Protedyne Introduces the Radius™ Robotic System
Product News Apr 05, 2006
Protedyne Corporation has unveiled its new Radius robotic system. Radius is a benchtop automation platform, designed with an ingenious radial arm to provide the highest level of flexibility for today’s busy laboratories.
Like all of Protedyne’s automation systems, Radius is built using the principles of industrial design, ensuring rugged reliability, superior speed, and unmatched precision. Radius can accommodate a variety of applications in diagnostic testing as well as biotech and pharmaceutical research.
Designed to be compact, Radius is driven by a patent-pending inverted SCARA robot to allow for the most useable work space on deck. This robot can also reach outside its frame, offering greater device integration options.
While modest in size, Radius retains the essential components of robust industrial automation and utilizes the company’s exclusive interchangeable SmartTools™. The robot can automatically pick up the correct tool on the fly, without user intervention.
“Coming from an industrial automation background, I’ve championed the advances labs can make by applying the methodologies used in industrial design,” said Peter Massaro, Chief Technology Officer of Protedyne.
“Currently, most laboratory automation is about 10 years behind other industries that employ automation for improved efficiency, reliability, process control, and integrity of results. With our BioCube™ System, Protedyne took the lead in marrying laboratory automation requirements and industrial design.
"To bring it one step further, we wanted to build a benchtop automation system for labs with lower throughput requirements as well as space and budget constraints. Radius accomplishes that. With its smaller footprint and lower cost, all laboratories can now benefit from true industrial automation,” continued Massaro.