automate.it ultra™ – ultrasonic tip cleaner

Cut your tip costs by ultrasonic cleaning

Ultrasound is the most efficient mode of cleaning both plastic pipette tips and pin arrays.

Cleans tips, needles and pin arrays for all your liquid handling, colony picking and DNA transfer applications providing excellent results in Drug Discovery, SPA, PCR, DNA, RNA, ELISA and Biomarker Assays.

Powerful ultrasonic action thoroughly cleans tips of all biological materials (from single tips to 384-tip arrays).

Benefits

  • Cost saving – reduce your tip consumption by reuse
  • Time saving – wash times are typically 20 to 30 seconds
  • Reduce waste – by reusing tips you produce far less waste for disposal

Save money on tips by cleaning and reusing them

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Application Notes

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Product Description

automate.it ultra

The automate.it ultra is an ultrasonic cleaning station, designed to fit on the deck of most liquid handling systems, for cleaning disposable tips, needles and pins.

Simply activate the station and lower the tips into the bath. Typical cleaning times are typically 30 seconds or less. Cleaning solvents can be water, water/solvent mixtures (solvents include alcohol, DMSO etc.). Chemically resistant pump heads can be supplied. Detergents such as Tween and Triton can be added to speed up the cleaning process.

The cleaning bath is supplied with a flushing station equipped with peristaltic pumps for filling, draining and flushing the tank. This flushing station also contains the ultrasonic generator, which is connected to the tank via a detachable cable enabling it be mounted under the bench, if required. The ultrasonic cleaner is controlled via a USB connection and simple software interface.

Liquid handlers

 

We supply ultrasonic tip wash systems as an OEM to one of the largest manufacturers of liquid handlers.

The tip wash device can be used with almost any brand of liquid handler.

ANSI/SLAS footprint – mounts on the deck of most liquid handling stations.
Unique weir provides constant liquid level – meaning tips are always washed consistently to the same depth and spillage is eliminated.

Flushing Station

The Flushing Station minimises the chance of cross-contamination, constantly recharging the system with clean flush solution.

  • USB controlled – no expensive i/o cards required
  • Combined with IonField Systems – For absolute surety of zero cross-contamination automate.it ultra can be combined with IonField Systems’ TipCharger plasma cleaning technology. Results show that tips can be cleaned 100X.
  • Easy to integrate – simple software control – automate.it ultra provides low level control of ultrasonic power, fill and drain pumps. Higher level commands fully automate the cleaning process. Control of automate.it ultra is via a simple to use executable, Windows command line or by PAA’s Overlord3 laboratory automation control and scheduling software.

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Specifications

  • stainless steel construction
  • constant level maintained with weir overflow
  • standard SBS footprint
  • height 80mm
  • tank volume 400ml
  • Flushing Station is included (fill and drain pumps)
  • interface software supplied
  • power requirements <150 VA
  • ultrasonic generator unit (can be remote up to 2m)
  • control via USB
  • Mains supply 220-240 VAC 50/60 Hz

Ultrasonic Cleaning

Ultrasound is the most efficient mode of cleaning both plastic pipette tips and metal pin sets.

  • in High Throughput Screening, Genomics and Proteomics you dispense volumes down to 50nL through 384 or 1536 channel nanodispenser heads. You can only clean these pins/tips properly if you use ultrasonic cleaning.
  • irrespective of whether you use disposable heads or nanodispenser heads this device offers enhanced cleaning of your fixed and disposable tips.
  • we supply ultrasonic tip wash systems as an OEM to one of the largest manufacturers of liquid handlers.
  • automate.it ultra was originally developed to be used on the deck of the PerkinElmer range of MPD’s to facilitate the washing of the 384- channel tip head.

Included

  • Liquid flushing station
  • Pump tubing 4m
  • IQ protocol
  • User manual