Let your samples move

Video Info: The robot speed in the video is adapted to the analysis run time and less than 20% of maximum speed. In this real life example a preparation workflow for toxic samples is shown. Samples are placed on the RFID waterbath inside the hermetic sealed cabinet. During the first step, the outer surface of the actual sample container is washed to remove every adherent particle, followed by a drying cycle. After weighing the total sample, its real amount is determined by reading out the TARA weight from the embedded RFID-Tag. This amount is checked against pre-coded limits and two dilution factors are calculated, which are used for the dilution of two different solvents. All obtained data is written back to the RFID-Tag during this step too. Next the sample is moved to a magnetic stirrer, which is also defined as the waiting position for a sample overlapping procedure. Just before the injection, the sample is transported to the transfer position. This place includes a further RFID-reader, which automatically synchronized the sample preparation process with the analytical instrument run. If after the analysis run the results are ok, the sample is moved to the waste tray, if not a second injection is initiated.

Intelligent Robotics

Evolution-5 Robot Features

Fast and lightweight robotic arm with five axis and 360° rotation, designed for scientific applications

Extended x,y,z-travel increases vertical reach for more functionality in a compact footprint

High resolution optical encoders for precision positioning

State-of-the-art drive technology for smooth robotic movements

On-the-fly exchangeable tool heads for all kinds of sample processing

Gripper tool works in landscape and portrait mode

Collision sensing for added safety

Robot controller with I/O and multitasking capabilities

Stand alone operation with event driven tasks

Easy integration into existing workflows

RFID enabled option for user independent sample processing

Evolution-5 Robot

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