|About||Computer Based Data Acquisition Tools and Software for Chemistry Education|
|Description||MicroLab was founded by a group of university professors whose intent was to create equipment to minimize time spent on laboratory preparation, provide software with a “research instrument” feel, and give students an experience that mirrors working in a “real” chemistry lab. Our FS-528 Interface has a built-in 16 wavelength spectrophotometer capable of measuring absorbance, fluorescence and scatter simultaneously. The front panel has 9 ports for pH, pressure, temperature, voltage, and conductance probes, and a drop counter input. There are three multifunctional CAT-5 inputs for supplementary modules in electrochemistry, acid-base chemistry, titrations, thermochemistry, gas laws, and spectrophotometry. Your students are capable of making measurements on up to 4 inputs at the same time to explore the relationship between multiple variables, tactile inputs to make students feel they are an integral part of the experiment, and software with integrated data analysis features for students to model their data. Due to the versatility of the interface, and quality of the acquired data MicroLab equipment can be used across the chemistry curricula, from general to analytical and physical chemistry laboratory courses.|
|Awards||3 US Patients, 2006, 2008, & 2014|
MicroLAB FASTspec 528 may be purchased in five different packages with increasing sensor capability; starting with the Introductory package with 7 sensors up to the Comprehensive package with 20 sensors.
(Addition sensors can be added later). Sensor packages are listed by chemical concept and price.
With the addition of a computer, MicroLAB packages are completely operational upon delivery.
A site license for MicroLAB's high quality software is included with every instrument. Software is available free on our website, and may be downloaded by students, so they can make graphs and reports at home. Our software runs on XP, Windows 7, 8, 10 and on Mac with a Window's emulator.
We also sell our sensors individually. MicroLAB sensors are compatible with Vernier and Pasco equipment.