Thermo Scientific Introduces Automated Microplate Mover at Society of Biomolecular Sciences 2009
Product News Apr 29, 2009
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has unveiled the new Thermo Scientific Orbitor RS at Society of Biomolecular Sciences 2009. Developed using technology from the well-known Thermo Scientific RapidStak and Thermo Scientific Dimension4 product lines, the Orbitor™ RS is a high-speed microplate mover offering performance with totally flexible plate handling.
Extensive vertical reach allows multiple stacked or high density instruments to be loaded in a small footprint, and a bi-directional telescoping arm provides user safety and unlimited base rotations within a 360° workspace.
The Thermo Scientific Orbitor RS accommodates any SBS plate format, from shallow to deep well, in addition to tip boxes and lids, tubes or racks. This flexibility is further supported by random or sequential plate access, and the ability to mix modes of storage as assay requirements change.
Laboratory safety is maximized as the robotic arm is able to pass through the base and remain inside the rotating base while turning. With closed-loop motion control, collision detection and position recovery it is poised to become the microplate mover in its class. These combine to improve speed and efficiency, enabling a compact solution suitable for smaller workspaces.
The Thermo Scientific Orbitor RS expands the existing Thermo Scientific range of automated technologies for drug discovery and addresses the demand for increased throughput, storage capacity, and operational flexibility.