PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer by Agilent Technologies

4.2
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5.0
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For fast, easy, reliable microplate sealing, the Agilent PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer has distinguished itself as the premier thermal sealer by offering a well-established platform, robust and compact design, flexibility and versatility with available consumables as well as an easy-to-use interface. The PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer automatically accommodates deep-well, assay, PCR, and compound storage microplates. 


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Average Rating: 4.2
7 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


  • Status:

    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Veracyte



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Decent instrument for automation when it works.
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area: Sealing PCR Plates

"The Agilent Plateloc is easy to use when it works. Due to the nature of the technology, there are components that caused issues after a few years of use. We were under service contract so it was not an issue to have parts replaced but after a few years air leaks within the system seemed to occur."

Review date: 27 Feb 2019 | PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Genentech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
One of the most-used instruments in our lab.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Sealing plates after sample prep for immediate injection on LC/MS

"Generally very dependable and robust, useful both integrated in a larger automation system and as a stand-alone system. Does jam occasionally, but is fairly easy to clear and re-thread foil."

Review date: 04 Feb 2019 | PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: LifeArc



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great piece of kit to have for various plate based needs
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Heat seal plates containing compounds

"The plateloc system is easy to set up and use with a small footprint. It’s compatible with a wide range of plate types and seals to suit your needs. The customer service and aftercare is also excellent"

Review date: 09 Oct 2018 | PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Weizmann Institute of Science



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
The most reliable sealing device.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Next Gen Sequencing

"Very reliable, easy to use, seal roll can be changed easily, lots of different settings, easy to integrate."

Review date: 07 Feb 2017 | PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer
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    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Exact Sciences



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Compound Dispensing

"This is a mini workhorse that has paid for itself multiple times over. The PlateLoc lets you adjust the time and temperature of heat sealing, and therefore works on a variety of plate types. One caveat is that we tried using heat seal tape from a secondary vendor and had some issues. So stick with the heat seal tape that comes from the original manufacturer. If the instrument has issues, the instrument can be swapped with a loaner or a service representative can come onsite, helping minimize down time."

Review date: 17 Jun 2014 | PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: Harvard Medical School



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Sealing Polypropylene And Polycarbonate Storage Plates

"This heat sealer is very easy to operate and maintain. The heat sealing allows for a very consistent bond that is durable at our -20C storage temperature. Some considerations are that this instrument requires an external compressor and the heat seal can degrade the well chimney over time. As a result, a stack of ~40 plates that have been sealed 10-20 times may one or two mm shorter than 40 new plates. This can create issues for top stacking robots such as the Twister or Orbitor."

Review date: 10 Feb 2014 | PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Amyris Biotech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"A rock solid system that never breaks. Its had heavy use for the past three years."

Review date: 16 Feb 2010 | PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer

For fast, easy, reliable microplate sealing, the Agilent PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer has distinguished itself as the premier thermal sealer by offering a well-established platform, robust and compact design, flexibility and versatility with available consumables as well as an easy-to-use interface. The PlateLoc Thermal Microplate Sealer automatically accommodates deep-well, assay, PCR, and compound storage microplates. Agilent offers a variety of seals for a large amount of applications; more information can be found in our selection guide. The PlateLoc Sealer is ideal for robotic integration, featuring an extended-travel plate stage, RS-232 serial port, and ActiveX control. In order to minimize system downtime when replenishing consumables, the instrument features an easy-to-access top-loading seal roll support.

Features:

  • Easy to operate – Intuitive touch screen interface simplifies protocol setup
  • Fast – Fast cycle times with no required cool-down periods for rapid microplate sealing
  • Flexible – Automatically adjusts to accommodate a wide range of microplates and tube racks, and four types of plate stage inserts provide support for challenging microplate types
  • Integration – Smallest instrument footprint and numerous proven integrations make the PlateLoc Sealer ideal for system integration