2. Cost of ownership
In addition to the initial hardware and software investment, a more scientific way of measuring is to measure the cost of ownership throughout its life cycle from purchase to retirement. Besides the initial hardware and software investment, it also includes several major parts such as consumables, operator training, operating time, maintenance costs, and downtime. This is mainly determined by three aspects:
1) The convenience of operation determines the training time and operation time. In simple terms, it is whether the FLASH column is easy to get started, and this returns to the operation experience mentioned at the beginning;
2) Whether the consumables can be effectively saved determines the consumption cost. Whether an instrument can save consumables depends on whether it can save solvents and extend the life of the column.
Compared with the traditional glass column, a big advantage of the FLASH column is that it can save more solvents. This is also an important factor in measuring an instrument. Therefore, when understanding or trying an instrument, this must also be considered.
3) The after-sales service determines the maintenance cost and downtime of the instrument. If a problem occurs with the instrument, the user can get a faster response and the instrument can return to normal faster, then we say that the lower the user’s cost of use, the higher the cost. This aspect depends on whether the company’s own after-sales system is complete, including after-sales technical guidance, after-sales response speed, and after-sales service attitude.
3. Necessary function
For example, is it possible to use it to separate products that are difficult to separate by hand, such as whether there is a collection system, a detection system, etc., all of this should be considered according to your actual needs?
HAWACH specialized in manufacturing FLASH, HPLC and SPE columns that can meet the above requirement. Welcome to contact HAWACH to learn more.