Next Generation Microplate Labeller

Agilent Automation Solutions has introduced a new microplate labelling system for automated on-demand, barcode print-and-apply applications in life science laboratories.

The new Agilent Microplate Labeler combines the easy-to-integrate form factor, speed and proven label applicator of its popular predecessor with a thermal label printer that provides 600 dpi high resolution, crisp images and an expansive array of 1D and 2D coding symbologies.

"This next generation product is a direct response to industry and end-user requests for a reliable high performance microplate labeler that offers true unattended operation," said, Nitin Sood, General Manager, Agilent Automation Solutions. "Advancements in both printing technology and certified automation specific consumables allow Agilent to deliver a comprehensive and robust automated barcode labelling solution."

The Agilent Microplate Labeler achieves its excellent repeatability and reliability through high precision registration, a tensioned peeling system that ensures label backings stay taut, certified designed-for-automation labels and durable die-cast aluminium construction.

The microplate labeler's compact size fits easily on a benchtop while its ability to print and apply labels at speeds of up to one label every 4 seconds allows users to achieve ambitious throughput goals. When integrated into automated systems, the Agilent Microplate Labeler is powered by VWorks software, a powerful application capable of importing data and creating custom labels for the microplate labeler. The software enables the user to apply unique sets of data to labels on all four sides of a microplate. When operating as a standalone instrument, the Microplate Labeler can be operated using the included PlateTag software and may be integrated into third-party systems via the included ActiveX control and RS-232 serial or RJ45 Ethernet ports.

For very high-throughput labelling needs, the Agilent MIcroplate Labeler can be integrated with the Agilent BenchCel Microplate Handler. The BenchCel allows up to 360 plates to be labelled at one time, at a rate of three microplates per minute, making quick work of even the tallest stack of microplates.

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From stand-alone units to fully integrated systems, Agilent Automation Solutions teams key sample preparation and creative walk-away automation approaches with personalised customer service to provide complete solutions for your laboratory. Combining innovative engineering with high standards of quality, Agilent designs and manufactures high-performance equipment for processes that are revolutionising pharmaceutical, biotech, and genomic research.

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