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ROTOR HDA

ROTOR HDA

Genome-wide screening is easy when you have the right tools. You need a collection library – which we don’t provide (but we can tell you who does)! And you need a precision method of pinning colonies – this is why we created the ROTOR.

The ROTOR uses a robotic arm and sterile, ready-to-use replica plating pads to pick up samples of cells from culture plates. The robotic arm then moves to a new ‘target’ plate and deposits the cells. The operator selects and uses an appropriate program from a simple, drop-down menu.

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How does ROTOR Work?

The ROTOR is capable of pinning nearly a million colonies per hour. Making it the fastest and most powerful colony manipulation robot in the world. It is essential for any large-scale microbial functional or chemical genomic studies.

This easy-to-use, compact bench-top robot is elegantly designed for the picking and re-plating of yeast, fungi, bacteria and algae colonies at densities 96, 384, 1536 and 6144. Using the 6144 RePads, the ROTOR can replicate the entire yeast deletion library in quadruplicate in less than 20 seconds! Reagent sets such as deletion mutant collections and the complete set of cloned yeast genes can be utilised for high-throughput 2-hybrid, synthetic genetic array, phenotypic and chemical-genetic analyses.

Duplicate and back up large libraries of yeast, fungi, bacteria and algae.

Re-plate cells from liquid to agar and vice versa.

Replicate, mate, and re-array from single or multiple source plates at densities of 96, 384, 1536 and 6144.

Product Range

Catalogue Number Description

ROT-001

ROTOR HDA Base Model
 

Technical Specifications

FOOTPRINT
L: 130 cm x W: 65 cm x H: 72.5 cm

NOTE: An additional 500mm is needed at one end for the bracket mounted touch screen. This can fit at either end.

WEIGHT
110 kg

POWER REQUIREMENTS
110-240V AC 50-60 Hz Power: 500W
Power connection at the right hand end (from front) via IEC cable (supplied)

COMPRESSED AIR REQUIREMENTS
Dry, oil-free, compressed air/nitrogen at min 4 bar (60 psi) max 10 bar (150 psi)
Consumption: 3 litres/min (0.1 CFM)
Air connects to left hand end (from front)

PINNING HEAD
Movement X-axis: 800mm
Movement Y-axis: 30mm
Movement Z-axis: 90mm

INTERFACES
1x Ethernet Port
2x USB Port
1x RS232 Serial Port
1x KB/MS/LAN2

LIGHTING/DISINFECTION
White light and UV disinfectant light

NO-COST ACCESSORIES
Beer bottle cap remover or corkscrew (specify) fitted as standard

PINNING SPEED
Agar to agar: 25 seconds per plate

Agar to liquid/liquid to agar: 28 seconds per plate

With The Stinger single colony picker: 18 seconds per colony

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