Lab-Aid

Lab-Aid is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) package, which supports quality management operations. Lab-Aid standardizes quality management operations to reduce costs and improve the service level.

Lab-Aid is a solution package used by the quality management and testing departments of manufacturers and analysis service providers for industries such as environment, water treatment, and food.

Lab-Aid

What's Lab-Aid ?

Customers' more demanding requirements for quality extend the scope of quality management beyond the boundaries of the company to the supply chain. In addition, with the advancing globalization of manufacturers, operations such as overseas local production and conformance with laws and regulations become more sophisticated and complicated.

In a business environment like this, it is essential to establish a company-wide quality management system to maintain and improve customer satisfaction. However, there are the following problems in the actual inspection operations.

  • Disclosure of quality data to third parties and dealing with customer inspection.
  • Quality data input and transcription errors that undermine credibility.
  • A large amount of labor is required for checks to prevent human errors.
  • A large amount of labor is required to deal with complaints as documents are not digitized.
  • It is cumbersome to search through paper inspection records.
  • Analyzers are not online and data processing is not automated.

Lab-Aid provides the inspection process workflow from the test plan/request, issuance of test results, through to delivery approval. Lab-Aid can increase operational efficiency and improve test data quality through automated data collection, automated calculation, automated specification judgment, and automated form creation.

Lab-Aid overview

Applicable Industries

Oil, chemical, iron and steel, nonferrous metal, food/beverage, analysis laboratories, pharmaceutical, medical equipment

Simple and speedy! Navigates you through your operations to achieve higher precision.

Lab-Aid provides many problem-solving functions to improve the speed and accuracy of inspection operations, guarantee reliability of test results, and increase operational efficiency.

Features

User-friendly User Interface and One-click Operations
The easy-to-understand screen allows you to access the desired information with just one click. The layout can be configured by each user and for each task. The information you want to view can be displayed on a single screen.

User-friendly User Interface and One-click Operations

Support for Various Types of Analyzers

Lab-Aid is proven to be able to connect to more than 400 types of analyzers regardless of the manufacturer and model. The Laboratory Automation System (LAS) saves labor and improves data reliability. Online connection to analyzers enables automated data collection and dramatically reduces labor for transcribing and inputting data.

Applicable analyzers: Spectrophotometer, atomic absorption photometer, ICP meter, moisture measuring instrument, electronic balance, color-difference meter, PH meter, coulometric titration instrument, X-ray meter, sulfur analyzer, etc.

Quality Record Database

Test records from raw data through to reported values are added to the database. Data can be easily searched by keyword and extracted to Excel to create forms such as reports. In addition, trend graphs can be displayed with just one click.

Quality Record Database

Standardized Operations through Workflows

Lab-Aid provides standard workflows that can be used to standardize operations by managing various inspection items and complex procedures to reduce omissions and errors in procedures and facilitate sharing of experience and knowledge among test technicians.

Interaction with Host Systems

Interaction with ERP, PMS, and MES enables the quality test results to be applied quickly to the inventory data of raw materials and products. The quick quality judgment reduces the period of raw materials waiting for tests and of products for waiting for delivery.

Multilingual Support (Japanese, English, and Chinese)

Multilingual support enables standardizing the level of quality management operations globally. You can select the language at the time of login.

Multilingual Support (Japanese, English, and Chinese)

Installation and Maintenance Support Service

Yokogawa's experienced installation consultants provide a comprehensive service from installation to education. After installation, Yokogawa's maintenance team helps you solve problems quickly whenever they occur. Yokogawa also provides up-to-date information on its website.

Functions

Functions Description
Test Request Receive a test request from a host system
Automated test request for regular samples
Manual test request on an as-needed basis
Issue a sample label
Acceptance Confirm the sample acceptance
Sample can be accepted by scanning the label barcode
Instruction Test supervisor instructs execution of a test
Input Input data on the screen
Online input from an analyzer
Automated calculation: Dilution factor, calibration curve, etc. are calculated automatically based on the input values
Automated evaluation against the specification and statistics data (3σ)
Check Check the measurement and calculation results of each test item (electronically signed by the checker)
Approval Supervisor approves the test results of each sample (electronically signed by the supervisor)
Final judgment Supervisor finally approves the test results of each sample (electronically signed by the supervisor)
Output report Provide a tool for creating test report formats
Register the created report with LIMS, which can be issued from the menu
Graph Trend graph
X control chart
MTS Delivery approval Manage the test results and projects for each customer
MTS report Provide a tool for creating different report formats for individual customers
Stability test Make a stability test plan
Issue a stability test sampling instruction
Reagent management Register a reagent lot
Check the expiration date before using the reagent
Record the used lot in the test record
Analyzer calibration management Manage the analyzer ledger
Issue an alarm for an analyzer that must be calibrated soon
Check that the calibration period of an analyzer has not expired before use
Inventory management Manage the acceptance and delivery of stored samples
Manage the acceptance and delivery of reagents/reagent solutions
Manage the acceptance and delivery of stability test samples

Fully supports your operations to achieve excellent quality.

Lab-Aid helps improve the level of quality assurance and the services for both customers and internal users in order to meet the growing requirement of the global market for quality.

Benefits for Management

Operation Cost Reduction and Processing Speed Improvement

Lab-Aid helps promote operational standardization through workflows, thus improving the management level and data accuracy of test operations, and increasing the level of quality assurance, such as audit trail recording. In addition, the standardization reduces the operational cycle from acceptance of a test request, execution of the test, approval of the results, through to delivery approval, as well as simplifies the progress management.

Traceability

Lab-Aid allows you to trace back to the raw data including reported values and request information and respond quickly to inquiries from customers and internal users.

Regulatory Compliance

Lab-Aid ensures compliance with regulations such as Positive List Scheme, RoHS, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), HACCP, and ISO, and helps improve the level of quality assurance.

Security for Inspection Data

Lab-Aid provides a function to automatically acquire data update history and security functions such as user management using IDs and passwords to prevent data manipulation and facilitate dealing with various inspections in an appropriate manner.


Customization Cost Reduction

Lab-Aid allows you to easily change the form formats. The screen format can also be changed just by changing the settings. You do not need to place an order for changing the report format.

Operational Benefits

Operational Standardization

Operational standardization is promoted by defining functions such as automated data collection, automated calculation, automated limit check, and automated reporting for various inspection items and complex test procedures in order to save labor for the test operations, increase the speed of the operational cycle, and improve operational accuracy.


Improvement of Quality Data Reliability by Removing Human Errors

Lab-Aid provides functions such as automated analysis data collection, automated calculation, and automated limit check to eliminate the need for manual input, double checking of input data, and limit checking, thus removing human errors and improving quality data reliability.


Real-time Monitoring of Test Progress

Anyone can check the test progress and test results in real-time on the screen, which enables sharing the test progress information with departments other than the manufacturing and shipping departments, thus speeding up decision-making and finding problems.

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