From 1960 to 1970, Robert Anderson worked for a large CT based instrument manufacturer as a service engineer repairing instruments Robert befriended a few colleagues who worked in the sales department They all assured him that he would be a great salesman, and that all he had to do was apply for the open position in the Boston office So with a little nervous apprehension, Robert asked his supervisor if he could apply for a sales position He was promptly told that he could never be a sales person without a college degree This brush against the glass ceiling in 1970 resulted in Buck Scientific being created later that year in Robert's basement to offer third party Analytical instrumentation support for considerably less than the instrument manufacturers Robert and his first hire Ed Nadeau drove more than 300,000 miles a year servicing instruments across the country for the entire decade of the seventies By 1980 Buck had broken the $1,000,000 per year milestone, and the focus turned to selling new instruments from GBC and Cecil along with re-manufactured instruments from Perkin Elmer Then Robert faced a major dilemma, he had an order for 12 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers, but GBC discontinued the product Robert then hired an engineer and started designing instruments to fill the order Since then our company has designed instruments with a focus on the cost conscious segment of the analytical instrument market.
Our success can be attributed to our outstanding customer service, realistic prices, and reliable instruments Since we were founded by a service engineer, we design instruments that do not require very much service This has endeared us to the small labs and schools of the world where budgets can be tight Generally speaking people who spend their own money prefer dealing with a small company like us because we get it We also don't raise our prices just because we can, our instrument spare parts prices have remained almost unchanged for the past ten years.
Our Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers and Infrared Spectrophotometers are built in Norwalk CT Both instruments have many happy usersIt is very common for people not to need any servicing for 10 or 15 years after purchasing them They are workhorses built to withstand tortuously corrosive environment like plating shops and mines The infrared is loved by many around the world who do not have adequate air conditioning to run an FTIR In these cases we are often their last hope, and the M530 costs about 1/2 the price of an equivalent FTIR, so customers save money and solve their problem at the same time.
In 1984, Buck Scientific developed its first new instrument, the Model 200 Atomic Absorption SpectrophotometerSince then, our engineers have continued to develop new instruments based on the philosophy of providing excellent analytical performance and quality at an affordable priceOur current product offerings include:
- 1984: Model 200 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
- 1987: Model 300 Low Level Sodium Analyzer
- 1988: Model 400A Mercury Analyzer
- 1989: Model HC-404 Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Analyzer
- 1990: Model 500 Quick-Scan Infra-red Spectrophotometer
- 1991: Model 310/910 Gas Chromatographs
- 1992: Model 210VGP Microprocessed Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
- 1995: Model 220GF Modular Graphite Furnace
- 1997: Model BLC-10/20 High Pressure Liquid Chromatographs
- 1999: Model 211 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
- 2003: Model 410 Mercury Analyzer
- 2005: Model 411 Dedicated Arsenic & Selenium Analyzer
- 2010: Model M530 Infrared Spectrophotometer
- 2012 Model 230ATS Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with full automation & 10' touchscreen (due July 2012)
In addition to manufacturing the above instruments, Buck Scientific also distributes and supports the following products:
- 2001: Solent Scientific Microscope Incubation Chambers
Buck Scientific, Inc. has more than 10,000 satisfied instrument users in over 40 countries. We support a wide variety of customers in the industrial, environmental, quality control, mining, plating, and educational markets. Our engineers and chemists are continuously developing new applications to serve particular needs.
Our instruments and accessories are supported by an in-house sales, technical, and applications staff. Feel free to call us at our Toll-Free Hotline (800-562-5566) or contact us through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for any sales inquiries or customer service. Our international department uses a network of more than 50 representative agencies to cover sales, service, and support to customers worldwide.
Buck Scientific's corporate headquarters are located in East Norwalk, Connecticut, where we have a large manufacturing facility as well as our sales and administrative offices.
Outlook for the future
We are currently finishing up the re-design of our entire Atomic absorption line of instruments to be Linux touch screen based, and then we are going to do the same for our infrared Spectrophotometers. The new graphical user interface on the AA spectrophotometer simplifies the instrument beyond belief. Anyone who can use a smart phone now can operate an atomic absorption Spectrophotometer. We are constantly refining the instruments in our line to be easier to use and less expensive to build so we can keep our prices the same.
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