As we wrap up 2018 here at TOYOTech, the LAB business unit, in its first year of existence, we thought it would be helpful to take a look back and review the first product that we introduced earlier in the year.

It was during the Display Week in Los Angeles in May that we released the new LT1000 Ion Impurity Analyzer.  This analyzer provides a completely innovative method to characterize and measure ion impurity levels in many liquid-based substances.  It is an electrochemical analytical tool for impurity assay.  Conventional measurement solutions of this class are based on a chemical analysis approach and as such are designed to mainly measure impurity (not ions) and inorganic ion impurity.  The patent-pending LT1000 is the first measurement solution of its kind to measure not only inorganic ions but organic ones as well.

Furthermore, the LT1000 is extremely sensitive.  It detects even the most minute (in the parts per trillion (ppt) range) of ion concentrations.  The high resolution and accuracy provide an ability for lab engineers and technicians to detect impurities in test materials which is second to none in the industry.  A full test cycle can be completed in a second compared to conventional ion chromatography methods, which can take upwards of one hour. This is 3,600 times faster.  I do not have to tell you what this can mean for your workflows and your time-critical projects.

We are also releasing two new state of the art stages or shielding boxes for the LT1000 co-developed in partnership with a pioneer in the industry.  The enhanced version of the stage will feature a temperature control function.  Both of the new stages support test cells, engineered and designed by TOYOTech.  Test cells are vessels where you load the liquid substance in which you would like to test.  The stages will be available at the end of the year.

One of the most important features of the LT1000 is the way in which it is managed.  When you acquire an LT1000, we will provide you also with controlling software that runs on either a Windows PC or a Mac.  There are two means in which a computer connects to an LT1000.  One way is through a standard Ethernet connection using a RJ45 cable.  The second way is through a WLAN connection.  With the latter method, this permits a LT1000 and a “stage” to be put inside a “glove” box or container to perform a certain class of tests without having to worry about cabling or other connection considerations.

As I look at the new year ahead of us, I can tell you that we are excited about what’s in store for our customers.  So please make sure you stay connected with us so you can be among the first to be informed.  And if you want to learn more about the LT1000, please drop us an email at

Steve Wong VP of Marketing & Product Management