Where Accuracy Matters

Good Weighing practice (GWP®) is a global standard that can be applied to both new or existing weighing equipment from any manufacturer in any industry. Mettler Toledo has developed this as a standardised scientific methodology for secure selection, calibration and operation of weighing equipment. It provides the documented evidence for reproducible weighing results in harmony […]

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SANAS Accredited

The head office of Monitoring and Control Laboratories (MCL) in Johannesburg operates SANAS accredited laboratories, in accordance with ISO 17025, for temperature and viscosity calibrations. In addition, the Durban branch of the company is also in the final stages of obtaining accreditation for both disciplines. “Our primary goals for the laboratories are to comply with […]

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Protherm’s Ashing Furnaces

The PAF 110/8 series is specifically designed for ashing under difficult conditions in the laboratory environment. The unique features of this series are the Quartz tube, which allows for the protection of the heating elements, and the preheated air inlet system for better ventilation. The lid of this series also opens sideways allowing the user […]

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Calibrating your Instruments

Calibration is the process of configuring an instrument to provide a result for a sample within an acceptable range. Regular calibration of equipment increases confidence in results. Apollo Scientific is a SANAS-accredited laboratory that uses calibration methods approved by SANAS technical assessors. It has technically competent staff and well maintained equipment in terms of reliability, […]

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POLAB Shuttle

The ThyssenKrupp Polysius laboratory automation system, POLAB®, is now available for the minerals, pharmaceuticals and cements industries. Innovative automation solutions and intelligent control systems help minimise raw material costs and assure product quality. Fully automatic POLAB samplers are used to take representative samples throughout the process. Representative samples are sent in capsules by pneumatic tube […]

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New Standards in Leak Testing

The new Phoenix L500i helium leak detector from Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum represents an innovative solution for leak detection. It features high-speed leak detection, reproducibility and reliable operation, and it is a completely unique experience using iPad controls. The Phoenix L500i is a mobile unit on lockable castors, which allows movements to different locations at any […]

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Bruker G4 Icarus Carbon

The G4 Icarus HF is highly effective in rapid and precise carbon and sulphur measurements. It uses the combustion method with high frequency induction furnace and infrared detection. The solid sample, placed in a ceramic crucible together with accelerator material, is combusted in the high-frequency furnace in an oxygen stream. The carbon and sulphur components […]

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Ideal for the Food Lab

The 916 Ti-Touch is a new compact titrator for potentiometric titration. This instrument supports the following titration modes: DET (dynamic equivalence point titration), MET (monotone equivalence point titration), SET (titration to one or two given endpoints) and MAT (manual titration). It comes in the 916 Salt Ti-Touch, 916 Oil Ti-Touch and 916 Food Ti-Touch versions, […]

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Food Adulteration

Consumers should be aware of every aspect of their food, including the ingredients, processing and handling. Thus, there is a need for testing to ensure peace of mind. PerkinElmer’s porcine detection kits provide rapid, on-the-spot screening for pork in other types of meat, before sending samples to the laboratory for confirmatory analysis. Two detection kits […]

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Cryogenic Freezing Solutions

South African frozen food manufacturers need sophisticated freezing solutions to support their production processes. Afrox, recently commissioned five major cryogenic freezing installations in the local food industry. “Being a part of The Linde Group and having access to its world-leading freezer pool allows us to offer South African food companies the broadest range and diversity […]

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Sasol Powers up with Metrohm IC

Sasol Secunda’s fuel laboratory recently invested in a Metrohm ion chromatograph to perform analysis of anions in fuel effluent samples. The company needed to replace an old instrument. Following careful consideration of all the factors that could affect the long-term running costs of the instrument, they decided to purchase the Metrohm system. The high quality […]

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Newport’s HXP100 Hexapod

Newport’s HXP100-MECA 6-Axis hexapod is a parallel kinematic motion device that provides six degrees of freedom: X, Y, Z, pitch, roll and yaw. The HXP100 offers a 20kg centered load capacity and is an effective solution to complex motion applications that demand high load capacity and accuracy in up to six independent axes. The HXP100 […]

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