Batenburg Mechatronica is working with Interscience on the development of casings for its gas chromatography systems. These smart casings are custom-made and each provide unique solutions.
Incorporated in 1975, Interscience has grown to become a leading supplier of innovative chromatography solutions. With 69 employees spread over establishments in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and Breda (the Netherlands), Interscience has an optimal organisation for serving its clients in the Benelux region. As a specialist, Interscience has developed, produced and supplied gas analysis systems for the petrochemical and chemical industries under its Global Analyser Solutions (G.A.S) brand for more than 30 years, for purposes including catalysis screening, greenhouse gases, biogas, fermenters, reactors, fuel cells, odour research, etc. These custom-made G.A.S solutions are installed all over the world via an extensive dealer network.
Interscience introduced the Compact GC4.0 series under its G.A.S. brand. Batenburg Mechatronica collaborated on the engineering of the casings for this series. In addition to the 19” casing, we supply various custom-made aluminium parts for this analyser; electronics mounting plates, dividing plates, insulation partitions and oven and detector compartments.
The latest generation of gas chromatographs
As a preferred solution partner of Thermo Scientific, Interscience has experience in making and re-making custom made analysers based on the Thermo Scientific gas chromatographs. With the introduction of the new generation of Thermo Scientific gas chromatographs, a new solution needed to be developed for the G.A.S built-on valve compartments for this type of gas chromatograph. Our engineers were immediately engaged to assist, and we opened talks to discuss this. There were a number of challenges. For example, no holes could be drilled in the existing unit and the additional part weighs some 30kg. We solved this by using hook-on solutions on the (nominal) existing holes.
Our partnership is marked by flexibility and engagement, through which we realise solutions together. There is good harmony and this collaboration has now existed for almost 20 years.