Malvern Link II Named as Breakthrough Product of the Year

Malvern, UK: Malvern Link II has been named by Processing magazine as one of its Breakthrough Products of the Year for 2010. This powerful OPC-standardized software package from Malvern Instruments provides a universal interface for system integrators, simplifying the integration of analytical devices with expert control systems in manufacturing processes. The OPC is a universally recognised body that promotes open connectivity via open standards. Malvern Instruments is a founder members of the OPC working group set up in 2008 to develop a common method for data exchange and an analyzer model for process and laboratory systems, and Malvern Link II uses the latest OPC protocol.

Rob Norris who leads Malvern's process business confirmed that there has been widespread enthusiasm to the concept offered by Malvern Link II software since its launch in March 2010. "Essentially Malvern Link II transforms analyzer integration for automated control from being a costly, bespoke task for each individual plant to becoming a more rapid, routine and cost-effective procedure," he said. "Our customers like the fact that it provides a single interface for remote control and reporting, and it allows multiple and unlimited configuration of automated devices and analyzers. This includes Malvern's range of particle characterization systems. Of great importance for many of our users is that Malvern Link II complies fully with pharmaceutical industry requirements."

The use of in- and on-line analyzers is increasingly widespread but they only fulfil their ultimate potential when used for automated control. Malvern Link II enables the development of control architectures that can acquire and use data, from Malvern systems and a from diverse array of different analyzers. This eliminates the need for multiple dedicated solutions. With a simple drag and drop tool that allows the sequencing of many standard operating procedures, Malvern Link II can be used to create limitless process scenarios with fully customized presentation of data and live displays.

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Malvern Instruments is a market leader in measuring performance controlling material properties. These include particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, molecular weight, size and conformation, rheological properties and chemical distribution. Malvern delivers the systems, support and expertise that ensure the analytical integrity and productivity needed to drive research, development and manufacturing.

Malvern's measurement solutions for scientists, technologists and engineers advance continually through customer collaboration. Complementary materials characterization systems deliver inter-related measurements that reflect the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules. Combining intelligently implemented technologies with in-depth industry applications knowledge and support, Malvern provides customers with the competitive advantage they demand.

Headquartered in Malvern, UK, Malvern Instruments has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, China, Korea and Japan, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world.

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