• System Integration Case Study: LIMS Implementation and Integration

    What is a LIMS System?
    A laboratory information management system (LIMS), is a software-based solution with features that support a modern laboratory’s operations. Key features include sample management, stability studies, workflow management, sample tracking, and data quality support. The features and uses of a LIMS have evolved over the years from simple sample tracking to an enterprise resource planning tool that manages multiple aspects of laboratory informatics.
    Historically the term “LIMS” has tended to refer to informatics systems targeted for environmental, research, or commercial analysis such as pharmaceutical or petrochemical work. “LIS” has tended to refer to laboratory informatics systems in the forensics and clinical markets, which often required special case management tools.

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  • AB Controls System Integration Approach

    System Integration:

    System integration is defined in engineering as the process of bringing together the component sub-systems into one system and ensuring that the subsystems function together as a whole, and in information technology as the process of linking together different computing systems and software applications physically or functionally, to act as a coordinated system.

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  • Another look at the Pipetting Robot (Revised)

    In order to complete pharmaceutical, medical, industrial or similar testing efficiently, recently companies are implementing more automated solutions to their most common testing challenges.

    The pipetting robot is one of the best solutions offered to help drive productivity within testing procedures. Within this latest post, our AB Controls team details more on the pipetting robot and its many benefits. Let’s review the concept together:

     
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  • Good Questions to Ask Before Starting a Laboratory Automation Project

    You as a supervisor/ manager or a person in charge (design, development, maintenance, financial, …) may want to ask the following questions from your team or yourself before implementing a laboratory automation/ laboratory testing automation/ test automation project. Answering these questions may help you and your team to make more informed decision to start your automation process.

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  • The 5 Benefits of Working with Automated Test Equipment Companies (revised Nov 2018)

    Automated test equipment companies are now helping improve the validity of testing results for a broad range of organizations throughout the globe. But one of the challenges within the marketplace is that few business leaders have a comprehensive understanding on the role of automated test equipment companies and the equipment these firms offer for working environment. To help guide business owners, we’re highlighting the full range of benefits supported by partnering with automated test equipment companies, in this latest post. (more…)

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  • Advantages of Automating Laboratory Testing – A Supervisory Perspective

    Laboratory teams are continually looking for ways to better improve their productivity and maximize the long-term value of their testing work.  Many companies are now choosing laboratory automation solutions to boost their work and maximize the efficiency of their testing processes.  Our team at AB Controls has many years of experience building and integrating the latest laboratory automation solutions, and in this post (which is more up-to-date and revised version of an older popular post), we’ll explore more on their benefits and practical applications on : (more…)

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  • Top 10 Challenges and Our Solution in Laboratory Testing Automation – Part 1

    Laboratory teams are continually looking for ways to improve their productivity and maximize the long-term value of their testing work.  Many companies are now choosing laboratory automation solutions to boost their work and maximize the efficiency of their testing processes.  Our team at AB Controls has many years of experience building and integrating the latest laboratory automation solutions, and find the right approach to any of the challenges mentioned here; call us today to start a conversation regarding your current challenges and how to conquer them with proven records and expertise.

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  • Laboratory Automation and Testing

    A lot of the operations in a laboratory are geared towards performing tests. Some examples are particle counting, titration (moisture determination) or PH tests.

    Chemical testing is a time-consuming affair. Steps leading to the test, the test itself and post operations are time-consuming, prone to mistakes and causing repetitive action injuries to operators.

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  • How to Measure Return on Investment in Automated Test Equipment

    Investopedia defines ROI as a performance measure for evaluating efficiency of an investment.

    ROI = (Gain from Investment – Cost of Investment)/Cost of Investment.

    However, I must say that this might be an oversimplification.

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  • What Makes AB Controls One of the Leading System Integration Companies

    Enabling complex systems to work in unison as part of a manufacturing process is a task few firms have the capacity to handle alone. And yet with so many new technologies available, many operating independently, company leaders are often faced with the challenge of building a manufacturing solution using asynchronized devices and systems. It’s why so many are now working with our experts at AB Controls. In this latest post, we’ll explain how we’ve become one of the most trusted system integration companies in the industry. (more…)

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