Plug-and-play approach to scientific quality tests
Easy-to-create automation programs extend range of function
Clear and instantly accessible result reviews and reports
Surface free energy in one second
Reducing five process steps to a single click
Surface free energy (SFE) determination used to be time-consuming, having to dose drops of at least two liquids, measure their contact angles and then calculate the SFE. Not anymore! ADVANCE makes the MSA carry out all these steps fully automatically within just one second, using the Liquid Needle dosing technology of the instrument. With the push of a button, drops of two liquids are dosed and recorded in parallel, followed by precise image analysis and automated SFE calculation.
Adding to the clear image the MSA optics provide, ADVANCE has its own important share in the precision of contact angle measurement. The sophisticated evaluation algorithm is very robust when it has to deal with imperfect images, which may stem from contaminations or samples that are not homogeneous. This is how ADVANCE makes fully automatic analysis almost always possible.
Versatile automation functions
Because you may have more than just one task
If you want to measure surface free energy with one click, then ADVANCE is prepared for plug and play operation. But maybe you want to know something different, for example if there are residues of a cleaning agent on your surface? Or you want to set up your QC procedure to perform multiple tests per sample? Then you can benefit from easy-to-create and very flexible automation programs, where ADVANCE combines software control of your instrument with data processing functions. With this feature, ADVANCE is ready to complete even the most complex tasks.
ADVANCE – the one place where there’s order in a digital picture collection
Whether you have regular audits or you have to revisit quality tests that were made some time ago: gapless documentation of measurements is the key to successful quality control. ADVANCE supports you in this with simple one-click access to the drop image that is linked to each contact angle output. Everything that led to the specific result, i.e. the drop image as raw data, the fitted curves around it and the lines representing the contact angle, is visible at a glance. There is no need for separate file storage and tagging images – ADVANCE does the job and puts order into your growing collection of drop shape images.
ADVANCE doesn’t stop supporting you once the surface free energy (SFE) result is displayed on your monitor. With comprehensive options for exporting results and reports, you can easily create a transparent archive of your quality tests. Using the automation functionality of ADVANCE it is even possible to initiate automated result exports after each analysis – as an integral part of a one-click SFE measurement.
ADVANCE – a model of intuition
The software that knows your workflow before you even start
What you need are reliable results as a basis for your decisions in quality control. What you don’t have time for is a lengthy training process. This is why ADVANCE is designed to have the most clear and easy-to-use program interface imaginable for a software intended for QC measurements of scientific value. The intuitive tile architecture of the workspace follows the logical workflow, from preparing and running a measurement to reviewing raw data, calculating and exporting results. Functions don’t play hide and seek. All program areas are easily accessible with all relevant functions in plain view on the user interface. This is how ADVANCE makes the scientific concept of surface free energy fit for the demands of quality control.