Laboratory Tweezers

November 1, 2021

Laboratory instruments are as varied as they are indispensable , although there may be some of them that you do not know, there are others of continuous use, very common instruments used within this area, among them the laboratory clamp, an element of vital importance to comply with the processes carried out in this area.

You can find this instrument in different models and materials, so that you can easily identify them and get the most out of them. I will develop for you everything that has to do with this indispensable instrument, the laboratory tweezers.

What is a Laboratory Clamp?

In principle it is important that you know what exactly this instrument is. The laboratory clamp is a vital tool within the laboratory, thanks to it you can efficiently hold any delicate element you need without having direct contact with it.

They are generally made of very resistant materials, commonly metal. Holding objects inside the laboratory is transcendental, an example of this is the need to hold those flasks that may have a high or very low temperature, which could damage your skin.

The laboratory clamp must be within the basic instruments found in any laboratory, otherwise it will be very difficult to move and hold some objects during the development of scientific studies and analyzes.

What are the Laboratory Tweezers for?

The laboratory clamp, as you may have already noticed, is used to hold objects that cannot be transported or taken without any protection.

Items that can be clamped with this instrument include  test tubes, burettes, or laboratory funnels.

Additionally, it can be used to carry out assemblies, for example a distillation system, which consists of separating all the substances in a mixture that are in the liquid state, through a selective boiling process and condensation.

Using the Laboratory Tweezers

The uses of laboratory tweezers can be very varied, however within the laboratory they are conventionally used to hold any object that due to its composition, temperature or other characteristic should not be taken directly with your hand, either due to danger to your health or because the sample could be altered.

Other tools such as test tubes, burettes can be held, depending on the type of clamp. It could also be used to calibrate substance flow, or it can even work to perform chemical processes within the laboratory.

Laboratory tweezers have the ability to hold these objects, thanks to a double nut that is located on a fine grid and its different forms of presentation.

The instruments found within the laboratory are usually quite varied, but you must remember that each of them has a purpose and importance that you must recognize , therefore, I insist that you know specifically what they are and what they are used for.

Types of Laboratory Tweezers

Although it may be a simple to use instrument and its variety may not seem necessary, you should know that yes, there are several types of laboratory tweezers, I will show you and explain them below:

  • Three-finger tweezers

It is possible that this is the most common design and the one that you mostly find, it consists of two arms in which you can see two fingers in one and a finger in the other, hence the reason for its name. It has a maximum opening of 180 ° which makes this clamp really necessary, it also has no minimum distance.

  • Wooden clothespins

They are usually clamps that are used to hold test tubes, made of wood and with one arm longer than the other, which allows the test tube not to be in contact with the body while the container is heated. It is one of the most common instruments, since test tubes are always used for tests that require boiling.

  • Pinzas Fisher

This type of laboratory clamp is specially made to hold burettes , therefore it is of the utmost importance that it is inside the laboratory instruments. This clamp has a double clamp that prevents the burette from bending while clamped.

  • Crucible tongs

These types of tweezers are shaped like pliers , they are perfectly made to keep hot and corrosive objects away from the body, thus preventing any type of accident from occurring.

  • Dissection forceps

They are usually used in biology or medicine laboratories , they are clamps that are used to hold and separate the tissues that are used during surgical procedures or studies on organisms, organs, tissues, among others.

When using the laboratory tweezers, it is important that you know the functions of each one, according to its type, in order to guarantee the proper use of them. Each clamp has a specific use that undoubtedly guarantees that the analyzes and studies carried out within the laboratory are carried out satisfactorily.

Laboratory Tweezers Features

Although they can be easy to identify, laboratory tweezers have specific characteristics that will help you to recognize the purpose of each of them. I will show you what are those physical elements that will tell you what kind of laboratory clamp you have in front of you.

  • Every laboratory clamp has a main characteristic, it consists of a cylindrical rod connected to a support through a piece called a double nut. With these pieces you can make the necessary adjustment, to take objects of different sizes. You can also rotate the instrument to a certain angle, to facilitate mounting of the attached object.
  • The other part of this instrument is a structure that looks like a pliers. It is made up of two arms and easily holds objects found inside the laboratory.

Possibly the laboratory forceps are easy to identify, even more so when their usefulness is necessary. These characteristics that I present to you today, without a doubt, will be of great help so that you become familiar with them. Now keep in mind that, depending on their type, you will find that some have other elements among their components.

Importance of Laboratory Tweezers

All the instruments found in a laboratory are of great value, thanks to them you can carry out the analyzes and studies in a satisfactory, comfortable and efficient way. In the case of laboratory tweezers, these are of great help for handling flasks, test tubes, corrosive materials during high-impact studies.

You can perform procedures where the test tubes take temperatures that can put your body at risk and the tweezers have the ability to protect you, in this way you prevent aggressive substances from affecting you.

Laboratory instruments are varied, with different purposes and functions, it is important that you consider knowing them in order to improve your experience in this area.

Dr. Loony Davis5
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Born and raised in Brussels in an English family, I have always lived in a multicultural environment. After several work experiences in marketing and communication, I came to Smart Water Magazine, which I describe as the most exciting challenge of my career.
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