We have taken the BioShake lab automation units to a whole new level with features that go further. Highly improved accuracy, internal algorithms and sensors enable smooth operating with long lifetime.
With their perfectly controlled 2-dimension mixing drives, small footprints and ultra-flat profiles, Q.Instruments scientific BioShake microplate shakers are the perfect choice for integration with automated laboratory systems.
Unique magnetic and ceramic guide technologies ensure year-after-year of reproducible, maintenance-free operation. A compact design makes integration with even complex laboratory platforms straight forward.
Different BioShake models support the precise agitation of all SBS-sized microplates and handling by a range of robot grippers for applications that include:
- High-throughput drug screening
- Genomics and proteomics studies
- Cell-based assays
- Toxicology and forensics screening
- Metabolite research
BioShake shakers and thermoshakers define a new standard in terms of compactness, mixing speed, quietness, and precision to help you get reliable results on every time.
SMALL . LIGHT . EFFICIENT . QUIET
The BioShake modules are only slightly larger than a standard microplate, and with its patented vibration-free shaking, you’ll be amazed that the BioShake can blend samples in a wide variety of microplates up to 1536 well format. Fully adjustable between 200 rpm and 5,000 rpm, well beyond the speeds of most other brands, guarantees fast, splatter-free, mixing for all microplates.
It is completely equipped for hands-free operation with an extensive remote command set for easy software integration. Through the integrated microelectronics no other external components and control devices are necessary.
Integration in robots
The BioShake can be operated via RS232 user interface. An automatic initialization will start after turn on. A simple command set allows you to easily control hardware and sensors. The process parameters are controlled and read out. A self-setting zero position of the shaker plate after turning off makes the timeconsuming electrical tracking unnecessary. This ensures a maximum of operating security also in the unmonitored continuous operation.
Gentle mixing of samples by planar orbital motion
German designed and manufactured, BioShake plate mixer offer an ultra-efficient, 2-dimensional shaking axis so that samples mix completely in a fraction of the time of competing systems. The mixing orbit of 2.0 mm is always constant. The orbital shaking is precisely controlled, in fact, that you need never spin down your plates after mixing. Even deep well plates or low sample volumes offer no obstacle for these precision tools.
Edge Locking Mechanism (ELM) – A scientific innovation for automatic positioning
Many robotic applications require precise dimensional spacing of pipet tips and robotic grippers relative to a microplate. The Edge Locking Mechanism (elm) is the complete answer for repeatable and accurate positioning of microplates on a robotic deck. It consists of 2×2 stainless steel pins and a 2-point electromechanical mechanism to lock down microplates safely in the center of the module. For gripping of microplates the ELM opens the clamping automatically. This “universal” design is perfect for all types of plates: from low profile to deep-well; from 96- to 1536-well. And when “locked” into place, the microplate varies by as little as +/- 0.1 mm making demanding manipulations a breeze.
Stylish aluminium housing
The first-class finished aluminium housing gives the BioShake its essential functionality. It provides a high amount of security, device stability and ensures a long service life.
Safety of the user and ease of use are clearly a priority for us. Independent investigations from TÜV services and CE certifications guarantee the highest security standards. The quality label “Made in Germany” means to you:
- Years of trouble free operation.
- The sealed housing to protect mechanical and electronic components increases the lifespan of 10 years on average of well maintained equipment.
- All units are designed for continuous 24 hour unattended operation when utilizing sound scientific methods.
- To prevent laboratory fires, all units feature an over temperature circuit which switches off if an over temperature situation occurs.
- Thermal damage to any unit is minimized or prevented, as all models come with a fire resistant aluminum housing.
LED indication lights
All BioShake devices as new version 2012 have internal algorithms and sensors for monitoring operating parameters and error detection. Any errors are sending out via RS232 communication interface. Those are easier to detect and localize.
To improve the functional testing during installation and visualizing the operating status all BioShake automation devices are equipped with integrated LED indication lights.
The indication lights allow a quick function test and error control. These have a green and red indicator lights that light up either, or are disabled.
In case of failure, the error list should read out via RS232 command, to help detect the error more precisely.
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