2011 Titrator Product Survey

Do you have a titrator or are you planning to purchase a titrator for your lab? Check out the results of our recent reader survey on the titrators in their labs.

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Do you have a titrator or are you planning to purchase a titrator for your lab?       

Yes 49%
No, but planning to purchase 14%
No, and no plans to purchase 37%

       

Which titrator brands are currently in your lab? 

Metrohm 39%
Denver Instrument Company 2%
Hach Company 2%
JM Science 2%
Lab Synergy (Schott) 5%
Man-Tech 0%
Mettler Toledo 29%
Radiometer Analytical 9%
Hanna Instruments 0%
Thermo Fisher Scientific 6%
Other (please specify): 8%
Don't Know 9%

Which type(s) of titrator are currently being used in your lab? 

Potentiometric 44%
Karl Fischer Coulometric 31%
Karl Fischer Volumetric 21%
Other (please specify): 4%

Which of the following titrator components are you also using? 

Evaporator 27%
Karl Fischer oven 20%
Autosampler 27%
Homogenizer 17%
Other 10%

Which of the following titration methods do you use in your lab? 

Manual titration 41%
Automated titration 59%

Which of the following errors does your lab experience with your titrators? 

Measurement of the titrant aliquot 13%
Indicator variability 17%
Operator fatigue and computation error 13%
Anomalies in composition of the standard solution 8%
Accuracy of the delivery system 18%
Systemic and nonsystemic errors 23%
Other 8%

What are your purchasing plans for a new titrator?

Starting the review process 13%
Plan to purchase in the next 1 to 6 months 8%
Plan to purchase in 6 to 12 months 11%
Plan to purchase in 12 + months 11%
No current purchasing plans 48%
Don’t know 9%

What is your budget range for this titrator purchase?

Less than $1,000 13%
$1,000 - $5,000 48%
$5,000 - $15,000 26%
$15,000 - $30,000 10%
$30,000+ 3%

Please rate the following titrator features/benefits based on their importance in your decision-making process.

Feature/Benefit Important Not Important Don't Know
Ability to run several titrations for multiple analytes in a single sample 39% 52% 10%
Accuracy 97% 3% 0%
Data management 72% 25% 3%
Ease of installation 63% 25% 13%
Ease of use 82% 12% 6%
Flexibility of automation 56% 34% 9%
Integration of spectrophotometric or other measurement techniques for advanced analysis 44% 38% 19%
Low maintenance 79% 15% 6%
Onboard computers for storing and accessing methods 66% 25% 9%
Operating cost 77% 13% 10%
Price 88% 9% 3%
Reliability 97% 0% 3%
Service and support 88% 9% 3%
Small footprint/size 38% 47% 16%
Speed 63% 22% 16%
Sample changers 44% 44% 13%
Touch-sensitive flat panel displays 24% 58% 18%
Warranty 78% 13% 9%
Other 8% 8% 85%

For more information on titrators, visit www.labmanager.com/titrators 

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