Automated Pipetting Station Reduces Protocol Cycle Time
Product News May 07, 2009
The Vertical Pipetting Station from Agilent Automation Solutions, formerly Velocity11, is designed to deliver speed and performance for even the most demanding sample handling and liquid-transfer applications.
The Agilent Vertical Pipetting Station features a choice of easily interchangeable 8-, 16-, 96-, and 384-channel heads. A high precision 2-axis positioning stage provides access to all quadrants of 96-, 384- and 1536-well microplates.
Compact in design the Vertical Pipetting Station features eight pneumatic sliding shelves arranged on either side of the pipetting head permitting access to plates, while conserving deck space. The shelves can be custom fitted with vacuum manifolds (to position warped PCR microplates), autofilling reagent shelves, or a tip-washing station. An intuitive user interface allows the operator to create and run complex pipetting protocols with ease.
The Vertical Pipetting Station is powered by the Agilent VWorks Automation Control software; whose dynamic scheduling, easy-to-use interface, and error recover technology allows complete control for all levels of operators. Users have control over volume calibration factors, pipetting speeds and accelerations, tip touching as well as fine control over the motion of the head and tips into and out of labware as required.
Available either as a stand-alone unit or integrated into a larger robotic platform, the Vertical Pipetting Station will reduce cycle time for most demanding pipetting protocols.