Tag Archives: LabX

Power To The People!

One of the most challenging problems faced by field service techs and engineers is intermittent failures that appear to have no discernible root cause.   Well…as least not an obvious one like a loose cable or belt.   More often than not, … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells A Story, Don’t It?

“A picture is worth a thousand words…so even at a reduced frame rate of 15FPS, one minute of video has to be worth 900,00 words.” – Me For better or worse, advances in cellular communications are making the once seemly … Continue reading

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Well Equipped…Part II

“One only needs two tools in life WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.” –  G. Weilacher While true in many facets of instrument support, there is one other tool which lab support techs will … Continue reading

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Well Equipped…Part 1

Not every instrument failure requires a call to the manufacturer (OEM)  or an independent service organization (ISO).   Some simple and common failures can be rectified by just about anyone with some common sense and common tools.      Can’t help much with … Continue reading

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Crowd Sourcing Instrument Support?

Just finished Chris Anderson’s (editor Wired Magazine) new book, “Makers The New Industrial Revolution.”   In this book, Anderson does a great job of highlighting how the internet, 3D printing and crowd sourcing are enabling small batch manufacturing and prototyping.  He … Continue reading

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Is it safe?

It’s been over 35 years since the movie Marathon Man came out and I still have a fear of dentists.   That imagery has nothing whatsoever to do with the topic of this blog, but the title reference was too good … Continue reading

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Support My…Asset

For all you self-maintainers out there, some great reference sites; Lab Wrench – a great Q & A site where folks can post questions and get the community of users, maintainers and current/former field service techs.   Not always the fastest … Continue reading

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