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LC Systems Provide Full Automation

January 23, 2015 7:00 am | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

<p>Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has added two integrated liquid chromatography systems to its HPLC and UHPLC line—the Prominence-i and Nexera-i. Combining enhanced functionality, an intuitive operating environment and full automation, the series provides performance and an efficient workflow for conventional to ultra-high-speed analysis. The systems feature innovative, intuitive and intelligent design so users can begin building the lab of the future.</p>

Standard Offers Low-volatility Accuracy

January 23, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Restek has developed a new certified reference material (CRM) of four PAHs—benz[a]anthracene,...

ICP/OES Can Handle Tough Samples

January 23, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies’ 5100 Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP/OES)...

Guide Highlights Non-alcoholic Beverage Analyses

January 23, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

METTLER TOLEDO’s Non-alcoholic Beverage Solution Guide suggests best practices for chemical...

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Laboratory Equipment: January 2015

January 16, 2015 9:44 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The January issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on the advancement of robotics in the lab, in society and in the world. This issue also features a list of good mobile apps for lab professionals. Other articles cover confocal microscopy, the future of UV/Vis, strategies for sustainable lab design and designing a lab around collaborative science.

High-tech Ball Mills Spur Nanotechnology Advances

October 7, 2014 11:29 am | by Verder Scientific, Haan, Germany | Articles | Comments

Faster, more accurate and more consistent instrumentation is key to capitalizing on and furthering the advancements of the nanotechnology industry.

RTD Probe, Connector Suited for Food Measurements

October 2, 2014 4:58 pm | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s probes with M12 molded connectors are 316 stainless steel in imperial and metric diameters. Many standard lengths are available with temperature ranges of -30 to +350 C (-22 to 622 F) and -50 to +500 C (-58 to 932 F).

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Meters, Testers Suited for Range of Applications

October 2, 2014 4:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Dakota Instruments has added Digi-Sense’s handheld meters and Oakton’s Testrs to its line of acrylic, rotameter, mass flow meters and controllers and pump, valve and thermocouple thermometer product lines. Digi-Sense’s ergonomic, handheld meters for measuring air velocity or airflow and temperature provide a range of workplace air, environmental safety, comfort and productivity-related functions.

Pump Designed for Ultra-high Pressure, Capacities

October 2, 2014 4:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

GEA Niro Soavi’s Ariete NS5355 was developed to meet industry demand for ultra-high capacity, energy-efficient and reliable high pressure for continuous production (24/7). The quintuplex reciprocating pump can process high capacities up to 60,000 L/hr, and pressures up to 1500 bar.

Straws Provide Sample Handling Alternative

October 2, 2014 4:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Seward has expanded its range of Simplette pipetting straws to fit a wider variety of variable-volume pipette handsets. Providing an accurate and economical sample handling alternative to pipette tips and graduated pipettes, these disposable pipetting straws are designed specifically to transfer prepared samples from the bottom of a proprietary Stomacher bag without risk of cross-contamination.

Two-Component Epoxy Meets FDA Standards

October 2, 2014 4:46 pm | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a thick paste consistency, Master Bond EP21NDFG bonds well to a variety of substrates, including metals, composites, glass, ceramics and many types of rubbers and plastics. Unlike many high viscosity systems, this epoxy is truly non-drip and will not run or sag, even when applied to vertical surfaces.

Diluter Works Quickly With Large Samples

October 2, 2014 4:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The JumboGravimat from INTERSCIENCE is a gravimetric dilutor for the dilution of samples up to 5000 g. It is especially suited for labs analyzing E. Coli O157:H7, trichinella, salmonella, child milk powder, chocolate, sterility, and Cryptosporidium and Giardia parasites. The dilution time is very quick: <8 sec for 25 g samples and <75 sec for 375 g samples diluted to 1/10th. The unit can be connected to any LIMS, printer and barcode reader to ensure sample traceability.

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Mill Achieves Fast Comminution

October 2, 2014 4:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Before chocolate becomes chocolate, cocoa beans have to be roasted, peeled and cracked open. The broken pieces of the cocoa cores evolve into so-called “nibs.” These nibs are then ground to a semi-fluid cocoa mass.

Metering Pump Ensures Product Consistency

October 2, 2014 4:39 pm | Fluid Metering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The company’s Valveless Metering Pumps provide precision dispensing of additives for food processing applications. Addition of vitamins, colors, flavors, fragrances, enzymes and preservatives are typical ingredients that benefit from the pump’s valveless piston technology.

NIR/Vis Meter Instantly Measures Produce

October 2, 2014 4:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Felix Instruments’ F-750 is a handheld NIR/Vis Produce Quality Meter that non-destructively measures sugars, dry matter and moisture in produce to identify and track ripeness from harvest to sale. Successfully applied to mangos, cherries and apples in research trials, the meter is capable of measuring multiple produce traits, including total soluble solids, dry matter, acids and moisture content to determine fruit quality in terms of taste, texture and color.

Updated Refractometer Provides Higher Accuracy

October 2, 2014 4:34 pm | Bellingham + Stanley, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bellingham + Stanley has upgraded its RFM340+ Peltier temperature-controlled refractometer so that an accuracy of ±0.01 °Brix can be easily achieved. A new high definition, 4”-color display provides high contrast visibility from a wide viewing angle in almost any lighting condition, and features a user-selectable color code scheme that cleverly guides the operator through the user and configuration menu paths.

Microscopic Advancements Aid Food QC Labs

September 4, 2014 10:35 am | by Jeffery McGinn, McCrone Microscopes and Accessories | The McCrone Group - McCrone Microscopes & Accessories | Articles | Comments

Scanning electron microscopy and thermal stage technology are leading the path to modern techniques for food quality control and safety.                                             

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Laboratory Equipment: June 2014

June 10, 2014 4:50 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The June issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on sample prep, and the multitude of systems and consumables researchers use to perform the most utilized process in the lab. Other articles detail the technological expansion of NMR, and the benefits of using evidence drying cabinets in forensic applications. Products include: mixers, incubators, gas generators, pumps, valves, fittings and more, with special sections on food & bev, lab design & furnishings and forensics. 

High-speed, Multi-Component Food, Bev Analysis

June 6, 2014 12:49 pm | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ UF-Amino Station can analyze 38 amino acids in 9 min, drastically enhancing laboratory throughput. It achieves high-speed analysis using a fast application-specific column and an LCMS-2020 mass spectrometer.

Colored Tape Differentiates Samples

June 6, 2014 12:43 pm | Nasco Whirl-Pak | Product Releases | Comments

Whirl-Pak offers colored tap for its bags—white, blue and red for 4 oz (118 mL), 18 oz (532 mL), 24 oz (710 mL) and 55 oz (1,627 mL) bags.

Unit Ensures Accurate Bottle Serialization

June 6, 2014 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MG America’s ACE-BT300 Coding & Verification Unit is an integrated system for bottle serialization. The machine, which can provide track and trace capabilities as granular as unit-level, can handle round, square and rectangular bottles from 22 to 120 mm in diameter at a maximum speed of 300/min.

IMS range for E. coli Detection

June 6, 2014 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lab M’s Captivate O45 is an addition to the company’s range of immunomagnetic separation (IMS) products. The product range is suited for the isolation of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains associated with foodborne infection.

DO Meter Improves Beer Taste

June 6, 2014 12:34 pm | Hamilton Company | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Co.’s Beverly is a portable dissolved oxygen (DO) meter developed in collaboration with brewers. The flow-through meter uses the company’s Optical VisiFerm DO sensor, which provides accurate and reliable measurements of DO in beer.

DO Meter Improves Beer Taste

June 6, 2014 12:34 pm | Hamilton Company | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Co.’s Beverly is a portable dissolved oxygen (DO) meter developed in collaboration with brewers. The flow-through meter uses the company’s Optical VisiFerm DO sensor, which provides accurate and reliable measurements of DO in beer.

Handling System is Extremely Flexible

June 6, 2014 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Festo’s Bionic Handling Assistant comprises three basic elements for spatial movement, along with a hand axis and a gripper with adaptive fingers. Its 11° of freedom allow a variety of task-specific travel paths, which, unlike conventional handling systems, are not purely linear.

NMR Screening Method Spots Fraudulent Juice

June 6, 2014 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker’s JuiceScreener 3.0 comes with significant enhancements that enable the accurate, swift, automated screening of even more fruit juice types from just a single experiment. The expanded database of reference spectra now contains more than 16,000 samples obtained from production sites all over the world, containing more than 300,000 NMR reference values covering more than 19 different types of fruit, enabling the detection of several adulterations and the determination of fruit origin, depending on the type of fruit.

Laboratory Equipment: January 2014

January 6, 2014 12:26 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The January issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on easy-to-use, next-generation automation systems. Other articles discuss multi-angle light scattering spectroscopy as a biomedical research tool, as well as different sample preparation techniques for seafood. Product updates include: glove boxes, fume hoods, IR/FTIR, power supplies, pipettes and syringes, and chemicals, gases and standards. Special application sections this month are: food and beverage, biofuel technologies and lab design and furnishings.

Flow Meters Suited for Monitoring Beverage Lines

January 2, 2014 3:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

High-precision Oval Gear (OG) flow meters from Titan Enterprises can monitor a viscous fluid flow at flow rates up to 500 L/min, using stainless steel, PEEK or other body materials at up to 150 C and up to 700 bar. Beneficially, measurement accuracy improves as the liquid viscosity increases, from a nominal 1% to around 0.1% of flow rate at higher viscosities.

Compact Centrifuges Increase Capacity, Flexibility

January 2, 2014 3:43 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific general purpose centrifuges feature increased capacity and flexibility with rotor innovations including the Thermo Scientific TX-1000 rotor, which employs a 4 L capacity in a traditional 3 L footprint.

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