Sampling Systems™ TeleSwab™ Telescopic Swabbing Tool Complete Kits
The TeleSwab™ Telescopic Swabbing Tool allows operators to quickly and easily take swabs from previously inaccessible places.
Fisherbrand™ Smart Spatulas™
Scoop powders and soft solids from 15 and 1.5mL tubes. Fisherbrand™ Smart Spatulas&trade are eco-friendly and biodegradable.
Buerkle™ Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
Set of 4. Measuring aid for fast and easy measuring from 1.25 to 15 ml. The volume is engraved on the handle of each measuring spoon.
Cole-Parmer™ LaMotte™ Secchi Turbidity Disk
Use this disk to determine turbidity or degree of visibility in natural water supplies. Cole-Parmer™ LaMotte™ Secchi Turbidity Disk features braided, stretch resistant lines marked at half and full meter intervals up to 20 meters.
Cole-Parmer™ Disposable Polypropylene Griffin Low-form Beakers
Molded-in stacking ribs prevent beakers from sticking together when stacked
Fisherbrand™ Mixing Cup for Tube Mixing
With an easy to clean design allowing the whole platform to be autoclaved, this mixing cup for tube mixing is ideal for laboratory, research, and other environments.
Fisherbrand™ Stainless Steel Cylindrical Seamless Scoops
Get optimum results weighing and handling samples and other laboratory materials with cylindrical scoops. Perfect for weighing anything from liquid to gems and other materials, Fisherbrand™ Stainless Steel Seamless Cylindrical Scoops are particularly suitable for pharmaceutical applications.
Fisherbrand™ Disposable Spatulas
Dispense or collect samples of powders or soft solids. Fisherbrand™ Disposable Colored Spatulas are autoclavable and come in several colors. They are designed to fit with standard 15 and 1.5mL tubes.
Cole-Parmer™ Polyethylene Bailer
Disposable bailer featuring tapered ends and low-snag cord cleat to reduce hang-ups and snags. Cole-Parmer™ Polyethylene Bailer includes an angled nozzle to ensure positive check-valve control.
Fisherbrand™ Stainless Steel Cylindrical Scoops
Get optimum results weighing and handling samples and other laboratory materials with cylindrical scoops. Perfect for weighing anything from liquid to gems and other materials, Fisherbrand™ Stainless Steel Cylindrical Scoops are an ideal accessory to have if you own a weighing scale.
Totally chemically inert and perfectly smooth. Fisherbrand™ Scoops are molded from PTFE plastic.
Fisherbrand™ PTFE Dipper Beaker with Handle
Uses 600mm steel core within shaft for excellent rigidity. The PTFE dipper beaker is chemically resistant and inert.
Fisherbrand™ Stainless Steel Sample Dippers
These stainless steel sampling dippers with tapered sided cups are ideal in laboratories, research, and other environments.
Fisherbrand™ Dipper Beaker Shafts
Suitable for sampling the most aggressive media. Fisherbrand™ Dipper Beaker Shafts are fully encapsulated in PTFE plastic for rigidity.
Fisherbrand™ Stainless Steel Sample Dippers
Get optimum sample collection and dispatch from one source with the stainless steel sample dipper. A laboratory sampling dipper with tapered sided cup; Fisherbrand™ Stainless Steel Sample Dippers are suitable for use with most liquids.
Cole-Parmer™ Wildco™ Horizontal Alpha Water Sampler
Suitable for use in oceans, deep lakes and corrosive waters
Bel-Art™ SP Scienceware™ Mini Sampler Spoons
Avoid cross contamination by using a different spoon for each sample
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ Storm Water Samplers and Mounting Kit
A convenient and affordable device for collecting quarterly first flush storm water grab samples in compliance with EPA sampling requirements.
Cole-Parmer™ Polyester Cable
Use this solid braided line with sampling equipment that weighs less than 75 lb (34 kg)
Fisherbrand™ SmartPicks™ Inoculation Picks
Isolate individual colonies with picks manufactured from White Birch wood. Fisherbrand™ SmartPicks™ Inoculation Picks are naturally biodegradable and disposable, but are also autoclavable and suitable for food contact.
Rubbermaid™ Bouncer™ Scoops
Made of USDA-accepted, NSF-certified, clear polycarbonate materials that comply with FDA regulations
Saint-Gobain Chemware™ PFA Dipper
Saint Gobain Performance Plastics™ Chemware™ PFA Dipper is ideal for ultra-pure applications and use with aggressive media.
Saint-Gobain Norwell™ The Dipstik™ Universal Drum and Tank Samplers
Samples free-flowing liquids from virtually any source
Fisherbrand™ Stainless Steel Round Bottom Weighing Scoops
Get optimum results weighing and handling samples and other laboratory materials with round bottom scoops. Perfect for weighing anything from liquid to gems and other materials, Fisherbrand™ Stainless Steel Round Bottom Weighing Scoops are an ideal accessory to have if you own a weighing scale.
Fisherbrand™ Disposable Antistatic Spatulas
Dispense or collect samples of powders or soft solids. Fisherbrand™ Disposable Antistatic Spatulas are autoclavable. They are designed to fit with standard 15 and 1.5mL tubes.
Samplers are manual tools including spoons, scoops, cups, corers and dips, available in a range of designs and sizes, for extracting smaller quantities of solids and liquids from larger bulk stocks (or the environment) for further analysis, testing or processing.
How Are Lab Samplers Used ?
Lab samplers are often used in the laboratory or in the wider industrial workplace as part of quality control or quality assurance of incoming raw materials or outgoing finished product. They are also used in environmental monitoring of soil or water. They are designed and manufactured to enable efficient and safe sampling, and to minimise the risk of cross-contamination during the whole process.
Samplers are often constructed to ensure compliance with GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) or other procedural guidelines. Samplers are typically made of plastics such as HDPE or polypropylene for disposability and reduced risk of cross-contamination. Many are supplied sterile. Samplers are also manufactured from stainless steel or aluminium for strength, re-usability and durability.
There are many types of sampler, including:
- General purpose laboratory utensils such as spoons, scoops and shovels
- Sterile disposable samplers for cleanrooms and other controlled environments, often with lids to minimise contamination
- Industrial samplers for use with bulk materials such as granules or powders from sacks, bags or silos
- Specialised core samplers for harder or caked materials, or single-point samplers to take samples at specified locations from within a bulk source
- Liquid samplers and dip samplers
- Food samplersmade especially for foodstuff contact
- Other specialised environmental samplers for soil or water