MIRACLE annual conference update

Robert Hodgson Labman News, Miracle, Projects

Labman hosted the annual Miracle conference last month. Labman has been an active partner in the European Consortium of Miracle for the last 3 years. During the conference, Labman had the opportunity to portray its multi talented engineering capabilities demonstrating a prototype DNA amplification and detection system to the European board of reviewers. The current Miracle system comprises of three …

Thundersport Finale Donington 26th / 27th Oct 2013

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

After a long trip down to Donington on the Friday night, due to accidents and road works along the way, Team RBRacing/Labman arrived at about 6.30pm. No rest for the team though as both riders had to climb into their leathers and take bikes up to Technical and clothing Inspection while the girls sorted the Caravan and supper out. Both …

Fraction Collector and Re-formatter system for Bayer CropScience

Robert Hodgson Labman News, Projects, Technical

The mechanical and electrical build phase of the Bayer CropScience Fraction Collector and Re-formatter system is nearing completion. This is a first for Labman as we are fitting a new robotic system in to an existing enclosure that was originally installed by Labman in 2002. The new system is capable of collecting up to 500 fractions and reformatting them into …

“Master of Mallory” Thundersport Sept 29th 2013

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

The historic venue of Mallory Park hosted the penultimate round of the Thundersport Championship for 2013. Initially planned as a 2 day event, it was curtailed to a Sunday only meeting, carrying double points, due to ongoing problems with excessive noise affecting the adjacent village of Kirkby Mallory. Team RBRacing/Labman, rocked up on Saturday afternoon, raring to go! Richy after a …

Good news for fruit juice producers

Jo Batey Labman News, Projects, Technical

An EU research project is under-way to develop an automated method for identifying and tracking mould contamination during fruit juice production. Moulds exist naturally in fruits. Some mould strains can defer the quality and shelf-life of the juice. Some mould strains are also hazardous to the health of the consumer. For fruit juice producers, this can prove expensive in terms …

Plant Grinder and Preparation System for Aberystwyth University

Robert Hodgson Labman News, Projects, Technical

At Labman we are currently working hard on the production of one of our latest systems for the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University. The University currently performs a number of biomass grinding, dispensing and preparation processes which they wish to automate. The system that Labman is manufacturing, comprises of three separate bespoke robots which …

METABOLITE EXTRACTION SYSTEM OUT FOR DELIVERY!

Robert Hodgson Labman News, Projects, Technical, Uncategorized

A high throughput metabolite extraction system designed and developed by Labman is due for delivery this week.  The system has fully automated the process of extracting polar and non-polar metabolites from lyophilised plant material.  Tissue samples and materials collected directly from the plant is loaded into the system which processed them into output vials ready to be loaded onto GC …

Positive feedback for the latest TIDAS!

Jo Batey Labman News, TIDAS

Labman are pleased to announce that the very first mark4 TIDAS is now operational in the New Jersey labs of the Evonik Corporation. Joe Abrantes, Scientist at Evonik:  “The newest model of the TIDAS Instruments is being put through rigorous evaluation and constant use.  The upgrades to the software and automatic draw-down device have made this newest member to the …

“Thunder at the Rock” Rockingham International 27th/28th July

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

A combination of circumstances meant that only Gerry could enter this meeting on behalf of Team RBRacing/Labman. Team mate Richy had an important wedding to attend (what a wuss!) and other supporting team members were away on holiday. This meant a lonely drive to Northamptonshire for Gerry, with 2 bikes in the back of the van. His own bike set …