Automation has been a key emphasis when it comes to a lot of existing workflows and overall advancements with various R&D and QC departments. The VROC® initium one plus has been a key critical workhorse added to many customer's repository. Here is a checklist and basic schedule of how to prepare and what to expect once your automated viscometer is in-house!
VROC® initium one plus Installation Checklist:
1. Lab space requirements:
VROC® initium one plus and AutoSampler: 30” x 26” x 30” (W x L x H)
Space for computer
Space for waste container (must be below unit for gravity driven flow)
2. Utility requirements:
3 power outlets (initium, AutoSampler, computer)
(optional) Dry air or nitrogen, dew point < 1C. ¼-28” connection to unit, or 1/8” female quick connect fitting. Required for measurements or sample storage below 20°C
3. Computer requirements:
Local admin rights
OS: 64-bit Windows 7-10.
RAM: 8 GB
Storage: 512 GB
Processor: Core i5 or i7 (Broadwell or later) recommended
System Resolution: 1920x1080 (15” or larger monitor recommended)
Software Requirements: Microsoft Excel, PDF viewer
USB Ports: 3 (2 should be on the same board). USB 3.0 ports are not currently compatible
DPI Scaling: 100%
Regional Settings: US
Starter kit (includes 100 caps and vials)
PPE for vendor (if required by customer)
Viscosity standard and/or samples to measure (optional)
Scale- at least 1kg maximum weight, 0.1g resolution
5. Solvents - Solvents must be obtained before installation.
Chemical labels for solvent bottles (as required by customer)
Tray configuration (which setup needs to be calibrated during installation- 40 vial, 96 well, or both. If tray is calibrated, they need to provide the 96 well plate for the installation.)
VROC® initium one plus Training Schedule:
*Note: schedule is flexible and may need to be adjusted if needed* Schedule includes detailed training which covers maintenance and basic troubleshooting for 2 certified users. Additional users can be trained in basic operation of the unit.
All Day - Installation and IQ/OQ
Hands on Training (Maintenance)
Hands on Training continued
Sample Prep and Overnight Run
Data Analysis and Clariti Tutorial
Basic Training for Additional users and any additional runs
Contact one of our rheology experts to learn more about our installation and other services!
Written By: Grace Baek, RheoSense Operations Manager