Spectro Scientific introduces New MicroLab Series
Spectro Scientific announced the launch of the new MicroLab Series all-in-one, automated lubricant analysis systems. The MicroLab platform is used in virtually every industry that operates equipment powered by engines including automotive and trucking, energy, mining and heavy equipment, agricultural and the government sector at all levels from the military to local municipalities.
The MicroLab is a multi-component analyzer used for engine, generator, gear box, power steering, and transmission fluids. It is available in two versions – the MicroLab 30 provides key properties for oil chemistry, kinematic viscosity and concentration of 10 wear and contamination metals. The MicroLab 40 version offers, in addition, an increase to 20 wear, contamination and additive metals along with the addition of a particle counter for analyzing gear and hydraulic oils.
The programmed expert system of the MicroLab combines equipment information, analysis results and a proprietary database spanning more than 20 years of oil analysis rules to provide the user easy-to-understand reports, including color-coded alarm limits and diagnostic statements of recommended maintenance actions.
The test data can be printed or wirelessly transmitted to the company’s LubeTrak data management and storage software to track and trend key oil parameters necessary for optimizing asset health and utilization.
The ability to perform oil analysis on location eliminates the ongoing expense of outside testing services and cuts down on the waiting time for test results, which can save days or even weeks. The systems provide comprehensive results in less than 20 minutes, according to Spectro Scientific.
The MicroLab was originally developed and introduced by On-Site Analysis, a company acquired by Spectro Scientific in November 2014. The MicroLab holds multiple patents and complies with ASTM 7417D-10.
“The launch of the new Spectro Scientific MicroLab series products, alongside the introduction of the CoolCheck 2 just a few months ago, marks the complete integration of On-site Analysis, Inc. into Spectro Scientific. This further solidifies Spectro Scientific as the leading provider of on-site lubrication, oil and performance fluid analysis solutions,” said Brian Mitchell, CEO of Spectro Scientific.