Mining companies rely on laboratory testing to verify the quality of their end products and maintain adherence to local environmental, governmental and other regulatory requirements, such as ISO 17025. A LIMS is a critical component of any mining operation for quality control, efficiency optimization, throughput of continuous processes, and compliance with product and environmental safety standards. Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS software delivers automation, scalability, and reliability, connecting the laboratory to the production facility.
SampleManager LIMS software has been serving the needs of the mining industry for decades, helping to improve efficiency and quality from mineral exploration through to final processing. LIMS provides real-time feedback on sample deviations, reduces paper, and automates processes to increase efficiencies and enable faster and better-informed decision making. SampleManager LIMS software provides the foundation for a complete laboratory automation solution by integrating instruments with laboratory and business systems, including PIMS, MES, and ERP solutions.
The LIMS enables field or on-site laboratory and plant managers to track, monitor, measure, analyze, and report critical events and actions in real-time. Enhanced compliance features tie instrument and operator information to calibration samples and results so that instrument configuration and operator identity can be rendered automatically. Managers can produce a full audit trail for ISO 17025 or regulatory requirements and gather, review, and analyze real-time data in a dynamic environment.
SampleManager LIMS software provides interactive graphs, charts, tables, maps, and other data mining tools that deliver real-time information for decision making. It is flexible and configurable to accommodate various workflows, and integrates easily with other applications and instruments in and out of the lab, providing one standard user interface that helps mining companies maintain process standardization across multiple labs.
LIMS designed to improve lab efficiency, speed turnaround time, and enable compliance with standards, such as ISO 17025. Standard ASTM methods are configured using the Laboratory Execution System (LES) to step analysts through procedures to ensure repeatable testing and quality results. Labs can rely on the LIMS security, electronic signature, and complete audit trail to enable compliance. Enterprise connectivity enables a holistic view of the organization, providing KPIs to decision makers to ensure quality, and automating actions to drive rapid product release.
Flexible integration and data visualization capabilities are the foundation of the connected laboratory. Building a laboratory ecosystem that connects people, instruments, consumables, and software requires the right capabilities and tools. Thermo Fisher Scientific combines a complete suite of integration tools with expertise in connectivity, data visualization, e-commerce, services, and infrastructure, helping you uncover the hidden value of your data.
Good sample management processes are necessary to plan and execute sample testing. Automate sample point scheduling and view your sample plan via a calendar.
Insight into instrument usage and maintenance can increase lab efficiency. Monitor the status of the lab’s instruments, schedule work and maintenance. Connect data from elemental analyzers in the lab to production data.
Inventory and storage management functions retain where items have been stored and for how long. LIMS software manages stock supplies and reagents and can assign automatic reorder alerts.
Understanding the overhead and capacity that your team can support is key to determining timelines, reporting on turnaround times, and resourcing projects. See a complete overview of samples that are queued and their status.
Workflows guide analysts through each step of complex or infrequent methods to ensure successful execution. Eliminate rework through repeatable execution of methods and processes.
Users can quickly build workflows which map to actual laboratory processes, automating decisions and actions and reducing the need for user intervention. Labs can easily adapt to new methods and process changes.
Instrument control for laboratory robotics and sample preparation equipment including Thermo Fisher and other vendors.
Collect and share data securely in real-time with collaborators in your lab or across the globe.
LIMS software can connect to Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Process Information Management Systems (PIMS), electronic lab notebooks (ELN), product life cycle management (PLM) systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and analytical data management solutions.
The option to deploy using a Thermo Fisher managed infrastructure including servers, OS and database, backup, disaster recovery and information security monitoring, reducing initial hardware and ongoing IT costs.
Secure system access and capabilities to comply with the latest environmental and industry regulations like ISO 17025 and ASTM methods.
Cybersecurity is critical to ensure data integrity and business continuity. Ensure secure data and system access on premises or in the cloud.
A mobile LIMS application makes features via table in the lab or at a sampling point so you can take the LIMS with you to execute methods and collect and process samples. Record the GPS location of the sample and scan in the barcode using the device camera.
Reports are accessible via dashboards which give an overview at a glance. Any information stored within LIMS software can be displayed pictorially or in a dashboard, providing a quick snapshot of relevant information and Key Performance Indicators.
Information in the LIMS can be reported on, shared, analyzed, and audited. All relationships and metadata are captured, enabling users to work with data in context.