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2016 Product Resource Guide: Homogenizers

Different from run-of-the-mill.. erm.. mills, homogenizers work to break down materials at the cellular level.

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6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Homogenizer

  1. What is the total cost of the purchase, including installation charges and warranty extension costs?
  2. What accessories are necessary to run the unit? Are there pre-assembled bead kits that will make homogenization easier?
  3. How does the homogenizer differ from the competition? What features make the unit more cost-effective and higher-quality?
  4. How easy is it to get replacement parts if they break or wear down with use?
  5. Are demo units available for the scientist to test?
  6. What application and technical phone support before and after the product purchase does the company offer?

Which Homogenizer Is In Your Lab?

Rotor-Stator 41%
Ultrasonic 30%
Bead Mill 17%
Fluidized Bed 7%
Other 6%

Top 10 Features/Factors Respondents Look For When Purchasing A Homogenizer

Durability of product 92%
Low maintenance - Easy to use and clean 86%
Value for price paid 83%
Results with minimum deviation 78%
Variable speed controls 78%
Reliability of vendor 75%
Service and support 69%
Warranty 68%
Safety features 66%
Reputation of vendor 62%