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Osmomat 3000 Cleaning
Be sure unit power supply is disconnected! Risk of electric shock!
Unit has been decontaminated especially the initiation needle ! Risk of injury from the tip of the needle!
Use appropriate protective gear.
WARNING! Risk of infection from sample residue!
2 Upper cooling system (behind movable elevator cover).
3 Temperature sensor with measurement vessel.
4 Lower cooling system.
6 Printer (Option D)(does not apply to OSMOMAT 3000basic).
Clean the needle at least once every quarter. Tools are needed (Allen key SW 2) Power down device using on/off switch on rear side and disconnect power plug. For cleaning the needle remove the elevator cover with the 2 screws on the front as shown in (figure 1) and pull carefully the cover off.
Figure 1: Elevator cover
Remove device front panel by pulling forward (figure 2).The device front panel is secured to the housing by magnets.
Figure 2: Front panel
Remove mounting screw (Figure 3) of cryst-needle while holding cryst-needle in place bring it upwards.
Pay attention to the needle guide don’t forget to place it back otherwise the needle will bend and get damage (Risk of injury from the tip of the needle!)
Figure 3: Remove mounting screw
1 Needle guide tube
3 Screw and ringUse a soft paper towel to thoroughly clean the thermistor probe you can moistened the paper with water or about 50% isopropanol.
The needle may have a slight bend towards the back
Figure 4: Straighten cryst-needle
When placing the front cover and elevator cover back pay attention to the cable’s.
Figure 5: cover placement
Install device front panel on device and push into place (figure 6).
Figure 6: front cover
Thermistor probe and Upper Peltier element cleaning
Clean upper peltier element and probe after each batch or at the end of the day this will prevent de-icing of the element.
Power down device using on/off switch on rear side and disconnect power plug.
For cleaning the thermistor probe use a soft paper towel to thoroughly clean the thermistor probe you can moistened the paper with water ore.
For cleaning the upper peltier element use a cotton swab stick drained it in 50% isopropanol or water depending on the pollution to clean the peltier element.
Wipe off dirt and dust from housing using a soft cloth.
Figure 7: swab stick/ Q-tips
Lower Peltier element
Clean lower peltier element after each batch or at the end of the day.
Use a cotton swab stick drained in 50% isopropanol or water depending on the pollution to clean the peltier element.