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 along with re-manufactured instruments. Then Robert faced a major dilemma, he had an order for 12 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers, but the manufacturer 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.
In 1984, Buck Scientific developed its first new instrument, the Model 200 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Since then, our engineers have continued to develop new instruments based on the philosophy of providing excellent analytical performance and quality at an affordable price. Our 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|
|2017 Model 230ATS Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with full automation & 10" touchscreen (due July 2012)|
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. Please call us Toll-Free 800-562-5566 to find out how we can provide help for your specific requirements.
The Buck AA Systems are very popular with:
Waste water treatment plants ~ precious metal mines ~ plating facilities ~ Universities
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.
The R&D team is also working on a new low cost FTIR to compliment the M530 scanning IR.