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5 Benefits of Laboratory Automation Solutions

by | Oct 3, 2017 | Lab Automation | 2 comments

Laboratory teams are continually looking for ways to better improve their productivity and maximize the long-term value of their testing work.  Many companies are now choosing laboratory automation solutions to boost their work and maximize the efficiency of their testing processes.  Our team at AB Controls has many years of experience building and integrating the latest laboratory automation solutions, and in this latest post, we’ll explore more on their benefits and practical applications.

  1. Minimize Errors

As humans, we can make mistakes if we’re tired, stressed or simply overworked. This can be difficult in most working roles but if you’re working in a lab environment, a mistake can have long-term, significant consequences. Laboratory automation solutions are designed to help iron out those mistakes and ensure work is completed effectively and seamlessly.

  1. Reduced Manual Work

Reduced manual work is another of the advantages of automation. You can turn to automation solutions to complete many testing processes that would otherwise require significant energy from your workforce. Having to take on less manual work can also mean that workers suffer fewer repetitive strain injuries over time.

  1. Reduced Duplication Problems

Communication issues within the lab environment can often mean that tests are duplicated. While humans don’t always have the capacity to remember the type of test they completed several weeks or months ago, an automated system can provide the ideal report to highlight duplication. The system will identify the duplication so that teams can then begin a new testing phase. This helps reduce resource waste and support long-term efficiency for the testing company.

  1. Improved Data Access

Collating all the data from manual testing work can be a difficult challenge for teams. It might mean working longer hours. Teams also then have to find a storage system for their data. Automated testing solutions provide the ideal ways to protect data and ensure it’s available for lab teams. These systems can track everything that happens to a sample so that it’s entire history can be seen by lab teams.

  1. Fast Report Delivery

For those important tests, it’s critical that testing data is delivered quickly for review. Laboratory automation systems ensure that reports can be delivered quickly to ensure actionable data is available on short notice.

To discover more about the many benefits of laboratory automation solutions, contact the trusted team at AB Controls today!


  1. Hailey Miller

    I found it interesting when you said that automation solutions can minimize errors. As you said, humans can make mistakes when tired or stressed that can lead to serious consequences. I guess manufacturing businesses should take advantage of our modern technology and consider getting Cognex Machine Vision to detect bad and missing components during production.

  2. Rick Jones

    It’s good to know that automation solutions are meant to iron out mistakes. I am always worried I will make a mistake. So I will try to get as much help as possible.


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