Amel has been producing sophisticated instruments for professional research and laboratories since 1958. The experience gained in contact with the most diverse electrochemistry realities, has allowed the expansion of the activity and the insertion of a research and development department to better serve its customers, helping it not only in the simple production, but also providing an engineering service and design suggestions aimed at optimizing production. From this expertise, a wide range of highly specialized production lines are born. All satisfying the rules of the ISO9001 quality system and subsequent developments.
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Since 1959 Amel has been involved in the design and manufacturing of measuring instruments for electrochemical applications. The firm originated within the University of Padua as technical support for research instrumentation needs. It underwent a rapid growth and expansion into the industrial sector without abandoning its original focus as a research-oriented firm. AMEL places a priority on providing specific technical solutions and as a result is considered a point of reference for resolving complex research tasks in the public and private sectors.
AMEL was founded in 1959. Its founder Prof. Luigi Grifone (1927-1983) conceived of the company as a spin-off of the University of Padua, where he taught as a professor in the second half of the 50s. Luigi Grifone was a pioneer in the development of electrochemistry in Italy and Amel was the first and only Italian company to produce Potentiostats and other electrochemical devices.
The first Potentiostat was introduced on the market at the end of the 1950s for analytical measurements. Amel played an important role in the development of electrochemistry in Italy.
In 1964 the oscillographic potentiostat was born, a very advanced instrument considering that the PCs were not yet used in the laboratories.
In the 70s the company diversified its production by expanding the product range to cover all the different uses of the chemistry laboratories. From pH meters to titrators and, obviously, potentiostats and polarographs that stand at the core business of the company. In particular, in those years, the first real electrochemical station was built, made up of a set of integrated devices to perform the most common electrochemical experiments: the new system, called “Corrograph”, rapidly became a most common assembly device in the Italian Universities and research lab.
In 1981, the abvent of Personal Computer as an indispensable accessory in all laboratories, led Amel to design its first integrated station: Amel System 5000, a fully PC-connected system able to box 5 different instruments into a single device.
The computer evolution of the 90s allows the realization of the new 2000 line of potentiostats. Part of the measures that were previously done with analogical instrument are now integrated through the use of dedicated softwares.
In 2003 the Model 7050 was born. It was a potentiostat operating as an electrochemical station and equipped with a software specifically designed for electrochemical applications.
In 2012, Amel improved the polarographic line with the Model 4330, which is still on the market today.
In 2015 a new line of potentiostats, called series 255, was born, to which the Model 2700 was added for the for FRA measurements. All instruments are supplied with a specific software developed in conjunction with Como University. The new software called Vapeak has been designed for electrochemical researcher taking in account their needs.
In 2017, AMEL developed the ThinCorr instrument for localized corrosion measurements. Thanks to its particular sensor and its portability the ThinCorr can be used successfully on samples not transportable in the laboratory such as statues and artistic elements.