The AutoMATE™ 96 from Accuris Instruments is a fully automated, high throughput liquid handling workstation that improves productivity when filling microplates. Capable of dispensing up to 96 channels simultaneously, the AutoMATE 96 significantly reduces the processing time and errors associated with manual pipetting.
The included tablet features an intuitive app for programming and operation. Unlike many 96-well pipetting stations, the AutoMATE 96 is “hands-free”, with motorized tip loading/ejection and a four position, automated, sliding platform that precisely aligns the tips with the appropriate microplate/reservoir. Once programmed, the instrument can run protocols to completion without any manual positioning or adjustment.
Three interchangeable heads allow for a pipetting range from 1.0µL to 1000µL. The AutoMATE 96 is compact enough to fit onto a standard lab bench or into a biosafety cabinet.
Pipetting Modes: Standard Pipetting: Aspirating and dispensing reagents by hand is labor-intensive and error prone. With the AutoMATE 96, reagents can be aspirated and dispensed automatically, ensuring accurate and precise transfer to and from microplates or reservoirs.
Multi-Dispensing (Repeat Pipetting): Continually filling microplates is a time-consuming process that can often result in hand fatigue. With the Multi-Dispensing function, repeatedly filling microplates can be automated and accomplished quickly without introducing hand strain or fatigue.
Secondary-Dispensing (Plate Filling): Many protocols and applications call for filling a plate with multiple samples or reagents. With the AutoMATE 96, multiple reagents can be aspirated and dispensed into the same microplate. For improved results, each dispense can be programmed to be include a mixing step.
Serial Dilutions: Performing serial dilutions via manual methods is labor-intensive and error prone. Errors in this process will amplify subsequent dilutions as the process continues. With the AutoMATE 96, serial dilutions can be performed automatically and error free.
Mixing: Mixing reagents by hand is strenuous and can be inconsistent. With the AutoMATE 96, mixing can be performed automatically with adjustable speeds, ensuring consistency.
Reverse Pipetting: When the accuracy of pipetting volume is critical, the AutoMATE 96 can be set to reverse pipetting mode. This technique greatly improves accuracy &precision with small volumes of biological fluids.
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