Product News: New Hamilton Disposable Tips Pierce Tube and Microplate Septa

22 Jul 2011

Hamilton Robotics introduces disposable CO-RE Piercing Tips for its MICROLAB® STAR and NIMBUS automated liquid handling platforms. These new proprietary tips are designed to pierce septa, sealing mats and foils on tubes and plates. Hamilton Piercing Tips incorporate carbon fiber reinforcement and vertical ribbing features to increase rigidity and strength, and a tip bore that prevents blockage and ensures consistent pressure.

“Hamilton Piercing Tips provide clear advantages over traditional piercing steel needles,” explained Rick Luedke, marketing manager for Hamilton Robotics. “In addition to reducing the risk of cross-contamination typically associated with steel needles, the Hamilton Piercing Tip offers enhanced accuracy and precision when pipetting to and from septa-covered tubes and plates.”

Hamilton Piercing tips are available in black conductive for liquid level detection and can handle volumes up to 250 µL.