Improve service with reliable laboratory testing

Automated analytical solutions backed by the latest in connectivity software ensure consistent laboratory testing of food, agricultural and environmental samples.

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Labelling, food safety, investigative testing, traceability, food authenticity, environmental research – the work of government and research labs has never been more relevant.  

As demand for reliable laboratory testing increases, the delivery of results can be challenged by operational pressures of time, resources and training of laboratory staff. At the same time, safety procedures cannot be compromised. It is here that the latest developments in  automation, sensor-controlled safety checks, reporting, on-line support and more have all become an essential part of today’s laboratory operations.   

Innovative solutions from FOSS embody such advances to ensure reliable laboratory testing every step of the way from sample handling to reporting on completed tests. With all aspects covered, busy laboratories can ensure the overall flow of reliable test data, day after day and year after year.  

Reliable laboratory testing with speed and efficiency

Well-trained laboratory professionals are good at lots of things, but when it comes to doing repeated reference analysis, an automated system is always going to be more consistent. For each and every analysis, things are done in the right order at the right time and with exactly the right temperature settings and the same dosage of solvents and chemicals. 

Fully-automated fibre analysis offers just one example of how maximum automation and minimal human intervention helps to make reference analysis more consistent.  

Non-attended measurement of up to six samples simultaneously releases staff to do other things – it can even run overnight. Total analysis time is two hours and operator time is just two minutes. Learn more in this video case story.  





Save time and share knowledge with digital connectivity


As with all aspects of analytical technology, automated solutions for the laboratory are benefitting from the latest developments in digital networking.


Networking facilities collect results from different labs all in one place for overview and traceability down to the finest detail including records of instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, remote service and diagnostics. Data storage and networking software facilities help to meet growing demands for the documentation of results. For instance, automatic recording of measurement activity provides lists of results for improved quality assurance routines and traceability.


Some specific features that enhance knowledge sharing include:


1. Connected instruments for ease of management

2. FossAssure Reports on status of instrumentation

3. Common shared overview of data

4. Sample matching facilities for monitoring calibrations for NIR instruments and for creating new ones

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Reliable laboratory testing is the foundation of any laboratory


No result is better than its reference. That’s why FOSS automated chemical analysis solutions rely on a solid calibration based on officially approved reference methods and regulations such as ISO, AOAC, IDF and EPA and the European standard for determination of acid detergent fibre (ADF) and acid detergent lignin (ADL).

Using an officially approved method ensures:


  • Results that are valid on a worldwide basis
  • Minimal work to validate the application
  • Accurate results on a wide range of samples
  • Potential for use of results for measurement uncertainty values in collaborative studies


An example of an approved method made simple and safe is the Soxtec™ 8000 extraction unit and Hydrotec™ hydrolysis unit. The solution is the first fully automated solution for total fat analysis with the Soxhlet method. The unique, patented Hydrocap filter contains the sample all the way from initial weighing through hydrolysis to final extraction.

Cut the workload with fast and clean indirect methods


Indirect will never replace reference. Nonetheless there is much to be gained from the logical use of indirect methods for tasks such determining the nature of samples before spending time and resources on reference tests. Embracing the potential of indirect methods also promotes a more sustainable use of chemicals because the much cleaner indirect methods can take some of the volume out of laboratory tests. An example of a highly versatile indirect solution for reliable laboratory testing is the NIRS™ DS3. This easy to use NIR analyser provides the information you need to decide internal pre-treatments and processes. The innovative NIRS™ DS3 combines unique analytical performance with the latest software and networking services, making reliable test data more easily available than ever.

Performance, uptime and transparency of data


All FOSS solutions combine technology you can trust with the most advanced connectivity capabilities. This complete solution approach enables consistent high analytical performance for maximum return on investment and unrivalled service and support.

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With you in your daily work


Our integrated and remotely controlled support and optimisation services ensure maximum value from all your FOSS solution wherever you are in the world. Beyond on-site maintenance, our service engineers and application specialists are always with you online. The team monitors performance status and secures that your connected analytical operations run smoothly. Our preventive maintenance warrants up-time and quality of data - day after day. Read more