Magazine Article | December 12, 2011

LECO Corporation

Source: Life Science Leader

3000 Lakeview Ave.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
PH: (800) 292-6141


In 1936, the Laboratory Equipment Company introduced the first rapid carbon determinator to the American iron and steel industry. Today, 75 years later, LECO® has emerged as a worldwide leader in the development of high-quality analytical instrumentation, with four diverse product lines covering five markets.

Our broad selection of innovative instrumentation incorporates trendsetting automation, easy-to-use software, and the latest automated technologies into ergonomic designs. This results in instruments that increase productivity by achieving a level of throughput that was once unobtainable for many lab managers. Fast, accurate results, combined with the use of liquid/solid autoloaders and user-friendly software, make LECO instruments ideal for the life science market, including metabolomic, pharmaceutical, and toxicology applications.

Instrumentation For The Analysis Of Organic Materials

Determinators for carbon, sulfur, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, including instrumentation for macro/micro sample analysis.

Instrumentation For Separation Science (Mass Spectrometry)
Fast GC-TOFMS systems with ChromaTOF® software dedicated to a wide variety of organic applications; GCxGC-TOFMS and GCxGC FID/ECD systems offer increased separation power. New high-resolution TOFMS systems combine speed, resolution, mass accuracy, and dynamic range for capabilities not previously possible in a single instrument.

LECO also develops and manufactures instrumentation for material characterization and metallographic sample preparation.

In addition to the life sciences, we offer a number of solutions for the following markets: 

  • Mined materials and metals
  • Food
  • Agriculture and environment
  • Energy and fuels