Fast Analysis of Metals
22/08/2018 10:17

Fast analysis of metals
The Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa's biggest producer of copper and cobalt, and provides more than 60% of the world's cobalt. Cobalt is a vital component in mobile phone batteries. It is also a key component in the lithium-ion batteries that power electronic devices and electric cars. As a result prices for it have more than doubled last year thanks to an increased demand.

Previously the supply of cobalt depended on demand in the markets for copper and nickel, but with cobalt prices increasing and consumption estimated to rise up to 10% a year, its status as a by-product to more valuable metal has changed.

With the increased anticipated consumption of cobalt, fast analysis of the metals is imperative. This can be done simply and effectively by potentiometric titration.

Breaking the limits of all existing automation solutions: The OMNIS Sample Robot addresses the need of large QC laboratories in the manufacturing industries as well as contract laboratories for an efficient titration solution to cope with high sample loads at the lowest possible cost per sample.

Entirely modular by design, the OMNIS Sample Robot benefits users with unique flexibility and unmatched performance - for a whole new level of productivity!

Walk-away automation for up to 175 samples - Time savings of up to 60 %

The OMNIS Sample Robot can accommodate up to four work stations. They can be used to perform up to four titrations in parallel saving 60% in time compared to performing the same application on a stand-alone system. With OMNIS, users can consolidate and automat all their titration applications on a single platform.

Hot-swapping sample racks for continuous reloading

Users can assign their routine applications to dedicated work stations on the OMNIS Sample Robot to keep a perfect overview. When the OMNIS Sample Robot has finished analysing the samples on a particular rack, it can be simply exchanged while the system keeps working – uninterrupted.

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