LabLinx Microplate Delivery System
LabLinx™ is Hudson’s unique microplate delivery system that allows you to store and deliver plates to any laboratory instrument, automatically. LabLinx can turn an ordinary liquid handler into a complete automated workcell.
Plates are stored in stacker units and moved among the user’s instruments on linkable track segments. “Intelligent” stopping mechanisms are located along the track segments at each instrument’s plate nest positions. There the instrument operates on the plate, then, when it‘s finished, LabLinx moves it on to the next instrument in the process.
LabLinx operates on many plates simultaneously, each at different stages of the user’s process, resulting in throughput rates that single-arm robot workcells can’t even approach.
LabLinx Microplate Storage and Transport SystemLabLinx can service a single instrument, like Hudson’s Micro10x Reagent Dispenser (on the left) for unmatched speed in a simple filling application. Or, LabLinx can move plates through a series of instruments in a complex workcell, as shown in the video clip below
LabLinx offers users the ability to have a high-throughput, multi-tasking assay system on existing benchtops. LabLinx track segments link together to form a linear system that delivers plates to as many instruments as may be needed to perform any automated method.
- Maximize Efficiency
- Increase Capacity
- Expand your ROI
A compact, self-contained system that allows users to obtain assay plates comprised of the actual hits detected in a primary screen using the same compound source plates that provided the primary screen
LabLinx provides the modularity and flexibility needed by researchers who require their automated instruments to adapt to many different protocols:
- Moves all types of labware: microplates, deepwell plates, tip racks, microtube racks
- Links together any robotics-compatible lab instruments
- Builds a high-speed automated workcell on existing bench space
- Easily reconfigures to accommodate new equipment and assays
- Installs easily within standard laboratory hoods
LabLinx can be configured on available benchtop space or on custom tables. All mechanical and electrical connections between LabLinx modules are self-contained within the system; no complex external control modules are required to operate the system. The portable benchtop design also makes it easier to install LabLinx systems within laboratory hoods or enclosures.
LabLinx was designed specifically for applications in laboratory automation. A mechanically robust and simple design provides reliable walkaway automation. The system is easy to configure and set up, and provides an economical alternative to track-mounted, articulating arm lab automation systems.
LabLinx components easily fit into existing safety hoods without the need to extend outside the hooded environment. LabLinx components, such as the StackLink and TrackLink, provide high-speed, high-capacity plate delivery even for small systems or single instrument automation needs. Hudson’s RSH-4000 in-line microplate sealer system uses LabLinx technology for plate-delivery and storage.