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Ecopipette: The Premium Single-channel Pipette

Packed with ground-breaking features all around, CAPP’s innovative Ecopipette line of single-channel pipettes is designed to take manual liquid-handling workflows to a whole new level. With industry-leading accuracy and precision, Ecopipette laboratory pipettes minimize human error and maximize the reliability of manual liquid transfer in scientific experiments. By offering unparalleled quality and durability, Ecopipette single-channel pipettes are the laboratory pipette investment that holds value over time. Let’s outline a few reasons why you should invest in Ecopipette autoclavable pipettes today.

Robust Autoclavable Pipette

As customers have come to expect from CAPP products, Ecopipette autoclavable pipettes are truly accurate and truly robust. Crafted from the best materials, each single-channel pipette features a fully autoclavable body (except for the volume controller knob) to minimize the transfer of contaminants during pipetting. With each critical component intentionally designed and manufactured from premium quality metals, Ecopipette autoclavable pipettes do not need preventive maintenance unlike certain plastic-based alternatives on the market. Additionally, the well-thought-out metallic design of these premium quality laboratory pipettes minimizes the chances of damage resulting from accidental drops. Lastly, the durable seals and double O-rings that do not need to be replaced make Ecopipette laboratory pipettes more cost-effective when compared with the high maintenance alternatives on the market.

High-accuracy Laboratory Pipette

Thanks to their metallic construction, Ecopipette single-channel pipettes feature class-leading liquid transfer accuracy for all suitable applications. With a metallic shaft that does not wear out, these laboratory pipettes are designed to keep in calibration for longer. Double O-rings on the tip cones of these unique laboratory pipettes create an effective seal that makes it easy for users to transfer their desired volume with pin-point accuracy every single time. These innovative double O-rings on Ecopipette autoclavable pipettes further enable universal compatibility with a broad range of tips. This means you are assured of unparalleled accuracy across a broad range of tips from leading laboratory pipette brands.

Ergonomic Laboratory Pipette

Designed with a carefully crafted contoured body, Ecopipette autoclavable pipettes offer excellent ergonomics for all-day use. To combat the negative effects of repetitive strain injury, Ecopipette single-channel pipettes feature a super-smooth piston stroke and an exceptionally low thumb load for aspiration and blow-out. A carefully curved finger rest and curved body help ensure a comfortable grip while transferring liquids with these outstanding autoclavable pipettes. The innovative double O-rings on Ecopipette single-channel pipettes also enhance comfort by doing away with the need to “hammer” tips on the rack. With luxuriously smooth tip fitting and a wide, color-coded tip ejection pad, Ecopipette single-channel pipettes offer an exceptionally pleasant level of comfort and ergonomics.

Innovative Single-channel pipette

Featuring an exchangeable counter mechanism, the Ecopipette line of laboratory pipettes stands out as a beacon of innovation. This time-saving feature that is unique to Ecopipette autoclavable pipettes allows users to quickly switch between different volume capacities without changing their single-channel pipettes. Each pipette counter is color coded for users to quickly select the correct volume for liquid transfer. With a wide selection of low-cost variable or fixed volume counters, Ecopipette laboratory pipettes enable easy customization and exceptional flexibility for end-users. Note: the exchangleable volume counters are not autoclavable but should be cleaned using common mild cleaning agents.

Laboratory pipettes with easy volume control

By leveraging the innovative features baked into Ecopipette autoclavable pipettes, users can experience easy and accurate volume control at all times. Requiring only half as many turns as other pipettes, Ecopipette single-channel pipettes allow for fast and convenient volume setting. The exchangeable volume counters feature a well-positioned display that will not be obscured by the user as they transfer liquids with their laboratory pipette. A unique volume locking device enables Ecopipette laboratory pipettes to offer accurate and repeatable volume transfers always. With easy recalibration built-in, Ecopipette single-channel pipettes lower both downtime and replacement costs.

Ecofriendly single-channel pipettes

“In case you were wondering, the “”Eco-“” in Ecopipette autoclavable pipettes stands for CAPP’s commitment to environmental stewardship. Each single-channel pipette in this product line is carefully manufactured to exacting standards so as to extend its usable life, minimizing the environmental impact of frequent disposal of laboratory pipettes. Additionally, Ecopipette autoclavable pipettes are supplied in premium quality, biodegradable packaging. The environmentally friendly and recyclable packaging of Ecopipette autoclavable pipettes is specifically designed to minimize carbon accumulation and keep our planet safe for everyone. With CAPP Ecopipette laboratory pipettes you have a true partner in environmental care and stewardship.

Capp Pipette tips recommended for ecopipette

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C02-1
C10-1
(10µl)
C10-1
(10µl XL)
C20-1
(20µl)
C20-1
C50-1
C100-1
(100µl)
C20-1
C50-1
C100-1
C200-1
(200µl)
C1000-1
(1000µl)
C1000-1
(1000µl XL)
C5000-1
(5ml)
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ExpellPlus5030020C5030050Cxx5030080Cxxx
NON-STERILEC02-1S
C02-1
C10-1
(10µl)
C10-1
(10µl XL)
C20-1
C50-1
C100-1
C200-1
(200µl)
C1000-1
(1000µl)
C1000-1
(1000µl XL)
C5000-1
(5ml)
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CAPP ecopipette - micropipette. Perfect pipettor for laboratory. Wide range of micropipette sizes
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Easily exchangeable counter

Choose between variable or fixed volume. Lockable variable volume controllers. Fixed controllers for routine work available on request.

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Easy tip ejection

Large pad for easy tip ejection. Color-coded acc. to pipette's volume range.

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Fully autoclavable body

Recommended procedure: 20 min. at 121°C -no disassembly required. Just take off the volume knob before autoclaving.

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Robust design & ultimate precision

Metal tip cones with double o-rings for optimal sealing and precision. Compatible with all major pipette tip brands. Low incidence of breakage resulting from accidental dropping or tips mounting.

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Specification

Cat. No.DescriptionInaccuracy %Imprecision %Color
C02-1SCAPP pipette, variable vol. 0.2-2 µl, ecopipette12.00 / 2.006.00 / 1.00Violet
C02-1CAPP pipette, variable vol. 0.2-2 µl, ecopipette (lenght as C10-1)12.00 / 2.006.00 / 1.00Violet
C10-1CAPP pipette, variable vol. 0.5-10 µl, ecopipette2.50 / 1.001.80 / 0.50White
C20-1CAPP pipette, variable vol. 2-20 µl, ecopipette5.00 / 1.001.50 / 0.30Grey
C50-1CAPP pipette, variable vol. 5-50 µl, ecopipette2.00 / 1.001.20 / 0.30Red
C100-1CAPP pipette, variable vol. 10-100 µl, ecopipette2.50 / 0.701.00 / 0.20Orange
C200-1CAPP pipette, variable vol. 20-200 µl, ecopipette2.50 / 0.600.70 / 0.20Yellow
C1000-1CAPP pipette, variable vol. 100-1000 µl, ecopipette2.00 / 0.800.60 / 0.20Blue
C1000-1MCAPP pipette, variable vol. 100-1000 µl with 2uL increment, ecopipette2.00 / 0.800.60 / 0.20Blue
C5000-1CAPP pipette, variable vol. 1-5 mL, ecopipette1.20 / 0.600.30 / 0.15Green
C5000-1MCAPP pipette, variable vol. 0,5-5 mL with 10uL increment, ecopipette1.20 / 0.600.30 / 0.15Green
C10000-1CAPP pipette, variable vol. 1-10 mL, ecopipette3.00 / 0.600.60 / 0.15Green
C1000-1-FTDisposable filter for ecopipette 100-1000µL, bag w/ 50 pcs.
C5000-1-FTDisposable filter for ecopipette 1-5mL, bag w/ 25 pcs.
SK-03-E01Starter Kit: Three pipettes C10-1 /C100-1 /C1000-1, C-05 stand, 3 racks of tips and 1 timer
SK-03-E02Starter Kit: Three pipettes C20-1 /C200-1 /C1000-1, C-05 stand, 3 racks of tips and 1 timer
SK-03-XXStarter Kit: Three pipettes free of choice, C-01 stand, 3 racks of tips and 1 timer

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CAPP ecopipette Pipette Starter Kit

ecopipette Pipette Starter Kit

Featured in this Pipette Starter Kit is CAPP’s line of ecopipette. The ecopipette is packaged using easily recyclable eco-friendly materials, constructed of some of the most renewable resources available while still maintaining quality and durability. These environmental efforts are in line with our sustainability efforts and the ecotrade program to reduce the carbon footprint of laboratory activities globally. Simply contact your local CAPP Representative to find out how you can return your all pipettes, regardless the brand, to be recycled in Germany. The ecopipette features high quality stainless steel pistons and anodized aluminum tip cones, both of which ensure maximum durability and longevity of factory set calibration unlike plastic components which waer out much more easily. The ecopipette body is fully autoclavable, and is the only pipette with fixed and variable exchangeable counter mechanism. Its lockable volume controller requires 50% fewer turns and the display is fully visible during hand-held operations. Like all CAPP pipettes the ecopipette is compatible with most major tip brands. This Pipette Starter Kit is a great option for the eco-conscious buyer who is looking for a quality, dependable and accurate pipette set.

Explore the universe of CAPP mechanical pipettes

CAPP mechanical pipettes are designed to offer the best user experience on the market. Each mechanical pipette in our wide portfolio is crafted for a specific usage scenario, allowing users to get the best value from their pipette investment. Packed with lots of innovative features, each CAPP mechanical pipette will give you the edge in your research or clinical practice without paying a premium. To help you understand how our mechanical pipettes work, we have created a helpful guide, answering some of our users’ frequently asked questions on mechanical pipettes. As you navigate through the different sections of this page remember to click the links to explore the universe of CAPP’s truly accurate, truly robust mechanical pipettes.

Mechanical pipettes vs. electronic

Choosing between mechanical pipettes and electronic pipettes may seem quite daunting but at CAPP we make the choice easy. CAPP mechanical pipettes are a great option for budget-restricted laboratories as they maximize savings without compromising scientific output. Mechanical pipettes are faster to set up and make it easy to transfer small volumes with ease. Electronic pipettes are great for speeding up multi-sample liquid transfers. With automated dispensing and programmable features, CAPP electronic pipettes increase efficiency by optimizing pipetting workflows. Click the links to learn more about the different mechanical pipettes and electronic pipettes that are available at CAPP.

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Ergonomics of CAPP mechanical pipettes

CAPP mechanical pipettes offer excellent ergonomics for industry-leading pipetting comfort. A contoured body provides users extra comfort when handling CAPP mechanical pipettes. Additionally, CAPP mechanical pipettes have a low thumb load to minimize the risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI) when aspirating liquids. The piston stroke on each mechanical pipette is precision engineered for smoothness and thus it also lowers the risk of RSI. CAPP mechanical pipettes also feature a robust and lightweight chassis that allows users to transfer liquids for extended periods without getting fatigued. Click here to learn more about the excellent ergonomics of the CAPP ecopipette mechanical pipette.

Cleaning and preventing contamination with a mechanical pipette

CAPP mechanical pipettes are designed to minimize the chances of sample contamination but when accidents happen, the pipettes are easy to clean. For routine maintenance, rubbing the mechanical pipette with water and a mild detergent will remove most contamination. Alternatively, you can use 60-70% ethanol for even faster decontamination. The external and internal materials used to manufacture CAPP mechanical pipettes are also autoclave-ready. This means that you can simply add CAPP pipettes to your autoclaving workflows for fast and effective sterilization of each mechanical pipette. To keep your mechanical pipette free of contamination we also recommend using ExpellPlus filtered pipette tips.

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Single- or multichannel mechanical pipette?

CAPP mechanical pipets come in single-channel and multichannel varieties, and they are designed for different purposes. Single-channel mechanical pipets are an excellent choice for many low-throughput liquid transfers in the laboratory. This includes all single-tube applications, large volume transfers (>1ml) and certain specialty applications that require high-level motor skills (e.g., gel loading). Multichannel mechanical pipettes are the best choice for high throughput liquid transfers involving multi-well sample plates. Examples of such applications include PCR plate reaction preparations and PCR strip transfers. As their name suggests, multichannel mechanical pipettes allow users to increase their efficiency by transferring liquids from reagent reservoirs into multiple sample wells all in one go. Learn more about how CAPP’s innovative multichannel mechanical pipets can improve your lab’s efficiency.

Fixed or variable mechanical pipette?

Most mechanical pipettes feature an adjustable volume mechanism that allows users to transfer variable volumes. Variable volume mechanical pipettes offer excellent flexibility and cost savings by reducing the number of mechanical pipets required on a workstation. However, variable volume pipettes are prone to user error, and this can reduce their accuracy and reliability in volume-sensitive applications. In such use cases, fixed volume mechanical pipets offer greater reliability as they always transfer a fixed volume of liquid with each aspiration. Fixed volume mechanical pipettes are also an excellent choice for routine protocols that require transferring a set volume of liquid. CAPPTrio fixed volume mechanical pipettes combine the best of both worlds by offering interchangeable fixed volume knobs for quick and easy switching between volumes.

Ready to select your mechanical pipette now?

Feel free to navigate through the visual product gallery below to learn more about the various mechanical pipettes in CAPP’s portfolio. As you click on the product images you will be directed to an informative overview of the features of each mechanical pipet and other useful information to make the process of selecting your ideal pipette easy and straightforward. CAPP mechanical pipettes are beautiful to look at, elegant to hold, and they also offer industry-leading accuracy and precision. If you need help, click here to contact our friendly sales team and they will help you select the best CAPP mechanical pipette for your unique needs. CAPP mechanical pipettes – truly accurate, truly robust!

Frequently Asked Questions

A pipette is a specialized liquid transfer tool that is commonly used in diagnostics, analytical chemistry, biomedical research, and academia. Used with a pipette tip, micropipettes transfer precise volumes of chemical reagents, biological fluids, and other liquids. There are several types of micropipettes including single and multichannel manual pipettes, fixed and variable volume pipettes, as well as electronic pipettes. CAPP offers a comprehensive range of high-quality manual and electronic pipettes that cover most laboratory applications.

Mechanical pipettes are categorized into two major categories i.e., air displacement pipettes and positive displacement pipettes. Air displacement pipettes are the preferred choice for most laboratory liquid transfers because of their wide range of application. Positive displacement mechanical pipets are less common because they are highly specialized for handling challenging liquids. Modern air displacement mechanical pipettes function by drawing liquid into plastic pipette tips with an air pocket between the plunger and the liquid to be transferred. The air pocket creates a push or pull effect on the liquid, facilitating transfer. Air displacement pipettes come in a range of form factors including single-channel and multichannel varieties. Visit our helpful guide to learn more about the different types of mechanical pipets.

If you are in the market for a brand-new micropipette, you can order directly through our website. CAPP manufactures a wide range of high-quality pipettes tailored to fit your budget. With several micropipettes to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice as you scroll through the various automatic pipettes that CAPP has on offer. Simply sroll down to explore the different micropipettes in CAPP's portfolio. Additionally, you can test our micropipettes for free through our global distributor network. Simply choose the micropipette that you are interested in and click Test for free or Find a distributor.

CAPP micropipettes are designed to provide industry leading accuracy and precision. Micropipette accuracy is a measure of how close the transferred volume is to the rated volume on the pipette display. The CAPP Ecopipette, for example, has a manufacturer guaranteed accuracy of >98%. This means that scientists can work with the full confidence that their micropipette will deliver an accurate amount of liquid every time. Precision, on the other hand, is a measure of close the volumes transferred by the micropipette are to each other. Ecopipette has an industry-leading precision of >99%. With CAPP micropipettes, scientists are guaranteed truly accurate, truly robust pipettes always.

Automatic pipettes can become inaccurate because of several reasons. Heavy use can lower pipette accuracy over time. Regular service checks will keep the micropipette at its peak performance. Using low-quality tips also lowers the accuracy and precision of CAPP micropipettes. To counter this, only use CAPP pipette tips with your micropipettes. Unstable environmental conditions (i.e. temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, etc.) may also lower the accuracy of your automatic pipette. Equilibrating your micropipette, tips, and liquids to the environment before transfer will improve accuracy. Calibrating each micropipette to the viscosity of the liquid to be transferred also reduces inaccuracies. Lastly, users can be a huge source of error and training will help them develop good pipetting technique.

One of the most common pipette handling errors is pipetting too fast. Although this may seem desirable for increased efficiency, it will result in inaccuracies in sample loading and offloading. Slowing down and applying constant pressure on the plunger reduces errors. Another error typical of inexperienced users is pipetting at an angle. Micropipettes work best when used at a near-vertical angle for the forces of physics to do their work. New and old users alike often fail to pay attention to their choice of tips. Only use manufacturer recommended tips such as the ExpellPlus range from CAPP, as these offer the greatest compatibility with your pipettes. Lastly, scientists may forget to prewet their tips before liquid transfer. This may cause evaporative losses of liquid during aspiration while also reducing pipetting accuracy.

Reading the measurements on CAPP micropipettes is easy and intuitive. Fixed volume pipettes such as the CAPPTrio display the loading volume on the plunger. Variable volume micropipettes such as the CAPPSolo range have a graduated counter mechanism that rotates as you adjust the volume settings. A little indicator icon makes it easy for users to read the measurement on the counter. Modern micropipettes such as the CAPPMaestro single-channel electronic pipette feature a full-color OLED display with easy-to-read fonts. The selected volume is displayed prominently on the screen, making it easy for users to read pipette measurements.

Calibrating your CAPP micropipette is easy and straightforward. Start by choosing a draught-free environment with relative humidity >50% and moderate temperature (15°C - 30°C; ±0.5°C). Leave your pipettes, pipette tips, distilled/deionized water (grade 3), and measuring balance in the test room for 2 hours or more before calibration. A stable environment minimizes the uncertainty of measurement. Using pre-wetted CAPP pipette tips (pre-wet the tips 3-5 times), transfer the water to a measuring boat on the balance. Each calibration round should test the volume at 10%, 50%, and 100% of the micropipette's rated capacity. Once calibrated, CAPP micropipettes are designed to retain calibration for longer.

When aspirating liquid samples with a pipette, push the plunger gently to the first stop and hold it there. This allows you to load the correct amount of sample without overloading the tip. Gently release your thumb from the plunger, drawing liquid into the pipette tip. Avoid releasing the plunger too quickly as this may create a pressure gradient that will force liquid into the shaft of your automatic pipette, potentially damaging it. After successfully loading the sample into a tip, keep the micropipette at a vertical angle (<15°) until you dispense the liquid. Release the liquid by gently pushing the plunger down until you reach the second stop. Follow these simple steps to draw liquid into a pipette safely.

Selecting a high-quality micropipette like the CAPPTrio single channel pipette is a great start, but there are a few things that you can do to make it even better. First and foremost, only use premium tips such as CAPP ExpellPlus low retention tips that are designed to fit perfectly around the pipette cone. Additionally, always pre-wet pipette tips before transferring liquids for better accuracy. Pause for 2-3 seconds before pulling out the tip from the sample volume. Apply constant pressure to the plunger to regulate aspiration speed. Whenever possible, avoid holding automatic pipettes or tips for too long as this may cause temperature imbalances.

Mechanical pipettes are among the most frequently used laboratory instruments, and it is important to choose a mechanical pipet that will integrate well with your workflow. At CAPP we recommend selecting a mechanical pipette with excellent accuracy and precision. These two factors will make sure your liquid transfers are highly accurate and less error prone. To determine this, check the manufacturer's website for proof of independent quality certification. Next, it is important to select a mechanical pipet with excellent ergonomics such as the CAPPAero multichannel pipette. An ergonomic pipette will minimize the risk of strain or injury as you transfer liquids. Additional factors to consider include pipetting capacity, sample throughput, and liquid viscosity, among others. Scroll down to see the overview of CAPP mechanical pipettes.

Using a CAPP mechanical pipette is as easy as pressing a plunger and aspirating. Seriously, it is that easy! Start by adjusting the volume control to the required volume. Place your thumb on the plunger of the mechanical pipet, making sure to keep your hand wrapped securely around the body of the pipette. With your free hand, open the box with pipette tips and gently load a tip by pressing the nose cone onto a tip. Close the tip box and press the plunger to the first stop before lowering the loaded tip into the liquid to be transferred. Pre-wet the tip for 3-5 seconds and release the plunger gently. Once loaded, release the liquid into the desired container by gently pressing the plunger of the mechanical pipette to the second stop. Eject the disposable tip by pressing the ejector hook on your mechanical pipette.

Mechanical pipette error can be a huge source of frustration for scientists and technicians alike. This often requires repeating long and tedious protocols to correct the error. By following a few guidelines, you can reduce the incidence of mechanical pipet error and increase your pipetting accuracy every time. Firstly, learning good pipette technique will eliminate one of the biggest sources of error - the user. Regularly servicing mechanical pipettes will keep them in calibration for longer, reducing error and increasing accuracy. Store your mechanical pipettes upright on the bench to prevent liquid from moving into the shaft, potentially damaging the interior. Use high-quality pipette tips to eliminate improper sealing between the tip cone and the pipette tip as this will increase the chances of mechanical pipette error.

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