LECO Introduces Automated Shuttle Loaders for CS844 Series Analyzers

LECO’s CS844 Series Carbon/Sulfur Analyzer is now available with optional shuttle loaders, providing seamless, automated sequential or non-sequential processing of pre-weighed samples of inorganic materials such as primary steels, ores, and finished metals. Customers can choose either the Shuttle10 Loader, which features a single carousel that holds ten samples, or the Shuttle60 Loader, which features six stackable carousels that each hold ten samples.

With a robust design that minimizes downtime, both the Shuttle10 Loader and Shuttle60 Loader offer an ideal solution for high-throughput laboratories requiring unattended analyses. Dependable stepper motors with low-maintenance rails are used to improve system reliability, and to alleviate the need for manual adjustments. Windows®-based software simplifies the alignment procedure and helps to ensure the system’s long-term stability.

The new shuttle loaders are supported by an updated version of LECO’s exclusive on-board software platform known as Cornerstone®. Launched in March 2011, Cornerstone is optimized for use with a touch-screen monitor mounted onto the front of the CS844 by a fully-adjustable, six-axis boom. By having immediate control of all instrument functionality right at the instrument, the user benefits from increased usability, improved ergonomics, and a decrease in the cost-per-analysis.