22.05.2024 by Aileen Sammler

How to Connect Your Materials Testing Laboratory to the Digital World

In manufacturing industries, such as polymer processing, engineering or coating, the role of data-driven decision-making is crucial. It is essential for enhancing operational efficiency and providing a competitive advantage across different sectors. This principle also applies to material development and quality control in the material testing lab, where data can serve as a foundation for innovation and discovery.

In this context, adopting B2B SaaS solutions and IoT technology can fundamentally transform data management practices. With the support of AI, these technologies can further streamline operations and drive significant advancements in your laboratory. Establishing a single source of truth database with advanced data analysis and automation, in which all relevant data is collected, leads to a significant increase in efficiency, more precise control and optimization of laboratory processes.

However, it is often a daunting task to connect your material-testing laboratory to the digital world. Laboratories and their respective IT departments must go to great lengths to integrate their instruments and data protocols into a unified infrastructure that can streamline processes and obtain data-driven insights.

How Does This Work in Daily Practice in the Laboratory?

To make this transformation practical, laboratories need solutions that enable centralized access to all lab data. Only then, you can use your data effectively, discover new insights, speed up your research projects, and identify anomalies in quality control more quickly. Ultimately, this also forms the crucial data basis to utilize AI for even more advanced data analysis, fast visualizations, and informed decision-making. Here, LabV® comes into play.

LabV® is a cloud-based software solution that enables centralized access to all lab data. This software consists of an AI-powered digital assistant for enhanced insights and offers effortless and secure data management – regardless of existing test devices, methods, and IT infrastructure. The integrated digital assistant utilizes next-generation AI to transform text commands into complex data analyses and fast visualizations. It works with your data to boost productivity and insights.

A Guide to Achieving Efficient Data Management in Labs

Connecting a testing laboratory to the digital world involves integrating various instruments and data protocols into a unified IT system. This guide outlines practical ways to achieve efficient data management in labs, focusing on the adoption of B2B SaaS solutions and IoT technology. It aims to support labs in the digital transformation process, ensuring that they can leverage their data for innovation and quality control while overcoming integration challenges.

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The Future of Lab Efficiency with Artificial Intelligence

LabV® utilizes next-generation AI to optimize your lab experience, transforming your commands into actions with LabV®’s fully embedded digital assistant.

The AI-powered digital assistant facilitates data analysis and enables laboratories to generate insights effortlessly. Similar to ChatGPT, LabV® creates visualizations, identifies trends and uncovers complex correlations with simple commands:

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AI in the material testing lab - LabV® - The Data Management Platform

Perfect Combined: LabV® and Thermal Analyzers by NETZSCH

LabV® can be seamlessly integrated into any lab device, including NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing's thermal analysis instruments, such as thermobalances, differential scanning calorimeters, dynamic-mechanical analyzers, and dilatometers, just to name a few.

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