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Application oriented laboratory automation from Labtex and Hitec Zang

Apr 17 2024

The Hitec Zang LabManager system is an automation and/or process control system for laboratories, mini and pilot-plant equipment. Available in the UK from Labtex,  it is suitable for the automation of virtually all chemical procedures reaching from batch, semi-batch and continuous processes. The LabManager system was developed in close cooperation with specialists from laboratories and pilot plant stations of major chemical companies. It has proved its worth in a great number of areas as a standard tool.

The product family, contains automation devices of different sizes that are built up in a modular manner. This ensures that you always obtain a device which best meets your requirements. The connecting technology is uniformly based on slide-in modules with four inputs or outputs in each case and standardised plugs and sockets.

The LabManager® module racks generally equipped with a 32-bit CPU slide-in module. Communication is carried out with the operator station using Ethernet or an optional RS-232. interface.

The power-saving processor technology produces very little heat loss so that the devices can be generally run without forced ventilation. This ensures high reliability and service life.

The robust metal case of the LabManager® is suitable for free-standing arrangement and for the mounting in control cabinets or 19-inch racks. The user interfaces for the basic device functions are located on the front panel of the LabManager®.

Characteristics & Advantages

  • 32-Bit-CPU
  • Redundant time base and system monitoring system (Watchdog)
  • USB interfaces for data media and optional interfaces
  • RS-485 Modbus interfaces
  • Ethernet and RS-232 interface
  • Integrated power supply for sensors and actuators
  • 2-point scaling/calibration for all data points (inputs, outputs,...)
  • Limit and warn values for all data points
  • Manual/automatic mode for all data points
  • Integrated filter functions: low pass, averaging, min., max., distribution, variance
  • Linearisation tables for Pt100, NiCr-Ni, Fe-CuNi (type L), etc. and user-defined tables in the flash memory
  • Device components for connections of data points
  • Sensor and conductor error detection

In accordance with the requirements of the NAMUR Working Party for research process control computer systems (RPCCS), particular care has been directed to develop a user-friendly HMI. A compact design, and a high application flexibility. With help from the graphically programmable recipe control system HiBatch and a unit operation library, a customer without automation-technical knowledge can program the control program for a complex synthesis in a few minutes.

Hitec Zang offers a wide range of turnkey solutions, single components and services for the laboratories, pilot-plants and mini-plants for the chemistry, pharmacy, biotechnology and food sectors. The product range includes everything required for research and development with small reactor systems. Hitec Zang LabManager systems have become established as a quasi-standard for laboratory automation in the field of research and development. An interdisciplinary team of specialists in the fields of chemistry, process engineering, bio process engineering and automation technology provides support and consultation for all customers.

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