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Choosing the right Sartorius pipette

Choosing the right Sartorius pipette

Choosing the right Sartorius pipette

With a wide range of manual and electronic pipettes available, it’s hard to know which one is right for you and your pipetting application. We’ve outlined some of the top functionality of each of the Sartorius pipettes, so you can find the perfect pipette for your work. 

What’s the difference between Electronic and Manual Pipettes?


Electronic Pipettes

Mechanical Pipettes

Multiple pipetting modes


Faster pipetting


Highest ergonomics


User-independent results


Adjustment by user


Fully autoclavable


*Excluding Proline models.

Satorius Tacta® Mechanical Pipettes

With excellent comfort and reliability, Tacta pipettes produce accurate results safely and effortlessly. Available as single channel, 8-channel and 12-channel. Volumes from 0.1 µl to 5000 µl.

Superior ergonomics: Exceptionally comfortable to hold, reducing strain even when using for extended periods. Unique handle and finger hook allows the pipette to rest lightly in your hand, with no need to grip the handle tightly.

Large, clear display: Easy-to-use, large display allows you to see all four digits of the set volume without needing to strain your eyes, even when the pipette is angled.

Low pipetting, tip loading and ejection forces: Low pipetting cycle forces to reduce WRULD (Work Related Upper Limb Disorder) risk and Optiload, the spring-loaded tip cone, guarantees perfect tip loading and sealing with minimum force.

Adjustment: Easy to adjust for a range of liquids using a simple adjustment key. Easy calibration adjustment ensures accurate results with a variety of liquids.

Volume adjustment: Optilock dual-function volume locking prevents accidental volume changes.

Safe-Cone filters: To reduce the risk of contamination.

Easy cleaning: Quick and easy cleaning of the pipette with only three removable parts.

For more information on the Tacta Mechanical Pipettes, visit the product pages.

Mline® Mechanical Pipettes

Offers excellent ergonomics, performance and safety in manual pipetting, maintaining high accuracy and precision in repetitive and long pipetting applications. Comfortable to use hour after hour, day after day, reducing the risk of RSI. Available as single channel, 8-channel and 12-channel. Volumes from 0.1 µl to 5000 µl.

Excellent ergonomics with low pipetting forces: Exceptionally light pipetting and tip ejection forces due to the patented spring mechanism, making Mline perfect for pipetting precision in long pipetting series. Starting forces are always constant, regardless of the set volume, improving pipetting results, especially for small volumes.

Optiload - Loading tips with minimum force: Developed by Biohit, for perfect tip sealing and effortless tip ejection.

Safe-Cone filters to protect the pipette: Prevents damage and contamination from aerosols and fluids, to lengthen the maintenance intervals of pipettes.

For more information on the Mline Mechanical Pipettes, visit the product pages.

Proline® Plus Mechanical Pipettes

Combines durability with ease and lightness of use, ideal for liquid-handling professionals and students alike. Has the widest pipette range, including fixed-volume pipettes for applications where volumes need to be ready-set to avoid errors. Available as single channel, 8-channel and 12-channel. Volumes from 0.1 µl to 10 ml.

Ergonomic design: Comfortable handle and ergonomic finger support for a good fit in hand, and to minimise grip force required to hold the pipette, reducing the risk of RSI.

Loading tips on multi-channel pipettes with minimum force: Optiload allows tips to be loaded and ejected with minimum force, reducing risk of hand injuries.

Safe-Cone filters: Prevents aerosols and fluids from damaging the pipette, also in the case of over-aspiration. Plus, they’re high chemical and UV-resistant.

Easy maintenance and adjustment: Only 3 parts to disassemble and clean.

For more information on the Proline Plus Mechanical Pipettes, visit the product pages.

Picus® 2 Electronic Pipette

The unmatched ergonomic design of Picus® 2 reduces strain while ensuring reproducible pipetting results. Save time in the lab with easily accessible pipetting modes and customisable programs for popular applications. The intuitive design with advanced options for experienced users make the Picus® 2 Electronic Pipette an ideal choice for everyone in the lab.

Available in single-channel models, covering a volume range of 0.2 μL to 10,000 μL, and in multichannel models from 0.2 μL to 1,200 μL.

Stay connected: The Satorius mobile app allows you to control sample preparation workflows and pipette management from your phone, plus it keeps your pipette up-to-date with the latest features. Open connectivity allows you to integrate your Picus® 2 into an existing system.

Reliable results: Precise electronic pipetting system enables reproducible results for every user. Built-in tracker increases reliability, and repeated blowout function ensures recovery of every last drop of the sample. Calibration adjustment feature enables maximum accuracy, even with difficult liquids.

Speed up your work: Speed up repetitive, serial dispensing tasks and reduce risk of manual error by using multiple pipetting modes.

Be kind to your hand: Achieves truly effortless pipetting due to streamlined design and lightweight model (only 100 grams!) Conveniently located soft-touch operating button and electronic tip ejection reduce muscle strain for both left- and right-handed users.

For more information on the Picus 2 Electronic Pipettes, visit the product pages.

Still not sure what pipette is right for you? Contact your Regional Account Manager who will be happy to find you the pipette that’s best for your application.