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Advanced formulation system

High throughput liquids and powder formulation with online measurement and temperature control.

Key features

Total SafetyState of the art safety system and enclosure
Tablet & Off-Line ControlHand-held tablet control and touch-screen main control station with off-line run, setup and analysis
Mixing ControlMultiple mixing topologies with foam detection for complete mixing control
Capping & LabellingAutomatic de-capping, capping and labelling of formulation pots
Multiple SourcesMultiple selectable water sources and addition (0-500g +/- 0.1g)
Data IntegrationData integration with existing laboratory data management systems.
Temperature ControlSample temperature control (10-100oC +/- 0.5oC) with rapid adjustment rates
Easily ExpandableModular reactor module design allows easy servicing of system components and ability to expand and upgrade system functionality
ConfigurabilityInterchangeable dispense nozzles for increased configurability of dispense tolerances and behaviour
Powder Dispensing10 powder dispensing modules (0-20g with 0.1mg resolution and 1mg dispense accuracy)
pH MeasurementpH measurement and automated probe storage
Sample MeasurementSample viscosity measurement with a configurable sample measurement range
Versatile DispensersStirred liquid dispensers for suspended solid materials + heated liquid dispensers for hot melt materials
26 Modules26 Liquid dispensing modules with capacity for 2kg of material per dispenser (0-500g with 0.1mg reolution and 10mg dispense accuracy)
High CapacityCapacity for 24, 1 litre formulation pots


Overview

Labman has delivered an automated formulation system to a UK based industry leader in order to streamline their development of new products and ingredients. The system allows their scientists to rapidly build formulations consisting of many steps in any combination required. Formulations can consists of any combination of liquid dispenses, powder additions, water dispenses, mixing using multiple topologies, pH measurement and automated adjustment, viscosity measurement and automated adjustment, delays, timers and temperature control.

This system uses new and leading technologies to deliver a robust platform that can be used in very flexible ways by its operators. Its flexibility allows it to run in ways that best optimise the samples being formulated or tested. The system can be used to formulate new raw ingredients that can be used as raw materials additions, to make full or partial formulations, or to measure existing samples for categorisation and calibration.

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