Alpha Technologies Launches Modular Production Floor Testing Solutions
March 27, 2018
With multiple patent-pending designs, the X-series™ brings Alpha’s superior testing solutions to the production floor. The “X” in the X-Series™ brand name stands for “cross-over” from lab environment to production floor. These test instruments are based on Alpha’s flagship Premier™ technologies with the same outstanding reproducibility, repeatability, and test sensitivity. Both the Premier™ instruments and the X-Series™ instruments can communicate back-and-fourth from the lab or office to the production floor through Alpha’s Enterprise™ software.
The X-Series™ consists of the MDR-X™ and RPA-X™ instrument modules and also the X-Dock™ test station. The X-Dock™ is integrated with Alpha’s Enterprise™ data management solution through an IPC touch screen user interface. The X-Dock™ will automatically recognize and configure the test station to perform the intended rheological testing as each instrument module connects. This auto identification feature allows the user to use multiple X-Series™ rheometers interchangably with the same X-Dock™.
“The X-Series™ is designed with test configuration interoperability with QC and/or R&D labs. The X-Series™ will optimize the time to test, maximize the flexibility in testing strategies, and minimize testing downtime. Our engineers have designed a scalable solution that delivers actionable data right on the production floor,” said Kevin Yang, VP of Global Sales & Marketing.
All X-Series™ test modules are compatible and interchangeable with the Alpha ATC™ (Automated Test Cell). This provides plants with the option to configure production floor batch realease testing with either an Alpha ATC™ system and/or X-Series™ products.