The ILAS4000 automates a series of monotonous sample handling tasks. It ensures that samples are:
- mapped from trays and grabbed by the robot
- identified by RFID scanner (or barcode reader)
- mixed by inversion to ensure a homogenous sub-sample
- placed in the carousel
- presented to the analyser pipette
- re-capped and placed back into the tray
The ILAS4000 is easy to operate and takes over all monotonous tasks. A single operator can easily manage 2-3 machines on their own. Training to use the machine is fast and simple. The robot follows a strict procedure which eliminates the risk of human error.
The inside of the ILAS4000 is kept cool with an internal refrigeration system. This ensures that analyser readings are more accurate due to the robot operating in a cooled environment which inhibits bacterial growth. An acrylic case seals the robot off to insulate and protect the operator. The general operating procedure greatly reduces the risk of cross-contamination.
Up to four trays can be loaded into the machine at once. Throughput is maximized by the ILAS4000 as it handles multiple samples simultaneously. Up to 200 samples per hour can be processed depending on the analyser used.
The ILAS4000 fully integrates with the following analysis solutions:
- Foss BactoScan
- Bentley Instruments BactoCount
|Capacity/speed||Machine has an operating speed of 200 vials per hour|
|Dimensions||1860H x 1354W x 1280D mm (not including monitor)|
|Floor space requirements||2708W x 2560D mm|
|Compressed air supply||> 5 bar, clean and oil-free|
|Air consumption||Average 13 litres/minute, peak 25 litres/minute|
|Power supply||220 – 240 VAC± 10%, 50 – 60 Hz|
|Working temperature||4°C ± 1°C (configurable)|
|Vials||The ILAS4000 can be custom made to suit a variety of vial and cap designs|
|Standards||ILAS4000 is CE certified to the applicable Electromagnetic Compatibility, Machinery Safety and Low Voltage directives.|