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Article Type: Web sites From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 39, Issue 2
Labman Automation Ltd
Labman Automation is a 30-year old UK company that develops bespoke, often completely original, automated robotic systems to companies around the world.
Labman’s comprehensive web site provides a wealth of information, including 11 different examples of bespoke systems: bioenergy and crop science, drug discovery, formulation systems, instrument integration, liquid handling, mining, powder feeding, testing and qc, unique applications, water analysis, and weighing systems.
The site also comprises links to Labman’s products and services, and features an application search key.
Hamilton Robotics, a company that coexists both in the USA and Europe, specialises in robotic liquid handling systems.
Hamilton’s state-of-the-art web site decribes its applications and robotics, and also offers the site visitor a virtual tour. Additional links highlight the company’s awards, news, events, careers, and service.
There is also a portal to Hamilton’s other web sites on sample storage and laboratory products.
Synchron Lab Automation
Headquartered in The Netherlands, Synchron Lab Automation and Engineering is a supplier of innovative laboratory automation solutions in Europe.
Synchron’s dynamic homepage provides an overview and a sampling of what the rest of the site covers in-depth on its: company, products, applications, engineering, downloads, and services.
Synchron’s robotics range is based on automated pipetting stations and includes: liquid handlers, xperimate x-y-z pipetting platform, tomtec 96/384 pipetting, nano dispensing, plate sealing, plate stackers and washers, automated homogenizers, and robotic arms.
Process Analysis & Automation Ltd
Process Analysis & Automation Ltd (paa) provides state-of-the-art automation and measurement technology to the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Their robots are categorized into two types, laboratory and factory, and can be found with further detail under the hardware portion of the products tab.
The rest of paa’s thorough web site contains materials on its applications, including case studies and a video library; services; OEM products; downloads; and support. (www.essa.com.au/EssaProductsIndex.aspx).
Located in the USA, Hudson Robotics is a leader in microplate automation, robotics, liquid handling and customised software-driven solutions that can be used in areas such as drug discovery, and clinical research and pharmaceutical development, including high throughput screening, proteomics and genomics.
Hamilton’s clear and concise web site encompasses its company, products, software, an extensive library, and news.
SSI Robotics, located in Minnesota, USA, provides automation products and OEM equipment for the life science and industrial markets.
SSI’s well laid out web site features ten products, which include information on robotic workcells and the robot systems they integrate.
The services link provides a guide to the company’s wide-ranging services which focus not only on the development, validation and contract manufacturing of medical devices, laboratory instruments and equipment for large OEMS, but also on general industrial automation services.
Argon Lab Systems
Australia’s Argon Labs is a division of Argon Technology and specialises in laboratory automation solutions. They also have vast experience in industrial robot automation.
Argon’s products and services menu explains its Laboratory Engineering, Robot Integration, Acid Digestion Laboratory, Aqua Regia Laboratory, Sample Preparation Laboratory, Titration System, and its custom Robot Armour.
Applications and industries, primarily the mining, soil analysis and mineral processing, are other links on Argon’s web site.
The Robot Scientist, perhaps the first physical implementation of the task of scientific discovery in a microbiology laboratory, is a research project of the computational biology research group at Aberystwyth University.
This interesting project and web site presents the in depth work of its two Robot Scientists, Adam (investigating yeast functional genomics) and Eve (investigating drug screening).
Associations and organizationsThe Laboratory Robotics Interest Group Home
Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening