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New Automated Workstation for Wear Metals Analysis Preparation

Jun 16 2008 Read 1144 Times

PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences (USA) announced at Pittcon® 2008, a new workstation specifically designed to automate sample preparation of lubricants for wear metals analysis. The 8-tip high throughput Janus® Oil Prep Workstation enables laboratories to replace manual or single-tip sample preparation methods with an automated system to accelerate testing for wear in large capital equipment including heavy machinery, mining and farming.
“The development of the Janus Oil Prep Workstation was in response to the market demand for a more efficient way to prepare used oil samples for wear metals analysis,” said Dr. Richard Eglen, President, BioDiscovery, PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences. “Working closely with key customers, PerkinElmer has developed a solution that ensures higher throughput and more reliable results, saving the customer time and money.”
The Janus Oil PrepWorkstation automatically dilutes oil samples with kerosene in preparation for wearmetals analysis by inductively coupled plasma (ICP), such aswith PerkinElmer’sOptima™ICP-OES. Utilizing proprietary liquid level sensing technology and 8-tip pipetting, the systemsignificantly improves productivity and efficiency versus manual or single-tip systems. Use of disposable tips with Janus eliminates time consuming tipwash steps required with fixed-tip systems, accelerating throughput and significantly reducing the volume of waste solvent. Additionally, use of disposable pipette tips minimizes cross contamination, reducing false-positive results that may require significant time and expense to re-test.

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