Connect™ – instrument docking station

Connect instrument docking system

Connect™ docking system – the instrument mobility solution for busy laboratories!

Connect instrument docking systems enable you to maximise your investment in expensive instruments by using them in multiple applications.   Easily remove the high-value instrument from the workcell for use elsewhere.  When finished  return them to their original without having to reteach the robot.

Connect Features and Benefits

  • Add and remove instruments from your robotic workcell in seconds
  • Easily remove an instrument from a PAA S-CEL™ for; standalone operation, use in another workcell or for maintenance
  • Add flexibility to your workcell – retask by changing the instrumentation
  • Compressed air/ nitrogen, water, power and communications are connected automatically
  • Self-locating and self-levelling – just push the cart in and press the ‘Connect button’
  • No reteaching of robot positions required after cart removal and reattachment
  • Automatic cart identification – fully compatible with Overlord software
  • Re-configuring your system for different assays is easy – simply wheel up the instrument you require and ‘Connect’!
  • No trip hazard with unsightly floor mounted docking stations
  • Robust carts support the heaviest instruments (e.g. PerkinElmer ViewLUX, Forté Bio Octet)

Find out how Connect will improve into your laboratory operations

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  • connect Physical cart interface system
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Application Notes

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Product Description

Connect™ instrument docking system

The Connect docking system consists of a removable Connect cart (holding the instrument) and a docking station (located in the automation workcell or standalone location).  Connect automatically connects all communications and utilities to the instrument and locking the instrument accurately in position so that you don’t have to reteach the robot.  Connect docking systems can support any automatable instrument. Connect enables you to make the most of your valuable instrumentation using them in multiple workcells or other locations.  It also enables to you re-purpose your workcell by easily changing the instrumentation. Instruments are easily removed for servicing and returned to the workcell when they are ready for use. We have supplied Connect docking systems to support a number of high-value instruments:

  • Labcyte Echo 550/555
  • HighRes Biosystems Microserve
  • GE Healthcare IN Cell 2000/2200/6000
  • Forté Bio Octet
  • Synentec NyOne

Carts can be supplied with a UPS to keep the instrument powered-up when moving the cart.

Connect cart wall docking stations

  • Wall docking stations allow the instrument to be used in manual mode.

Connect cart instrument turntables

  • This optional turntable allows the instrument to be rotated for easy access, when it is removed from the workcell.
  • Release the lock, rotate the instrument and lock in the 180° position to access the instrument rear panel.

Connect 7000 carts

  • Simpler cart system that offers mechanical connections only.
  • Can include KVM (keyboard/vdu/mouse) support accessory.