Fluidics FAQs

Here we have provided comprehensive lists of commonly asked questions regarding our fluidics products and related applications. This information is designed to support your inquiries, but if you don’t find the answers you are looking for we encourage you to contact us for further assistance.

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Why should I buy pre-cut stainless steel tubing?

Pre-cut tubing available from IDEX Health & Science has square, burr-free, polished ends. Such high quality finishes are important in allowing you to make zero dead-volume connections. Maintaining the lowest dead volume possible is vital between the sample injection valve, the column and the detector. Tubing cut with commercially available tubing cutters or a standard file will result in rough, uneven ends. These imperfections provide ample opportunity for dead-volume chambers to form, reducing the overall chromatographic efficiency.