ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH PLANT MATERIAL DISPENSER
The Rothamsted Research systems were installed and commissioned in 2008. The first module gravimetrically feeds pre-ground, freeze-dried plant material into Micronic tubes and GC vials. The system uses a novel method of powder feeding which eliminates any cross contamination between samples and also required no new consumable types. The system is designed to dispense 1mg of freeze-dried Arabidopsis to an accuracy of +/-0.05mg.
Input capacity of 288 barcoded Falcon tubes containing freeze dried powder
Barcoded Input Tubes
Input tubes are barcoded for sample information details
Output capacity of: 9 Micronic racks, individual tubes are 2D barcoded, 9 GC vial racks, Storage for 9 racks of GC vial caps
2 powder feeders for parallel operation and redundancy
Feeding GC Vials
Feeds 1mg +-/ 0.05mg for GC vials
Micronic Tube Feeds
Feeds 15mg +/- 0.15mg for Micronic tubes
Configurable Sequence Options
Configurable sequence options: Specify target powder feeding weight, Specify target consumables, Prepare output sample data files.