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Rudolph Research Automation Quick Guide
Rudolph Research offers a wide range of Flexible Automation Solutions designed to work efficiently for your application.
We can Automate any combination of Density, Specific Gravity, Refractive Index, BRIX, Optical Rotation, Specific rotation, Color, and pH. These measurements can also determine results such as concentrations, of Alcohol, Sugar, Color and countless others using standard and custom concentration tables, or you can create your own.
The many benefits of automating measurements in your lab.
Automation, Reduces Human error
Gathers more data, automatically, using minimal amounts of sample.
Saves labor costs and frees up staff for more important work
Automatic data export for security
Improve Reproducibility by standardizing cleaning and sample loading
Automated Measurements are applicable to many industries
Flavor and Fragrance
Waxes and Paraffins
Purchase the correct system for your needs. Buying only as much capability and capacity as you need.
Step One, Determine the testing instrumentation your application or industry requires.
Do you need a Density Meter, Refractometer, pH Meter, Polarimeter, Colorimeter or a Spectrophotometer
Step Two, determine your Fluid Handling/Pumping and Rinsing requirements.
What is the viscosity of your most viscous sample?
Does your sample need to be pre-heated to flow?
Will you rinse the system with the next sample, or do you need up to 3 specific solvents after each sample?
Step Three – Choose the best Automation configuration for your samples and workflow.
Do you just have 1-2 samples that you wish to measure and then automatically clean the system when finished?
Do you have high volumes of samples requiring up to 140 carousel rack positions?
Do you want to use standard test tubes or avoid decanting by using your bottles in a custom rack built just for your sample vials.
Now let’s look at some industry specific Automation Configurations.
Using a two-sample drawer automation system with a Polarimeter allows the user to measure their Blank and sample in one operation. The method would then consist of loading the blank, cleaning, and then measuring the sample under test. The instrument will end with a cleaning and drying the measurement cell, so the instrument is always left ready to use.
Alcohol Beverage Testing
When testing beverages containing alcohol the primary reason for measurement is to determine the %ABV or Proof of the final product. The Rudolph TTB approved DDM 2911 PLUS is the measurement instrument, and it can produce measurements per sample in 2-3 minutes. A high-throughput alcohol lab has many samples per day, automatically cleaning and drying in between samples improves reproducibility and accuracy.
Very Fast Cycle Times
Highly evaporative alcohol samples may be kept in capped sample vials or
bottles until time of measurement by Rudolph’s cap piercing needle.
Flavor and Fragrance Industries
R837 Carousel with Density, Refractometer, Polarimeter, Colorimeter and pH Meter
The Flavor and Fragrance industries have unique needs. Many wish to make multiple tests of their sample such as Density, Optical Rotation, RI or Brix, pH, and Color, all with one 12ml sample load. Since samples may be scarce or very valuable.
Custom racks use custom choice of vial or bottle thereby eliminating decanting
Use up to 3 solvents
Cap piercing Needle allows you to keep your samples sealed
Using a Rudolph AutoFlex® R817 Automation solution in the sugar laboratory minimizes sample handling and measures:
Brix, Purity, Density, SG, and pH in 2 minutes and with just 8ml of sample.
Rudolph automation systems clean automatically
Biological Fluid Analysis
Labs testing biological fluids such as urine, work with very limited sample volume. Urine labs must test 100’s of samples per day therefore automating sample loading, cleaning while still using 2ml of sample is a must.
Food and Beverage Quality Control
Rudolph Polarimeter, Density Meter, Refractometer, Colorimeter, and Automation Carousel
Food and Beverage companies use Rudolph for Quality Control testing. Rudolph’s automated testing solutions offer multiple instruments to perform multi-parameter tests, such as SG, Density, RI/BRIX, Optical Rotation, Color, pH. Rudolph offers exclusive and superior sample handling including: bar code reading, sample agitation, sample pumping and suction, and up to 3 rinsing agents.
Rudolph Density Meter and Heated R837 Carousel
Petroleum companies have a wide variety of samples to test in many different viscosities. Often samples are so viscous that they must be heated.
Rudolph offers heated sample racks and tubing for 2, 20, or 40 Rudolph heated and un-heated racks can be mixed giving you the flexibility to run both heated and non-heated samples.
With up to 3 rinse solvents, you can be sure your instrument and pathways are left clean and ready for more samples (From jet fuels, lubricants, or heavy crudes).
Why Choose a Rudolph Automation System?
More Samples per Hour
Contact Rudolph Research Analytical to consult with one of our Automation Specialists to discover how Rudolph can add Automation to your laboratory.
Rudolph Research Analytical
55 Newburgh Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 USA