The microbiology field has seen considerable growth and its knowledge is used in various industries, from environmental cleanups to cultures for cheese and yogurt, understanding how organisms interact and industrial processes. Moisture analyzers, analytical and semi-micro balances are important tools for carrying out tasks in microbiology. We'll look at weighing performed in routine microbiological applications and which features can streamline work.
In nearly any industry, the quality of the materials used can often mean the difference between success and failure. This can be particularly true for construction, where failure can have serious consequences. The research and development process typically includes a variety of materials testing applications to ensure the final product meets quality and safety standards. Balances and scales play a critical role in the testing of construction materials.
A printer can be very useful when paired with a balance or a scale. They make recording results quick and easy and reduce the risk of transcribing errors. Some printers can be connected directly to the balance or scale to print receipts, measurement logs or inventory counts. Others are connected to a PC which is itself connected to the weighing device. There are multiple types of printers available, and we’ll focus on the two most common: thermal and impact printers.
A display (whether it’s LCD, OLED or anything else) works by switching millions of pixels (the higher the pixel count, the higher the resolution) on and off, and changing their colors to create various combination to form the images we see. LCDs feature a backlight to illuminate the pixels, which are switched on and off electronically by thin film transistors and capacitors.
Quality control and consistency isn’t really something that’s typically been a concern with cannabis products of the past. However, with cannabis and CBD products making their way to the mainstream through both medicinal and recreational channels, manufacturers are now more concerned than ever with maintaining standards and meeting local regulations to make sure that the products they produce are acceptable and traceable. Balances used for weighing out samples are much more important in this process to provide monitoring from seed to sale.
GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices. While the name might evoke industrial settings like factories, GMP affects industries like food production, pharmaceutical companies, and medical devices and supplies. In addition to manufacturers, they also concern processors and packagers. The FDA checks companies from relevant industries to make sure they’re GMP compliant.