Norwood, Massachusetts-based Instron’s Bluehill Central platform allows lab managers to remotely manage all test systems running Bluehill Universal, regardless of the number of systems and regardless of their location around the world, according to a news release.
The company said the new software uses a single database to manage Instron systems and data at the enterprise level in an effort to simplify the lab management process. It gives lab managers a method to manage tasks across all frames on their network, including all Bluehill Universal users and permissions, test method templates, results, file revision approvals and audit trail data.
Bluehill Central centers on groups of users sharing common files and settings, with an individual operator’s permissions and access to files and approved test methods defined by their team, giving flexibility in supporting different workflows and settings.
The platform also includes a traceability module to offer lab managers top-down control over test method changes, requests and test results, while activity from all connected test systems is automatically captured in a secure and searchable audit trail.
“Many labs with multiple Instron systems feel the burden of localized management and have expressed their preference to centrally manage their templates and data,” Instron Product Manager for Static Testing Software Dan Caesar said in the release. “Bluehill Central was developed to address that burden by offering a centralized platform to simplify file and user management, lower risks associated with testing errors and make regulatory compliance easier than ever before.”