ADVANCED FORMULATION SYSTEM
High throughput liquids and powder formulation with online measurement and temperature control.
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.
Capacity for 24, 1 litre formulation pots
26 Liquid dispensing modules with capacity for 2kg of material per dispenser (0-500g with 0.1mg reolution and 10mg dispense accuracy)
Stirred liquid dispensers for suspended solid materials + heated liquid dispensers for hot melt materials
Sample viscosity measurement with a configurable sample measurement range
pH measurement and automated probe storage
10 powder dispensing modules (0-20g with 0.1mg resolution and 1mg dispense accuracy)
Interchangeable dispense nozzles for increased configurability of dispense tolerances and behaviour
Modular reactor module design allows easy servicing of system components and ability to expand and upgrade system functionality
Sample temperature control (10-100oC +/- 0.5oC) with rapid adjustment rates
Data integration with existing laboratory data management systems.
Multiple selectable water sources and addition (0-500g +/- 0.1g)
Capping & Labelling
Automatic de-capping, capping and labelling of formulation pots
Multiple mixing topologies with foam detection for complete mixing control
Tablet & Off-Line Control
Hand-held tablet control and touch-screen main control station with off-line run, setup and analysis
State of the art safety system and enclosure