The largest on-deck capacity in our line, the Lynx LM1800 Liquid Handling Robot offers 1800 mm of X-axis travel, located in a chassis requiring only 72” of laboratory bench. Combined with a compact Y-axis and direct Z-drive systems for our pipetting tools, the result is an extremely efficient worktable providing a total of between 60-66 microplate positions and pipette head access to 42 common positions for a dual arm system. With standard locators across the entire deck, any combination of plates, tips and reservoirs can be made to optimize walkaway time.
The Lynx LM1200 Liquid Handling Robot offers 1200 mm of X-axis travel, located in a chassis requiring only 49” of laboratory bench. The LM1200 provides a total of 42 microplate positions and pipette head access to 18 common positions for a dual arm system. The worktable is configured with a standard mounting system, allowing any combination of worktable accessories to be configured. In addition, the deck area underneath the worktable is essentially hollow, further presenting application development versatility. The door system allows users to easily load all positions of the deck, even in the rear of the instrument.
The Lynx LM900 Liquid Handling Robot offers 900 mm of X-axis travel, located in a chassis requiring only 36” of laboratory bench. The LM900 provides a total of 30 microplate positions and pipette head access to 18 common positions for a dual arm system. The worktable is configured with a standard mounting system, allowing any combination of worktable accessories to be configured. In addition, the deck area underneath the worktable is essentially hollow, further presenting application development versatility.
The Lynx LM700 Liquid Handling Robot offers 700 mm of X-axis travel, located in a chassis requiring only 27” of laboratory bench. The LM700 provides a total of 9/12 microplate positions with deck locators to hold tip boxes, microplates, deepwells and reservoirs for simple liquid handling methods that optimize bench space.
Largest Tip Size = 300 µL
The LM730i is for integration projects where an external robot needs full access to the deck, while the opposite side gives full access for human intervention. The Lynx frame is opened up to give an external robot swing access to 9-12 microplate positions (depending on main robot reach) for easy integration, while maintaining full manual access for the side facing the operator. With a total of 18 microplate positions, the rear positions may be used to hold wash stations, reagent reservoirs, disposable tips for reagents and any other items that the main robot will not have to replace during the run.
SBS Microplate Locators Across the Deck
The most flexible deck on the market…
The ability of a user to run multiple methods is a key feature on robotic platforms. The Lynx Liquid Handling Robotic Platform worktable is configured with a standard SBS microplate footprint mounting system, allowing any combination of applications to be configured quickly and easily.
Tip Loading in EVERY Position.
The capability for a user to place tips in any position on the deck and load directly from that position is another key feature on robotic platforms. With the direct Z-drive system on our 96 and 384 channel pipetting tools, along with the Lynx sturdy frame system, tip loading is now possible without the need for dedicated tip loaders that require a robotic gripper tool to load and unload tip boxes into a single position. This direct tip loading ability gives the Lynx faster sample processing time, and simplifies method programming.
Free Standing Tip Boxes – All Sizes
From our smallest 10µL to our largest 1250µL disposable Lynx tips, every tip option comes in its own freestanding box. Each box is specially designed for our Solid Mandrel (SM) tip loading, and fits in every position of the deck.
Why are tip boxes so important? With the right box, no special racks are needed to configure the deck from one method to another. A method might be configured to hold a tip box for every sample plate, where one would have many tip boxes and many plates. Another method may require a single tip box, a reservoir, and many plates, where the system will dispense reagent across the plates. In either case, with freestanding boxes, it is not necessary to rearrange the plate racks. In addition, the entire deck may be set up by the operator differently for each method, according to a deck layout in the software where everything simply fits directly onto the deck SBS locator.
1000 & 1250µL tips in their own taller box, too.
Dual Arm Deck Configurations
The difference in positions arises from the fact that any deck may be configured as ‘dense packed’ where deck locators can be used where a single head may access the entire deck, or a dual head system can be optimized, where the deck may be split with an empty column in the center. A dual head system may operate where each head has its own ‘side’ without interfering with the other. In this split configuration, collision avoidance management is reduced, while an external robot may load/unload one side as the other is transferring liquid. In this way, throughput is optimized to where the liquid handler may be continually pipetting with at least one of the heads, while reducing the costs by sharing the frame and controls.
In addition, Method Manager control software may operate the system as a single unit, controlling both arms concurrently, or as two different systems with parallel software packages running.