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.