A Tip on Met Tips

Let's be honest, metallography is not exactly the biggest field out there. If you're struggling with your computer, you can ask the internet "why did this error message come up?" and get some troubleshooting advice, but if you try typing "Why do I have radial cracks?" into a search engine, you'll more likely end up with an article about tomatoes than you will an explanation of what could cause a radial crack in a prepared mount and how to prevent it.

That's where we come in.

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Topics: Metallographic Science

Medical Diagnosis using Breath Analysis and GCxGC-TOFMS: Optimizing Data for Accurate Treatment

At our ASMS breakfast seminars, Jean-François (Jef) Focant, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Director of the Organic and Biological Analytical Chemistry group at the University of Liège, Belgium, spoke about using our Pegasus® BT 4D and Pegasus® GC-HRT 4D for GCxGC-TOFMS on the breath of asthma patients to improve asthma treatment. Before diving into the blood and sputum, Jef first educated us on the importance of optimizing your data.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry

ASMS in Review: Frank Dorman, Penn State

Frank Dorman, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State University, spoke at our ASMS breakfast seminar about his experience using our Pegasus BT 4D benchtop GCxGC-TOFMS to analyze environmental contamination in the Susquehanna river. Due to the increasing chemical complexity of the environment, GCxGC-TOFMS with its Non-Targeted compound analysis is the ideal technology for these intricate samples.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry

Save the Date: Upcoming Fall Tradeshows

For over 80 years, industries around the world have trusted LECO to deliver technologically advanced products. Today, our technologies for high-quality analytical and metallographic instrumentation reflect our commitment to understanding your lab’s challenges and providing solutions to streamline your analysis. Tradeshows are a great opportunity to see our instrumentation in action. We’ve got a number of upcoming fall shows that will showcase our inorganic elemental analysis instrumentation and metallographic product lineup. Our products for inorganic analysis include determinators for carbon, sulfur, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, as well as glow discharge spectrometers for bulk and/or quantitative depth profile analysis. Our metallographic product line features a variety of manual and automatic sectioning machines, grinders/polishers, mounting equipment and supplies, microscopes, and hardness testers available to fit your needs.

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Topics: Corporate News

Did You Miss Us at ASMS? Presentations Are Now Available

At LECO we understand your lab’s problems and how to solve them, which is why we offer a wide array of reliable and innovative separation science solutions so you can dig deeper into your samples. Some of our solutions were recently on display at ASMS.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry

Take Your GC-MS Analysis One Step Further

What if you could take your GC-MS analysis one step further by easily adding a second dimension of separation? Our new FLUX™ GCxGC flow modulator uses a diverting flow technique (rather than industry-standard thermal modulation), eliminating the need for costly cryogens, and making GCxGC more cost-effective and routine to the everyday analyst.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry

Join Us at Our Instrumental Agricultural Analysis Seminar!

September 18-20, 2019 | Saint Joseph, Michigan

A free-three day seminar sponsored by LECO Corporation

LECO Corporation is hosting a FREE seminar focused on "Instrumental Agricultural Analysis" at our Customer Experience Center in Saint Joseph, Michigan. This free three-day seminar will focus on proceedings in instrumental agricultural methods of analysis including matrices such as soils, plants, fertilizers, and animal feeds. Lectures will focus on specific applications of instrumental techniques in the field of agriculture. Hands-on laboratory practical sessions will focus on the instrument and method configuration as well as the operational procedure of the applications featured in the presentations.

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Of Fireworks and Tourism: GCxGC-HRMS Analysis of Summer Impacts on Lake Michigan Water Quality

Fireworks are a staple of America’s Independence Day celebrations. It is estimated that 16,000 fireworks displays are held in the United States each year and American consumers will spend more than $1 billion in firework sales to mark the holiday! Beyond a big bang and bright lights, how do these fireworks affect the environmental world around them? LECO’s world headquarters are located in Saint Joseph, Michigan, a beach town on Lake Michigan where fireworks are a prominent backdrop to the 4th of July celebration. Last summer, our applications lab thought it would be a worthwhile and interesting experiment to test the water surrounding the firework launch spot to explore if there were any short-term environmental impacts. The influx of tourists to the Lake Michigan beaches during the holiday is sure to contribute chemicals from personal care products (sunscreen and insect repellent) to the water as well. Evaluating these potential contaminants surrounding the July 4th holiday was the objective of this study.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry

Application Spotlight: How An Automated Macro Thermogravimetric Instrument Can Save You Time in Your Lab

Our innovative analytical instrumentation provides users with solutions for a wide range of applications. We want to help your lab succeed, which is why we share examples of the processes, methods of analysis, and results our instruments can obtain in the form of application notes. We want our current and potential customers to feel at ease with our instrumentation in the lab, and our application notes highlight the right instrument for each specific application.

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Frustrated by the time it takes you to determine moisture?

Today's laboratories are constantly being asked to do more with less resources, which can leave your lab stressed, frustrated, and overwhelmed. We want you and your laboratory to succeed by getting the results you can count on, while making life in your lab easier and more streamlined. Our latest innovation for the analysis of moisture effortlessly analyzes your food, feeds, milled products, and agricultural samples. 

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