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LIMS Foundry: Digitizing Quality Processes in the Foundry Industry

Manage laboratory data professionally

Flexible adaptable at any time

Numerous standard interfaces integrated as standard

Data accumulates in a large quantity in every foundry. The larger this amount of data, the greater the challenge to manage this data as efficiently and economically as possible. A foundry LIMS can help to centrally and transparently manage and visualize the laboratory data accumulating in a foundry.

The Laboratory Information Management System [FP]-LIMS is a modern and highly practicable software solution for the collection, processing, management and evaluation of all data generated in the laboratory.  With our LIMS software, we offer you a very practical, high-performance and proven way to manage your laboratory data in the foundry. The software is especially appreciated for its high flexibility, because: It completely adapts to your individual requirements, not vice versa. Many foundries worldwide have been using the LIMS software successfully for many years. Digitizing quality processes in the foundry industry has never been easier with [FP]-LIMS.

Please feel free to find out more about the functions of our software below and do not hesitate to arrange a free consultation. We will be happy to give you an insight into the software and analyze together how [FP]-LIMS can optimally support the laboratory processes in your foundry.

Why does LIMS play a crucial role in a foundry and in this application field?

Today, foundry specialists and lab technicians feel a growing demand for data transparency and data visualization. Data transparency is also a synonym of reliability and quality. However, this requirement cannot always be fulfilled by using MS Excel. Entering data by hand often implies errors that might question a laboratory’s quality standards and processes.

One of the current solutions towards the upcoming standards and requirements of a foundry is LIMS software. The Laboratory Information Management System is an IT solution for collecting, processing, managing, and evaluating all data generated in the laboratory. For this reason, such a software solution is a practical and reliable extension to the laboratory towards a careful and accurate data presentation, processing, and archiving.

Foundries today have different parameters and procedures and require not just high-quality but also data transparency. Therefore, foundry masters have to deal with a lot of data. Did you actually know that you can automatically import the measurement data from many measuring devices? Functioning measuring instruments and your measuring methods play a crucial role in the quality processes of the laboratory. Foundry processes consist of thousands of material, condition, and process parameters influenced by external factors, so precision and care are crucial for quality within a foundry.

Fink & Partner GmbH from Goch, Germany, has been developing software solutions since 1992 and has grown up with technical software support for Spectro OES devices. We look back on a long history and experience in the foundry industry. The well-known industry solutions are called [FP]-LIMS, and before that [DIA] Analysis Management. These two software solutions support laboratories in the foundry environment worldwide.

Industries handout "Foundry"

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LIMS Foundry: FP-LIMS modules at a glance

– The right solution for every requirement –

ICP Module

The ICP Module enables you to professionally process and evaluate measurement data from ICP devices.

More about the ICP Module.

Input Dialogue

Use your time wisely again and record manual measurement data simply easier with the [FP]-LIMS Input Dialogue.

More about the Input Dialogue.

ERP Module

With the [FP]-LIMS ERP Module, you can integrate your LIMS securely and easily into the quality management process.

More about the ERP Module.

Browser Interface

There is laboratory data that is also relevant for other stakeholders in the company. Making this information easily accessible – that is the idea behind the [FP]-LIMS Browser Interface.

More about the Browser Interface.

Workflow Management System

Do you want to centrally control laboratory-related business processes such as approvals or complaints procedures? This works with the [FP]-LIMS Workflow Management System.

More about the Workflow Management System.

Electronic laboratory notebook (ELN)

The [FP]-LIMS electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) empowers laboratory staff to handle inspection orders and tasks from their mobile devices, without the need to rely on desktop PCs.

More about the electronic laboratory notebook.

Advantages of LIMS for foundries

Proven LIMS for foundries

[FP]-LIMS is already successfully in use in several foundries worldwide. Our customers report simplified workflows and other effects.

Adaptable & flexible

Our [FP] LIMS adapts to your specific requirements. Simply individualize individual fields or functionalities completely yourself.

Cost effective & efficient

With our [FP] LIMS, we offer foundries worldwide an affordable, effective way to centrally manage their laboratory data.

For all measuring devices

Whether Bruker, Elementar, Hitachi, Thermo Fisher, Zwick, Ametek or another manufacturer, our [FP]-LIMS offers several different interfaces.

Price-performance ratio

The LIMS entry-level version [FP]-LIMS Light costs only $3,600. Depending on the degree of requirement, we offer further powerful versions.

Practicable LIMS solution

With [FP]-LIMS we would like to offer you a LIMS solution that is as practical as possible. Convince yourself of the advantages and book a LIMS software demo.

5 reasons for FP-LIMS

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Why Excel does not replace laboratory software

With the help of 10 reasons, we will explain why you should not permanently rely on Excel as laboratory software.

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Handout "LIMS selection criteria"

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Why is FP-LIMS a flexible software solution?

The strength of [FP]-LIMS is its modules and interfaces. With [FP]-LIMS, Fink & Partner developed several modules so that you can conveniently manage the analyses without searching. The modules used, including analysis management and web access, input dialogue, and test order, ensure rapid integration into your processes. You will immediately feel at ease with the menu navigation and the design of the software. This means that data can also be entered manually and entered into the [FP]-LIMS software solution.

Quality assurance can thus be transferred to a higher level that performs functions automatically or manually.

Why is [FP]-LIMS a flexible software solution? In addition to its sophisticated modular structure, [FP]-LIMS is not only compatible with many measuring instruments, but it is also able to interconnect all the measuring instruments in your laboratory under the concept of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. In a laboratory, measuring devices should interact with each other to help lab technicians save their time and optimize their quality management processes. [FP]-LIMS enables the communication between devices and optimizes internal workflows. Since 2020, [FP]-LIMS has the certified interface to the digitalized next-business-generation system SAP S/4HANA® to automate and provide data according to pre-configured rules.

What are the measurement methods supported by LIMS in a foundry?

LIMS is a flexible and reliable software solution that supports different measurement procedures/methods. As we have already mentioned, foundries nowadays have a lot of data and parameters. Furthermore, quality also plays an essential role in laboratory processes, so several test procedures are necessary. Follow the selection below to find your measurement methods:

Foundry LIMS: An excerpt of our references from the foundry industry

Frequently asked questions about LIMS for foundries

Laboratories produce data. Data that is very valuable for the company. Our [FP]-LIMS helps you in the foundry to finally manage all data centrally with several advantages. Replace manual, time-consuming processes and concentrate on your core business again. Numerous evaluation options help you to recognize trends at an early stage and to react to them. Several export functions enable transparent reporting within the company. Learn more about the advantages and benefits of our LIMS here.

Do you have individual requirements and wish to gain an insight into our software? Then take advantage of our completely free and non-binding demo appointment, make your appointment now!

What our customers – from the foundry industry, but also from all other industries – appreciate about our LIMS software is especially the high flexibility. This is reflected both in the software itself (many features and parameters can be adapted independently and flexibly by the user), but also in the flexibility of the application.

In terms of measurement methods, this means in concrete terms: You do not need to worry about the interface connection to your measuring instruments – a large number of interfaces to many well-known measuring instruments are included as standard.