What Type of Glassware is Used in a Laboratory?

Laboratory glassware is even more complicated than which beer glass is appropriate for a craft brew.  After all, drinking an IPA from a pilsner glass won’t ruin an experiment! Let’s take a look at the classifications of lab glassware. What is Glassware in a laboratory? From a lab standpoint, laboratory glassware encompasses items like beakers, […]

Dry Baths Vs. Water Baths – Which Do You Need?

Many laboratories use either water baths or dry bath incubators for a variety of heating and cooling applications. For incubation applications, the quality and efficiency of the equipment are critical.  In this blog, we’re going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of both to help you decide which one to have as you laboratory heating equipment.  What is the Difference Between a Water […]

A Guide to Conductivity Electrodes

Used in conjunction with a conductivity meter, conductivity electrodes measure the electrical conductivity of a solution. Here’s the Sonic Supply guide to conductivity electrodes! Conductivity Meters Available in benchtop or portable models, conductivity meters measure temperature, the electrical conductivity of water or other solutions and total ion concentration. They can measure nutrients, salts and impurities in […]

Projectile Launchers Help Propel Students Toward Physics Lessons

When you think of classroom tools, you probably don’t think about projectile launchers! But for physics students, they come in surprisingly handy.  What Does Projectile Mean in Physics? In physics, a projectile is any object that once “projected” (thrown, fired or dropped), the only force acting on it is gravity. Force is initially exerted onto […]

What are Laboratory ovens and why are they used?

Laboratory ovens are multi-purpose appliances primarily used in scientific and manufacturing industries. They provide pinpoint temperature control and uniform temperatures throughout the heating process. The functions performed by laboratory ovens are essential for the processes of baking, curing or drying substances which are then used in labs and various other production procedures. Sonic Supply offer […]

What are Rotary Evaporators and How Do They Work?

A lab evaporator is a standard piece of chemistry equipment for removing solvents from samples or to create a concentrated form. How do rotary evaporators – also called rotating evaporators or rotovaps – work? Let’s take a look. What is Rotary Evaporation? Evaporation is a gentle, efficient way to remove solvents and the process of rotary evaporation is a reduced-pressure distillation. […]

A Guide to Choosing the Right Mixer for Your Laboratory

Lab mixers allow you to easily mix samples in containers like test tubes. There are a lot of considerations when buying a new laboratory apparatus for mixing and stirrer. What’s the viscosity of the liquid you’ll be mixing? What are your requirements for torque, horsepower or rotational speed? We’ll take a look at what you’ll […]