The city that launched the boon of American industrial optimism with the historical Chicago World’s Fair, is set to host the largest annual global conference dedicated to laboratory equipment and instrumentation. Early March 18,000 laboratory scientists will converge in Chicago to attend the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, or Pittcon 2014.
Laboratory Equipment‘s headline early last week, “Changes in Instrumentation Change the Future,” referred to the great number of advances expected at Pittcon this year in response to a list of growing demands by analytical chemists. According to Laboratory Equipment’s reader survey, the areas most likely to grow in instrument performance improvements are:
- Ease of Use
The demand for measurement instruments that are simple enough to train any staff member to use, while also delivering lab quality results, is likely due to increasing instrument complexity combined with a scarcity of skilled technicians. Further emphasizing the point, the article goes on to state, “even the most educated of these scientists and engineers are finding the systems increasingly more difficult to intelligently understand and operate.” Does this sound familiar?
While ease of use is important, the survey results show that not only is accuracy important but that the analytical chemists felt instrument performance needed to improve. This indicates that they are not satisfied with the performance of their current instrumentation, and instrument manufacturers will need to offer a replacement or upgrade that exceeds the performance of the current instrument.
In addition to seeking out instruments that are both easy enough for any operator to use and accurate, the survey found scientists and engineers expect future test equipment and measurement instruments to offer:
- Increased flexibility
- Improved reliability
- Faster cycle times
- Reduced cost of ownership
- Improved performance of manufacturing systems
Laboratory scientists who are in need of test instruments that are easy to use, reliable, accurate and deliver lab quality results should stop by the Kett booth at Pittcon - #3402. Our latest line of moisture analyzers and moisture balances, composition analyzers and whiteness testers have been designed with precisely these requirements in mind. Nearly all of our in-line process equipment is designed to deliver instantaneous results in less than 30 seconds. Not to mention, training for our most popular moisture analyzer and composition analyzers literally takes 5 minutes! Don’t believe us? Stop by the booth and try them out for yourselves. Additionally, our equipment requires no sample preparation, offers the greatest range of portability and application adaptability on the market and is designed to optimize your yields, whatever the product.
See A Live Demonstration
We’ll be demonstrating our KJT line of NIR analyzers, including:
- The popular, portable, handheld KJT130 model, is ideal for a setting in which frequent, on-site spot checks are important. It’s the new standard for quality control whether testing raw materials from your suppliers at the receiving docks, measuring crops and samples in the field, use in the lab or on the production line. We happen to think it’s pretty cool.
- The KJT230 replaces conventional laboratory systems with an automatic rotating sample dish, offering extremely precise readings from taking an average of the entire sample.
- The KJT270 NIR Composition analyzer takes 6 seconds to provide an instant analysis of moisture, fat/oil, protein, sugar, fiber, ash, macro organics, film thickness, coat weight, and carbon…. and can’t be beat for ease of use and accuracy!
We’re looking forward to catching up with our customers, who always curious to explore our enhanced and updated models, and meet new customers who are looking for lab quality results anyone can achieve anywhere in their enterprise.
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Visit our booth #3402 at Pittcon today!