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Specialised laboratory equipment exists for a number of general applications as well as specific test processes; whether it is to analyse the composition of a hydrocarbon compound, measure the electrical resistance of a device, or to determine the strength properties of a material.
A simple example of a laboratory instrument would be a hydrometer, which is a device used to measure the specific gravity of a liquid...
The hydrometer sinks to a certain depth in the liquid depending on the specific gravity; this depth is compared to the value that would be measured in pure water. In contrast, another common example of laboratory equipment would be a microscope. Unlike the hydrometer, the microscope itself does not perform any measurement and does not require calibration.
Suppliers of laboratory equipment and instrumentation often specialise in rather specific fields; where machines are designed to perform one specific type of test procedure on a particular class of substances. Other times, no off-the-shelf solution will exist and custom equipment will need to be designed and built.