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Festo’s Lab Automation Solutions Feature Precision, Repeatability, and Small Size

Published: Friday, January 25, 2013
Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013
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Festo’s EXCM mini H-gantry, piezo valve, and variable pitch pipetting technologies are designed for the performance needs of the automated medical lab.

The Festo EXCM mini H-gantry is ideal for transfer of micro-well plates, motion control for dispensing liquids over a work piece, and small work-piece transfer.

This solution is based on two fixed motors with a circulating tooth belt for X and Y axis movement. The two-motor/tooth-belt design achieves maximum acceleration through “low-mass” movement.

The mini H-gantry is a breakthrough in automated X-Y axis motion.

The EXCM mini H-gantry maximizes workspace thanks to a minimized footprint. These modular gantry systems are readily adaptable to specific requirements.

The gantries are clean room compatible and offer plug-and-play ease of start-up.

Festo applies piezoelectric ceramic properties to create valves that are energy efficient, compact, quiet, exhibit no heat build-up, and are capable to deliver proportional control.

Festo VEMR / VEMC piezo valves are ideal for micro-metering, regulating fluid flows, and pressure and vacuum control. Piezo valves ensure consistent conditions because there is no heat build-up, as typically occurs with a traditional solenoid operated valve.

Ambient or test temperature does not change during operation giving greater repeatability, better comparability of results, and assured quality.

Festo is showing for the first time an eight-head variable-pitch pipetting system. This new system provides greater flexibility in aspirating and dispensing applications.

The eight-head system aspirates from standard 9 mm micro-well plates but can dispense to “plates” with non-standard dimensions. This means that equipment manufacturers are free to design a dispensing pattern most suited to the machine, application, and desired throughput. The eight-head system is both compact and precise.

“While the variety of laboratory applications may be increasing, the challenge remains the same, namely that laboratory automation calls for precision and repeatability in a small footprint,” said Steve Fitterer, lab automation segment manager, Festo. “That is exactly what visitors to the Festo Booth and workshop will see.”

Lab automation experts will be on hand at Festo’s SLAS 2013 booth #1301 to discuss current solutions and solutions now in development.


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