for materials testing

Maximum efficiency in material testing


Made in Germany by passionate lab people

Discover SAMPLES: The first LIMS that is passionate about materials.

From atomic force microscopy to tensile tests – SAMPLES helps you to keep an eye on your equipment, methods and samples at all times.

Mechanical testing

Powder analysis

Microstructure and structural analysis

Material-specific preparation

Standard-compliant testing

Are you ready to take your material testing to the next level? Contact us today for a demo. We’ll show you how!

Avoid media discontinuities and insular knowledge

The world of materials is highly complex. Depending on its composition, production and pre-treatment, each material has individual requirements for preparation and analysis.

Efficient and successful laboratory work often depends on highly experienced employees who have developed a feel for certain materials over many years. If they fail, it becomes difficult.

Insular knowledge is an incalculable risk, especially for time-critical projects and orders.

    Our customers use cases

    Powder characterization in the accredited test laboratory

    Our customer uses various methods to characterize powder samples of different material classes for its own research department but also as a contract laboratory.

    SAMPLES Highlights

    Standardized procedures | photo documentation | fractionation | device connection

    Mechanical testing with individual test procedure

    A testing laboratory has developed its own method for the minimally invasive determination of strength values. The results are calculated from the measurement data using a complex algorithm.

    SAMPLES Highlights

    Integration of external data analysis | Management of test equipment | Method versioning

    SAMPLES provides an overview of the complex world of materials

    Configure individual views

    Have all the information you need right now at a glance – and not more than the information you need. You simply ignore the rest.

    Further developing best practices

    Have you developed a new recipe for the preparation of a new material or improved an existing routine? Share your knowledge in an individual method – for efficient teamwork!

    Your individual configuration

    In SAMPLES you can easily set up everything yourself: parameters, methods, sample types, studies, etc.

    For even more customization, simply use user-defined fields and catalogs to map your individual process.

    Linked methods and storage locations

    There are hundreds of preparation and analysis methods in your laboratory, but only one that is suitable for your material – SAMPLES knows which one.

    Do you have a sample that prefers it cool and/or low in oxygen? SAMPLES knows the preferences of your sample types and suggests a suitable storage location.


    Photo documentation

    User-defined fields

    Sharing methodological knowledge

    Mobile working in the lab

    Back to the future with Audit Trail and Timeline

    Nothing is as constant as change. Thanks to method versioning and the audit trail, you can track who made which changes and when at any time.

    Orders, test plans and interfaces

    You determine which tests are to be carried out with each of your samples.

    If your samples are related to external test orders, these orders can simply be transferred to SAMPLES via an interface. The measurement results also find their way safely back to the client if required.

    Export your data

    You can export your sample lists, storage location allocations and all your measurement results to Excel at any time for further use as required.

    SAMPLES interface with list view of samples, behind it view of a backend code


    Let’s talk

    You have questions or want to learn more about SAMPLES?

    Then use the live chat at the bottom right of every page (if no one is online at the moment, the message will be sent to us by e-mail), write Isabell an e-mail directly, book a personal demo or attend one of our live webinars.

    Isabell and the SAMPLES team look forward to exchanging ideas with you.


    General questions about SAMPLES

    What is SAMPLES and how can it help my laboratory?

    SAMPLES is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), but also a Lab Execution System (LES).

    Depending on how you use it, you can use SAMPLES to manage all the information about your laboratory equipment (devices, consumables, methods, etc.) and the laboratory routine, i.e. the samples and details of their analysis. You can even automate your processes by connecting devices and other software systems.

    What kind of samples and data can I manage with SAMPLES?

    From waste water to tensile tests, everything has its place. SAMPLES is the chameleon among LIMS systems. Basically, all departments can be set up with the specific devices, methods and sample types. Do you have special parameters? No problem, you can even configure measured variables and units yourself and add to them at any time!

    Is the LIMS compatible with other systems used in the laboratory?

    Of course. SAMPLES is an absolute team player! Depending on which interface the other system offers, we can implement the connection to all possible systems (ERP, CRM, order portals, etc.). Connection to device and measuring systems for the automation of your laboratory processes is also possible.

    Questions about use

    How do I start setting up SAMPLES?

    As a rule, it makes the most sense to start with a laboratory process incl. of all master data, etc. in SAMPLES and to refine it over a test period. With the knowledge gained, it is easy to gradually transfer further processes.

    The system makes it easy to set up, but you still need time to set it up. No problem! We also offer the setup of your systems as a service. You determine the scope, from start-up assistance to complete set-up, everything is possible.

    Can I import existing data into the LIMS and how does it work?

    Yes, in principle you can import existing data in different places. The decisive factor here is the form in which the required data is available. We can support you with this as part of the system setup.

    How can I generate and customize reports?

    Once the measurement results have been approved, you can create a report for each order. To do this, you need just one click to automatically generate a PDF report from the stored template and attach it. You can even adjust which data appears in the report during the test.

    Questions about the operation

    What operating models are there?

    SAMPLES is usually hosted on our Microsoft Azure Cloud. However, if necessary, it can also be rolled out on premise on your servers.

    How does the LIMS secure my data and guarantee data protection?

    As part of our quality and IT security management, we place the highest value on the security of your data.

    The systems are usually hosted on our Microsoft Azure Cloud and benefit from Microsoft's high security standards. However, if necessary, they can also be rolled out on premise on your servers.

    In cloud mode, the data can be stored either in Western Europe (standard hosting) or on servers in Germany (premium hosting).

    What happens if I do not have a connection to the Internet?

    SAMPLES is a web application. Data created in SAMPLES is stored online or in your internal network if you opt for the on premise version.

    A stable Internet connection is required for cloud operation. We offer an optional offline-capable app for sampling.

    How are updates and upgrades for SAMPLES handled?

    SAMPLES is alive and growing. Our development team works daily to add and improve features. Technical updates are provided regularly, and we offer you extended functionality as an optional upgrade.

    Services around SAMPLES

    What training options are available?

    Sure! In addition to a manual in the app and video tutorials in our media library, we also offer training courses with our service partners. Whether at your premises, at one of our locations or remotely - we will find a suitable solution!

    What kind of technical support is available?

    In addition to assistance from our support team, we also offer help for self-help: you can find video tutorials for many work steps in our media library.

    Every lab is different.


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