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Tacta Manual Pipettes

Optimal Care for You and Your Science

Tacta premium manual pipettes make pipetting effortless and safe, while producing accurate and reliable results time after time.


Volume range
Variable volume single channels 0.1µl-10ml
Variable volume 8- and 12- channels 0.5µl-300µl
Program modes


Reverse pipetting
Manual pipetting

Feel the Comfort

Superior Ergonomics that Care for You

Tacta rests lightly in your hand thanks to its ergonomically designed handle and finger hook. Together these enable a relaxed hold with no need to grip the handle tightly. Tacta is effortless to use and exceptionally comfortable to work with. Tacta eases your workload and protects you from strain, even when you pipette for extended periods of your working day.

Low Pipetting, Tip Loading and Ejection Forces

Tacta OptiloadThe forces needed throughout a pipetting cycle have all been considered in the Tacta design. From tip attachment to pipetting and finally tip ejection, they are all exceptionally low with Tacta, protecting you from WRULD and RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).

The Optiload feature, with spring-loaded tip cones in both the single and multichannel models, secures tip loading with perfect sealing and minimal force. Consequently, Optiload also ensures light tip ejection to protect your hand.

The light tip ejection is further enhanced by Sartorius Optiject, the soft, levered tip ejection feature that lets the tip detach in a smooth, controlled way with little force.

Tacta Large Clear Display

Large, Clear Display

The large, easy-to-read display helps you to see all four digits of the set volume from a distance without straining your eyes. The volume is easy to read even when the pipette is angled – eliminating the need to turn your head into an uncomfortable position.

Making Work Easier

Tacta Calibration AdjustmentCalibration Adjustment for Consistent Accuracy

Tacta is very easy to adjust, for various types of liquids, using a simple key and scale that shows the degree of adjustment required. By noting this value for a specific liquid, you can return to that setting at any time. Easy calibration adjustment ensures accurate results with a variety of liquids every time.



Volume Adjustment for Complete Security

Tacta Volume Setting

Use the Sartorius Optilock feature to prevent accidental volume changes during pipetting, using your preferred method. Either hold down the volume lock button with one hand and adjust the volume with the other, then release to lock, or with just one hand, slide the volume lock up, adjust the volume and slide down to lock again. The choice is in your hands.

Easy Cleaning

No need to worry if your pipette gets dirty or contaminated. Tacta is the quickest and easiest pipette to clean, with only three parts to be disassembled and no tools required. Tacta can also be steam-sterilised or autoclaved complete, without disassembly. It has also high UV and chemical resistance. The clever three part design means the time taken to disassemble Tacta is significantly shorter than for its competitors (see graph below). This makes pipette cleaning an easy and convenient task for anyone and simplifies routine maintenance. Regular cleaning will ensure reliable results and prolong the life of the pipette. The test was carried out using 1000 μl pipettes.

Tacta Dissassembly Speed

Caring for Your Science 

The following graph illustrates how the precision of pipetting results is impacted over time when using various pipettes.
Tacta, with its fine tuned detailed design, creates the most comfortable pipetting experience, producing consistently precise results during prolonged pipetting over a three-hour test period.
Precision of results tested over a three-hour period using four pipettes from various manufacturers. The test was performed by an independent laboratory in accordance with the ISO 8655 standard using 1000 μl pipettes with 1000 μl tips from the corresponding manufacturers.

Tacta Precision over Time

Ergonomics & Performance

If comfort is of prime importance or you are using your pipette for lengthy repetitive tasks, you will want to be sure of its handling features.

Likewise, if your accuracy and precision of your results are critical, the performance aspects will be key.


Finger support
Smooth, volume adjustment
Low force tip mounting (Optiload)
Pipetting & tip ejection forces Extremely Low (12N)
Pipette weight (1000µl 1-channel mode) 79g
Easy left & right handed use
Tip ejection Manual
One-handed operation
Thermal insulation of internal components to improve accuracy
Sartorius tips available for optimum fit & performance
Adjustable for accurate pipetting of viscous fluids
Volume locking button avoids accidental changes
Large, clear numerical display for easy reading
Volume range on pipette barrel
Colour-coding plunger caps for easy identification
Safe-cone filters for pipette protection

  • Fastrak® and ZAP™ Tip Fit Tables

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    Fastrak® and ZAP™ tips are designed to fit a wide range of pipettes

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  • Pipette Multipacks Brochure

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    Take your pick - Tacta, mLINE® or Proline® Plus

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  • Tacta Pipette User Manual

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    Sartorius Tacta Pipette Instructions for Use

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  • Tacta Pipettes Brochure

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  • Tacta Pipettes Technical Flyer

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Service & Calibration

Keeping your pipette well maintained and calibrated will deliver best results and extend its life. Each range offers features to help you do this yourself.

Alternatively, for complete peace of mind, why not use our Alpha Pipette Service., the calibration and service professionals.

Service & Calibration
Fully autoclavable
Disassembly without tools
UV resistant High
Warranty duration 2 years
Safe-cone filter ejection
Calibration tool included
Calibration adjustment

Pipette Calibration and Service - Use The Experts

Regular service and calibration will ensure that the precision and accuracy of your pipettes are maintained so that your results are not compromised. Alpha Laboratories offers a comprehensive range of service and calibration options covering all popular brands of pipettes and dispensers. These can be performed either on-site or by sending them to our fully equipped workshop.

For further details, click here. 


Sometimes it's those extras that make the difference between one range and another. Whether it be a sophisticated stand or just a coloured cap, you'll find it here.

We also provide a comprehensive range of spare parts. Use the enquiry form to request details of your specific requirements.

Linear stand
Carousel stand for multiple pipettes
Pipette holder
Calibration tool
Safe-cone filters
Colour-coded caps

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