Choosing a homogenizer

We at PRO Scientific know you have a lot of choices to make in your lab, so we want to help make choosing a lab homogenizer as simple as possible.

Be it a handheld homogenizer, benchtop homogenizer, high-shear homogenizer or automated homogenizing system, we have a homogenizer to suit your needs and can assist you in easily choosing a lab homogenizer.

Lab Manager Magazine recently compiled the top 6 questions you should ask when choosing a homogenizer.

Here are our responses to them:

1. How does this homogenizer differ from the competition? What makes it superior in quality and cost-effective for the scientist?
The biggest thing that sets PRO apart from our competition is our PRO Quick Connect Generator Probes.

PRO Generator Probes are:

  • Manufactured with decades of experience
  • High precision durable pieces of equipment that are built to last
  • Constructed from 316SS and designed to be chemically compatible with your research
  • Precision crafted with a very narrow/tight clearance between the inner rotation shaft and outer tube/chamber, which allows for quick, effective and repetitive processing, meaning you get the results you want each and every time
  • Generator probes feature an interlocking design connecting the generator probe to the homogenizer unit.  This provides safety and no vibration, unlike most competing models.  This also helps alleviate any wear on both the generator probe AND motor unit
  • Designed to be anti-foaming in design and are very easy to take apart and clean in between samples
  • Full line of replacement parts are available, thereby extending the life of this valuable piece of equipment
  • Feature a full 2-Year Warranty - no other competitor offers a 2-year warranty, most don't even offer any warranty on this most crucial component of your homogenizing equipment

Unlike with bead homogenizer, Our PRO generator probes can allow you to homogenize down to a submicron level if needed.  Generators are precision crafted with a very narrow clearance between the inner rotating shaft and outer tube/chamber. This allows for quick, effective and repetitive processing, meaning you will get the results you want each and every time!  

2. What accessories are necessary to run the unit?

To begin homogenizing all you need is a motor unit and to select your generator probe accessory.
With our homogenizers, there are no special tubes or beads to have to invest in or to continue to buy.  While we feature a full line of homogenizers and generator probes that may be purchased separately, PRO Scientific is the only manufacturer that takes the guesswork out of picking a homogenizing package.  We have twelve economical homogenizing packages that have been pre-selected to assist in this process and provide you with everything you need to begin homogenizing.  So you can choose your own setup or pick one of our economical homogenizing packages.

3. Does the company offer demo units for the scientist to test out? 

Yes. After working with you to evaluate your needs, we are happy to arrange a two-week demo. Contact us to arrange a demo

4. Does the company offer application and technical phone support before/after the product purchase?

Absolutely.  We pride ourselves on making sure the equipment you purchase works for your particular application.  We have an extensive application database to assist you with any questions you might have. Also, our sales associates are happy to provide some homogenizing tips to make your processing a little easier.

We also have an in-house service center to troubleshoot any problems that might arise with your PRO homogenizing equipment.

PRO Homogenizers and Generator Probes have a 2-year warranty
With proper maintenance, your homogenizing equipment can last ten plus years!
Our mechanical generator probes contain PTFE bearings and/or washers that prevent metal on metal rubbing of these rotor-stator generators and this PTFE material will wear with use. 
Complete replacement parts for our generator probes are available.

5. Ask about replacement in case the product parts break down with use.

On the rare occasion that a problem arises, our sales and service staff can work with you to make sure your downtime is limited, either by sending replacement equipment or expediting repairs.  We know each situation is unique and will work with you the best we can.

6. Finally, ask about the cost of the purchase, installation charges, and warranty extension costs.

PRO Scientific is the only manufacturer with as comprehensive of a homogenizer line.  From economical micro-homogenizing packages to larger automated pieces of homogenizing equipment, we have a homogenizer for every budget. 
Our basic equipment requires no installation while our automated system includes installation by a PRO Scientific representative.
While we do not offer an extended warranty, all PRO Homogenizers feature an extensive 2-year warranty on motor units AND generator probes. 

To help take the guesswork out of choosing a lab homogenizer, we have created a variety of PRO Homogenizing Package Kits.

These kits include everything you need to begin homogenizing 

However, when a preselected package would not be ideal for you, PRO Scientific has prepared some Homogenizer Selection questions to assist you in choosing a homogenizer setup that would best suit your lab homogenizing needs. 

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