Accelerating Tube Picking and Selection

The Mohawk tube selector and picker from Ziath employs a linear rack reader and ninety-six pins that allow a frozen or thawed sample tube to be raised when a rack is scanned according to a picklist. The use of this innovative technology avoids the need for slow and expensive robotics which can take minutes to process racks. Using a Mohawk – a rack is scanned, and tubes selected and picked in just seconds.

Designed to work out of the box, Mohawk needs no set up or calibration. Control of the Mohawk is through software which provides an intuitive interface for fast and effortless operation. Tubes are picked from a single rack, or a picklist can be set up to select tubes across multiple racks. Pick list operations are normally started from reading the 1D code on a rack placed onto the Mohawk, but manual selection is also possible.

For extra sample tracking and security, the Mohawk can be connected directly to a 2D-barcode scanner for tube confirmation. In this mode it can also generate picklists directly from the tube barcodes. For further traceability, a 1D-scanner for reading the rack barcode is included as standard.

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The compact size, intuitive software, and ability to integrate with tube barcode readers / scanners make the Mohawk an asset in sample management applications with thawed or frozen tubes in SLAS standard format racks. For more information and to view a short video of the Mohawk in operation, please visit http://ziath.com/index.php/products/tube-devices/mohawk or contact Ziath on +44-1223-855021 / +1-858-880-6920 / info@ziath.com.

Founded in 2005, Ziath specialises in development of innovative instrumentation control and information management products designed to simplify automation processes in life science organisations, from academia to the biotech and pharma industries. For further information please visit www.ziath.com

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Ziath Ltd specialises in instrumentation control and information management in both the academic and the pharmaceutical/biotech industry sectors with a specialisation in the application of laboratory automation. We focus on managing large sample libraries in biobanking, biotech, public health and compound management using 2D data matrix bar-coded tubes. Ziath produce both rack readers and tube pickers for 2D tubes in racks. We are world leader in 2D-barcoded tube and rack scanners, with a large range of CMOS-camera based scanners than any other manufacturer. We design, build and maintain all our own scanners and picking devices in our Cambridge UK facility. We support our customers with free applications advice, after-sales support and upgrades to their scanners as well as a comprehensive five-year parts and three-year labour warranty.