Multiple dispense options
High accuracy weighing via a four-place balance
Syringe pumps for dispensing liquids
Vacuum system empties and cleans residue from powder boats
7 MDUs can be accomodated at once for high throughput
De-humidified chamber for powder storage
Either liquid or powder type MDUs can be handled
Up to seven MDUs can be loaded into the module, either by the Formulation Engine or by hand, and the Formulation Engine loads pots/vials/boats into the module. Dispenses are made from the MDUs or from 4 syringe pumped internal reservoirs into the consumables which are moved under the dispensers on a robotically driven balance.
Powder boats are stored in a dried air enclosure inside the module to prevent powders absorbing moisture. A vacuum arrangement is used to clean used power boats after they are returned by the Formulation Engine. Failure to clean a boat adequately is detected by comparing weights.