How is the calibration on syringe pumps verified
All syringe pumps that we build go through a ‘fast’ calibration verification test as part of our Quality control process, and we also offer a more thorough calibration verification, which tests the pumps at several flow rates.
We measure flow accuracy the same way as with all of our pumps: We set the pump to run at a particular flow rate, and then we use our Pump Scope to measure the instantaneous position of the pusher block at a set frequency. From that data (and the set syringe diameter), we calculate a flow rate. We average that over the course of the entire lead screw and compare that to the flow rate set on the pump. This gives us the flow rate accuracy. We also use this instantaneous position data to calculate a Residual Standard Deviation, which gives us a measure of the pulsatility of the pump.
KD Scientific, Inc. provides calibration service upon request. To request calibration service please fill out the webform for obtaining an RMA. You may find this article helpful for obtaining an RMA.
The following calibration services are available:
- 78-2311 Calibration of KD Scientific Syringe Pump
- 78-8199 Legato 100-111 Calibration + Preventative Maintenance
- 78-8197 Legato 180/185 Calibration + Preventative Maintenance
- 78-8299 Legato 200 Series Calibration + Preventative Maintenance