Dispensing : Single channel – 1ul to 10 ml; optional pump assembly for bulk dispensing
8 & 12 channel : 1-10 ul pipette head; 5 – 200ul pipette head
Plate Capacity : 4 to 6 positions; 2 additional positions off deck
Plate Format : SBS standard footprint, any well configuration; enquire about custom nests
Tubes, Flasks and Vials: Any format
Housing material : Stainless main deck; painted steel upper arm covers over machined aluminum structural components
Spill Protection : All electronics protected by solid, non-penetrated cover to prevent any leakage onto electrical devices
Arm Mechanism: Horizontal Travel/Vertical Stroke: x=22.5″; y=9.3″; z=4.0″
Size : 24.0″ x 29.5″ x 19.5″ (H x W x D)
Weight : 50lbs
Power Requirements: 120-240 VAC, 50-60Hz, 2Amps Max at 120
Computer Interface : RS-232 serial cable
Precision: The high-resolution motor that drives the SOLO’s pipette greatly increases it’s precision. Results vary depending on the nature of the liquid and the exact method of aspiration and dispense, but in general, a pipette rated at 20-200uL will dispense as low as 2uL with an average CV below 2%. Larger volumes are dispensed with CVs under 0.5%.
Equipping the SOLO with a lower volume pipette allows one to dispense liquids in the nanomolar range with similar precision. Click here to view a recent white paper that discusses pipetting techniques and their effect on precision.
Speed: Below are some timing results based on filling each well of a 96 well plate with 5uL of liquid, one well at a time.
|Method||Average Time/ Plate (min:sec)|
|Aspirate from a reservoir (Same point each time)||1:43|
|Copy plate – well by well with no tip changes||6:18|
|Copy plate – well by well with 96 tip changes||29:04|