Pittcon 2012 Interviews Videos

Pittcon 2012 Interviews Videos
Tim Glose from PANalytical shows us their OBLF OES (optical emission spectroscopy system) for analysis of metals including trace element analysis. The system uses new technology that enables the instrument to take 2 measurements simultaneoulsy, with results being produced in around 15 seconds.
The QE65 Pro from Ocean Optics is a versatile spectrometer than can be set up for low level light measurement scenarios like Raman or Fluorescence spectroscopy. Dr. Yvette Mattley runs a couple of quick demonstration to show how the QE65 Pro performs in both these modes.
Enrique Lozano from B&W Tek shows us their nanoRam, Raman spectrometer, a portable/handheld instrument that is simple to operate and provides results in seconds. It can be used to analyze powder, liquid and gel samples.
The Multisizer 4 is a particle size analyzer from Beckman Coulter that uses the Coulter principle to determine particle size. Ed Hoff explains how this principle is based on electrical resistance making it independent of refractive index unlike light scattering techniques. Furthermore, it measures the size of each individual particle making it extremely accurate.
The 3D DMA, dynamic mechanical analyzer from Psylotech is used to test polymeric materials to produce data for use in numerical simulations such as FEA (finite element analysis). Alex Arzoumanidis points out the main differences between the 3D DMA and other more conventional DMA instruments
Brooks Instrument manufacture a wide range of thermal mass flow controllers. Nigel Glover quickly runs us through some of their range and introduces us to the new GF40 series thermal mass flow controllers with multi-gas control. This feature allows them to make changes to process gases during a a single run.
Dan Walsh from Spectro Inc shows us the main features and demonstrates just how fast and easy the Spectro VISC Q3000 portable kinematic viscometer is to use. It is extremely small and can be easily taken on-site to provide on the spot viscosity readings, producing results in a matter of seconds.
Bill Flecky from Phenom-World shows us their new flagship, desktop scanning electron microscope (SEM) the proX, which includes elemental analysis using an in-built EDS system.
The Scion Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometers (GC/MS) is the winner of the Laboratory Equipment Readers Choise Award for 2012. Rohan Thakur from Bruker tells us about their single and triple quadrupole GC/MS systems and points out some of their key features.

Tim Drake from Aspex Corp at Pittcon 2012.

Introducing the ASPEX EXpress Desktop SEM: When size and budgets are key, the ASPEX EXpress desktop SEM provides superior particle analysis capabilities at an affordable price. Designed for "out of the lab" applications, the ASPEX EXpress desktop has plenty of power to do routine automated particle analysis with ease, speed and reliability.

The innoRam Raman spectrometer from B&W Tek is the first Raman spectrometer to feature an integrated touch screen computer, but can also be used with an external computer. It is an extremely sensitive instrument with excellent resolution despite it's small size.
The Mastersizer 3000 from Malvern Instruments replaces the Mastersizer 2000 particle size analyzer. Julie Chen gives us a run down on the new features and operation of the Mastersizer 3000.
Quantachrome have introduced the 1905/3805 Wave Series porosity analyzers. These use a totally electronic technique that is extremely fast compared to other techniques such as gas sorption that can take many hours, as well as mercury porosimetry that can take tens of minutes and uses mercury, that is often undesirable.
The ICAP-Q ICPMS from Thermo Scientific is a new instrument that has been designed from the ground up that not only provides ease of use, but also easy maintenance. While the software interface makes the instrument easy to drive other features such as the redesigned Q-Cell collision cell help increase productivity by a factor of 2 over other ICPMS systems as well as improving sensitivity by 3 to 4 times.
Vincent Larat from Horiba explains how the XploRA Raman spectrometer works and provides us with a real time demonstration of how the system works.
The EU will soon feel the impact of the recently published their definition of nanomaterials. Jeremy Warren from Nanosight indicates how this will impact EU, in particular areas such as ecotoxicology and environmental monitoring.
Thermo Scientific have introduced the Trace 1300 Series gas chromatographs that incorporate breakthrough technology. Fausto Pigozzo shows us the new features including new injectors and detectors which help increase productivity and sensitivity with fast data acquisition in a more compact instrument.
Dr Jochen Hallmann from Hellma demonstrates their High Precision Cuvettes. Hellma are a glass and quartz glass manufacturer with 90 years experience. Here Dr Hallmann demonstrates the wide range of properties that their cuvettes have. He also demonstrates their sealed calibration standards cuvettes that can be used to validate photometers.
The TG 209 F1 Libra is the latest generation TGA (thermogravimetric analyzer) from Netzsch Instruments. It measures mass change as a function of temperature and has an operatingtemperature of between 10 and 1100°C.
This video shows the application of optical profiler from Zeta Instruments. A transparent sample is located on the stage of the profiler.