SAMPLE PREPARATION SYSTEM
Automates various processes associated with preparing plant samples for downstream analysis
The system is designed to reduce man hours involved with the tedious task of sample preparation, as well as providing consistency and automatic data logging. The user need only enter a sequence of tasks before the system will complete the fully configurable process.
The modules that are included are: grinder; centrifuge, vortexer, sonicator, liquid dispenser, liquid transfer, powder feeder, dryer and incubator. Please not this list is not exhaustive of the system’s potential – further modules could be integrated on request.
Preparation runs of 50+ hours are achievable, as well as the capability to work with various sizes of consumables. Different process modes mean that multiple preparation steps can be performed simultaneously, thus increasing system throughput and versatility.
Dried plant samples ground using 2500rpm orbital mixer
Powder fed gravimetrically between vials (weighing to 0.01mg with static reduction)
Up to 12 liquids dispensed to less than 0.5% RSD
Liquids transferred between vials (conﬁgurable aspirate height)
Up to 192 vials vortexed simultaneously to 300rpm
Vials centrifuged to 5000rpm
Up to 192 vials heated simultaneously to 80°C
Up to 50 vials decapped, heated and dried simultaneously to 50°C
Up to 24 vials simultaneously sonicated in an ultrasonic bath