Agilent Technologies Launches Next-Generation Microplate Labeler for Life Science Laboratories
Product News Sep 02, 2009
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a new microplate labeling system for automated on-demand and barcode print-and-apply applications in life science laboratories.
The new Agilent Microplate Labeler combines the easy-to-integrate form factor, speed and label applicator of its predecessor with a thermal label printer that provides 600 dpi resolution, crisp images and an expansive array of 1D and 2D coding symbologies.
"This next-generation product is a direct response to industry and end-user requests for a reliable, high-performance microplate labeler that offers true unattended operation," said Nitin Sood, general manager, Agilent Automation Solutions. "Authentic Agilent automation-certified labels with application-matched ribbons guarantee the highest level of system performance as well as superior instrument and applications support."
The Agilent Microplate Labeler achieves its repeatability and reliability through high-precision registration; a tensioned peeling system that ensures label backings stay taut; certified designed-for-automation labels; and durable die-cast aluminum construction.
With its compact size, the microplate labeler fits easily on a benchtop. Its ability to print and apply labels at speeds of up to one label every four seconds allows users to achieve ambitious throughput goals.
When integrated into automated systems, the Agilent Microplate Labeler is powered by VWorks software, an application capable of importing data and creating custom labels for the microplate labeler. The software enables the user to apply sets of data to labels on all four sides of a microplate.
The microplate labeler can be operated as a standalone instrument using the included PlateTag software. It can be integrated into third-party systems via the included ActiveX control and RS-232 serial or RJ45 Ethernet ports.