Automated Sample Preparation

Automated Sample Preparation System

This system prepares samples ready for injection into an HPLC/MS analyser. Septum sealed tubes have liquid preservative and an inert gas injected into them. Tubes are tare weighed before various samples are dispensed into them and then reweighed to ascertain the amount of sample added.

Viscous Liquids Dispensing Module

A large formulation system centred around a viscous liquids dispenser. The dispensing system dispenses liquids from standard 30ml disposable syringes. The carousel of syringes is automatically indexed above the sample container and balance.

Automated Product Analysis Robot

Automated Product Analysis Robot

A fluid products analysis robot to perform multiple measurements on liquid samples. Featuring an integrated Anton Paar Automated rheometer, a refractometer, spectrophotometer (dip probe), Metrohm pH and conductivity measurement and Labman sample cup storage mechanism.

Vial Weighing System

A small weighing system installed in Siena, Italy. The system weighs either Micronic vials or Wheaton vials to five decimal places. The system has capacity for nine blocks of 96 Micronic vials or nine blocks of 24 Wheaton vials. The cycle time for this system is 20 seconds per vial.

Heavy Duty Variable Radius Vortexer

For stiff mixing challenges, this heavy duty vortexer is capable of mixing sample weights of up to 10kg. The mixing profile including speed, direction and acceleration can be set to allow optimisation for particular materials. The unique aspect of this vortexer is that the radius can be modified manually.

Automated Force / Load Tester

This systems integrates an off-the-shelf load-cell with a Labman manufactured drive so that accurate force/displacement measurements can be made.

AstraZeneca Vial Weighing System

A pair of systems for AstraZeneca that tare weigh, re-weigh, sort, cap, decap and barcode read screw capped glass vials. To reduce the footprint of the robots, Labman implemented bowl feeders to automatically feed vials and caps into the robot workspace.