The BrandTech HandyStep® Electronic Pipette adds ergonomics and ease-of-use to repeat pipetting. It is the only electronic, motor-driven repeating pipette compatible with most standard syringe tips. These include BRAND PD-Tip™ syringe tips, Eppendorf® Combi-Tips® and Combi-Tips Plus, Fisher brand Dispenser Tips, and VWR brand Combi-Syringes.
The HandyStep electronic utilizes a unique tip-recognition system that automatically identifies the new encoded BRAND PD-Tip™ syringe tips. The rugged mechanism "reads" the specially coded plungers and displays the nominal volume of the tip, the default dispensing volume, and the corresponding number of dispenses upon insertion. Because of its broad tip compatibility, the HandyStep electronic can dispense any volume between 1.0µL and 50mL, including non-standard volumes such as 9.2µL, 25µL, 260µL, or 1250µL.
The HandyStep electronic features three operational modes: Pipette, Dispense, and an ergonomic, intuitive Auto-Dispense mode that eliminates up to 97% of repetitive motion from repeat pipetting. No time-interval programming is needed. All aspects of operation are shown clearly on a large LCD screen with symbols, words, and values. The screen features a counter to assist users with repetitive dispensing applications and is easy to read during both right- and left-handed operation.
The HandyStep electronic operates with a relaxed grip that is comfortable in either hand. A subtle squeeze of the control button under the index finger actuates all aspirating and dispensing. The adjustable-speed motorized drive ensures fatigue-free pipetting, reduces the risk of repetitive motion injuries, and improves precision by eliminating variation in pipetting technique.
The instrument ist supplied with one rechargeable NiMH battery, charging stand, operating manual, and five BRAND PD-Tip™ syringe tips (0.5mL, 1.25mL, 2.5mL, 5mL, and 12.5mL). The product comes with a one-year warranty.