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, "You would be a great salesman", all he had to do was apply for the open position. 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. His goal was 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.
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|
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, Quality control labs
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
In August 2020 Eric Anderson took the company over from his father Bob to continue his 50 year legacy of building the most reliable instruments money can buy. Eric is a veteran of the United States navy where he was an Aviation Structural mechanic. Eric has first hand experience in the importance of keeping aircraft up and running and the detriment of down time. He strives to keep the integrity ingrained in the Buck Scientific corporate culture.
Currently the R&D department is working on an ICP OES system to broaden our reach into the the PPB metals analysis market.