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Yaskawa Motoman Announces Platform for Pre- and Post-Analytic Specimen Processing
Yaskawa America, Inc. Posted 07/16/2013Dayton, OH — AutoSorter™ 1200 is Yaskawa Motoman’s newest high-speed sorting instrument for pre- and post-analytic specimen processing. Leveraging the previous model’s excellent record for reliability and speed, AutoSorter 1200 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 tube 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 integrated
pre-/post-analytic specimen processing system.
A bulk sorter model (AutoSorter 2000SBB) is also available and provides maximum specimen throughput at up to 2,000 tubes/hr. It minimizes manual handling of specimens through bulk loading/unloading, and reduces sequential sorting by fine sorting in one step. AutoSorter 2000SBB features hopper loaded input with a capacity of more than 1,000 tubes.
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 Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 270,000 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.