Harmony™ – intuitive automation control

Your seamless path to automated success

PAA’s Harmony offers a quick and efficient way to add automation capabilities to your product.

Harmony is a concept for providing an easy to use, low-cost automation solution for loading a single instrument or automating a simple process. It comprises; the intuitive touch-screen Harmony user interface, a PAA robot, a bench for locating the robot, lidding/de-lidding station and instruments and a barcode reader, if required.

In addition, the Harmony user interface is provided as part of the Overlord Studio range of products. It is exceptionally easy to use – simply press the ‘Start button’ you will then be prompted for the information required to run your batch of plates. Overlord running in the background takes care of the rest, even sending you an email when your batch of plates has been processed.

Our specialized team of software programmers and engineers have many years of experience, automating different types of instruments. This means you can be safe in the knowledge we will provide a solution that meets your performance and quality requirements.

The Harmony package includes the following

  • Harmony touch screen user interface
  • Overlord3™ scheduling software scheduling software with instrument sockets to control: the selected robot and instrument driver (any of our library of Overlord supported instruments)
  • BiNEDx robot or KiNEDx robot with electric gripper
  • 60 (with 3 stacks) or 90 (with 4 stacks) microplate capacity
  • Lidding/de-lidding station
  • Integration bench
  • Barcode reader (if required)
  • Full data management configuration
  • Installation of the system at the customer site with IQ
  • User manual
  • 1-year warranty and support

Product Description

Harmony is a concept for providing an easy to use, low cost automation solution for loading a single instrument or automating a simple process.  It comprises; the intuitive touch-screen Harmony user interface, Overlord scheduling software, PAA robot, a bench for locating the robot, lidding/de-lidding station and instruments and a barcode reader, if required.

The Harmony touch screen user interface for PAA’s Overlord laboratory automation software provides operator interaction.  It is exceptionally easy to use guiding the user through every step – simply press the ‘Start button’ you will then be prompted for the information required to run your batch of plates.  Overlord running in the background takes care of the rest, even sending you an email when your batch of plates has been processed!  Training needs are minimized.

Technical Notes

Interface

Harmony User Interface

1. The user is offered to run an automated procedure or access the help service.

Select Press here to start

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2. The user is offered a series of questions to set the parameters for the automated procedure. Select the required profile and then Next.

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3. The user is offered to enter the number of plates to be processed by the procedure.

Enter a number and then Next

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4. The user is offered a plate format.

Select the format and then select Next.

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5. The user is offered the summary of the procedure to run.

Select Finish to run

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6. During the automated run a progress bar is presented.

Select Pause or Stop or allow the run to complete.

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7. On error, a screen is presented that can be seen from all over the laboratory.

Select Retry or Ignore as appropriate

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8. The help service.

Select Close to continue

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