What is the purpose of the Q-Chain© SuMo?
Well, if you look at the state-of-the-art methods, consisting of scratching, stressing and scraping, you see that scraping and measurement are manual tasks, which are boring and unprecise. The deficits are obvious: The destructiveness of the method makes it impossible to re-use a sample, the results have a high user influence and it is simply a waste of time and money.
Compact Machine - Non-Destructive Sensor
We designed a compact piece of equipment called “Q-Chain© SuMo”. This technology compensates the deficits of the common corrosion test panel measurement. It is a small compact device, which fits on a lab bench is capable to handle 20 panels for automatic measurements. The panels are stacked in handy magazines, which help to store the panels and easily move them in packs of 20 in the laboratory.
The sensor is based on photometry, this method is extremely precise and robust for a large variety of materials. The software, which comes with the equipment, is intuitive and easy to use. It can connect to our Process AI framework, a solution for a workflow management in laboratories.
Reporting is generated automatically and always connected with a picture of the sample. The evaluation is flexible and meets all international standards.
The sensor can detect delamination and rust on a panel, but doesn’t damage the surface, because it is touchless. That’s why the method is non-destructive and allows a re-use of panels for example for the measurement and evaluation of sample series.
Integration into the Revolutionary Q-Chain© Process AI Framework
The Q-Chain© SuMo is ready for the integration into ORONTEC’s Q-Chain© Process AI framework. This is a workflow-based software solution for any kind of laboratory processes. It connects all steps of a testing process in a web interface and makes it possible to combine automatic measurement devices as well as manual processes.
Additionally, it can connect to other existing data sources like ERP systems, LIMS Systems and even Excel files, databases or just text files. However, it uses a central database to collect all relevant data and makes it possible to use digital and tracible data over the whole process. This is the key for understanding and evaluating data and discover hidden correlations of different data.
The solution is scalable, it can consist of just a few steps and grow to more complex processes. It is flexible, because it can be adjusted to new workflow designs at any time. And, of course, it is easy to use – as a matter of fact, because it is working with an internet browser.