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Thermo Fisher Scientific Demonstrates Advanced Laboratory Data Management Functionality for the Mining Industry at EXPOMIN 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is exhibiting its full range of solutions for the mining industry, designed to offer improved efficiencies and increased productivity, within booth 500-2 at EXPOMIN 2010, taking place from April 12-16 in Santiago, Chile.     

For success in the laboratory or in the field, those in the mining industry are focused on improving efficiencies and controlling processes so that they can realize increased margins, verify the quality of their end products and maintain adherence to local environmental, governmental or other regulatory requirements, such as ISO 17025. 

Thermo Scientific products have been serving the needs of the mining industry for decades, helping to improve efficiency and quality and thereby ensuring profitability. The Thermo Scientific range of products for the mining industry, which covers exploration through processing, is proven to handle industrial conditions and provide high levels of accuracy and availability year after year. From complete bulk weighing and monitoring systems and automatic sampling systems to online sampling and analysis stations, our instruments and informatics solutions use the latest technology and software to ensure optimum accuracy and performance.   

In the Field  

The instruments of choice in elemental analysis solutions for mining and exploration, Thermo Scientific Niton XRF analyzers have the ability to instantly determine the elemental composition of sample data at all stages of the exploration process. With more than 2,000 analyzers already deployed in the global mining industry, this family of analyzers, now including the value-leading Niton® XL2 as well as the performance-leading Niton XL3t GOLDDTM, allows mining companies of any size to access a range of products that are engineered from the ground up to withstand harsh mining environments, reduce laboratory costs and improve efficiency. Further, users are offered the choice of an out-of-the-box field mapping option or the flexibility of seamless integration with their existing mapping packages. Regardless of the option chosen, handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XRF analyzers excel at storing results that are matched to GPS coordinates. These results can simply be downloaded to existing GIS and data analysis packages.  

For mining customers seeking a rugged nuclear density gauge capable of highly accurate readings using an extremely small source, the company offers the Thermo Scientific DensityPRO. Based on energy attenuation technology, the gauge is also commonly mounted on pipes that range in size from 25.4 mm (1 inch) to 1066.8 mm (42 inches) to measure percent by weight of solids, concentrations and slurries. It is also used in thickener underflow applications to measure tailings underflow. The system offers a wide range of features and is easy to use and maintain.   

The Thermo Scientific bulk weighing and monitoring product line offers a complete portfolio of conveyor scales, automatic sampling systems, weighbelt feeders, tramp metal detection and conveyor safety switches, as well as a range of continuous and point-level measurement equipment for the mining industry.  

In the Laboratory 

Thermo Fisher Scientific will also showcase its full line of laboratory informatics solutions for the mining industry. Thermo Scientific Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) have proven capabilities in rugged environments, providing real-time feedback on sample deviations, reducing paper and automating processes to increase efficiencies, enable faster decision-making, integrate disparate systems and standardize processes across multiple labs. Thermo Scientific informatics solutions for the mining industry also provide the foundation for a complete laboratory automation solution by integrating with instruments and laboratory and business systems, including PIMS, MES and ERP solutions. The informatics solutions feature built-in functionality to handle environmental monitoring of key areas of the laboratory and validation of methods. An ideal LIMS is one that serves as an integrated platform capable of supporting key enterprise processes and systems. Thermo Scientific enterprise LIMS include XML web services for open communication with lab and enterprise applications and client/server functionality for greater access to information and insights into data across the organization. 

Thermo Scientific informatics solutions to be exhibited within booth 500-2 at EXPOMIN 2010 include:

  • Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS. Specifically developed for enterprise deployments, Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS tracks, displays and reports samples by any criteria that are required by the user, and it is flexible and configurable to accommodate various workflows, lab types and user communities across the enterprise. SampleManager LIMS 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.
  • Thermo Scientific Atlas CDS. Atlas CDS is easily configured to any laboratory's workflow while providing the flexibility to integrate with LIMS and other data management systems for a scalable, compliant solution that is designed, developed and supported within an ISO 9001/TickIT environment.  

For more information about Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers call +1 800-875-1578 (toll-free US), +1 978-670-7460, or by visiting the website at  

For more information about Thermo Scientific informatics solutions, call +1-866-463-6522, or visit

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