Using Eberbach Blending Containers:
When placing an Eberbach blending container on an Eberbach “.LB” Blender power unit make sure to retract the locking plungers by pulling and twisting. Next place the blending container or adapter on the blender base and twist the locking plungers till they click into the container base hold down holes and give the container a twist until it clicks into position as shown in the below diagrams.
Always make sure the container is locked into position and stabilized. Never hold the container during the blending process. If you are using a container with a sealed lid (e.g. Eberbach models E8520.00, E8581.00, E8575.00) and the process requires a blending protocol of over 60 seconds, it is recommended that the sampling plug be loosened in order to equilibrate the internal pressure to that of the lab.
General Cleaning Instructions:
After blending animal or plant matter in aqueous solutions both glass and stainless steel containers should be washed using a general purpose laboratory cleaner (e.g. Alconox) with hot water. Containers should then be rinsed and immediately dried. Drying may be facilitated by a final rinse in 100% methanol which can then evaporated off using compressed air. Take care to thoroughly dry the underside of the blending assembly. Although the socket head drive shaft is stainless steel it will nevertheless begin to corrode if left wet.
Eberbach stainless steel containers and borosilicate glass containers can also be autoclaved. Blending assemblies should be loosened during autoclaving when using the borosilicate glass container. Please note, the autoclaving process will wear on the gaskets and seals requiring more frequent replacement as the seals and gaskets are considered wear items.
Replacement Blending Assemblies:
The correct replacement blending assemblies for Eberbach containers may be found at our website, or by calling technical support at (734) 665-8877. The assemblies are easily replaced using our tool kit, catalog #E8770.00 (Fig1 below)
Few items of note:1) The large nut on the underside of the container must be removed to extract the assembly. The nut has a LEFT HAND THREAD so it loosens clockwise, opposite of standard threaded hardware.
2) The order of the washers and gaskets, both internal and external is shown (Fig2) and may be found on our website, however, the proper numbers of each must be determined at time of assembly. This is done by measuring the gap between the bottom of the socket head drive shaft and the base of the container (Fig3 below). The proper gap (3/16”) is important for the correct coupling of the container and power unit. The gap is adjusted by the addition or removal of the INTERNAL gaskets and washers. This will in effect raise or lower the blending assembly relative to the base.
3) Eberbach now has certified stainless steel blending assemblies specifically designed for food, pharmaceutical and testing labs where cross contamination
mitigation is required. (Fig4)