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    Microplate Centrifuge
    "Relatively cheap, but a pain to deal with. These units are *really* sensitive to imbalances (seems like 1 gram or less, though the specs say 10 grams). Teaching the carrier position is harder than making a horse walk backward, but luckily it only needs to be done occasionally. Teaching robotic arms to reach inside is difficult because of the small opening. We have less than 1.0 mm of vertical clearance with the Agilent BenchBot arm. The buckets don't always swing to a flat position after spins, which means about 1/100 times a plate will end up being positioned on one of the plate carrier tabs and come out of the carrier. Errors during initialization 1/50 times or so. Otherwise pretty easy to use..."

    Application area: Low-speed spins

    10 April 2015
    • Ease of use2 out of 5
    • After sales service3 out of 5
    • Value for money3 out of 5

    3 out of 5

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    Bravo Automated Liquid Handling Platform
    "This is a grade-A instrument. It has very high precision pipetting. Not quite as versatile as instruments that have a span-8 pipetting head, or as instruments with bigger decks, but that has yet to be an issue for us. Can pick up any arbitrary rectangle of pipette tips (including a single tip) and thus approximate the versatility of a span-8 head. Can stack plates and pipette from the top of a stack to free up deck space. Planning pipetting operations with less than a full head of tips takes work to determine where physical collisions would happen. Robot is not ideal for hit picking due to speed (clocks around 35 seconds per hit-pick operation when changing tips between operations, largely due to slow and precise pipetting; could maybe get it down to 20 seconds per operation if less careful). Can set just about every parameter possible for pipetting, including acceleration (not just speed) in and out of wells."

    Application area: Single-Cell Analysis

    19 May 2014
    • Ease of use4 out of 5
    • After sales service4 out of 5
    • Value for money4 out of 5

    4 out of 5

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