Positive feedback for the latest TIDAS!

Robert Hodgson 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

Robert Hodgson 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 …

Raspberry Pi Powered RC Car

Robert Hodgson Just For Fun

Over the few months I have been using my lunchtimes to work on converting a Radio Controlled car to WIFI control so that it can be driven using a smartphone from a simple web interface. I wanted to experiment with using the Raspberry PI’s I2C interface and camera board, integrating an ADXL345 accelerometer in to a project and using ultrasonic …

Water Filtration System Successfully Completed

Labman Automation Labman News, Projects, Technical

Last week saw Labman install a semi-automated bench top water filtration device at Thames Water Laboratories in Reading. The system filters dirty & final effluent water samples pre-analysis, which have been brought in from the field. The team at Thames Water initially kicked off investigations into a filtration product after a number of concerns were raised over their current method …

Successful system delivery

Labman Automation Labman News, Projects, Technical

Last Wednesday the Labman team delivered one of our robotic system enclosures to Isogenica in Cambridge. This system was fairly simple in comparison to most of our projects with the robotics platform being outsourced by Isogenica to Tecan UK. Tecan then worked with Labman, providing one of their Evolution 150 systems for integration into a safety enclosure at the Labman …

Evonik USA receive first mk4 TIDAS

Robert Hodgson Labman News, Projects, TIDAS

Labman are pleased to announce that the first ever mark4 TIDAS is now operational in the labs of Evonik, New Jersey. TIDAS repeatedly measures the fineness of grind within a solution, fully automating the manual Hegman test. Developed in 1997 the system is now used in labs all over the world and has seen continuous improvement. Mark4 includes an LED array …

Robots make good toys!

Robert Hodgson Internship, Just For Fun, Labman News, Projects

Completing the usual “welcome to the job” training, my first task as an intern at Labman has been to test and evaluate the Epson E2L SCARA robot. A key job that the robot will have to do when it is ultimately incorporated into the system is to draw the 15*17 Lissajous pattern. The Lissajous pattern is created by two sine …

Steam Engine: King of the road

Robert Hodgson Just For Fun

Labman Business Development Manager Jo was away on holiday when her dad ‘Tab’ celebrated his 77th birthday. So when colleague Richard Frank offered to mark the occasion on her return she was delighted. So on Saturday 25 May Richard’s white van pulled up outside her unsuspecting parents Billingham home and ”King of the Road’ emerged from it,  gleaming in the …

RBRacing/Labman Cadwell Park 26th/27th May “King of the Mountain”

Robert Hodgson Just For Fun, RBRacing

The team headed towards Louth on Saturday afternoon hoping for warm weather and exciting racing. The weekend didn’t disappoint on both counts! After settling in Saturday night, Sunday arrived sunny and warm for a change with qualifying fast and furious. First time for Gerry at this very difficult (but very exciting and technical track) with both riders scrubbing new rear …