Automated liquid handling robots are robots that are commonly used in chemistry and biological laboratories that work with multiple liquid testing procedures. Common duties that are performed by liquid handling robots are microplate washing, preparing samples, and pipetting.
Liquid handling robots are increasingly used in laboratories because they can lessen common errors made by humans. This can offer a higher precision in results and also speed up work processes. Whether you are in the market for help with workflow automation or mass sample preparation or testing, it is always a good idea to search for the best liquid handling robot that can help you with your needs.
Ways that liquid handling robots can improve your workflow
Let’s now take a more detailed look at the ways that an automated liquid handling robot can help with daily procedures and testing in the lab:
- There are robots on the market that offer 4 separate worktable capacities with a varying number of grids. Here you can also customise your testing preferences fully by combining liquid and air displacement on each workstation.
- Some larger automated liquid handlers can offer up to 12 deck spaces and allow for 4 off-deck mounts which creates space for on-deck use of waste disposal, shakers, and thermocyclers.
- Robots with optical sensors can automatically register the testing protocol and the amounts of liquid on deck. These automated liquid handlers can also up the convenience factor by automating workflows including automating just under 100 samples.
- Some robots offer air displacement pipetting, liquid level detection, and anti-droplet control for the highest possible accuracy whilst handling liquids. There are also options for using cameras and interchanging testing tubes throughout the testing process.
With so many features that automated liquid handlers can now offer, there is sure to be one that fits your workflow requirements.