Thermo Scientific Showcases Robot Teaching Capability at SLAS 2012
Product News May 08, 2012
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced that it is demonstrating the new Thermo Scientific LOCaMotion software during the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference February 6-7.
LOCaMotion™ software, developed specifically for use with Thermo Scientific Orbitor and Orbitor™ BenchTrak plate movers, guides users through the steps required to teach these automated workstations.
Visitors to the booth during SLAS can experience firsthand how LOCaMotion simplifies the teaching process; they can actually teach an Orbitor BenchTrak to perform a workflow.
Normally this process is difficult, meticulous and time-consuming, and it often requires the expertise of an automation technician.
With LOCaMotion robot teaching software, however, users save valuable time as it guides them through the process of identifying the location of instrument nests and plate storage devices.
LOCaMotion software now comes standard with all Orbitor plate movers, featuring an interactive graphical interface that guides users through a step-by-step teaching process.
The software provides instructions on how to manually move the robotic arm while simultaneously calculating safe locations for the mover and ideal paths to other instruments or storage devices.
LOCaMotion software is single touch operable, so it can be used through a remote desktop connection to a tablet computer for greatest user convenience.
LOCaMotion software offers support to both new and existing users of the Orbitor plate mover platforms.