Laboratory Automation Articles

  • TOC analyzer for airports

    During winter, de-icing processes at airports necessitate storm water and de-icing water management. Especially due to adhesive (sticky) substances, strongly fluctuating concentrations and a lot of chemicals, the monitoring systems itself must be tailor-made to fight this water analysis challenge. LAR 's ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Case study - Kitsap transit avoids two engine failures in three months with on-site oil analysis

    Kitsap Transit is a public transportation agency, based in Bremerton, Washington and serving the county of Kitsap, which operates routed bus service, foot ferry service and service for elderly and disabled passengers. The agency has long been concerned with preventing engine failures and optimizing maintenance schedules for its fleet of approximately 362 pieces of equipment including transit ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • World Oil: Holistic optimization approach improves coring efficiency, sample quality

    To acquire a high-quality core in as few runs as possible, and reduce operational costs, a provider must maximize ROP while ensuring efficient, safe surface handling of the rock sample and coring assembly. To satisfy these requirements, HT30 Max, a full-gauge core barrel system with jam mitigation technology, has been introduced. To improve initial production and ultimate recovery, we must first ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • Automated Oil Particle Analysis Helps Prevent Gearbox Failures

    The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is not clean and especially if the hard ferrous particles are not removed from ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Automating oil particle analysis

    Run up to 25 samples at one time The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Swedish solution for high-rise building fires

    Swedish fire fighting nozzle specialists, Unifire AB, have developed what may very well usher in a new era in fire fighting: a fully automatic fire detection and extinguishing system, called FlameRanger. The system, according to Unifire, is capable of detecting and extinguishing a fire in seconds of its breaking out, with minimal use of water, and without any human intervention required. Unifire ...


    By Unifire AB

  • LGD F200 - Designed for easy zeroing and span adjustments

    Regular zeroing and span adjustments to gas analyzers in the field are suggested and required for a variety of reasons. Compliance to environmental standards, e.g. those outlined in the US EPA (40 CFR) or EN 14181 is an important factor. Special application conditions, e.g. a varying gas matrix or compensating for pressure effects can be additional reasons, where a zeroing and span adjustment ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Minestis - automatic domaining - has proven to be efficient with big datasets

    Minestis offers a unique feature called Automatic Domaining which quickly groups borehole samples into domains in an automatic way. Those who have seen the tool run qualifies it as impressive. The classification of samples into geological domains is a fastidious and ...


    By Geovariances

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • The Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success

    The Five Factors Research organizations are under pressure to cut costs while maintaining or increasing throughput. To improve their operations, many laboratories are considering investments in data management or support and automation systems like ELNs, LIMS or Robotics/HTS. Whatever the change that is introduced, there are many pitfalls on the way to delivery, roll-out and ...

  • New White Paper Describes How Verified Weight Identification Leads to Secure Traceable Balance Testing

    "Secure Traceability in Balance Testing - With Verified Weight Identification", the new White Paper from METTLER TOLEDO, explains how data entry errors and weight mix-ups can be avoided. WeightLink allows fast, secure balance testing with verified weight identification. Weights are the most important and most frequently used test equipment for the testing of balances. A ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Sustained effectiveness of automatic chlorinators installed in community-scale water distribution systems during an emergency recovery project in Haiti

    In 2012 and 2013, as part of relief-to-recovery programming, Child Relief International partnered with Haiti Philanthropy to install automatic tablet-based chlorinators in 79 gravity-fed water distribution systems in Southeast Department, Haiti. We carried out a mixed methods evaluation to assess sustained effectiveness of chlorinators approximately two years after installation, including 18 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • U.S. EPA approves first enzymatic method for SDWA reporting of nitrate

    The US Environmental Protection Agency periodically updates methods laboratories can use for protecting the quality of the nation's drinking water.  The Safe Drinking Water Act office of the EPA published its list of Alternate Test Protocols (ATP) in the Federal Register in July 2016. ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • Sensors & Automation to Simplify Bioprocess Operations

    Utilising sensors & automation to simplify bioprocess operations means that more work can be done in less time. By automating the routine tasks carried out in the lab, valuable time can be devoted to more important tasks. Here are two practical examples of automating routine tasks in upstream and downstream bioprocessing with relatively simple instrumentation. Automated ...


    By Broadley-James Ltd

  • Robot Device for Pipe Inspection - Case Study

    In 2005, Pure Technologies (Pure), a provider of various structural monitoring and leak-detection technologies, set about to develop a pipeline assessment tool that could monitor and report on the condition of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) utilized in municipal water and sewer systems. The tool’s competitive advantage would be accurate assessment decoupled from the need to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Find out why Minestis domain modeling meets the support of resource geologists

    Minestis provides geostatistics-based application for estimation domain modeling including automatic sample clustering into domains and implicit modeling of envelopes. It has never been so quick to achieve reliable domain modeling. ...


    By Geovariances

  • New Automation Guide for Improved Titration Workflows

    Find valuable tips and tricks on how to optimize your titration workflows in the new METTLER TOLEDO Automation Guide. Download the Titration Automation Guide today and learn how titration processes can be automated for highest efficiency and security in the laboratory. Modern laboratories look into automation to address the demands for high throughput and variety of samples and workflows. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Automated screening of explosives in soil samples by online SFE-SFC-MS

    There are a large number of explosives-contaminated sites in the US, Europe, and Asia. High levels of explosives in soil can threaten the health of humans, livestock, and wildlife. A number of remediation efforts are underway, which require the analysis of explosives in soil samples. Recently, a new technique was introduced that allows the automated supercritical fluid extraction and SFC ...

  • Mass Spectrometry Makes Cents for UC San Diego Clinical Laboratory

    “Fast is fine; but accuracy is everything.” The quote is attributed to the famous Wyatt Earp, a sharpshooter and lawman who, with help from his two brothers, sent three outlaws to their graves in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881. One hundred ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Basic protocol of BM Respirometry Measurements and applications for activated sludge process management and energy optimization

    The use of the BM advanced respirometry system enables the user to get the precise calculation of the operating parameters and limit set points that any activated sludge actually needs within the framework of an energy optimization. For that reason, the proper use of this respirometry is more than justified; and not only because of getting the parameters for a good process performance, but also ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

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