Labline acquisition and analysis software is a mature, reliable and convenient software package for laboratory elastomeric testing equipment.
This advanced software is our take on the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), supporting key lab operations with a clean user interface and simple, easy to use controls.
Labline is a perfect choice for modern laboratories at all stages of the rubber production process. It offers a systematic network that connects multiple rubber testing instruments to a universal ODBC centralised database. This allows essential test data to be managed and collated automatically. The extensive database connection option supports many established databases, including Microsoft Access ®, Microsoft SQL Server ® and IBM DB2 ®.
All rubber testing instruments from Prescott Instruments include Labline software as standard. Labline has been extensively developed for Microsoft Windows ® OS and comes pre-installed on the latest computer hardware.
- Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
- Developed exclusively by Prescott Instruments for rubber testing laboratories
- Supplied as standard with all rubber testing instruments
- Remote, telephone and in-person support available with a Software Support Licence
- Flexible user management
- Quality management reporting features
- Automatic pass/fail result
- Laboratory statistics
- Simple instrument & test configuration
- Pre-loaded test specifications
- Produce trend charts
- Easy result recalculation
- Report printing capabilities
- Supports ODBC database connections
Labline can be installed on any PC within a network and then connected to an ODBC central Labline database. This allows the user to view and manipulate all results in the database without having to physically connect to the instruments. This tool is vital to effective laboratory management.
Trend Charts for QC
An essential part of standard quality control checks, it is possible to view the trend of results for any active compound. A Trend Chart is created for each individual test point consisting of a clear display of the results set plus the upper and lower limits.
Our built-in reporting system allows any number of tests and selected test points to be added to the printed report. The system can be programmed to automatically create a report after a set number of specific tests have been carried out. A quick report function also exists which creates a report immediately after a test is saved.
As standard, Labline is deployed with a Microsoft Access Database on the operating PC’s hard drive. Alternatively, the database can be transferred to a network destination. Labline supports more sophisticated database management tools such as SQL Server ® and DB2 ® as an optional upgrade. Please enquire for more details.
User Privileges & Security
Three levels of security have been built into Labline: managerial, supervisory and basic privileges. The security system allows users and passwords to be configured, which once activated can only be disabled by a manager.
Automatic test pass/fail can be configured using pre-determined gates based on any channel test point. These limits can either be set manually or automatically calculated based on result history or to any value of Standard Deviation.
Test Results can be exported to .csv files for further analysis using Microsoft Excel ®, Quality Analyst SPC or any other analysis tool.
Labline supports multiple languages including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.
Each test specification offers a choice of input and output units.
Torque Units include dNm, Ibs/In2, kg/cm2 and MU.
Statistics and Analysis
All test data acquired are displayed in both a table and a graph (with real-time displays). The results in the table include additional statistical data:
- Upper Standard Limit (USL)
- Lower Standard Limit (LSL)
- Standard Deviation (Std Dev)
Labline comes with an extensive range of test points:
|Final||Delta Mooney A|
|True Minimum||Delta Mooney B|
|True Maximum||Stress Relaxation Percentage (SR%)|
|Scorch Points (TS)||Stress Relaxation Time (SRsec)|
|Cure Percentage (T%)||Intercept(k)|
|Cure Rate||Slope (a)|
|Time @ Maximum Cure Rate||Correlation (r)|
|Value @ Maximum Cure Rate||Area (A)|
|Time Gates||Domain Gates|
The software is easy to set up and configure on a range of instruments, connecting either through USB or RS232 serial ports. Although Labline was originally designed and developed for the Prescott Instruments product range, it is also compatible with several other established instruments. In some cases, the connection may require a Red Box Interface Unit.
All Labline compatible instruments can be calibrated with the option to print out a calibration certificate. The types of calibration and its procedure are solely depending on the instrument model. Type of calibrations include:
Red Box Interface Unit
Conditions an analogue signal and converts it to a serial format, permitting the installation of Labline. Suitable for certain legacy instruments.
Labline Configurable Instruments
*Requires Red Box Interface Unit
|Prescott Instruments Ltd||Alpha Technologies||Monsanto||Negretti|
|Mooneyline Viscometer (All Models)||Alpha MV2000||Monsanto 1500S Mooney *||Negretti Mooney *|
|Rheoline MDR (All Models)||Alpha MDR2000||Monsanto R100(S) Rheometer *|
|Rheoline ODR||Alpha ODR2000|
|Rheoline MFR (All Models)|
- Microsoft Access ®
- Microsoft SQL Server ®
- IBM DB2 ®
Labline typically is packaged with a Microsoft Access ® Database but has the capabilities to support other more sophisticated database management tools such as Microsoft SQL Server ® and IBM DB2 ® as an optional upgrade. Please enquire for more details.
- Operating System: Windows ® XP/Vista/7/8/10
- Intel Pentium Processor
- 4 GB RAM
- 100 GB Hard Disk