ASI’s Wellplate-Transfer Robot System is an automated platform designed to handle multiwell microplates. At the center of the system is the breadboard-mountable WPTR-01 three-axis robot, which automatically transfers standard wellplates from eleven-slot hotels to an ASI automated XY stage.
The ASI stage provides high resolution and high repeatability, and can be mounted onto any common research-grade inverted microscope, as a stand-alone scanning system, or in OEM implementations. ASI stages utilize crossed-roller slides, high-precision lead screws, and zero-backlash miniature geared DC servomotors with high-resolution rotary encoders for smooth and accurate motion, and long life in demanding applications.
The focus can also be automated with one of ASI’s proven DC servomotor Z-drives that can be retrofitted to the fine-focus shaft of most microscopes, or with one of ASI’s patented piezo-Z top plate stages for nanometer-scale focusing. In stand-alone implementations, ASI’s linear stages can translate either optics or a stage to perform focus operations.
The robot can be controlled with its Teaching Pendant, or through RS-232 serial communication. ASI’s stage and Z-drive control units provides for RS-232 and USB communication with a host computer.
|Wellplate size (Society of Biomolecular Sciences standard)||127.7 mm x 85.6 mm|
|Robot Type||Cylindrical Coordinates, plus Gripper|
|Maximum Operational Range||Radius, R||270 mm|
|Theta, T||300 degrees|
|Zeta, Z||300 mm|
|Maximum Operational Speed||Radius, R||300 mm/sec|
|Theta, T||180 degrees/sec|
|Zeta, Z||300 mm/sec|
|Repeatability||Radius, R and Zeta, Z||± 0.1 mm|
|Theta, T||± 0.05 degrees|
|Weight||Approximately 15 kg|
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