vertical force followed by a slight lateral rocky movement to secure the tip fitting.
The G-F.I.T. System is compatible with Gilson Diamond® tips and most standard tips. It is currently available on both the 8 and 12 channel 300µL PIPETMAN Ultra and will soon be available on the 20µL models. All PIPETMAN Concept electronic multichannels will have G-F.I.T.tip holders as will these 5ml and 10ml single channel pipettes
Source : Anachem Ltd View Company Information
Posted on October 24, 2005