Newswise — Dayton, OH (August 2016) — Yaskawa Motoman’s AutoSorter™ 2000BB bulk sorter has a new configuration available that can maintain frozen specimens in a -20°C environment during the sorting process. This enables automated sorting of most frozen specimens which previously required labor-intensive and error-prone manual handling. AutoSorter 2000BB is a high-speed bulk sorter for high-volume commercial laboratories, providing maximum specimen throughput at up to 2,000 tubes/hr. It minimizes manual handling of specimens through bulk loading/unloading, and it reduces sequential sorting by fine sorting in one step.
AutoSorter 2000BB addresses other common requirements for high-volume commercial labs: bulk loading; wide range of container types and sizes; data connectivity and sorting to 24 bins with options for loading to racks or track.
AutoSorter 2000BB utilizes the AutoSorter 1200 platform – a proven, robust sorter engine that is designed and built to industrial standards to serve for an extended lifecycle in high-demand laboratory environments.
AutoSorter 1200 is a high-speed sorting instrument for pre- and post-analytic specimen processing. It raises the bar on throughput at up to 1,200 tubes/hr. A larger sort deck area yields extended walkaway times and expanded deck configuration options, while its reduced footprint saves precious lab floorspace. AutoSorter 1200 may be positioned against a wall or next to other instruments as all maintenance access is from the front of the instrument. AutoSorter 1200 is the new standard for robust, accurate specimen sorting in high-throughput commercial/reference laboratories.
Like other AutoSorter platforms, AutoSorter 1200 permits the use of a wide variety of specimen container configurations and instrument racks. It may be used as a stand-alone workcell for specimen processing (AutoSorter 1200S), or it may be connected to a track system (AutoSorter 1200T) as part of an integratedpre-/post-analytic specimen processing system.
Yaskawa Motoman provides automated clinical laboratory specimen processing solutions for sorting; aliquoting; decapping/recapping; thawing/mixing; centrifugation; and archive storage and retrieval – with a range of standard platforms. AutoSorter solutions can be customized to develop unique workcells to meet each laboratory's unique specimen processing needs.
About Yaskawa MotomanFounded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 300,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding. For more information please visit our website at www.motoman.com or call 937.847.6200.