Intellidrives Controller Simplifies Liquid Handling Robot Operation
May 7, 2020—
The Visually Programmable IMAC Controller simplifies XYZ gantry control.
Vaccine development requires an automated pipetting system which performs programmed transfers of liquid. The word "pipetting" is referring to the laboratory tool called pipette, which is commonly used in molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and medical tests, to transport a measured volume of liquid. Automatic pipetting involves the use of robots to perform this type of tedious benchwork, allowing scientists more time to design experiments and analyze data. However, programming these robots is a time consuming task frequently requiring special skills.
The Visually Programmable IMAC Controller simplifies XYZ gantry control. Steps include creating a pipetting recipe in an Excel file, import recipe into IMAC array block, select motor type (stepper or servo) and mode, select move profile and parameters, move to origin, move through all the points in the recipe, and control fluid dispense with solenoids. One program accomodates multiple recipes (learn more at the website below).