In order to achieve this, ALFA has designed and patented a pump that can dispense micro drops of 0,0077cc (1/3840 fl oz), one-tenth of the current standard, with absolute precision and repeatability. This pump is the first real dispensing technology that does not require repeated calibrations over time, but only a single initial set-up that ensures the repeatability of color formulation over time.
The Color Lab is also a green solution, because formulation in 100cc allows laboratories to save 90% of the product compared to formulation in one liter. The saving is therefore not only on the quantity of product used, but also on the waste disposal costs. To further optimize the formulation process, the Color Lab can be combined with the MINI MIXER, an epicyclical motion mixer able to mix simultaneously up to three color samples in 30 seconds.
The machine is provided with a dedicated integrated Linux PC board and electronic boards for all main components, which allow to manage and maintain the dispenser from remote. The most dramatic change ALFA is introducing, is the use of web platforms to realize the front end of all the applications. This leads to have a native client-server connection and with it the opportunity to hold real-time big databases for analysis of processes and device behavior.
"It's vital for laboratories to create color samples, to optimize formulation and to improve productivity, while reducing waste and mistints. With the Color Lab and our patented technology, we are proud to deliver the solution that satisfy those needs, in only 0.64 square meters". Marco Rossetti, CEO of ALFA.