Web sites

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 7 March 2008



Payne, A. (2008), "Web sites", Industrial Robot, Vol. 35 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ir.2008.04935bag.001



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Web sites


This is the company web site for SSI Robotics. SSI Robotics provides automation products and OEM equipment manufacturing services for the life science and industrial markets. SSI's core product line is focused on laboratory automation, though also provides services for large OEMs such as development, validation and contract manufacturing of medical devices, laboratory equipment and devices.

Products and services include:

  • fluid/powder handling, dispensing and filling;

  • compound management, storage and retrieval;

  • drug discovery, HTS and scheduling software;

  • robotic workcells;

  • microplate stackers;

  • semiconductor wafer handlers; and

  • semiconductor test handlers.

The web site is simple with easy navigation, and overviews the various products and services offered by SSI Robotics. The web site includes numerous product images with a brief description for each. However, it does not have a depth of detail, and deals primarily with top-line information only.

The web site also includes press releases, testimonials, and company contact information.



This is the company web site for Accelab. Accelab offer application- specific automated technology solutions for laboratories. Examples of automated solutions include:

  • liquid handling for synthesis, analysis, screening and assembly;

  • heating and cooling;

  • liquid-liquid extraction;

  • solid-phase extraction;

  • agitating and vortexing;

  • incubation;

  • evaporation;

  • centrifugation; and

  • spectroscopy.

The web site is easy to navigate, modern and uncluttered. However, it only holds basic product information, giving just an overview of the various specialist areas. There are no product images, other than generic banner images. The web site is available in English or German.

Dynex Technologies


This is the company web site for Dynex Technologies. Dynex Technologies is a developer or automated workstations, laboratory instruments and associated consumables.

The web site is a comprehensive corporate tool, and holds a host of information about the company and its ranges of products and services. Details product descriptions are accompanied by quality images; this is supported by the facility to download product brochures in PDF format. The site also offers a number of ancillary resources, including details of related tradeshows and events, latest news, high-res image library and a glossary of terms. Company details include background history, quick facts, and e-mail contact details for the executive management team.

Thermo Fisher Scientific


This is the company web site for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions.

The web site is well laid out, with clean and clear design. For detailed product lists and descriptions you need to navigate to the relevant regional web sites. Thermofisher.com offers links to their numerous country- specific sites, which carry product and service portfolios. The sheer size of the web site means that it can take some exploration to find the exact product details or information that you are looking for, however, information, once discovered, is usually well detailed.

The web site also includes press release information, and executive biographies.

Anna Payne

Biotechnology and Laboratory Robots

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