LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)

The UL Thermoplastics Testing Center uses a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to process all projects. Our LIMS manages the complete project workflow for each of our main services, in other words compounding, test specimen production and testing – from the electronic submission of project assignments to results retrieval.

The responsible person in our Marketing department enters the test remit into the LIMS, which determines the test parameters, the necessary number of test specimens and possibly also the requisite production quantity on the basis of the material type.

Online tracking of project status and results retrieval

Your marketing representative is notified of the project status online throughout the project processing cycle.

All the test parameters are transferred via special interfaces to our testing machinery and the results can subsequently be retrieved from the LIMS database.

Technical details
  • Client-server architecture
  • HP-UX 11.0 operating system
  • Oracle databases 8.1.7
  • Data access for users via a Citrix server
Application features
  • Fully automated setting of test and production parameters based on the material type
  • Fully automated calculation of the type and number of test specimens as well as the requisite quantity of material
  • Online tracking of the project status by marketing and testing personnel
  • Integration of all testing equipment into the project workflow via special interfaces to the LIMS
  • Retrieval of the results as an Excel file via mail systems for further processing by the person who submitted the project assignment