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PathFinder 350A

The PathFinder™ 350A is a benchtop robotic workstation designed for the post analytical management of sample tubes.

The PathFinder™ 350A Archiver is a compact benchtop robotic workstation designed for the post analytical management of sample tubes (either open top or capped). The system is used for automating the capping, sorting and archiving of sample tubes into storage racks. It uses the same sorter module as the PathFinder™ 450S but in addition, can cap tubes with a laminated foil seal which seals the tube from leakage during transport or freezer storage.

Key Benefits 

    • Automatically caps and stores tubes in one step.
    • Archives samples in low-cost storage racks.
    • Eliminates RSI injuries from manually capping tubes.
    • Prevents samples being sent to storage prematurely.
    • Eliminates manual handling errors.
    • Reduces biohazard exposure.
    • Low cap costs compared to other alternatives.
    • Optimizes storage requirements by sorting to different storage racks.

Technical Specifications

Effective and economical capping
Tubes are foil sealed and sorted to racks for storage or send outs or even for transfer to another department. The foil seal is generated in situ from a roll of capping foil and heat welded onto the tube. Sealed tubes can be stored at temperatures down to -80 deg C without leakage.

Improved Safety
Automating the unloading and processing of tubes not only reduces handling of tubes but eliminates RSI injuries from manually capping tubes with push on caps.

Convenient storage
Samples are automatically unloaded directly from analyser racks, capped and archived into low-cost storage racks without any manual intervention. Each storage rack is uniquely bar coded so a particular sample tube can be recovered from storage if required in less than a minute.

High-Capacity Version
The PathFinder™ 128 well (PF128) rack is a storage rack developed to maximise the number of foil capped 5 ml sample tubes in a compact footprint to reduce precious refrigerated storage space. The High Capacity PathFinder™ 350A is a specifically designed for archiving 12-13 mm diameter tubes and is fitted with a custom set of grippers to access the close spacing of the wells in the PF128 sample rack.

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