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Shipping an O2k


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Description

For shipping an O2k or parts, standard operating procedures have to be followed to avoid damage of the instrument and unexpected delays. The O2k-Main Unit must be shipped only in Packing\O2k-Box 1, without O2k-chambers and without OroboPOS. Two O2k-Chamber Holders, two OroboPOS-Holders and two OroboPOS-Connectors are attached to the O2k-Main Unit for transport.


Reference: Oroboros O2k

» Please confirm all relevant sections in our Terms and conditions.

General packing instructions

Packing instructions for the O2k

  1. Disassembling the O2k: Remove the OroboPOS (polarographic oxygen sensor head) from the OroboPOS-Connector, remove the old membranes from the OroboPOS, clean the sensor head with water, allow to dry, store the sensor head and the membrane ring in its perspex vial (the ring slipped onto the shaft of the sensor - MiPNet19.18B POS-service). Re-attach the OroboPOS-Connectors (without sensor) and the O2k-Chamber Holder to the oxygraph.
  1. Cleaning the O2k: Kindly clean the instrument to an extent, at which the instrument does not pose any danger to the staff members of our workshop. This is especially necessary when biohazardous material is used in your experiments. Do not decontaminate your instrument in a decontamination chamber. This could cause serious damage to the instrument. Please always add the following completed form to your shipment; Please note that we will have to bill a cleaning fee of EUR 190.-, should this form not be included.
  1. Packing the O2k: Use the original packing material (the two foam inlets and O2k-Box 1). Only this packing material provides sufficient protection during transport. If the original packing material is not available or not complete (one or both inlets missing), it has to be ordered from Oroboros Instruments and shipped to the customer before shipping the O2k. If the OroboPOS have to be inspected also, they should be sent disassembled and protected in the perspex vials, attached for example with a tape to the O2k. Kindly note that any damages caused by inadequate or inappropriate packaging are to be covered by the shipper.

Packing instructions for modules or parts

  1. Pack the module in a separate box using the individual packages of the modules if they are still available (e.g. place the TIP2K in the foam inserts prior to packing it in the box).
  2. Use a double walled box if possible.
  3. Fill the box with packing materials to ensure that the contents cannot move when the box is shaken.
  4. Make sure that all corners are well protected by using cushions.
  5. Do not place the TIP2k-Module or the O2k-Fluo LED2-Module control unit on the edge!! Danger of damage!!
  6. Kindly note that any damages caused by inadequate or inappropriate packaging are to be covered by the shipper.

Shipping

Please let us know when you have dispatched the O2k. Email: instruments@oroboros.at

Shipping from within the EU

From any EU country, ship to the following address:
WGT-Elektronik GmbH & Co KG
Rettenbergstrasse 30a
A-6114 Kolsass
Austria
 
Tel +43-5224-68190
contact (if required by carrier): Michael Walter-Vracevic


Within the EU, there are no special requirements for import/export etc.

Shipping from non-EU countries

Please instruct your courier that this is a repair shipment, thus a temporary export/import. Include a commercial invoice (see further below) and instruct them to ship the goods as „dutiable goods“, to the following address:
SCHENKER & CO AG
Zollabfertigung/Customs Clearance
St.Bartlmae 6
6020 Innsbruck
AUSTRIA
Office of Destination: Innsbruck AT800000
At the disposal of: Oroboros Instruments, Schoepfstrasse 18, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE to allow a tax free import/export from your home country to Austria and vice versa within a certain time:
  • On the commercial invoice, please include the following information:
  • „goods for repair only – will be returned“
  • State the serial number for the items shipped and the respective product names on your shipping documents, e.g. for the O2k main unit: O2k Serial Number (starting with A, B, C, D, E, F, G or H), Oroboros O2k
  • State the value of the goods (Oroboros O2k: EUR 5,000.- or equivalent in your currency)
  • Please use a freight forwarder or a parcel service, not the national post office.
  • Your institution's tax ID
  • Oroboros EORI No.: ATEOS1000009261
  • Country of origin: AT
  • The commodity code:
  • O2k: 90278080
  • Modules and parts: 90279000
  • Please contact your Oroboros contact or instruments@oroboros.at, if anything is unclear regarding our instructions.


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