Today, foundry specialists and lab technicians feel a growing demand for data transparency and data visualization. Data transparency is also a synonym of reliability and quality. However, this requirement cannot always be fulfilled by using MS Excel. Entering data by hand often implies errors that might question a laboratory’s quality standards and processes.
One of the current solutions towards the upcoming standards and requirements of a foundry is LIMS software. The Laboratory Information Management System is an IT solution for collecting, processing, managing, and evaluating all data generated in the laboratory. For this reason, such a software solution is a practical and reliable extension to the laboratory towards a careful and accurate data presentation, processing, and archiving.
Foundries today have different parameters and procedures and require not just high-quality but also data transparency. Therefore, foundry masters have to deal with a lot of data. Did you actually know that you can automatically import the measurement data from many measuring devices? Functioning measuring instruments and your measuring methods play a crucial role in the quality processes of the laboratory. Foundry processes consist of thousands of material, condition, and process parameters influenced by external factors, so precision and care are crucial for quality within a foundry.
Fink & Partner GmbH from Goch, Germany, has been developing software solutions since 1992 and has grown up with technical software support for Spectro OES devices. We look back on a long history and experience in the foundry industry. The well-known industry solutions are called [FP]-LIMS, and before that [DIA] Analysis Management. These two software solutions support laboratories in the foundry environment worldwide.