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PCS Pipette Calibration


Quick, Easy and Accurate Pipette Calibration

Using Artel’s patented colorimetric technology the PCS®enables anyone to easily and quickly carry out accurate, precise pipette calibration verification ranging from 0.1 μL to 5000 μL.  Artel does not require any special conditions.  Artel’s method is traceable to international national standards e.g. ISO and NATA.

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Accuracy, Precision and Reliability

Internationally recognised, the PCS allows an accurate, precise, quick, and easy measurement of the dispensed volume from any pipette (from 0.1 μL to 5000 μL).  Employing a patented colorimetric method traceable to national or international standards and a high performance photometer the PCS is insensitive to its environment and can be used under standard laboratory conditions.

Precise calibration in a few simple steps:

1. Scan pipette to initiate calibration

2. Dispense samples one at a time into the Blank vial, Results are displayed on the screen as you dispense.

3. Immediate Results – Data is analysed instantly and recorded in the computer database. The calibration sticker prints automatically.

Exceptional Performance at all Volumes

PCS reagents include two solutions. The Blank vial contains blue dye of controlled concentration, filled to extremely tight specifications of volume and cleanliness.  Sample Solution, which contains red dye, is added to the Blank vial by the pipette being measured.

PCS reagents are volume measurement standards, providing exceptionally high accuracy and precision even at volumes as low as 0.1μL. They ensure consistency between tests performed with any pipette, by any operator in any laboratory, anywhere in the world.

Pipette Tracker™ Pro Software (PTP)

PTP is an industry leading pipette management software for tracking, analysing pipette performance and reporting status.  PTP captures and stores results directly from PCS instrument, Tracks pipette inventory and Schedules regular calibrations

Customisable reports with trend analysis and graphical reporting:

  • Bar code label printing and scanning
  • Calibration label printing
  • Facilitates compliance with 21 CFR part 11 electronic records requirements
  • Includes Validation Guide for IQ/OQ
  • Alerts by email when pipettes are due for calibration
  • Electronic signatures
  • Complete audit trail

Key Features

  • Out-performs other calibration methods in consistency, speed, simplicity, accuracy and precision — even at volumes as low as 0.1 µL.
  • Calibrates any handheld pipettes from 0.1 µL – 5000 µL in less than 3 minutes
  • Performs accuracy and precision calculations automatically
  • Provides complete documentation on a convenient printout
  • Compact, portable instrument requires minimal bench space and no special facilities or environmental controls
  • Measurements are NIST–traceable
  • Method conforms to CLSI and the latest ISO standard (8655-7)
  •  ISO-conforming method providing results traceable to national or international standards
  • Robust technology that is immune to environmental changes
  • Thoroughly documented calibration, complete with audit trail
  • Full compliance with 21 CFR Part 11, ISO 8655-7, CLIA, and more

Product Range

Cat. No. Description

PCS3 Instrument Package Includes:
PCS3 instrument, Thermal printer, power modules, printer cable, aliquot container holder and validation guide


ARTEL Pipette Tracker Pro™ Includes:
Software CD, enhancements CD, 6’ serial cable, user manual, quick start guide, enhancements procedure guide and validation guide


Enhancements Hardware Package contains:
Label printer, Cassette for label printer, Bar code reader


PCS Instrument Calibrator Kit with 4 calibrator vials


Calibrator Certificate for PCS Instrument


Calibrator Certificate for PCS Calibrator Kit

PCS-746-00 Brother P-Touch Label Printer 9500PC or equivalent
PCS-770-00 Bar Code Reader, IT3800 Hand Held Linear Imager or equivalent
PCS-800-00 Instrument Carrying Case with form-fitted cut-outs for easy transport of PCS



Cat. No. Description

PCS Standard Reagent Kit; Kit contains:
12x blank vials, 1 x zero calibrator, 4 x bottles sample solution, aliquot containers, and transfer pipettes


PCS Custom Bulk Reagent Kit – 50 x blank vials, 1 x zero calibrator and sample solution as required to suit the pipette population


PCS Instrument Calibrator Kit with 4 calibrator vials


Paper for Seiko Thermal printer with 5 rolls


Paper for Star Impact printer with 12 rolls


Cassette for Label Printer, 1/2″ black on white tape, 26.2 ft



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