LIMS Software for Chemical Industry - Manufacturing, Other
LIMS software in the chemical industry
LIMS means “Laboratory Information Management System” and is a common type of laboratory software implemented in chemical laboratories. Why does LIMS play a vital role in the chemical industry?
Globally speaking, chemistry is an extensive industry since many products are realized through chemical processes. Thus, many dangerous substances are often used, and their correct handling and use play an important role. Products such as the ones of food industry are active in the plastics segment or supply the automotive and electronics industries. Products consist of man different compositions and mixtures; therefore, they need to be analyzed precisely. The different substances that are used in chemistry can be inorganic, synthetic, or organic. Purity, composition, density, and temperature are also factors that have to be analyzed.
For this reason, chemical industries have to take care of control of incoming raw materials, monitor the correct components during the production. Still, they also have to carry out incoming inspections due to the frequent fluctuations in composition. Therefore, there are many measurement methods in a chemical lab, such as spectroscopy, particle size, and moisture measurements, which involve a considerable amount of laboratory data. Moreover, recipes also have to be managed precisely to be implemented in production. Therefore, the installation of LIMS software can make these tasks more comfortable and avoid any errors.
LIMS for the chemical industry
Laboratory information and management systems have proven their reliability and flexibility in working environments and industries that continuously produce a large amount of data. Fink & Partner offers LIMS software for companies in the chemical industry: [FP]-LIMS, a versatile and practical solution. The central database for data collection and management belongs to the core functions of [FP]-LIMS. The data collection from external sources has never been so practical: thanks to the digital interfaces, data import can be manual and automatic. [FP]-LIMS has open interfaces to many laboratory devices produced by different manufacturers such as Agilent, Spectro, or Thermo Fisher, allowing many types of analyses.
Implementing LIMS into a chemical laboratory also means making a step towards digitalization and, therefore, to the standards of Industry 4.0. In this case, we speak of Chemistry 4.0 for optimized processes for a next-generation-business. Laboratory Information Management System controls the production directly, and therefore it is possible to avoid errors in a limited range of time. Alternatively, the system enables defined limit values to be monitored and an alarm to be triggered if exceeded or not reached.
Fink & Partner GmbH has a long experience in implementing software solutions in a chemical laboratory. [FP]-LIMS has a sophisticated modular structure that fulfills the most specific needs and laboratory workflows.