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  • Robotic autosampler is automated

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc has developed the TriPlus RSH Autosampler, which features precise built-in automation that can improve productivity and prevent human error. The autosampler has what Thermo Fisher Scientific calls automatic tool change (ATC) capability which automates the exchange of syringes for different tasks in a single, ...

  • Snake robot on Mars?

    So far, NASA has landed four rovers on Mars. These are solar-powered robots with six wheels and robotic arms that can take soil samples and operate cameras. Sojourner landed in 1997, Spirit and Opportunity in 2003, while the more advanced Curiosity was landed last summer. "Manoeuvrability is a challenge. The Spirit rover was lost after it became stuck in the sand on Mars. The vehicles just cannot ...

  • Robotic glider to map Moreton Bay impacts

    Dr Andy Steven from CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship says the glider’s deployment is part of a research program to monitor the extent of the flood plume into Moreton Bay and assess its effects. “This disastrous flood also provides us with a rare opportunity to understand how our marine ecosystems respond to massive inputs of fresh water and sediments,” Dr Steven says. ...

  • Plastic pellets everywhere, and diving robot sensors

    The Dr Fridtjof Nansen is plying the waves of the southern Indian Ocean, trawling for trash. Every time the ship's scientific crew threw down special nets, they hauled in pieces of plastics, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world's least-known and least-visited environments. An estimated 5 trillion ...

  • 815 Robotic Soliprep – new automation possibilities in ion chromatography

    Pressure to increase output while reducing costs requires laboratory automation wherever possible. Metrohm’s new 815 Robotic Soliprep meets such demands as it allows to completely automate preparation and analysis of liquid and solid samples in ion chromatography. The 815 Robotic Soliprep provides maximum flexibility as it can be customized on order to meet individual customers’ specific ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • BP’s New Core Flood Robot Enhances Oil Recovery Techniques

    BP announced today that it is now operating the world’s first robotic coreflooding system. The Core Flood Robot is the most recent addition to BP’s programme of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) research facilities. Coreflooding is one of the most important techniques used to identify and evaluate EOR technologies.  It measures the effectiveness of water or gas injected into an ...


    By BP - British Petroleum

  • ALS laboratory in Hong Kong automates titrimetric analysis with Metrohm 855 Robotic Titrosampler

    ALS is a global leader in the provision of analytical laboratory and technical services to international minerals, coal, environmental, tribology and industrial markets. At their large Hong Kong laboratory, ALS concentrates mainly on environmental analysis. In order to increase the lab’s capacity ALS Hong Kong has automated acid-base titrations with an 855 Robotic Titrosampler from ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Agilent Technologies` new BenchBot robot expands potential applications for microplate handling automation

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced today the addition of the BenchBot Robot to its line of automated microplate handling equipment. As part of Agilent's Automation Solutions instrumentation portfolio, the BenchBot complements the ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Shimadzu’s New AOC-6000 Autosampler Makes Automated Sample Introduction Simple and Efficient

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments today announces the release of its AOC-6000 robotic autosampler, which features new time-saving tools to maximize laboratory productivity. In addition to the standard injection techniques: liquid, headspace, and solid-phase microextraction (SPME), the AOC-6000 features a syringe tool exchanger. This new tool allows users to seamlessly change injection techniques ...

  • New sample preparation system from Varian, Inc. improves throughput for routine NMR laboratories

    Varian, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VARI) announced the release of the 7800-AP Sample Preparation System. The 7800-AP is an extremely flexible, fully automated sample purification/preparation system combining advanced robotics, solid phase extraction (SPE), HPLC separation, and collection to deliver purified, concentrated fractions into standard NMR tubes ready for analysis. The system may be adapted to a ...


  • Smaller footprint, higher throughput – automated, parallel titrations with OMNIS

    Performing 4 different titrations simultaneously on a single, fully automated system is the new state of the art in titration. The new OMNIS platform by Metrohm includes an of x-y-z sample robot, taking the efficiency of wet chemical analysis to new levels. Higher sample throughput …Besides a titrator,  ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • HACH LANGE launches new UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

    In addition to the latest process monitoring equipment, the HACH LANGE stand at WWEM 2012 (No. 94/95/96) will also feature some of the company’s latest innovations in laboratory analysis including pocket colorimeters, portable water quality meters and sophisticated UV-VIS spectrophotometers such as the new DR 3900. The DR 3900 is fully automated and offers extremely high levels of accuracy, ...


  • TOC Analyzer for the Rough Stuff

    In numerous industries water is used in various processes. There are complex sample matrices that need to be measured very fast. LAR AG offers for a wide variety of applications the QuickTOCultra. This TOC analyser determines organic pollutants in water reliably, especially samples with a high salt content and/or high particle density. The sample is injected via a robot-driven injection system to ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • COD Analyzer for Waste Water Analysis

    LAR's QuickCODultra is an online COD analyzer for the determination of the chemical oxygen demand (COD) in complex water. The analyzer uses a robotic horizontally and vertically moving injection needle. It enables the injection of the raw waste water sample incl. particulates into the ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Remote, underwater detection of harmful algae

    This achievement represents a significant milestone in NOAA's effort to monitor the type and toxicity of harmful algal blooms (HABs). HABs are considered to be increasing not only in their global distribution, but also in the frequency, duration, and severity of their effects. HABs damage coastal ecosystem health and pose threats to humans as well as marine life. Climate change is expected to ...

  • Hamilton Shift-N-Scan module automates on-deck bar code reading of up to 96 tubes

    Hamilton Robotics introduces the Shift-N-Scan Tube Bar code Scanner - a patented module for the Microlab® NIMBUS Automated Liquid Handling Platform that enables hands-free bar code reading of sample tubes. Compatible with the NIMBUS4 benchtop system, Shift-N-Scan provides significant time savings while reducing errors inherent in manual tube scanning. Shift-N-Scan moves rows of tubes to ...


    By Hamilton Company

  • Unrivaled TOC analyzer for waste water

    LAR's total organic carbon (TOC) analyzer QuickTOCultra is the most reliable measurement system for the roughest waste water applications – regardless of the industry. Due to an unrivaled injection and oxidation technique, the QuickTOCultra easily handles sticky, fatty, salty, and high-particle samples ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • OMNIS – Metrohm makes titration faster, safer, and easier

    «A whole new level of performance» – that is the promise of OMNIS, the new platform for wet chemical analysis by Metrohm. With OMNIS, the market leader in titration addresses the needs of small and large laboratories alike: The new titration platform is modular and can be expanded from a simple stand-alone titrator to a powerful robotic system performing 4 analyses ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Martian data and PANalytical X-ray analysis help confirm new mineral species

    Inspired by data sent from NASA robots on Mars, Dr. Ronald Peterson, Professor of Geology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, has observed a new mineral species on Earth, and predicts that it also exists on Mars. The mineral, meridianiite (MgSO411H2O), was named in acknowledgement of the cratered plain of Meridiani Planum on Mars, where one of the NASA robots is operating. Integral ...


    By PANalytical

  • Chemical-free COD Analyzer

    The on-line COD analyzer QuickCODultra by LAR Process Analysers AG determines the chemical oxygen demand (COD) in water. Using a robotic, horizontally and vertically moving injection needle, the sample is transported to the furnace. Due to the robust needle samples with a high ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

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