A global data repository

The Storm system was custom developed for a multi-national organisation to gather data from weathering stations across the world. Machine vision generated data as well as human generated analyses are collected and automatically aggregated into a single centralised global database. The Storm system generates a series of global and country specific reports each month – enabling instant and automated insight on a variety of key global metrics. The customer saves 100s of hours of manual data collection and analysis each month and their R&D labs across the world can now securely access global weathering data in near real-time.

Machine vision and AI

Storm can automatically classify samples; using previous human analyses and classifications to generate an automated AI based weathering type and classification algorithm, Storm can ‘learn’ how to classify results (crack, bubbling, scratch, etc), etc.

Not only do Storm’s AI capabilties save time, allowing users to focus on analysis and development, but the system can significantly improve the standardisation of measurement.
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Standardisation of human analysis

While many processes of weathering analysis can be fully automated, often human analysis of panels is still required. Storm makes it simple to standardise these analyses to ISO and company standards.

The user is taken through a series of pages that show a reference image of each of the criteria and are asked to grade their panel accordingly – ensuring results are comparable across all weathering stations.
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Mobile system status reporting

Live status tracking for multiple systems is possible with Storm. These statuses offer reassurance of healthy system operation when outside of the lab, and this reporting is fully customisable with push status alerts via text or email.

Enable predictive maintenance. Remotely collect system metrics and logs, define parameters and identify maintenance needs before breakdowns.
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Why Labman Software?



Labman develop software that perfectly fits your needs and ways of working.


40 years' experience in the lab sector, combined with a focus on understanding the intricacies of each individual lab enables Labman to create software that's deeply intuitive for both users and managers.


As a world leader in custom lab automation systems we understand full end to end lab processed and can develop software that seamlessly manages them; enabling unified data collection, storage and analyses.

Unparalleled Integration

Labman's experience in hardware development and integration gives us unparalleled capabilities in integrating hardware from a range of manufacturers into a single software system.


Labman believe in long term customer relationships. Offering exceptional products at a good price enables us to develop long term relationships and strategic partnerships with industry leaders.

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If you are interested in finding out more about Storm,
please get in touch. We'll be happy to discuss your individual requirements.