Rocking Platform RT 26, TT 30 user manual

Rocking Platform RT 26, TT 30 user manual
Rocking Platform RT 26
Tumbling Table TT 30
Instruction Manual
Version 01_13
Order No. 34-9990-109-23
Model
Order No.
RT 26 (230 V)
RT 26 (115 V)
TT 30 (230 V)
TT 30 (115 V)
846-042-200
846-042-290
846-042-300
846-042-390
Please read these instructions carefully
before using this apparatus!
Biometra GmbH
Rudolf-Wissell-Str. 30
D-37079 Göttingen
Tel:
+49 551 50 68 6-0
Fax:
+49 551 50 68 6-66
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet: http://www.biometra.com
Service Department
Rudolf-Wissell-Str. 14 - 16
D-37079 Göttingen
Tel.: +49 551 50 68 6-10 or -12
Fax.: +49 551 50 68 6-11
E-mail: [email protected]
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Contents
1
Intended use and specifications ................................................................................................................ 4
2
Specifications ............................................................................................................................................... 5
3
Legal Notes .................................................................................................................................................. 5
3.1
Copyright .................................................................................................................................................. 5
3.2
Liability ...................................................................................................................................................... 5
3.3
Meaning of the instructions .................................................................................................................... 5
4
Safety instructions ....................................................................................................................................... 6
5
Setting-Up Operation .................................................................................................................................. 7
5.1
Scope of Delivery .................................................................................................................................... 7
5.2
Unpacking................................................................................................................................................. 7
6
Installation in the Laboratory ...................................................................................................................... 8
6.1
Selecting the correct location ................................................................................................................ 8
6.2
Attaching the power cord ....................................................................................................................... 8
7
Instructions for use ...................................................................................................................................... 9
7.1
Rocking Table RT 26 .............................................................................................................................. 9
7.2
Tumbling Table TT 30 .......................................................................................................................... 10
7.3
General instructions .............................................................................................................................. 10
8
Troubleshooting guide .............................................................................................................................. 11
9
Routine maintenance/cleaning ................................................................................................................ 11
10
Transportation and storage .................................................................................................................. 11
11
Service .................................................................................................................................................... 12
11.1
Instructions for return shipment........................................................................................................... 12
12
Equipment Decontamination Certificate ............................................................................................ 13
13
Note for Disposal of Electric/Electronic Waste ................................................................................. 15
14
Warranty ................................................................................................................................................. 16
This document describes the state at the time of publishing. It needs not necessarily agree
with future versions.
Subject to change!
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Intended use and specifications
The Rocking Platform RT 26 and the Tumbling Table TT 30 have been developed specially
for the shaking and mixing of substances for scientific purposes in laboratories. They are
ideal for applications requiring mixing or agitation of solutions, e.g. staining and destaining.
Rocking Table RT 26
The Rocking Table RT 26 is used for the shaking of vessels particularly flasks, bottles and dye pans - with a gentle rocking
motion.
Vessels are placed on the rubber pad that is supplied with the
shaker.
The rubber pad is easy to replace.
Vessels must be secured to the shaking platform in central
position and evenly spaced.
Shaking frequency is adjustable from 10 to 120 rocks/min.
The tilt angle is 7°.
Tumbling Table TT 30
The Tumbling Table TT 30 is used for the shaking of vessels particularly flasks, bottles and dye pans - with a gentle
asymmetrical motion.
Vessels are placed on the rubber pad that is supplied with the
shaker.
The rubber pad is easy to replace.
Tumbling frequency is adjustable from 3 to 60 cycles/min.
The angle of inclination is 7°.
Do not attempt to operate this device if physical damage is present.
Read the complete instruction manual thoroughly and make sure that every user of the
shaker has also read the instructions thoroughly before taking the equipment into operation.
If, after reading the instruction manual, you still have any questions concerning the
installation, operation or maintenance of the shaker, please contact BIOMETRA or your local
BIOMETRA distributor.
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Specifications
Description
RT 26
TT 30
Dimensions
(W x D x H, mm)
289 x 320 x 160
330 x 352 x 210
Platform dimensions
(W x D, mm)
260 x 198
300 x 300
Weight (kg)
5.6
6.6
Speed
10 - 120 tilts/min
3 - 60 rpm
10 – 120 min in 10 min steps, HOLD function
Timer
Tilt angle
7°
Maximum load (kg)
5
Electrical requirements:
230 V model
230 V + 10 %, 50/60 Hz, 0.1 A
230 V + 10 %, 50/60 Hz, 0.15 A
115 V model
115 V + 10 %, 50/60 Hz, 0.3 A
115 V + 10 %, 50/60 Hz, 0.2 A
Fuse
2 x 0.5 A, 230 V
2 x 1 A, 115 V
Operating Conditions
4 °C to 70 °C, up to 85 % relative humidity, non-condensing.
Suitable for use in cold room and incubators.
Included accessories
One flat rubber mat
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Legal Notes
3.1
Copyright
One flat rubber mat
and one dimpled mat
All rights reserved. It is not allowed to copy and publish the manual or parts of it in any form
as copies, micro film or other methods without a written authorisation from Biometra.
Biometra is pointing out that applied company and brand names are usually protected trade
marks.
3.2
Liability
Biometra is not liable for damages and injuries caused by use not considering these
operation instructions in parts or completely.
3.3
Meaning of the instructions
Biometra recommends that you first read these instructions carefully. Then assemble and
disassemble the apparatus to become familiar with the system. After these preliminary steps,
you should be ready to transfer a sample.
This operation instruction is part of the product and should be kept over the full life-time of
the instrument. It should also be forwarded to subsequent owners and users. Make sure that
additions and updates are inserted into the operation instructions.
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Safety instructions
Before you connect the power cable to the mains supply, check that:
the voltage and frequency of the shaker conforms with the line voltage (the voltage
rating of your shaker is printed on the type label).
the power switch is set to "0" and the control knobs have all been turned
counterclockwise up to the stop. This will prevent spills due to sudden, overly
vigorous shaking.
The shaker is not protected for use in explosive atmospheres. Be careful when
using it close to flammable and explosive substances.
The laboratory table must be strong and have a flat and non-slip surface.
Before you start up the shaker, make sure that the vessel (process medium) is
secure and cannot slip.
Take precautions to prevent attachments or vessels colliding with other objects on
the laboratory table during the shaking operation.
To guard against splashing and spills, close the shaking vessels carefully. When
you work with open vessels, select the shaking frequency accordingly.
To prevent unintentional violent shaking, it is always advisable to start with a low
shaking frequency and to increase it gradually in small steps until you reach the
shaking effect you require.
Always place single vessels at the centre of the platform. When working with
several vessels, always arrange them equally on the platform.
Take care for the maximum load.
Observe the pertinent safety regulations when working with hazardous media.
Make allowance for the tilt angle when using tall vessels.
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5
Setting-Up Operation
5.1
Scope of Delivery
The following parts are supplied. Compare the contents of the shipment before discarding
the packing materials. We recommend keeping the original packing for future transport or
storage purposes.
Item
RT 26
846-042-200 / 846-042-290
TT 30
846-042-300 / 846-042-390
Instrument
1
1
Flat rubber mat
1
1
Dimpled rubber mat
-
1
Power cable
1
1
Manual
1
1
Senseful, optional accessories:
Blot-Boxes with lids for safe mixinig of liquids. The boxes are made of polystyrene and
completely transparent.
Order number
Description
846-042-001
Blot-Box with lid, 9.1 cm x 6.6 cm, 3 to 5 ml capacity, for mini gels, 10
pieces/package
846-042-002
Blot-Box with lid, 11.7 cm x 8.9 cm, 6 to 10 ml capacity, for slightly larger
mini gels, 10 pieces/package
5.2
Unpacking
Before starting the installation, carefully examine the rocker for possible damage or missing
parts.



Open the box and carefully remove the padding. Check that the rocker has not been
visibly damaged during transportation. Keep the packing material until you are sure that
the rocker works properly.
Carefully lift the device out of the box.
Be sure that the following information is included on the serial label located on the back
of the unit: Serial Number, Product number, Electrical rating.
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
Check that the power cord has a pin configuration that fits into a wall socket according to
the local standard.
Should any kind of damage have occurred during transportation, contact the carrier
immediately.
Do not attempt to operate this device if physical damage is present.
Please keep the original packing material for return shipment in case of service issues.
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Installation in the Laboratory
6.1
Selecting the correct location
When locating the rocker, please consider following:

Put the rocker on horizontal, leveled and stable surface.

Leave enough space around the rocker for normal air circulation, min. 10 cm.

Leave enough space around the rocker for easy access and maintenance.

Avoid locations subject to shocks and vibrations.

Avoid locations subject to frequent power fluctuations or power losses (It may affect
rocker performance)
Note: There has to be an easy access to the rocker control panel and main plug in case of
emergency.
6.2
Attaching the power cord
First connect the main power cord to the rocker then connect the plug end of the cord to a
grounded wall socket. Avoid lines on which powerful electric motors, refrigerators and similar
devices are connected.
Be careful when you plug the cord to a grounded wall socket!
Do not touch plug with wet hand! Do not pull the plug by the cord!
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Instructions for use
7.1
Rocking Table RT 26
1
6
2
3
4
5
1. POWER switch – to turn the rocker ON (power switch illuminates) or OFF
2. SPEED potentiometer – to set the rocker speed
3. TIME potentiometer – set time of the rocker to the desired value or on HOLD for
continuous running.
4. HOLD yellow light – illuminates when the rocker is set on HOLD for continuous running.
5. START/STOP button – START or STOP rocking. The device automatically stops after
the set time passes.
Note : Pressing the START/stop button during operation will reset the timer.
6. RUN green light – illuminates when the rocker is running.
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7.2
Tumbling Table TT 30
6
1
2
3
4
5
1. POWER switch – to turn the rocker ON (power switch illuminates) or OFF
2. SPEED potentiometer – to set the rocker speed
3. TIME potentiometer – set time of the rocker to the desired value or on HOLD for
continuous running.
4. HOLD yellow light – illuminates when the rocker is set on HOLD for continuous running.
5. START/STOP button – START or STOP rocking. The device automatically stops after
the set time passes.
Note : Pressing the START/stop button during operation will reset the timer.
6. RUN green light – illuminates when the rocker is running.
7.3
General instructions
Do not use the rocker near water sources. Be sure that water doesn’t get on the
device, especially during the cleaning procedures.
Do not rock flammable or explosive samples

Do not expose the shaker to aggressive vapors (e.g. organic solvents).

Do not insert any objects into the rocker (such as screw driver or metal rods).

Never operate the shaker without platform securely attached.

Hazardous samples should be shaken only in appropriate containment vessels.
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Troubleshooting guide
Be sure to disconnect the rocker from the main power source immediately in case of any
signs of malfunction and contact Biometra GmbH, Service Department.
Problem
Explanation/Solution
POWER switch doesn’t light up
Check the power connection, Check fuses
Rocker does not START
Check the power connection, Check fuses
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Routine maintenance/cleaning

No routine maintenance or lubrication is required.

It is recommended that the rocker is kept clean to insure long trouble-free operation.
The outside housing can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth when needed (mild suds).
Do not use any aggressive or abrasive cleaners (acetone, nitro, polish, chlorine bleach,
detergents based on chlorine, scouring powder, ammonium, cleaning wool or agents with
metallic constituents etc.). This may permanently damage the rocker finish.
Before cleaning the rocker, always unplug the power cord from the wall socket!
If your BIOMETRA product ever needs to be repaired, you should enlist the services of a
specialist who has been authorized by BIOMETRA to carry out such work. Contact your local
BIOMETRA dealer or get in direct touch with BIOMETRA.
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Transportation and storage
To prevent damage, it is best to store and transport the shaker and its components in their
original packaging or other suitable container. Close the packaging with adhesive tape.
Store the mixer/shaker in a dry place.
CAUTION:
Protect the instrument from impact and vibration during transport.
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Service
Should you have any problems with this unit, please contact our service department
or your local Biometra dealer:
Biometra GmbH
Service Department
Rudolf-Wissell-Straße 14 - 16
D-37079 Göttingen
Phone:++49 551 / 50 68 6 -10 or 12
Fax: ++49 551 / 50 68 6 -11
e-mail: [email protected]
If you would like to send the unit back to us, please read the following
return instructions.
11.1 Instructions for return shipment
 Return only defective devices. For technical problems which are not definitively
recognisable as device faults please contact the Technical Service Department at
Biometra.
 Please contact our service department for providing a return authorization
number (RAN). This number has to be applied clearly visible to the outer box.
Returns without the RAN will not be accepted!
 Important:
Carefully clean all parts of the instrument from residues, and of biologically
dangerous, chemical or radioactive contaminants. If an instrument is
contaminated, Biometra will be forced to refuse to accept the device. The
sender of the repair order will be held liable for possible damages and
losses resulting from insufficient decontamination of the device.
 Please prepare written confirmation (use the “Equipment Decontamination
Declaration” following on the next page) that the device is free of biologically
dangerous, chemical or radioactive contaminants. This confirmation must be
attached to the outside of the packaging.
 Use the original packing or a similarly robust packing when returning the device. If
not available, contact Biometra or your local distributor.
 Label the outside of the box with “CAUTION! SENSITIVE INSTRUMENT!” and the
RAN number sticker. Attach the Decontamination Declaration!
 Please enclose a note which contains the following:
a) Sender’s name and address,
b) Name of a contact person for further inquiries with telephone number.
c) Precise description of the fault, which also reveals during which procedures
the fault occurred, if possible.
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Equipment Decontamination Certificate
To enable us to comply with German law (i.e. §71 StrlSchV, §17 GefStoffV and §19 ChemG)
and to avoid exposure to hazardous materials during handling or repair, please complete this
form, prior to the equipment leaving your laboratory.
COMPANY / INSTITUTE
__________________________________________________
ADDRESS
______________________________________________________________
PHONE NO
_________________________
E-MAIL
______________________________________________________________
EQUIPMENT
FAX NO_________________________
Model
______________
Serial No
______________
______________
______________
______________
______________
______________
______________
If on loan / evaluation Start Date: __________________
Finish Date __________________
Hazardous materials used with this equipment:
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Method of cleaning / decontamination:
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
The equipment has been cleaned and decontaminated:
NAME __________________________________ POSITION _______________________
(HEAD OF DIV./ DEP./ INSTITUTE / COMPANY)
SIGNED ________________________________ DATE ____________________________
PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO BIOMETRA GMBH OR YOUR LOCAL BIOMETRA
DISTRIBUTOR TOGETHER WITH THE EQUIPMENT.
PLEASE ATTACH THIS CERTIFICATE OUTSIDE THE PACKAGING. INSTRUMENTS
WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATE ATTACHED WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER.
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General Information for Decontamination:
Please contact your responsible health & safety officer for details.
Use of radioactive substances:
Please contact your responsible person for details.
Use of genetically change organism or parts of those:
Please contact your responsible person for details.
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Note for Disposal of Electric/Electronic Waste
Due to the application in a laboratory the darkhood must be decontaminated before return as
electronic waste.
Hinweis
für die Entsorgung von
Elektroaltgeräten
Note
for disposal of electric /
electronical waste
Renseignement
du traitement des déchets des
appareils électrique /
électronique
Das Symbol der durchgestrichenen Abfalltonne bedeutet für unsere Kunden in Deutschland,
daß dieses Produkt von der Firma Biometra kostenlos zur Entsorgung zurückgenommen
wird.
Zu diesem Zweck kontaktieren Sie bitte unsere Service-Abteilung!
Außerhalb Deutschlands wenden Sie sich bitte an den für Sie zuständigen Händler.
Dieses Symbol gilt nur in Staaten des EWR*.
*EWR = Europäischer Wirtschaftsraum, umfasst die EU-Mitgliedsstaaten sowie Norwegen,
Island und Liechtenstein.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This symbol (the crossed-out wheelie bin) means, that this product should be brought to the
return or separate systems available to end-users according to yours country regulations,
when this product has reached the end of its lifetime.
For details, please contact your local distributor!
This symbol applies only to the countries within the EEA*.
*EEA = European Economics Area, comprising all EU-members plus Norway, Iceland and
Liechtenstein.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cet symbole (conteneur à déchets barré d´une croix) signifie que le produit, en fin de vie,
doit être retourné à un des systèmes de collecte mis à la disposition des utilisateurs finaux
en conséquence des régulations par la loi de votre pays.
Pour des information additionel nous Vous demandons de contacter votre distributeur!
Cet symbole s´applique uniquement aux pays de l´EEE*.
*EEE = Espace économique européen, qui
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Warranty
This laboratory instrument is produced with the highest practical standards of
materials, workmanship, and design. The design and manufacture of parts have
been conceived with one purpose - to produce units which will give satisfactory
service.
Biometra GmbH guarantees this unit to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship under normal use or service for 24 month from date of shipment.
If, during this time, this unit proves defective in materials or workmanship, Biometra
GmbH will repair or replace it free of charge if returned to us prepaid.
This guarantee does not cover damage in transit, damage caused by carelessness,
misuse or neglect, or unsatisfactory performance as a result of conditions beyond our
control; or consequential losses as a result of failure of our product.
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