Buying a sterilizer can be a daunting task, with many customization options and features to choose from. However, it does not have to be. Our 7 Tips to Buying a sterilizer is meant to guide you along the purchasing decision with important questions to ask and keys to look for.
1. Industry Experience
Many university, biomedical, and pharmaceutical projects require unique insight and creative problem solving to bring a sterilization lab design concept to life with an installed sterilizer. It could be limited horizontal space for door operation, restrictive egress issues, excessive water consumption, or limited sterilizer size options.
2. Equipment Sourcing Location
Sterilizers manufactured in your home country facilitates a number of different value-added benefits to you as the end user. These benefits are numerous and significant: reduced lead-time due to the elimination of international fulfillment and logistics, minimizing risk associated with currency fluctuation, supporting the creation of jobs at home, and simplify the ability to oversee the sterilizer Factory Acceptance Testing.
3. Service and Support Options
Keeping your equipment running at peak performance requires preventative maintenance and support, akin to changing the oil and rotating the tires on your car. Not only service, but the ability to quickly get spare parts for inventory stocking and replacement must be a factor in your buying decision.
4. Internet Of Things (IoT) Connectivity
The world, and its equipment, is becoming more connected by the month with technology enabling Internet of Things (IoT) capability. This should not have to end with sterilization. Thanks to encrypted internet connections, sterilizer observation and technical support can be done remotely to facilitate online and immediate service with technical support personnel.
5. Cost of Ownership
The initial cost of the sterilizer is only a part of the overall cost of owning and operating a sterilizer. In addition to the sterilizer, the cost of spare parts and technical support needs to be researched and factored into the purchase decision when considering the lifetime cost of the sterilizer.
6. Water Conservation
When a sterilizer runs all day long, thousands of gallons of water can be consumed. Make sure to evaluate water conservation options during your sterilization search.
7. Project Integrators
For new and expanding facilities, the ability to purchase all equipment through one supplier makes the purchasing process easy. Make sure you can get all your equipment, including sterilizers, washers, and vent hoods with one decision.
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