Automate your chemistry and reap the benefits

AVA lab control software has been designed to simplify your experiments while improving the accuracy of your data and quality of your yields: from a single stirring hotplate, through to a multi-device jacketed reaction system.

  • Complete automation

    Control stirring, heating and cooling, make controlled additions and more with complete process data logging.

  • Huge savings

    Improved productivity means you make savings in both time and money.

  • Safer chemistry

    Control software allows you to define safety overrides and cut-off conditions for your experiments.

  • Flexibility

    With four different software levels, AVA can work for your equipment and budget.

Four software levels to suit your application and budget

The different levels determine the types of devices that can be controlled and logged by AVA.

Upgrade between AVA Levels at any time

If your needs change, requiring control of more apparatus, AVA Software can be easily upgraded.

Save Money

Automating your chemistry saves time and money

Advantages of software automation

  • Improve productivity – free up valuable research time
  • Record, share and analyse experimental results
  • Repeat experiments accurately for reproducible and consistent results
  • Share results between users to improve research and collaboration

Automation makes your chemistry safer

Enhanced safety

  • Run unattended experiments safely
  • Reduce manual errors
  • Set apparatus safety limits to prevent accidents
  • Configure audio and visual alarms

AVA can easily automate your chemistry

Use AVA software to

  • Control and log common laboratory apparatus and processes
  • Eliminate time-consuming, manual data recording
  • Track what you do, as you do it and repeat in the experiment scheduler – ‘Track and Repeat’
  • Visualise results for rapid analysis and reporting
  • Link devices for dual control e.g. pump and balance for additions
  • Control up to four experiments in parallel
AVA Software is a big step forward from conventional manual control and lack of data loggingDr. Jing Liu, Scientist III, Dart Neuroscience

Our most popular option... AVA Software Level 4

Multi device

Control multi-device reactions

  • Control up to 4 reaction systems with up to 16 devices on one screen
  • Create complex experiments with any number of steps in series or parallel
  • Pre-program multi-step recipes, with the flexibility to make and track on-the-fly adjustments
  • Interlink devices and set feedback/control loops, end-point conditions and safety limits
No manual recording

No more manual data logging or manual errors

  • Automatically record reaction parameters and log what you do, as you do it
  • Repeat experiments accurately for reproducible and consistent results
  • Create reports in a few clicks or export data as a CSV file for further analysis
  • Share results between users to improve research and collaboration
Unnattended

Safe unattended chemistry

  • Automate cooling during exothermic events
  • Link devices such as balances and pumps for controlled, unattended reagent addition
  • Define safety overrides and cut-off conditions
  • Configure audio and visual alarms

Key features

AVA Control Lab software - Key Features
  1. Select your Apparatus set up

    • Select Apparatus background that matches your reaction setup
    • Select up to four Apparatus setups
    Create new or open existing Apparatus templates

  2. Add devices

    • Select and name devices
    • Set device parameters and safety limits
    • Link devices for dual control e.g. pump and balance for gravimetric additions

  3. Select Direct or Schedule control

    • Control devices directly via the apparatus window or:
    • Use the Schedule Window to create experiment profiles e.g. create ramps, plateaus and timed actions

  4. Track and Repeat

    • Track what you do, as you do it and record all actions
    •Repeat and refine the schedule to optimise the experiment
    • This clever feature enables automation of a manual process with ease and without any programming knowledge

  5. Graph data and modify experiments on-the-fly

    • View real-time graphs
    • Stop, pause or skip steps and modify experiments mid-run
    • Add or remove steps as the timeline progresses
    • Add notes in the Event log

  6. Enhanced safety for unattended operation 24/7

    • Set individual device warning alarms
    • set emergency safe conditions or reaction shutdown if a sensor limit is exceeded
    • Create safety feedback loops e.g. control a pump addition by process temperature
    •Set user-definable limits or parameters for all devices

  7. Create reports and share data

    • Automatically logs and saves all data
    • The report wizard creates detailed reports in rich text format (for word processing) or CSV (for spreadsheets)
    • Share experiments and results with other AVA users

  8. Control up to 4 different reactions in parallel

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Download and try the software for free

To evaluate AVA Software you can download a free Demo version.

  • Learn how the features of the software work
  • Simulate control of devices
  • Setup Apparatus and create Schedules
  • Share setups and Schedules with other AVA users
  • Analyse results and create reports for real or simulated data
Download demo software

AVA Controls equipment from a variety of manufacturers

  • AVA includes a library of pre-configured driver files allowing easy integration with a wide range of 3rd party devices.
  • Radleys also provide a ‘New Driver Configuration Service’ if required.
  • Our Driver Library includes various models from the following manufacturers:
Circulators Circulators Haake
Huber
Julabo
Lauda
Overhead stirrers Overhead Stirrers Heidolph
IKA
Lara CLR
Radleys
Temperature Sensors Temperature Sensors Generic
Syringe Pump Syringe Pump Harvard
New Era
WPI
pH Sensors pH Sensors Knick
Jenway
Peristaltic Pumps Peristaltic Pumps Cole-Parmer
Ismatec
Heidolph
Watson Marlow
Balances Balances A&D
Denver
Mettler
Ohaus
Precisa
Sartorius
Vacuum Pumps Vacuum Pumps Vacuubrand
Gas Flow Controller Gas Flow Controllers Bronkhorst
Stirring Hotplates Stirring Hotplates Heidolph
IKA
Radleys
Pressure Sensors Pressure Sensors Omega
Conductivity Sensors Conductivity Sensors Knick
Gas Flow Meters Gas Flow Meters Bronkhorst
M+W Instruments
AVA Lab Control Software

AVA Software Level 1

For hotplate users who want to run, record and repeat experiments

  • Control a single hotplate or up to four in parallel
  • Integrate hotplates from leading manufacturers
  • ‘Track and Repeat’ – Create and record simple or complex profiles to control your hotplate
  • Automate your common benchtop heating/stirring procedures for improved reproducibility and safety
  • Stop, pause, skip and modify experiments mid-run
  • Record, save, share and repeat common experiments
AVA Lab Control Software

AVA Software Level 2

For hotplate and overhead stirrer users who want to run, record and repeat experiments

  • Control and log up to four hotplates and/or four overhead stirrers in parallel
  • Integrate devices from leading manufacturers
  • Control hotplate heating/stirring and overhead stirrer speed, also log torque
  • Create profiles to control your hotplate and overhead stirrer simultaneously
  • Create triggers that link devices e.g. when the hotplate stirrer achieves ‘X’ ˚C change overhead stirring to ‘Y’ rpm
AVA Lab Control Software

AVA Software Level 3

For chemists who want to control, schedule and log jacketed reaction systems

  • Control and log a single jacketed reaction system, or up to four in parallel
  • Integrate overhead stirrers and circulators from leading manufacturers
  • Use with any brand of jacketed reaction system
  • Control multiple parameters for improved reaction reproducibility, optimisation and safety
  • Create experimental profiles with safety feedback loops
  • Software automatically creates detailed reports
AVA Lab Control Software

AVA Software Level 4

Control multi-device reactions

  • Control up to 4 reaction systems with up to 16 devices on one screen
  • Create complex experiments with any number of steps in series or parallel
  • Pre-program multi-step recipes, with the flexibility to make and track on-the-fly adjustments
  • Interlink devices and set feedback/control loops, end-point conditions and safety limits
AVA Lab Control Software

AVA Software Level 4

No more manual data logging or manual errors

  • Automatically record reaction parameters and log what you do, as you do it
  • Repeat experiments accurately for reproducible and consistent results
  • Create reports in a few clicks or export data as a CSV file for further analysis
  • Share results between users to improve research and collaboration
AVA Lab Control Software

AVA Software Level 4

Safe unattended chemistry

  • Automate cooling during exothermic events
  • Link devices such as balances and pumps for controlled, unattended reagent addition
  • Define safety overrides and cut-off conditions
  • Configure audio and visual alarms
AVA Lab Control Software

AVA Care Support

One stop for expert technical support.We understand how critical software is to your chemistry success – that’s why Radleys have developed AVA Care Support.

FREE support for 1st Year

  • Free priority email and telephone support
  • Free set-up and application support
  • Free software updates during support period
  • Keep software current, regardless of which software level is purchased
AVA Lab Control Software-Data Hub

Data Hub - integrate devices with an RS232 serial interface

  • Using the Data Hub, AVA Software can connect, control and log data from multiple 3rd party devices with an RS232 serial interface
  • Designed to work exclusively with the AVA Control Software to ensure a fast set-up and reliable connection from the PC to multiple RS232 devices
  • The Data Hub will integrate serial devices including stirring hotplates, overhead stirrers, circulators, balances, peristaltic pumps, syringe pumps, vacuum pumps, balances, pH sensors and gas flow controllers
  • Combine up to 4 Data Hubs to increase device capacity
  • Use RR20454 Ethernet Switch to connect up to 4 x Data Hubs, providing up to 16 x RS232 ports
  • The Data Hubs also features two Pt100 temperature sensor ports for logging of temperature data directly to your PC

Minimum computer requirements to operate AVA Software

Operating system Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2/3, Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8 and 10
CPU Duo core 1.9 GHz processor
Memory 2GB RAM minimal, 4GB RAM recommended
Hard disk 30GB minimal, 5400rpm
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Additional information Microsoft .Net drivers required
Internet 8 web explorer or equivalent
Once license is activated on a PC it is NOT possible to move it

Range

AVA Software Only

RR20111     AVA Software Level 1

RR20112     AVA Software Level 2

RR20113     AVA Software Level 3

RR20114     AVA Software Level 4

All software includes 1 Year AVA Care Support

AVA Software Kits

RR20302     AVA Level 1 Software Kit
                    Comprising of the following
 AVA Level 1 Software
 Laptop Controller
 2 Port Data Hub
 1 Year AVA Care Support

RR20304     AVA Level 2 Software Kit
                    Comprising of the following
 AVA Level 2 Software
 Laptop Controller
 2 Port Data Hub
 1 Year AVA Care Support

RR20306     AVA Level 3 Software Kit
                    Comprising of the following
 AVA Level 3 Software
 Laptop Controller
 4 Port Data Hub
 1 Year AVA Care Support

RR20308     AVA Level 4 Software Kit
                    Comprising of the following
 AVA Level 4 Software
 Laptop Controller
 4 Port Data Hub
 1 Year AVA Care Support

AVA Software Upgrades

If your needs change, requiring control of more apparatus, AVA software can be easily upgraded.

RR20120      AVA Upgrade Level 1 to 2
RR20121      AVA Upgrade Level 1 to 3
RR20122      AVA Upgrade Level 1 to 4

RR20123      AVA Upgrade Level 2 to 3
RR20124      AVA Upgrade Level 2 to 4

RR20125      AVA Upgrade Level 3 to 4

All upgrades include 1 Year AVA Care Support

AVA Care Support

Renew AVA Care for another year

  • RR20141    AVA Care Level 1 – 1 Year
  • RR20152    AVA Care Level 2 – 1 Year
  • RR20153    AVA Care Level 3 – 1 Year
  • RR20154    AVA Care Level 4 – 1 Year

Automation Module and Serial Devices

Radleys supply a range of automation modules for use with AVA Level 4 which include all of the devices and cables required

RR20500 Gravimetric Additions Module

Comprising of: 

RR20446         Top Loading Balance 0.01g x 4200g – UK Plug
RR20450         Control Cable Balance to PC 3m
RR20470         Peristaltic Pump 600rpm 4000ml/min – UK Plug
RR20472         Peristaltic Pump Head for 1.6mm Wall Tubing
RR20474         Cable RS232 for Peristaltic Pump RR20470 2.5m
RR20476         PharMed BPT Tubing 1.6mm Wall  7.5m
RR139091       Adapter Rodaviss B24 to GL14
RR139095       Adapter Rodaviss B24 to 2 x GL14
RR139101       1000ml Lab Bottle GL45
RR139109       Distribution Cap GL45 with 2 x GL14
RR139111       Screw Cap with Aperture GL14
RR139113       Silicone Seal with PTFE Washer GL14 6mm

RR20504 Syringe Pump Additions Module

Comprising of: 
RR20418    Single Syringe Pump to 60cc
RR20420    Control Cable, Single Syringe Pump to PC, 2m
RR20407    Marprene Tubing 1.6mm Bore 1.6mm Wall 5m
RR139091  Feed Adapter Rodaviss, B24 to GL14
RR139095  Feed Adapter Rodaviss B24 to 2 x GL14

RR20502 pH Module

Comprising of: 
RR20424    pH/mV/Temp Meter Portable + Control Cable (probe not included). Battery operated.
RR20438    Cable, pH Meter to Combination VP Probe, 3m
RR139087  Adapter Rodaviss B34 to GL25
RR139125  Swivel 12mm pH Probe Adapter GL25
RR20440    Buffer Solution Certified pH 4.01 +/-0.02 – 500ml
RR20442    Buffer Solution Certified pH 7.00 +/-0.02 – 500ml
RR20444    Buffer Solution Certified pH 9.21 +/-0.02 – 500ml

pH Probes

RR20432   Combination VP pH Probe 325mm x 12mm (100, 250, 500ml vessels)
RR20434   Combination VP pH Probe 360mm x 12mm (1000ml vessels)
RR20436   Combination VP pH Probe 425mm x 12mm (2000, 3000, 5000ml vessels)

RR20506 Vacuum Pump Module

Comprising of: 
VB696702   PC3001 Vario Chemistry Diaphragm Pump – UK Plug
RR20216    Null Modem Serial Cable, 2m
RR20456    NW 8 Rubber Vacuum Hose, 3m
RR139025  Gas Purge Adapter B24 + GL14 + Fittings

Serial Devices

Stirring Hotplates - with RS232 serial interface

RR91204    Carousel Advanced Stirring Hotplate – UK Plug
RR91205    Carousel Advanced Stirring Hotplate + Pt1000
RR91234    RS232 Interface Cable – 15 Pin to 9 Pin
RR91226    Pt1000 S/S Temperature Sensor
RR91228    Temperature Sensor Holder
RR91229    Support Rod (13mm x 425mm)
RR91235    Pt1000 Clamping System + Support Rod and Cable Guide

Overhead Stirrers - with RS232 serial interface

RR91308    RS50 Control Overhead Stirrer, 50W – UK Plug
RR91312    RS100 Control Plus Overhead Stirrer, 100W – UK Plug
RR91234    RS232 Interface Cable – 15 Pin to 9 Pin

Circulators - with RS232 serial interface

We offer a full range of circulators, hoses, oils, cables and accessories for all types of heating/cooling applications. For advice on selecting the system or accessory you need please contact our sales office.

New Driver Device Integration

RR20217    Driver Configuration Service Controller

Voltage and Plug Options

For your preferred voltage please add suffix /EURO /JAP /SWISS or /USA to the end of Catalogue Number.
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FAQs

Can I book a demo of the AVA Lab Control Software?

Yes, we are offering a 1-2-1 demo led by an expert online. Book your demo today.

What is included in the AVA Care support package? How can I renew it?

Each purchase of AVA Software or an AVA level upgrade comes with one year’s free AVA Care. During the AVA Care support period, you can download software updates such as any driver updates for new devices, continuing compatibility with Microsoft operating system, and other maintenance releases.  It also gives you access to full technical support for any queries you may have. To check the current status of AVA Care, in the AVA Software, browse to the File tab and select Help. The start and expiry dates are listed for the AVA Care in the ‘Licensing’ section. If your AVA Care Support is about to expire, you can purchase a renewal of AVA Care; please contact Radleys or your local distributor for a quotation.

Are there any AVA tutorial videos I can watch?

Yes

  • Getting started
  • Manual control of devices
  • Create an experimental Schedule
  • Used advanced Schedule features

To access these, in your downloaded AVA Software (which is free to download to use in demonstration mode)

  • Go to the File tab
  • Select Help from the list on the left
  • Then select ‘Video tutorials: Watch a selection of video tutorials’ button on the right.

The video tutorials can also be accessed via the AVA Help pages.