Wouldn’t you want to have your laboratory equipment running in perfect condition all the time? That would make the students, researchers and laboratory staff using the equipment more efficient and productive. Of course, as is true for all things man-made, something’s bound to fail sooner or later. The next best thing then is to minimize downtime if it cannot be totally eliminated.
A well planned preventive maintenance program is a good first step when addressing the problem of laboratory equipment service and repair. This would take care of routine adjustments, cleaning, lubrication and calibration of your research laboratories equipment.