Product News: Measure Three Parameters at a Time with New MultiLab IDS Multi-Parameter Instruments from YSI

14 Nov 2013

YSI, a Xylem brand, has launched MultiLab IDS, a new line of laboratory instruments and smart sensors for the water and wastewater market.

According to Tim Grooms, YSI Director of Water Quality Products, “Our MultiLab IDS line has a unique multi-parameter trick up its sleeve. Just one meter can measure three parameters at a time — any three of pH, ORP, BOD, ISEs, or conductivity, or even three of the same parameters. No other competitive product on the market can do that.”

The YSI MultiLab IDS line includes the MultiLab 4010-1 (one channel), MultiLab 4010-2 (dual channel), and the MultiLab 4010-3 (three channel) as well as smart digital probes for optical based BOD5, pH, ORP and conductivity measurement. Additionally, ISE measurements and non-IDS pH or ORP sensors can be used with the 4010-2 and 4010-3 using an adapter. The product line has been engineered from the ground up for the laboratory, with an easy-to-use and -calibrate menu-driven operation and improved data integrity and security.

Each of the instruments channels can be used for any probe. The one channel instrument offers an easy-to-read monochrome graphic LCD while the two- and three-channel versions offer color LCD displays, another unique feature in the industry.

“Another advantage has been built into the digital sensors,” says Grooms. “As soon as they’re plugged in, the digital sensors are automatically recognized by the MultiLab IDS. That explains the IDS in the name (Intelligent Data Sensors).”

These sensors automatically store their unique serial number and calibration data. They also digitally process the measurement signal. The sensors can be moved from instrument to instrument and maintain their calibration data and transmit this information to the new instrument.

When using the instrument with the YSI ProOBOD with Optical BOD probe and BOD Analyst Pro desktop software, BOD values are recorded and calculated automatically at the desktop. The BOD probe has a guarded tip to protect the sensing element, a super quiet stirrer, and is serviceable as needed.