Microlab NIMBUS Liquid Handling Workstation

Manufacturer Hamilton Company
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Average Rating: 3.9
6 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
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Value for money


Rating: 4.3

"The new Nimbus Liquid Handler from Hamilton Robotics comes with the Instinct software. This makes method development intuitive with the help of wizards. Advantages Proven technology from Hamilton STAR with air displacement channels Easy software with methods able to call information from work list Small footprint Faster than Hamilton’s STAR platform Excellent safety by closed cabinet Advanced users can program in the Venus software Wishes & Improvements Website to share methods and discuss challenges with user community None-reflective gals for front window Optimize channel use when using work list Bundle existing methods into a new method to obtain more complex workflows Slow 3D animation "

Review date: 30 Oct 2014 | Microlab NIMBUS Liquid Handling Workstation
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  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Janssen



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Assay Development

"The Nimbus is very easy to use. Once you are familiar with the Venus software, it is straightforward to program. There is some limitation in application due to the limited pedestals, which does not exist on the STAR line of instruments. However, the liquid handling is exactly the same as the STAR instruments, ensuring good accuracy and precision."

Review date: 17 Feb 2014 | Microlab NIMBUS Liquid Handling Workstation
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"It is automated, has a high throughput rate and has user-friendly software. I would highly recommend this to my colleagues for DNA extraction needs and DNA preparation."

Review date: 17 Feb 2014 | Microlab NIMBUS Liquid Handling Workstation
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Ardea BioSciences



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Liquid Handling

"This is a great liquid handler for 96 well plate applications. It takes some set up for the liquid classes but well worth it and lots of user control with easy to use control steps."

Review date: 10 Feb 2014 | Microlab NIMBUS Liquid Handling Workstation
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: BMS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"The system is good for small tubes. It has a small footprint that can easily fit into a hood. The software can be easily applied to many applications and is not difficult to use. The drawback of a small system is that it cannot be used for big containers or large glass vials. But this may be modified in future to be used for 3-10 mL vials."

Review date: 14 Jan 2013 | Microlab NIMBUS Liquid Handling Workstation


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  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Complete Genomics



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Small footprint for easy integration into projects in a lab setting. The firmware development was a little behind in supporting all functionalities of the instrument. Great customer support for script development."

Review date: 01 May 2012 | Microlab NIMBUS Liquid Handling Workstation
A new class of automated liquid handler, designed from the ground up to servce the needs of todays busy low-medium throughput lab.

The MICROLAB® NIMBUS 96 is Hamilton Company's newest automated multi-channel pipetting workstation, offering a high density deck layout in compact footprint. The 96-channel CO-RE head provides an unmatched dynamic pipetting range from 1.0µl to 1000µl. The system utilizes the same high speed head as Hamilton's STAR instruments, so there is no sacrifice in pipetting performance.

The NIMBUS utilizes the same powerful software developed for Hamilton’s MICROLAB STAR line of instruments. This software offers unprecedented control of procedure flow, file handling and integration with third party devices, yet it is remarkably easy to use. The GUI presents a plate-based interface in which to set up new methods. Commonly performed operations such as plate replication and serial dilution have been assembled into “Easy Steps” which provide a simple way to quickly program a method.


MICROLAB NIMBUS Liquid Handling Workstation Features:

  • Incredibly accurate liquid measurement - Hamilton Company made its name on the precision attained by our syringes, which have set the standard for accurate liquid measurement for over 50 years. That same principle has served as the foundation for our robotics platforms and has found its way into every pipetting head we make.
  • CO-RE (Compressed O-Ring Expansion) - To ensure that the tips are attached perfectly straight and sealed evenly, we developed our CO-RE technology which affixes pipette tips to the pipetting channels with a stable lock-and-key fit. This system is able to achieve a positional precision of ±0.1 mm in all axes, making the NIMBUS ideal for tasks where high precision is essential, such as MALDI target spotting and low volume dispensing. This technology requires no vertical force to attach and detach tips and virtually eliminates aerosols upon tip ejection.
  • cLLD (capacitive Liquid Level Detection) - The pipetting head provides real time feedback the moment the 96-channel head detects the liquid level of ionic solutions. Knowing the exact position of liquid levels allows for optimal tip depth when pipetting.

Applications:

  • Fast plate replications
  • Row-wise and column-wide serial dilutions
  • PCR sample prep
  • DNA/RNA isolation
  • MALDI target spotting
  • Reagent addition

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Microlab NIMBUS Liquid Handling Workstation

Manufacturer Hamilton Company

3.9 / 5.0 | 6 reviews