Cherry Picking 2D Barcoded Sample Tubes

Ziath has posted a new video that shows how its Mohawk semi-automated tube selector is a productive and versatile tool for cherry picking tubes from multiple racks.

In the new video – product manager Avash Anderson demonstrates how the Mohawk provides secure and accurate picking of individual 2D-barcoded tubes from 96-place SBS format racks – quickly and easily. Using Ziath’s web based DP5 software – Avash also demonstrates how simple it is to load a picking list, retrieve the desired tubes and then verify them on a connected 2D tube reader.

Demonstration of cherry-picking tubes from multiple racks using the Mohawk.

Trying to extract a single tube from a rack can be difficult and doing so manually can lead to positional errors. By using software to control 96 individual solenoids, the Mohawk can lift one, two or up to sixteen individual tubes at a time, making it easy to remove them from the rack and place in a subsidiary rack or other tube device.

The pins to be selected can be set in a “Pick List” which can be generated from the onscreen graphical representation of the Mohawk deck or from an Excel spreadsheet. Able to operate with both thawed and frozen tubes the Mohawk can even generate pick lists including tubes that are contained in multiple racks.

For further information about the Mohawk semi-automated tube selector please visit
https://ziath.com/products/tube-devices/mohawk or contact Ziath on +44-1223-855021 / +1-858-880-6920 / info@ziath.com.

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Founded in 2005, Ziath specialises in development of innovative instrumentation control and information management products using 2D Data Matrix bar-coded tubes to simplify automation processes in life science organisations, from academia, to the biotech and pharma industries.

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.