Robotic Liquid Handling Systems

Orochem offers a range of high throughput liquid handling systems commonly used in the bioanalytical sample preparation and proteomics sample preparation procedures. They are easy to use, precise and time, labor and cost efficient. Based on sample quantity, procedure complexity and budget, there are several choices:

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  • Description
  • I-Pipettor

    I-Pipettor (1)

    I-Pipettor

    I-pipettor provides the benefits of high-performance multichannel pipetting at an affordable price leveraging the proven automated pipetting engineering from liquid handling experts Apricot Designs. It is best suited for laboratories with large multifunctional automated liquid handling platforms which require fast and accurate systems to perform basic operations with none to minimal training and method programming. Available in two models:  I-Pipettor and the I-Pipettor Pro. I-PipettorPro model is configured with a motor-driven head locking mechanism rather than the hand lever and also includes a motorized elevator that raises and lowers a plate or reservoir to the desired pre-set height. The 384-channel I-Pipettor offers a maximum capacity of 125 μl per channel while the 96-channel version is available with maximum volumes of 125, 500, or 1000 μl.  I-pipettor can be configured with a single plate nest or a 2-plate shuttle with versions available for plate-to-plate pipetting or plate-to-plate pipetting + serial dilutions by column. A motorized 2-plate shuttle is also available for the I-Pipettor Pro models. The I-Pipettor’s are controlled via a simple and easy to use GUI interface app. I-Pipettor uses unique head design which employs high-precision manufacturing to produce reasonably priced heads that are independent of the pipetting mechanism. The easy load heads allow you to load disposable tips into the head quickly and easily, with no tools required. The user can clamp the pipetting head in seconds using a simple lever for the basic series or via push-button control for the Pro series allowing simple and easy set-up for the task at hand. For the most flexibility, the I-Pipettor allows manual indexing of the pipetting head for accessing 384-well plates with a 96-channel version or for accessing 96-well plates with a 384-channel version (with 96-channel head), and also options for indexing for serial dilutions by column. For more information on the I-pipettor, visit http://www.apricotdesigns.com/i-pipette.htm. See the I-pipettor in action in the video tab below.

    Features and Benefits

    • Performs 12 times faster than an 8-channel handheld pipettor
    • Pipette to all 96 wells without having to replace tips 12 times.
    • Flexible design for liquid transfers and pipetting operations for 96 and 384-well microplates.
    • Uses the unique easy-change head system from Apricot Designs, allowing the user to build a diverse head library with a reasonable investment. The heads are interchangeable with other Apricot pipettors.
    • Uses the unique EZ-Load disposable tips for the simplest no-tool, no-pressure loading of tips.
    • Easily controlled through a simple interface, requires minimal operator training and no external computer.
    • Small footprint conserves bench space and fits easily into suitably-sized hoods.
    • Includes manual indexing plate to allow work with 96 or 384 plates (use indexer to work with 384 plates on 96-channel pipettor or to work with 96 plates on 384-channel pipettor).

    Applications

    • Plate replication
    • Plate reformatting
    • Reagent addition
    • Compound addition
    • Serial dilution (by column)

    Specifications

    Dispensing Precision (96-500) <3% CV at 5 μl (96-125/384) <3% CV at 1 μl
    Dispensing Accuracy (96-500) +/- 2% at 10 μl (96-125/384) +/- 2% at 1 μl
    Resolution Volume (96-500) 1 ul (96-125/384) 0.1 μl (96-500) 1-500 μl (96-125/384) 0.5-125 μl
    Dimensions 9"W x 14”D x 19.5"H 229W x 356D x 495H mm
    Weight Approx. 44 lbs. (20 kg)
    Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Operating Temperature 50 - 100 °F

    Options

    • Pro version: Motorized elevator and motorized head clamp.
    • 384 channels or 96 channels.
    • 96-channel volume options: 0.5-125 μl, 1-500 μl, or 5-1000 μl.
    • Stage options. Single stage, 2-plate shuttle, 2-plate shuttle with serial dilution indexing, or motorized 2-plate shuttle with serial dilution indexing (Pro only).
    • Disposable tip heads with 8, 12, 16, 24, 96 or 384 channels for Apricot high volume 250/500/1000 ul tips or Apricot EZ-Load 15/50/125 ul tips.
  • Oroflex

    Oroflex (1)

    Oroflex

    Oroflex Personal Pipettor is a popular series of affordable liquid handling systems with the versatility and reliability required for today's demanding laboratory environment. The Oroflex series offers the majority of automated features that many laboratories need at a reasonable price, making it possible for each technician to truly have their own personal Pipettor. The Oroflex Personal Pipettor series use Apricot Designs’ unique head design which employs high-precision manufacturing to produce reasonably-priced heads that are independent of the pipetting mechanism. It electronically loads and unloads pipetting heads in seconds, allowing simple and easy set-up for the task at hand.

    Features:

    • Flexible design for liquid transfers and pipetting operations for 96, 384 and 1536-well microplates and can also be used for serial dilutions by row or column
    • Uses the unique easy-change head system from Apricot Designs, allowing the user to build a diverse head library with a reasonable investment. The heads are interchangeable with other pipettors
    • 5-position deck with wash station allows walk away reformatting of 4x96 to 1x384 or 1x384 to 4x96
    • Intuitive graphical user interface via serial interface control via laptop/PC
    • Small footprint conserves bench space and fits easily into suitably-sized hoods

    Applications:

    • Plate replication
    • Plate reformatting
    • Reagent addition
    • Compound addition
    • SPE
    • Serial dilution (by row or column)
    • PCR Setup
    • MALDI Spotting

    Onboard Options

    • Tip Washing System
    • Shaker
    • Cooling Plate, horizontal ports
    • Vacuum Manifold
    • Bluetooth Wireless

    Specifications

    <2% CV at 1 µl
    +/- 1% at 1 µl
    0.1 µl /1 µl
    0.5 - 125 µl /1-550 µl
    28W x 19D x 26H 711W x 483D x 660H mm
    (all models) Operating Width for stage 39.5" 1003 mm
    Approx. 98 lbs (45 kg)
    100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    50 - 100º F
  • Pegasenor

    Pegasenor (1)

    Pegasensor

    The Pegasensor offers 24/ 96/ 384 channel high performance pipetting that is ideal for low-volume multichannel microplate pipetting and for serial dilution applications. The new 2-series uses a more efficient servo motor design for better speed, precision, and reliability. The microprocessor-controlled pipetting mechanism provides accurate and precise pipetting of microliter or sub-microliter volumes of samples into 96, 384 or 1536-well microplates. The high-speed pipetting system provides short processing times by delivering liquids through up to 24/96/384 channels simultaneously with precise volume control. The Pegasensor uses Apricot Designs’ unique head design which employs high-precision manufacturing to produce reasonably priced heads that are independent of the pipetting mechanism. The Pegasensor electronically loads and unloads pipetting heads in a few seconds, allowing simple and easy set-up for the task at hand.

    Features:

    • 96/384 pipetting channels for fastest operations of 96/384 liquid addition or 96-to-96 or 384-to-384 plate replication.
    • Flexible design for liquid transfers and pipetting operations for 96, 384 and 1536-well microplates and can also be used for serial dilutions by row or column.
    • Uses the unique easy-change head system from Apricot Designs, allowing the user to build a diverse head library with a reasonable investment. The heads are interchangeable with other Apricot pipettors.
    • Select from 12 to 18 deck positions that can be used for plates, reservoirs, or tips for optimal walkway automation.
    • Automatic disposable tip loading and unloading for Apricot ESP tips and Biomek®FX compatible disposable tips. The disposable tip loading location is accessible by robotics for expanded capacity.
    • Intuitive graphical user interface via serial interface control.
    • Small footprint conserves bench space and fits easily into suitably-sized hoods

    Onboard Options:

    • Tip Washing System
    • Shaker
    • Cooling Plate, horizontal ports
    • Vacuum Manifold
    • Bar code reader
    • Plate Sensor
    • Refillable Reservoir
    • Bluetooth Wireless

    Automation:

    • The open deck design makes it easy to use robotics to supply labware to the PP series. It can be integrated as part of an automation workcell by combining it with laboratory automation software and robotics from Apricot sister company Biosero, Inc.

    Applications:

    • Plate replication
    • Plate reformatting
    • Reagent addition
    • Compound addition
    • Serial dilution (by row or column)

    Specifications

    <2% CV at 1 µl
    +/- 1% at 1 µl
    0.1 µl /1 µl
    0.5 - 125 µl /1-550 µl
    28W x 19D x 26H 711W x 483D x 660H mm
    (all models) Operating Width for stage 39.5" 1003 mm
    Approx. 98 lbs (45 kg)
    100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    50 - 100º F