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Laboratory Equipment: April 2014

April 8, 2014 2:47 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The April issue of Laboratory Equipment features a review of the new spectrometers that debuted at Pittcon 2014 in Chicago. Particular spectroscopy trends that became relevant at the show include food testing and environmental applications, hybrid systems and the reduced use of helium. Other articles discuss surplus lab equipment, the importance of data management, using the correct instrumention and more. Special application sections include Pittcon 2014 Review, Pharmaceutical Labs, Test & Measurement and Gas Supplies.

Best Practices for Surplus Lab Equipment

April 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Tom Burton, President and EVP of Liquidity Services’ Capital Assets Group, Scottsdale, Ariz. | Articles | Comments

Managing surplus assets is a vital part of business operations that, when executed correctly,...

Love, or Lose Your Data

April 8, 2014 10:33 am | by Nathan Westgarth, Product Manager, Research Tools, Digital Science, London, UK | Articles | Comments

Inefficient data management puts time, money, research and development at risk.    ...

Are You Using the Right Viscometer?

April 8, 2014 10:26 am | by Robert McGregor, General Manager, Global Marketing, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Middleboro, Mass. | Articles | Comments

Just answer a few simple questions about your lab’s viscometer use and data management to...

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Balance Ensures Long-Term Weighing Accuracy

April 7, 2014 3:58 pm | Sartorius Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Entris from Sartorius has been specially designed to deliver effective and reliable weighing results in daily work. The easy and clearly structured user interface, the logical key assignment and enhanced readability due to the backlit and high-contrast display are ideal features for error-free operation.

Microgram Weights Designed for Nanotechnology Apps

April 7, 2014 3:55 pm | Mettler Toledo | Product Releases | Comments

METTLER TOLEDO’s microgram weights, with nominal values from 0.05 to 0.5 mg, allow National Measurement Institutes and customers with specialized nanotechnology applications to use the direct comparison method to verify weight values below 1 mg. The weights are available with a calibration certificate so customers can be assured of full traceability to the International Prototype Kilogram.

Rugged Balances Withstand Everyday Use

April 7, 2014 3:53 pm | Adam Equipment, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with scientists in mind, the Nimbus series of balances offers 15 models that deliver a full breadth of precision readabilities ranging from 0.1 mg to 0.1 g. An innovative design enables a compact footprint, so it occupies minimal space but retains the highest level of performance.


Viscometer, Rheometer Combo Boasts Fast Measurement

April 7, 2014 3:45 pm | Malvern Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Malvern Instruments has agreed with RheoSense to promote, market, sell and support the VROC product range into industrial applications. Delivering accurate, robust, fully enclosed viscosity measurement, at high shear rates, the m-VROCi (microfluidic viscometer/rheometer on a chip) addresses an established need to measure low viscosity fluids under process relevant conditions.

Concentrator Minimizes Risk of Damage to Samples

April 7, 2014 3:43 pm | Genevac, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The miVac DNA is a compact concentrator from Genevac capable of safely and efficiently removing water and organic solvents from biological samples in a variety of formats, including tubes, microplates and vials. The system is simple to use.

Catalog Showcases Complete Line of Testing Products

April 7, 2014 3:40 pm | Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has released its 2014 full-color catalog with complete details on all product lines. The catalog introduces the company’s family of RST Touch Screen Rheometers including: the RST-CPS Cone Plate Rheometer, the RST-CC Coaxial Cylinder Rheometer and the RST-SST Soft Solids Tester Rheometer.

High-tech Analyzer Handles Multiple Gases

April 7, 2014 3:36 pm | Tiger Optics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The Prismatic 2 multi-species analyzer now packs its sensor and electronics—previously housed in two boxes—into a single unit that requires half the space of its predecessor. With its ability to measure parts-per-million to parts-per-trillion of multiple analytes, the instrument provides a critical tool for use in laboratory research and industrial settings where continuous gas monitoring is essential.

Zero Nitrogen Generators Offer Range of Flows, Purities

April 7, 2014 3:32 pm | Parker Hannifin Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin’s line of Zero Nitrogen Generators is designed to transform standard compressed air into a safe, regulated supply of 99.9995% pure nitrogen with <0.1 ppm hydrocarbons. Nitrogen is produced by using a combination of filtration and pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technologies.


Smooth Mirrors Enhance MS Performance

April 7, 2014 3:28 pm | Optical Surfaces Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

High precision toroidal mirrors from Optical Surfaces are helping improve the achievable performance of mass spectrometers and opening up new imaging applications in the medical field. A 1.3-m diameter spherical spectrograph mirror was a key component that helped produce the first observable evidence of the existence of black holes.

Spectroscopy Light Source Ideal for QC Apps

April 7, 2014 3:26 pm | Ocean Optics | Product Releases | Comments

Ocean Optics’ DH-mini light source, a compact, high-intensity source for spectroscopy, combines deuterium and tungsten halogen sources in a single optical path, producing stable output across the UV-Vis-NIR from 200 to 2500 nm. The versatility of the light is ideal for demanding applications in the quality control and life science industries, especially fiber probe-based measurements where light throughput is a challenge and absorbance measurements of high optical density solutions.

Scouting System, Software Maximize HPLC, UHPLC Efficiency

April 4, 2014 4:55 pm | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific’s Nexera Method Scouting System can automatically investigate up to 96 combinations of mobile phases, gradients and columns.

Power Conversion System Designed for Harsh Environments

April 4, 2014 4:52 pm | Schaefer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer’s PowerStack Power System is a 400 KW to +10 MW highly reliable, fully customizable “built-to-project” power conversion building block. 

Mobile App Provides Metrics from Anywhere

April 4, 2014 4:51 pm | Parker Hannifin Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Parker’s Remote Manager mobile application for the Interact Xpress and Factory Display products delivers “information anywhere” to a mobile phone and tablet. 


App Helps Drug Designers Evaluate Compounds, Ideas

April 4, 2014 4:50 pm | Optibrium Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Optibrium and Integrated Chemistry Design has collaborated on the release of Asteris, an iPad app that combines highly intuitive chemistry drawing tools with the most visually informative predictive modeling.

Automation Method Simplifies Liquid Handling Steps

April 4, 2014 4:49 pm | Eppendorf | Product Releases | Comments

Eppendorf’s Illumina Qualified serves as an automation method for Illumina’s TruSeq Stranded Total RNA library preparation kit for next-generation sequencing. 

Innovative Foot Pedal Captures Images

April 4, 2014 4:44 pm | Dage-MTI of MC, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Dage-MTI’s all-in-one, click and capture HD-210U High Definition Camera was developed primarily for clinical imaging. 

Software Enables Thickness Measurements of Sub-Micron Areas

April 4, 2014 4:42 pm | CRAIC Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

CRAIC Technologies’ FilmPro film thickness measurement software package is designed to plug into proprietary microspectrophotometers and their controlling Lambdafire software.

Online Cable Configurator Allows Custom Work in Minutes

April 4, 2014 4:40 pm | Cicoil | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil has developed an interactive Online “Drag & Drop” Flat Cable Configurator. An entire section of its website is dedicated to this web application, which allows a user to easily design a custom cable in just minutes. 

NMR Software Suited for Both Expert, Novice Users

April 4, 2014 4:36 pm | Bruker Daltonics Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker has developed an intuitive, workflow-based software package for solid-state NMR in structural biology that provides menu-based, automated setup and acquisition of the most advanced multinuclear multi-dimensional NMR experiments. 

Platform Unifies All Analytical Data

April 4, 2014 4:35 pm | Advanced Chemistry Development Inc. (ACD/Labs) | Product Releases | Comments

The ACD/Spectrus Platform from ACD/Labs enables organizations to apply chemical context to their spectroscopy, spectrometry and chromatography content. 

Vibration-free Incubators Ideal for Protein Crystallography

April 4, 2014 4:26 pm | Torrey Pines Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific’s larger EchoTherm vibration-free benchtop chilling incubators are ideal for protein crystallography and other life science laboratory uses. 

XRD Detector Achieves High-Sensitivity Analysis

April 4, 2014 4:23 pm | Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has released the FD-1001 1-D high-speed detector for use with its XRD-6100/7000 X-ray diffractometers.

Option Extends Raman Microscope’s Rapid Imaging

April 4, 2014 4:21 pm | Renishaw Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Renishaw’s StreamLineHR Rapide option for its inVia Raman microscope enables the rapid collection of large amounts of Raman data.

Desiccators Have Space-saving Design

April 4, 2014 4:19 pm | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s LAB-42010 series of space-saving desiccators will hold a full vacuum 75.9 cm Hg (29.9”) at room temperature for 24 hr and remain airtight even if not under vacuum. 

SEM Tool Has Advanced Microstructural Imaging

April 4, 2014 4:06 pm | EDAX, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EDAX has developed an advanced imaging tool that allows scanning electron microscopes to obtain crystallographic, compositional and topographical contrast images with enhanced flexibility in signal collection and processing.

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