VIAL IMAGING SYSTEM
A benchtop vial imaging system requiring minimal user interaction
The Vial Imaging System is a benchtop robot that is designed to minimise user interaction to allow scientists to complete other tasks whilst the system is running. The system uses an XYZ gantry with a pneumatic gripper to move samples from their storage racks to an imaging module.
The imaging module uses a line scan camera to image the inside edge of the vial as it rotates, this image is then stitched together to generate a singular image of the entire vial. This image is then saved with a reference to the barcode on the rack and its position in the rack.
Rotary vial holder that allows the entire vial to be imaged and rotated
Pneumatic gripper for consistent actuation
Tecan Cavro Omni XYZ gantry for fast and reliable positioning
Barcode reader to allow sample tracking
Line Scan Camera
Line scan camera creates a singular image of the same position
Open, compact system which is easy to situate in existing laboratories