Abbess Instruments’ products (the unit) are carefully tested and inspected before leaving the

factory. We warrant the product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under

normal use and service for 12 months from the date of receipt, under the following



Abbess acrylic lids and acrylic vacuum chambers are designed to be robust, however due to the

nature of acrylic, are not meant to withstand being dropped, having a point load placed of them

or withstanding sharp blows. They are also prone to becoming scratched and abraded,

especially when caustic samples are placed inside of the chamber or when solvents containing

caustics or abrasives are used to clean the acrylic components of the chamber. For these

reasons Abbess will only warranty these acrylic parts from defects in the workmanship and the

material themselves, but not for any effects of mishandling or otherwise normal use that can be

detrimental to acrylic.


Shipping Disclaimer: The components of Abbess Systems are, by their nature, delicate. Abbess

Instruments strongly recommends that all systems containing electronics be shipped by air

and/or air ride trucks. Abbess cannot be responsible for components becoming loose or

damaged during transit. We have found through our experiences that regardless of how well

electronics are packed for shipping they are prone to damage. For that reason we will only ship

systems containing electronics via air ride truck or air unless specified otherwise by the

customer. If a customer chooses to ship another mode of shipping the customer assumes full

responsibility for any damage incurred in shipping. Abbess will automatically, without notice,

void a warranty if systems containing electronics are not shipped as we recommend. Voiding of

the warranty will be for all damage, including latent damage. Under no circumstances will

Abbess warranty a product that has been shipped via hard-body truck (or any other method

which subjects the equipment to vibrations and/or shocks) or ocean. It is the customer’s

responsibility to file an insurance claim in a timely manner. Any work done by Abbess as a

result of damage in shipping will be billed at our usual rate and there will be a charge for any

parts and material, as well as shipping charges.


Warranties will become void if units are kept in an environment that causes contamination to

the units, including components. Any operating difficulties caused by dirt or contamination will

not be covered by warranty.


In the event of defect in materials or workmanship, we will either repair or replace, at our

option, any part that in our judgment shows evidence of such defect.


This warranty does not cover wear or expendable items such as gaskets/o-rings, oil, fittings,

batteries or refrigerant.


This warranty does not apply if, in our opinion, the unit has been misused, abused, altered in

any way, tampered with, or used in life-cycle testing.


Abbess Instruments will not warranty any item for which payment is due.


Abbess will only be responsible up to the cost of the unit. This warranty does not cover any

consequential damages. At the end of the warranty period, Abbess shall be under no further

warranty obligation expressed or implied.


For service please request a return material authorization (RMA) number from Abbess by

calling 1-508- 881-8811. After an RMA has been assigned, ship the unit, freight prepaid, in the

original crating. If the original crating is not available, suitable crating must be used. An

appropriate method of shipping must be used. Abbess is, in no way, responsible for items

damaged while in transit to the Abbess facility.


There will be a charge for all repairs made that are not, under Abbess judgment, made as

warranty repairs.

Rev. 07/21/2016