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Motion Control Application – Universal XYZ Robot for Microscopy and Pipetting from Intellidrives!

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Philadelphia, PA, – Motion Control Components and Systems – Manual pipetting is a time-consuming process that can lead to repetitive stress injuries. Automatic pipetting involves the use of robots to perform this type of tedious bench work, allowing scientists more time to design experiments and analyze data.

Overview

“Pipetting” refers to the use of pipettes, which are laboratory tools commonly used in biology and chemistry. They’re generally used to dispense a measured volume of liquid, although a pipette’s specific design can vary considerably from single pieces made of glass to complex devices that use electronics. Many types of pipettes draw up the liquid by creating a partial vacuum above the chamber that holds the liquid. A pipette’s accuracy and precision primarily depends on its design.

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Automatic Pipetting

Manual pipetting is often complex and inefficient, leading to increased preparation time, training requirements and operational costs. This process also increases the chances of procedural errors in an experiment.

An automated pipetting system generally transfers liquids between pre-selected containers in a programmed sequence. They’re also known as liquid-handling robots, especially when they include other components such as laboratory shakers and microplate washers in addition to pipettes. The ability to increase throughput and reproducibility is one of the primary advantages of liquid-handling robots.

These robots dispense liquids into containers such as tubes and wells. They’re often integrated into other systems such as liquid chromatographic systems, typically as automated injection modules. In addition to saving valuable time for scientists, liquid-handling robots are especially useful for preparing samples more precisely in applications requiring high-throughput in complex sequences. They may also be used for weighing samples in liquid and powder form as well as performing many types of biological and chemical assays.

These systems may contain additional components for feeding samples into heating and cooling systems, typically for the purpose of thermal cycling. Their physical construction may also allow them to easily integrate into peripheral lab-ware. For example, a liquid handler can be fitted with robotic arms that the user can program to manipulate external lab-ware, further enhancing the robot’s uses. Other features of automated liquid-handling robots include start/stop functions and the ability to coordinate the steps in a sequence, which is especially useful when performing assays.

Pipetting Robots Confirgurations

XYZ robots are automated liquid-handling platforms that provide a range of solutions for preparing samples. They provide a common platform that allows scientists to easily share protocols and reproduce results. These robots automate experiments that scientists would otherwise need to perform manually, allowing them more time to answer important questions.

IntelLiDrives XYZ robots support interfaces to external I/O devices such as fluid pumps. An adaptor is also available for the XYZ robot that allows it to hold a Society for Biomolecular Screening (SBS)-standard multi-well plate. This system allows the user to perform pipetting applications such as automated microscopy with a high degree of resolution and repeatability.

The user can also change the placement and orientation of individual devices to provide a variety of configurations, and one stage can even be removed entirely to create an XY setup.

Robot Programming

Users programs pipetting sequences, using GUI (graphical user interface) with icon-based programming or writing sequence scripts with a VB-like language. No programming experience required to create complex pipetting sequences with interfaces to external pumps and other labware hardware.

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USB interface and ability to receive/execute in real time commands over the USB port, allows robot to be integrated into complex laboratory automation systems.

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About IntelLiDrives —

IntelLiDrives, Inc. manufactures linear actuators, XY tables and rotary tables for the industry, government, science and research institutions around the world. Our precision rotary actuators, XY stages and linear actuators are used in the applications in medical devices, life sciences, semiconductor and electronic assembly manufacturing, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, photonics, automotive and test assembly, research and development and other industries requiring high precision and throughput motion control solutions.

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Motion Control – Four Axis Vacuum Compatible Gantry from H2W Technologies.

H2W Technologies Four-Axis-Vacuum-Compatible Gantry

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control — Fully vacuum compatible four axis positioning gantry (XYTZ). The XY axes are driven by brushless linear motor DR Positioning Stages. The Theta axis is a worm gear stage that is driven by a rotary stepper motor under closed loop control in conjunction with an arc-segmented linear encoder. The Z axis linear motion is achieved by using a voice coil positioning stage operating under closed loop position control. The four axes operate under synchronized position control in conjunction with a non-contact analog output position feedback device that is used to control the position with respect to a silicon wafer. The stage includes a fully integrated four axis electronics package that allow each axis to operate under closed loop control..

All components were selected for their low outgassing characteristics and the system was designed to fit within a customer designed vacuum chamber. This gantry was designed to perform secondary processing procedures on a silicon wafer while exposed to a vacuum.

Features:

  • Vacuum Compatible
  • Rotary axis is capable of full 360 degree rotation
  • Includes mounting holes for payload
  • Payload up to 10 lbs (4.4 kg)
  • Small footprint
  • Coordinated four axis control
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Product Details (PDF) PDF Tag
XY Horizontal Axis (Brushless Linear Motor Stage)
Motor P/N
Stroke 6.2 in 157.48 mm
Encoder Resolution 0.2 micron
Force @ 100% Duty 20.6 lbs 91.6 N
Force @ 10% Duty 61.8 lbs 274.8 N
Vertical Axis (Voice Coil Motor Stage)
Motor P/N NCC10-30-108-1H 
Stroke 1 in 25.4 mm
Encoder Resolution 0.2 micron
Force @ 100% Duty 10.8 lbs 48 N
Force @ 10% Duty 32.4 lbs 144 N
Rotary Axis (Rotary Stage)
Motor P/N N/A
Stroke +-10 degrees +-0.17 rads
Encoder Resolution 0.29 arc-seconds
Force 1416 oz-in 10 N-m

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About H2W Technologies, Inc.

H2W Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry. The complete line of linear electric motors includes: Single and dual axis linear steppers, DC brush and brushless linear motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors. Also offered is a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages.

Other motion control products include: Limited angle torque motors for compact, limited angular excursion rotary servo applications, 3 phase brushless rotary servo motors with matching digital servo amplifiers and permanent magnet linear brakes for fail-safe, zero power braking for baggage handling and people moving applications as well as amusement park rides.

With over 75 years combined experience in the linear and rotary motion field, the H2W Technologies team of engineers offers the optimal solution to the most demanding motion control, requirements.

For additional information contact Mark Wilson at H2W Technologies, 26380 Ferry Ct, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; Tel: 888-702-0540, Fax: 661-251-2067, E-Mail: info@h2wtech.com or visit the website at http://www.h2wtech.com

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Motion Control Four Axis Robots Available from Moticont!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control four-axis positioning systems are offered utilizing any of our two-axis systems like GXY-280-280-01 or GXY-280-280-02 along with our voice coil motor driven LMA series or lead screw driven LA Series linear and/or variety of rotary actuators. The Multi-Axis Positioning System is designed to allow direct coupling between the load and the drive motors. This feature eliminates backlash, allows for fast acceleration / deceleration, high speed operation while increasing the reliability.

Three-axis plus Rotary-axis Motion Control System

Zero Backlash

Long System Life

Continuous Force in X and Y Directions: up to 9.3lbs (41.4 N)

Peak Force: Up to 15 lbs (66 N)

Total Travel (typical): 11 inches (25 cm) by 11 inches (25 cm)

Working Area (typical): 8 inches (20 cm) by 8 inches (20 cm)

Optional Incremental Encoder for Closed Loop Operation

High Speed and Acceleration

High Accuracy

Cog Free

High Repeatability

Closed Loop Three Phase Brushless Motor Driven

Available with Control Electronics

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For additional information contact Moticont, “A Motion Company” at 6901 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA; Tel: (888) 785-1804, Fax: (818) 785-5713, E-Mail: moticont@moticont.com or visit the website at http://www.moticont.com

 

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