In this day and age there are multiple trends to be discerned in the laboratories of production facilities. One is the increased cost awareness of the laboratory managers per unit analysed, and another is the growing difficulty in finding personnel that has the right competences to work in this highly challenging enviroment.
The webinar discusses the execution steps for production control as it grows towards more and more integrated, automated solutions. The impact on the workforce is shown, as well as the sample preparation and analytical possibilities.
As PANalytical has a lot of experience with the automation of laboratories, a lot of pitfalls have been discovered over time. Some of the pitfalls will be discussed in order to make the transition less dangerous for people who wish to move to (partial) automation for the laboratories too.
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Panelist: Mark Pals - works as the Priority Lane Development Manager at PANalytical working specifically with Automation and Specials products projects and has been doing so for the last 9 years. Before joining PANalytical, Mark worked in the machine building and cable production industries in the Netherlands for 10 years. He worked as technical support for semiconductor machine suppliers and as project leader for the steelmaking industries. Later he was a production improvement technologist for a cable factory.