The rounded bottoms of test tubes lend themselves to a number of benefits that streamline the efficiency of an experiment. They evenly distribute heat, minimize loss when pouring, and even eliminate corners that may be difficult to clean. On the other hand, these rounded bottoms prevent test tubes from standing unsupported. Enter test tube racks – laboratory equipment used to not only hold test tubes upright but also improve laboratory safety and ease of transport. Continue reading to learn the top benefits of using 2mag’s stainless steel test tube racks in your laboratory.
Unbeatable Temperature Resistance
Compared to other types of test tube racks that are made with plastic, foam, or wood, steel test tube racks can withstand a greater operating range of temperatures ranging from -150 degrees F to 1600 degrees F. Plus, they can withstand quick and constant fluctuations in temperature, which means that very few experiments are too demanding.
No Water Absorption
Steel does not absorb any water like other materials might. Besides compromising the contents of your experiment, water can also lead to bacterial growth and become a health hazard to your laboratory occupants.
Better Corrosion Resistance
Stainless steel resists corrosion in atmospheric and pure water environments and in many acids, alkaline solutions, and chlorine environments. This even includes non-corrosion to bodily fluids, making steel test tube racks an ideal fit in sterile laboratories, such as pharmaceutical or medical environments.
Unlike other alternatives, steel is recyclable and reusable due to its inherent ability to be melted down and repurposed. Steel test tube racks aren’t just great for your experiments – they are good for the well-being of the planet, as well! Furthermore, because they can withstand several methods of cleaning and sterilization, steel test tube racks can be used over and over again quickly and easily.
Low Cost to Customers
Considering total life cycle costs, steel test tube racks are a very affordable option for our customers. The durable and resistive properties of this material make for a very long lifespan, which is why steel test tube racks are an incredible investment for the present as well as the future.
Cleaner Than Other Racks…
Test tube racks made from other materials are easy to stain when exposed to industrial oils, grease, solvents, and more, which means they are harder to keep clean over time. However, steel test tube racks are much more likely to keep their original look over the course of many experiments. With electropolishing, they are easier to sanitize and sterilize in the event of staining to restore their original look.
…and Stronger, Too
Steel boasts an incredible tensile strength, which is what makes it more durable than test tube racks made from other materials. Plus, the incredible strength of these racks will never be compromised by ventilation holes designed for washing – unlike plastic racks, which compromise strength.
2mag accessories are specially designed to be compatible with our selection of products and stirring systems so that your stirring capabilities are greatly enhanced. This is especially true of our steel test tube racks, which are designed to provide exact centered positioning of test tubes over stirring points. With two convenient handles, rack transportation is safe, quick, and easy. Contact 2mag today and ask about the industry-leading steel test tube racks that we have in stock.