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With RFID, Every Pipette Has a Story to Tell

Lab-asset management reaches new level of efficiency

Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 11:15

(Mettler-Toledo Inc.: Columbus, OH) -- Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) makes lab asset management easy. By embedding RFID tags into every model of Pipet-Lite XLS, pipette and tip manufacturer Rainin has taken lab asset management to a whole new level, transforming pipette management with nothing more than Rainin’s RFID reader and LabX Direct Pipette-Scan software.

Scan the pipette

LabX Direct Pipette-Scan software uses an RFID reader to access the pipette’s data. Once scanned, LabX displays the pipette’s complete profile, including its serial number, manufacture and calibration due dates, and any unique assigned attributes.

Create custom profiles

LabX’s 12 customizable data fields make it easy to assign unique attributes (such as user, lab, and inventory number) to each pipette. The RFID reader also updates the RFID tag on the pipette with the latest information. Fast access to each pipette’s calibration and service data reduces the possibility of performance and compliance-related rework.

Export data

LabX data easily exports to Microsoft Word and Excel or as a text file. With that level of flexibility, creating company-specific reports or integrating LabX data with other asset-management applications is simple.

LabX Direct Pipette-Scan runs on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 and provides context-sensitive help in Chinese, Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.


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Originally known for weighing technologies, today Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is a recognized leader in the research and development of products and services in communications, optics, robotics, and other technologies as well as software to integrate these technologies into powerful laboratory, industrial, and retail solutions. Mettler-Toledo offers the most comprehensive range of services in the precision instrument industry on a global level. It is a pioneer in the field of automated chemistry and in developing automatic, accurate, dimensioning and data capture technologies for the transportation/logistics industry.