System Performance

ParameterSpecification
Sample Through-put 40 sec/sample (4-1/2 hrs for 4 trays of 100 samples = 400 samples)*
Throughput 90 samples per hour*
Solvent Usage 3.5 ml/sample**
Sample Batch Size 4 x 100 samples (tray has 100 positions, and system can hold up to 4 trays). Standard laboratory racks can be defined in the software and used directly on the sample table and/or mixed with trays (typically 20 samples per laboratory rack).

* Sample through-put rate is directly dependent on the settings of the processing parameters. Specification stated is using default parameters.
** Solvent usage is for washing of the syringe needle. Additional solvent usage for cleaning the capillary tube as standard for the Houillon viscometer.


Robotic Automation

ParameterSpecification
X-Drive Zaber linear slide with integrated stepper motor, encoder and controller - belt driven with 3000mm travel
Y-Drive Zaber linear slide with integrated stepper motor, encoder and controller – lead screw driven with either 250mm or 500mm of travel depending on the size of the sample table.
Z-Drive Zaber linear slide with integrated stepper motor, encoder and controller - belt driven with 295mm travel.
Supporting Frame 80/20 aluminum extrusions and standard 80/20 fasteners and brackets.
Sample Table Holds 4 x 100 sample trays or 4 standard laboratory racks and comes with integrated standards rack, needle wash station and electronic enclosure.
Communication Interface B & B electronics USB to 4 ports Serial Port interface linked to custom EPROM for Viscometer baths to allow an 8 fold increase in the speed of serial communications. (Not required for newer VH1 and VH2 models). Requires only one single USB cable to link PC.

Syringe Pump

ParameterSpecification
Model Gilson 402 Dilutor
Number of Syringes/Valves Dual syringe/dual valve

Sample Level Sensor

ParameterSpecification
Model Baumer UNKC 09
Accuracy ±0.1 mm from 3mm to 150mm

Physical Specifications

ParameterSpecification
Dimensions 126" (W) x 48" (H) x 36" (D - depends on sample table width)
(320cm x 122cm x 92cm)
Weight 125 lbs (57 kg)
Voltage Requirement 100-120-230/240VAC selectable, 50/60 Hz.
Input Current 3.5A @100-230V