In addition to the existing immersion probe configurator, Hellma Analytics provides users with the possibility of selecting the required accessories for their appropriate system with the new accessories configurator.
Connector box, fiber-optical cables of customized lengths as well as the required jacket material can be chosen and combined by the user according to his specific requirements.
Thus the composition of the individually configurated probe including the required accessories couldn’t be any easier!
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Correct measuring results are the basis of a secure production and quality inspection in the food industry. In order to achieve constant qualitatively good measuring results, one should regularly qualify the spectrophotometer’s wavelength accuracy, photometric accuracy (absorption), spectral resolution and rate of stray light.
Certified Calibration Laboratory
The Hellma Analytics Calibration Laboratory – certified according to DIN EN ISO 17025 – offers ready-for-use and certified reference materials. The distinguishing feature is that these reference materials are easy to handle and re-usable for years. Thus users profit from a clean, simple and efficient solution. Complex in-house manufacturing or the use of one-time solutions will thus become unnecessary. Certified reference materials are available as so-called liquid filters with bottled reference solutions or solid filters with suitable glass materials.
Easy to use
The application is very easy and there is no need for any specific preparations. The certified reference materials are inserted into the cell holder and then the measurement or scan will be started. The displayed absorption values or peaks will then be compared to the values indicated on the DAkkS calibration certificate. Anyone who validates his spectrophotometer like this on a regular basis, secures and documents the traceability of his measured values to primary standards of the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).
The Hellma Analytics’ offer includes single reference materials as well as complete sets for certain qualification tasks. The reference materials will be delivered in a high-quality storage box provided with a DAkkS calibration certificate.
Hidden and installed hardly visible - yet extremely effective. Optical UV/Vis/NIR immersion probes from Hellma Analytics are among the analytical core pieces of innovative process analysis systems in the food industry. With optical immersion probes especially, a very efficient process management is possible. Thus manufacturing processes or quality processes can be monitored and operated in real-time. In the long run, not only a better understanding of the process will evolve but also a decrease of production periods due to minimizing of errors and the possibility to react to changes immediately. In most applications, an increase of the output quantity and at the same time less spin-off products is possible.
Process costs will be reduced
Furthermore, the examination and documentation of quality parameters can be organized very efficiently. Life cycle calculations prove that process costs will be reduced demonstrably. The return of invest for a system is often only two years, which makes it possible to operate production facilities even more efficiently.
Hellma Analytics immersion probes fulfill the food industry’s high standards using hygienic design and materials resistant to SIP/CIP that can individually be adjusted to each process.
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With reference plates from Hellma Analytics you can check the photometric and wavelength accuracy of microplate readers. They have the same dimensions as a microplate with 96 wells and a 6.6 mm diameter per window (height 14.5 x width 125 x length 85.5 mm).
Reference plate type 666.113 consists of an aluminum frame with 4 neutral density glass strips (per 16 windows), 1 holmium oxide glass stripe (16 windows) and one reference range (16 windows).
S1: Neutral Density Glass Filter NG5 (0,5 Abs),
S2: Neutral Density Glass Filter NG4 (1,0 Abs),
S3: Neutral Density Glass Filter NG3 (1,5 Abs),
S4: Neutral Density Glass Filter NG3 (2,0Abs),
S5: Holmium Oxide glass filter,
S0: Referenz (leer)
All reference plates come with a DAkkS Calibration Certificate.
With its new brochure, Hellma Analytics presents a wide range of applications of optical immersion probes and fiber optical flow cells.
Besides the presentation of various measuring principles and applications, the product lines “standard”, “modular” and “custom-designed probes” are being introduced.
The “modular” product program enables users the configuration of immersion probes completely individualized according to their demands and requirements.
Users are able to increase process efficiency and can easily and safely regulate and monitor complex reaction processes with these optical immersion probes – the ideal solution for PAT system integrators and PAT process engineers.
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Process Analytical Technology or (PAT), has been gaining popularity among thought leaders in manufacturing and quality management. This is due to the many advantages afforded by this up and coming monitoring technology. Those utilizing PAT technology have been able to improve the quality of their product, better optimize long term process-management and reduce operating costs. Long term studies have shown that this increase in the overall process-efficiency has led to a return on investment within two to three years! Optical immersion probes are a major component in the PAT monitoring scheme. They are used in conjunction with spectrophotometers to qualify and quantify reactants and end products which are critical to the manufacturing process.
Over 500.000 possibilities
As one of the leading manufacturers in this field, Hellma Analytics is proud to play a vital role by producing industrial grade probes designed to meet the stringent demands of PAT leaders. To make this manufacturing process more visible and more efficient, Hellma has released a microsite dedicated to this topic, www.mypatprobe.com. Here the PAT Engineer, System Integrator, or End User, can explore comprehensive information on this topic. The highlight of a visit to our microsite is certainly, building an optical immersion probe with our online configurator. With over a half a million combinations, it is possible, within a few minutes, to configure a ready-to-order optical immersion probe.
The German Hightech Industry Association „Spectaris“ accepted the invitation of Hellma Analytics and visited Müllheim on October 30. About 20 guests from companies also operating in the optical and analytical sector attended three interesting marketing lectures in the morning. In the afternoon, separate workshops were held to enhance the knowledge gained. All guests were really impressed by Hellma Analytics. The exemplary organization and the company’s entire appearance were much complimented on - also the tour within the new production line ECLIPS caused some ‘Eureka moments’. Even guests from considerably larger companies were impressed by the manufacturing organization, professionalism and precision in the micrometer range.
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Optical immersion probes are used in photometric applications e.g. the determination of a reaction end point. Conventional immersion probes will often not to be able to withstand extreme process conditions for long and therefore fail at an early stage. This can lead to significant costs – in the last resort, the whole manufacturing process could come to a halt. Now Hellma Analytics offers a new and one-of-a-kind immersion probe that withstands even the roughest process conditions. Furthermore, this individually designed probe is completely made of quartz glass, flange included, and can do without susceptible O-rings for sealing. To avoid disturbing stray light, the measuring head is made of black quartz glass. It is bonded to the quartz glass probe body monolithically. Thus the probe is extremely resistant against acids and corrosion. Additionally, it is possible to use this probe in a very hot process environment of 180° C up to 300°C; and it is pressure tested up to 9 bar.
Talk to us about your specifications. We will gladly implement your individual optical immersion probe.
The Fluorescence TrayCell is a high performance measuring cell to expand fluorescence spectrometers.
Inserted into the spectrometer’s standard cell holder, it extends the spectrometer with the possibility to carry out fluorimetric measurements of samples with a volume of only 2 μl. Alterations are not required. The Fluorescence TrayCell is highly sensitive because samples can be measured undiluted. With no movable parts, this measuring cell is entirely maintenance-free. It is the ideal addition for users of molecular biological fluorescence assays and fluorescence spectrometers in the field of molecular biology.
To learn more about this cell download this information sheet.
Müllheim, 2nd July 2012. The numerous possibilities UV/Vis, NIR and Raman spectroscopy are offering for optimising process reliability and efficiency draws more and more attention on Process Analytical Technology – or PAT. At the same time, the demand for “easy to implement PAT solutions” is growing rapidly as in the way of transferring the process analyses from the convenient research laboratories into the rough production environment often is peppered with hurdles.
PAT-World novelty Web-Configurator
The new modular design principle by Hellma Analytics will help all the PAT engineers to take these hurdles with ease. Each production environment may look completely different, so a PAT engineer typically needs to look for the best fitting UV/Vis or NIR probe to be installed in the production plant and to be connected to his spectrometer to finally and practicably use the online process analyses to control and thus improve his production process in terms of reliability and efficiency.
Once you have chosen the right optics for your probe you can go ahead configurating that probe by various options. Pick the flange which fits to the production plant and simply define the total length of the probe required, so the measurement will be taken at the ideal position within the vessel or pipe. You should not forget to make sure that the probe withstands the potentially rough environment by selecting between different materials and several options regarding temperature and pressure conditions. You will end up with 1 individual probe fitting your production environment.
More than 500,000 possible configurations
The above probe shows just 1 out of over 500,000 possible configurations. The modular design principle is accompanied by a selection of accessories to go along with the probe. Most important are the fibre cables to connect the probe with your UV/Vis or NIR spectrometer. You also may want to pick special protective sleeves to protect the fibre cables from external influences.
The modular design principle by Hellma Analytics can be accessed online or via a brochure. With this simple to use configurator, PAT engineers will have an easy time during the processes of budgeting and planning the implementation of Process Analytical Technologies in the actual production facilities.
Find out more at www.myPATprobe.com
Müllheim, 22nd May 2012. Applications in process analytical technology (PAT) are just as numerous as they are individual. Furthermore, the monitoring and control of sophisticated production processes is frequently very complex and cost intensive. The use of optical immersion probes in UV/Vis or NIR process analysis can support processes proactively. Process monitoring using online measurements not only measurably increases process performance, but it can also measurably increase plant efficiency and process safety. Up until now, the configuration of the correct immersion probe was very time consuming and associated with the need for considerable clarification. The fact that this can be different will be demonstrated for the first time by Hellma Analytics at the Achema 2012 in Frankfurt.
World novelty: More than 500,000 possibilities
The world first Web Configurator is acclaimed to offer more than 500,000 possibilities to configure an individual optical immersion probe very simply and within just a few minutes. At the same time, a fixed price is also provided. On the basis of a number of essential parameters, such as e.g. the measuring principle, light path, material, pressure, temperature, length, diameter, to mention just a few, the user clicks through the configurator list and receives his individual immersion probe configuration at the end. “The system is unique in the market and offers for those responsible for processes the highest level of satisfaction and clear advantages,” says Markus Riegger, Sales Director at Hellma Analytics. “Not only the speed of configuration is unique – thanks to the modular system, our customers are also able to profit from significantly shorter delivery times,” added Riegger.
The Web Configurator will be presented to the public for the first time at the Achema 2012 in Frankfurt.
Since its foundation in 1922, the company has been using its knowledge, experiences, ideas and the medium light to be able to tackle important analytical tasks in industry and research with absolute reliability. Thus on a day-to-day basis, high-quality products are manufactured, which improve in their final use people’s quality of life. This is possible as quality standards and also values, commitment with heart and soul and interaction between people are being actively practised. Responsibility is the basis for this – a concept which is going to be shared more and more with customers and the public in the future.
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