METTLER TOLEDO has revolutionized the laboratory with QUANTOSTM, a global innovation which automatically doses small amounts of free-flowing substances directly into the tare container–making weighing with a spatula a thing of the past. An intelligent dosing head and the advanced weighing technology of QUANTOSTM enable fast, safe and economical dosing of powder into a variety of containers.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 8, 2008 — METTLER TOLEDO has revolutionized the laboratory with QUANTOSTM, a global innovation which automatically doses small amounts of free-flowing substances directly into the tare container–making weighing with a spatula a thing of the past. An intelligent dosing head and the advanced weighing technology of QUANTOSTM enable fast, safe and economical dosing of powder into a variety of containers.
The first step in sample preparation for analytical methods, such as HPLC, is weighing substances precisely and correctly by hand with a spatula. The lab technician’s task is to fill the containers with tiny amounts without spilling and then weigh them correctly. Repeated opening of the reservoir leads to formation of aerosols, which increases the risk of contamination. Weighing with a spatula is a slow, unsafe and expensive process.
The future of powder dosing is called QUANTOSTM from METTLER TOLEDO. The spatula is made obsolete as QUANTOSTM doses automatically with interchangeable dosing heads. Thanks to high-precision engineering and intelligent electronics, the heads are perfectly tailored to the dosing device. Each dose hits the target weight, without exceeding tolerances. The stirrer within the head ensures homogeneity of the compounds. The integrated RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip saves all the information, such as substance ID, quantity and date, in a secure and traceable way. Whether as a label with matrix code, as a sample protocol or as XML data, each value can be uniquely assigned and the data can be called up on the touch screen display at any time. To minimize the risk of contamination and the danger of abrasion, each disposable dosing head is used for a maximum of 75 doses.
Unrivaled Measuring Performance with a High Degree of Safety and Economy
QUANTOSTM combines both revolutionary and proven capabilities. Based on METTLER TOLEDO’s experience and precise weighing technology, QUANTOSTM offers unrivaled 220g measuring performance, with a readability of 0.005 mg. This enables the typical USP minimum weight of only 10 mg. With just one touch of a button, QUANTOS doses directly and with pinpoint accuracy into various tare containers up to 20 times faster than by hand. Losses of valuable substances through spilling or repetition due to incorrect weights are no longer an issue. Automatic dosing is not only faster and more economical, but also safer: QUANTOSTM protects your laboratory staff and your samples–the closed system keeps hazardous substances shut away and reduces the formation of aerosols to a minimum.
QUANTOS from METTLER TOLEDO–a Quantum leap in the laboratory.
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also is a leading supplier of several related analytical and measurement technologies. METTLER TOLEDO Direct Laboratory Service supports a worldwide customer base in more than 100 countries. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found on the company website www.mt.com.