This Robotic Lab Pipetting System
will automatically pipette fluids into, onto and out of test tubes, vials, cells, slides, strips, dishes and bottles.
This is a great low-cost way to pipette
a large volume of items. You do not have to be a developer, technician or
engineer to use this. It also has a small foot print and is very flexible. When
your container size/shape and locations change, you can accommodate this change
quickly and easily. We can custom redesign our basic unit to meet your needs. It can include grippers, suction cups and almost any type of end effector to grab and manipulate just about any type of object.
Our laboratory robots can be modified to place objects under the automated pipettor or move the pipettor over the objects to be pipetted. We can also retro fit a variety of fluid dispensers such as Fisnar, and Fishman fluid dispensing systems onto our robots.
Simple Operation - No Computer or
This system runs without a PC (Computer)
just locate your containers at the predefined robot stage locations. Then power
the system up and press the trigger switch and itautomatically pipettes the array of containers
in a variety of patterns and operations. It can be set up to do it once or
This system can also be activated
with an optional external trigger switch, limit switch, virtually any push
button or at power up. However, if you
want to perform even more complicated applications then read on.
You can use your pipettes and
pipetting system or ours. We can supply you with a fully programmable
electronic pipette mounted to the system. This system can be configured to
pipette a programmed amount of fluid per each vial in each grid.
Optionally, you can also set it to
run in automatic modes or stay in manual mode. In automatic mode you can set it
to run once each time it is triggered by a triggering event such as a mouse
click, external switch/push button, another device,program and/or at power up. It can also be
programmed to run continuously or a set number of times or until an event
occurs, such as end of sequence, out of containers to pipette, etc. You can
also hook it up to a vision system or machine inspection system to automatically
Interfacing to Your Computer for
More Complex Applications
If you require more complex pipetting
applications than described above, you can hook it up to a
computer.The system can also be controlled
via a Windows XP/Vista compatible computer using any of the below mentioned
software applications and a USB port, RS485 port or an RS232 serial port by
sending simple commands to the robotic controller.
Easy To Use, No Programming
This system is so easy to use you
do not have to be a software developer or engineer to use it. All you do is set
it on your desk, lab bench or factory floor and plug in a power supply, hook it
up to your serial port or USB port and start the optional small application we
provide and start moving the unit with your computer mouse. You can then teach
it to make all kinds of discrete moves to pipette from different locations in a
matter of a few minutes. Later as you become experienced with its basic
operation you can teach it more complex operations like choosing containers of
different sizes, pitches, depths and shapes to pipette.
Custom Application Development
If you want to interface this unit
to something more complex give us a call.This unit includes plenty of I/O to sense and control relays, vales,
small actuators, etc. We can interface this unit to your machines, special devices
in your system to perform just about any application you can think of.
An optional Windows XP based
program will allow you to specify four individual N x M arrays To Access with a
pipette or fluid management device.
-Each grid can be enabled/disabled -The pitch can be uniquely selected via the UI (User Interface). -The size of each grid can be selected via the UI to a maximum of 100 X 100 vials/test tubs. -Four grids & gird Locations -The final and initial Z heights can be selected via UI. -The COM port can be selected via the UI. -Additional custom features added upon request.
Bottom of Stages Placed Above Bench Top Additional Travel/Rotational Axis Available on Request. Longer Travel Ranges Available on Request.
Accuracy +-0.005 Inches (~ +-0.125mm) Each Axis Max Velocity 5.0 Inches/Sec. (Five inches per second) Each Axis Max Payload: 11 lbs (5 Kg).
Higher Velocity Stages Available Upon Request. Complete with stepper motors, stepper driver, stepper controller, and motor cables. Software Included:
Simple Standalone Application Text Strings using Windows HyperTerminal Compatible with C, C++, Basic, JAVA, Labview, etc.
Optional Application Specific Programs We can Custom Develop An Application For You
Your Hardware Requirements:
Power Requirements: 30 VDC at 5 Amps. Computer Hardware Windows XP/Vista PC with Serial Port or USB Port Can also be Run Without a PC.
*Note: Windows Hyperterminal comes standard on your Windows XP computer. It is simple to use and you can quickly send the unit commands without knowing any programming languages. See: your Windows Start Menu: Start/All Programs/Accessories/Communications/HyperTerminal.
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