Product News: Thermo Fisher Scientific to Introduce Unique Automated Microplate Mover at LabAutomation 2010

20 Jan 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will be presenting the new Thermo Scientific Orbitor™ RS. Developed using proven technology from the Thermo Scientific RapidStak and Thermo Scientific Dimension4 product lines, the Orbitor™ RS is a high-speed microplate mover offering reliable performance with totally flexible plate handling. To find out more visit booth 119.

Extensive vertical reach allows multiple stacked or high density instruments to be loaded in a small footprint, and a bi-directional telescoping arm provides superior reach, improved user safety and unlimited base rotations within a 360° workspace.

For unmatched speed and throughput, the Thermo Scientific Orbitor RS accommodates any SBS plate format, from shallow to deep well, in addition to tip boxes and lids, tubes or racks. This flexibility is further supported by random or sequential plate access, and the ability to mix modes of storage as assay requirements change. Laboratory safety is maximized as the robotic arm is able to pass through the base and remain inside the rotating base while turning. With closed-loop motion control, collision detection and position recovery it is poised to become the most reliable microplate mover in its class. These combine to significantly improve speed and efficiency, enabling a compact, cost-effective solution suitable for smaller workspaces, with numerous storage options and operational flexibility for a multitude of set-ups and configurations. In summary, the flexibility of the Orbiter RS makes it suitable both for the instrument loading requirements of OEMs, and individuals working on small automated workstations with Momentum™ automation scheduling software.

The Thermo Scientific Orbitor RS expands the existing Thermo Scientific range of automated technologies for drug discovery and addresses the demand for increased throughput, storage capacity, and operational flexibility.