Lab Automation

Robotic Collaborative Arm

PerkinElmer's four-axis SCARA robot with built-in safety features enables a side-by-side human-robot corporation without shielding. Its full metal casing space-saving design and high-end motion controllers guarantee fast, smooth and quiet movements.

plate::handler FLEX Line Up


Maximum reach 576 / 731 mm (EXT version)
Maximum z-travel 400 / 750 / 1160 mm
Maximum speed 500 mm / sec
Repeatability in all directions +0.2mm
Linear Axis (optional) 1.0 m, 1.5 m, 2.0 m

plate::handler FLEX Line Up

Additional Specifications

  • Self-contained robotic arm designed for industrial applications
  • Two different arm lengths with an option to increase lateral reach by placing robot on a linear track (1.0, 1.5, 2.0 m)
  • Built-in servo gripper enables robotic arm to grip labware on either the short or the long side and changes the gripping orientation (landscape or portrait) anytime throughout the screening run
  • Hand-guided teaching empowers users to swap out instruments and/or to change system configurations with minimal effort and training


OT-2 Robot

Need an open source programmable robot? The OT-2 from Opentrons is an easy-to-use pipetting robot that uses integrated electronic pipettes to transfer liquids and run automated moderate to high-throughout experiments in 96 well plates.

Liconic STX44

The STX Line is the most widely used and the most complete solution for controlled environmental automated storage in laboratory automation. Flexibility, stability and reliability are the hallmark of the STX Line of automated incubators. LiCONiC‘s proprietary technology delivers a robust system for frequent access and optimum environmental control using a variety of labware

Biotek 405 LSUVS Washer

The BioTek 405 LS washer has a well earned reputation as a plate washer that offers excellent performance and reliability. Washing protocols range from gentle cell washing to vigorous ELISA workflows. The 405 LS has a simple user interface for creation and execution of wash, dispense, aspirate, and maintenance protocols within the extensive onboard software. For use under computer control, Agilent BioTek LHC software used with the 405 LS is available in standard and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant versions. The optional Agilent BioTek BioStack is available for walk-away automation of up to 50 microplates.

Perkin Elmer Envision

The EnVision® 2105 multimode plate reader provides exceptional speed, ultra-high throughput, and maximum sensitivity across all detection technologies. Tried and tested, the EnVision microplate reader gives you robust performance and reliable data for high throughput screening, time after time.

The EnVision 2105 model delivers even higher sensitivity for time-resolved fluorescence (TRF) applications, and the Enhanced Security software option includes tools to facilitate 21 CFR Part 11 compliance for integration into regulated environments (GxP).

Technologies included

  • Filter based fluorescence intensity (top and bottom)
  • Time-resolved fluorescence (top and bottom)
  • Luminescence, including glow, flash and dual luminescence
  • Filter-based absorbance
  • Fluorescence Polarization
  • Dispensers

Fluorescence filters include 260/280, 405 nm, DAPI/Hoechst/BFP/Alexa350/AMC/Umbelliferone, mCherry/Alexa594/Texas Red, FITC,  BODIPY/TAMRA, and maybe additional ones that PCAT users purchase.

High Throughput Confocal

The Opera Phenix® Plus High Content Screening System is the premier confocal solution for today's most demanding high content applications. Drawing on over a decade of experience with the industry-leading Opera® and Opera® Phenix system, the Opera Phenix Plus is designed for high-throughput high-content assays, phenotypic screening, assays using complex disease models, such as live cells, primary cells and microtissues, and fast-response assays, such as Ca2+ flux.  

Objectives include a 10X air objective, a 20X water objective, and a 63X water immersion objective. The instrument has four large format (4.7 mega pixel) CMOS cameras allowing for simultaneous image acquisition of four channels. The unit is also fitted with the four solid state excitation Lasers: 405 nm 50mW, 488 nm 60mW, 561 nm 50mW, and 640 nm 40mW. Emission filters include: 435-550 nm, 435-480 nm, 500-550 nm , 570-630 nm, and 650-760 nm.