USA: Lab Software Automate Thermal Analysis Workflows with New Autopilot Software
A new first of its kind software for TA Instruments’ thermal analysis product line is set to help customers save time and money by automating standard operating procedures.
New Castle/USA — Waters Corporation introduced Trios Autopilot software from its TA Instruments Division for its thermal analyzer product line. The software helps laboratory staff using TA’s thermal analyzers create routine and streamlined standard operating procedures (SOPs) up to 25 percent faster, and avoid transcription errors that can inhibit productivity and can lead to inconsistent thermal analysis measurements that are used to assess materials performance as well as batch-to-batch product quality.
As a premium feature now available for TA Instruments’ thermal analyzers and rheometers, the Trios Autopilot software Onetouch interface guides operators with video and text prompts that simplifies the process of getting test results. The software comes with a comprehensive set of pre-written express scripts for automating many common procedures such as sample loading, instrument calibration and verification, and formatting and exporting data files into laboratory information management systems (LIMS).
Trios Autopilot is the first thermal analysis software to be based on Google’s visual programming interface, Blockly, which is opensource software that gives operators an intuitive way to create custom scripts and configure them for thermal analysis applications without the need to learn a higher-level programming language. This allows laboratories to capture written SOPs, along with the institutional knowledge of more experienced operators, and codify them into scripts that can be shared throughout the enterprise. To ensure compliance with regulatory requirements such as 21CFRPart11, Trios Autopilot software features built-in audit trails and data integrity options with electronic signatures. The software is now available worldwide from TA Instruments.