A testing laboratory with accreditation plays an important role in the quality assurance of end products in all industrial sectors. This begins with the testing of the delivered materials in the incoming goods department. Test steps are integrated into the production process and the final inspection of the products often requires testing of certain parameters in the laboratory. Test laboratories calibrate themselves precisely for this purpose, not least to prove their conformity. The data collected must be collected, analyzed, networked and securely stored.
Test samples must also be managed and the path of each individual batch of material must be traceable back to the goods issue. In addition, the correct calibration of the test equipment used must be ensured and documented. Today, these tasks can no longer be performed with a note and pen or Excel. This is the domain of LIMS systems.
The [FP]-LIMS works with raw data. This comes with many advantages
If materials are tested in test laboratories, our LIMS stores the raw data of the measurements. The reason for this is the many advantages that come with it as well as the supported processes. If a previously undetected defect should subsequently occur in the products, the raw data can be analyzed. In this way, the affected batch can be determined where these defects first occurred. Expensive recalls (both expensive in terms of financial loss and damage to customer confidence) are a thing of the past. The affected products can now be taken out of circulation in a targeted manner.
The abbreviation LIMS stands for Laboratory Information and Management System. This is software that collects and evaluates the measurement data in the manner described above as well as manages the work of the laboratory and the testing technology used. Fink & Partner GmbH has been active in this field since 1992 and is a well-known software provider in the testing laboratory sector. In close cooperation with customers and laboratory equipment manufacturers, the software system was developed from a pure solution for the administration and processing of measurement results in materials testing to a comprehensive product family that can be used in almost all industries and also includes quality assurance functions.
How is our LIMS used in testing laboratories?
In the test laboratories the modules analysis, recipe and test order management as well as the input dialog are often used. In connection with test procedures, data can be processed so efficiently. In materials testing, measuring methods such as emission spectrometry, X-ray fluorescence analysis, and spectral analysis are used.
Use LIMS systems sensibly and advantageously
The use of such a software system makes sense in order to record, store and analyze the measurement and analysis data largely automatically. Fink & Partner provides interfaces for data acquisition. These interfaces are used to transfer raw data between the measuring instrument and the software. Fink & Partner has been working with leading manufacturers of laboratory and analytical instruments for many years. The [FP]-LIMS is therefore always up to date. We are able to query or develop provided interfaces. Thus it is also possible to integrate newly purchased laboratory equipment into the existing software system without great effort. Close partnerships exist with the manufacturers Hitachi, Spectro, Bruker, and Thermo Fisher. You will find further manufacturers here.
These analytical instruments are particularly often used in test laboratories
- Bruker Q4 Tasman
- Bruker Magellan
- Spectro SPECTROMAXx
- Spectro Spectrolab
- Hitachi Foundry Master
- Thermo Fisher ARL Geräte
- viele Zwick Geräte
The possibilities of integrating measuring systems into the software are not limited to devices of the manufacturers mentioned above. After more than 25 years on the market and with the experience of more than 6000 software installations worldwide, we are able to integrate any measuring instrument. If an interface does not exist, we can usually provide it within one day.
Due to the high quality and the easy handling of their software as well as the flexibility in the search for solutions for customer requirements, the company has managed to build up a large customer base.
Do you have questions about [FP]-LIMS or are you looking for a solution for your testing laboratory? Our experts from Fink & Partner GmbH are at your disposal.