BenchCel Microplate Handler

Robotics

BenchCel Microplate Handler

Overview:

The Agilent BenchCel Microplate Handler is a compact, automated system that can be integrated to BioTek plate washers, dispensers, plate readers and imagers, enabling automated workflows for a variety of applications. The BenchCel is a high-speed robot with plate storage stacks of varying capacities to meet a range of throughput requirements. Its modular design provides the flexibility and scalability required to accommodate many diverse laboratory applications. The BenchCel enables walkaway processing of application-specific workflows, including automated ELISA, add/read protocols and cell fixing, staining and imaging processes. The Microplate Handler is powered by Agilent VWorks, which provides dynamic scheduling to meet the demands of these various workflows.
 


Features:

purple BOX  Open and flexible platform automates a variety of workflows

Open and flexible platform automates a variety of workflows
BenchCel fully automates workflows between several BioTek liquid handling, detection and imaging instruments, including; MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser, EL406 Washer Dispenser, Synergy Neo2 Multi-Mode Reader, Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader and Epoch™ 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer.
 

purple BOX  ELISA workflow automation

ELISA workflow automation
The BenchCel Microplate Handler with an EL406 and Synergy Neo2 can batch process several ELISA plates. Automated plate washing, reagent addition and absorbance measurements facilitate the process to get results quickly.
 

purple BOX  Flexible scheduling software

Flexible scheduling software
Agilent VWorks software offers an intuitive graphical interface and dynamic scheduling capabilities. Users can create and run protocols, forms and monitor progress of their workflows from VWorks.
 

purple BOX  Several stack sizes: variety of vessels

BenchCel's convenient front-loading stacks can be used in a wide variety of environments: benchtop, hood, biosafety cabinet. They accommodate a variety of microplate types including deep well plates.
 

Models:

Part # Description
BENCHCEL2R250 BenchCel Microplate Handler with two 250 mm stacks (BenchCel 2R). Includes computer & monitor, VWorks software and accessories.
BENCHCEL2R660 BenchCel Microplate Handler with two 660 mm stacks (BenchCel 2R). Includes computer & monitor, VWorks software and accessories.
BENCHCEL2R860 BenchCel Microplate Handler with two 860 mm stacks (BenchCel 2R). Includes computer & monitor, VWorks software and accessories.
BENCHCEL4R250 BenchCel Microplate Handler with four 250 mm stacks (BenchCel 4R). Includes computer & monitor, VWorks software and accessories.
BENCHCEL4R660 BenchCel Microplate Handler with four 660 mm stacks (BenchCel 4R). Includes computer & monitor, VWorks software and accessories.
BENCHCEL4R860 BenchCel Microplate Handler with four 860 mm stacks (BenchCel 4R). Includes computer & monitor, VWorks software and accessories.

Specifications:

General
Microplate types ANSI/SLAS standard microplates, deep well plates
Microplate capacity BenchCel is available in 2-stack or 4-stack versions for a range of throughput requirements
Stack type Front-loading; when opened, rack accepts stack of plates for efficiency and convenience
Stack height / capacity 660 mm (26") / 47
250 mm (10") / 17
Instrument compatibility Synergy Neo2, Cytation 5, Epoch 2
EL406, MultiFlo FX
Software Agilent VWorks, integrated with BioTek Gen5 and LHC2
Safety features Safety shield, emergency-stop pendant
Sensors Plate-presence sensor, rack-presence sensor, plate orientation sensor
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions Contact BioTek for system dimensions and other requirements.