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Microlab NIMBUS liquid handling system

Compact and Powerful

Experience fast, easy to use, and superior quality pipetting in a compact system at an affordable price. Add, change, and upgrade parts and accessories as needed to accommodate changing workflows. The Microlab NIMBUS is offered in multiple platform configurations to provide the lab with a powerful and personalized solution.

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Personal Pipetting Workstation

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Features and Benefits

Precision Pipetting

The Microlab NIMBUS uses air displacement pipetting to achieve superior measurement accuracy. Additionally, Hamilton pipette channels and tips are designed to fit precisely together using a patented lock-and-key design called CO-RE (Compressed O-Ring Expansion). This creates a tight seal with precise tip alignment to eliminate tip distortion and ensure the highest accuracy during liquid handling steps. Optional anti-droplet control and liquid level detection technologies further safeguard sample and results integrity.

Integrated Tools and Accessories

With a flexible deck layout, the NIMBUS accommodates a broad range of tools and accessories to further enhance assay flexibility.

  • Labware Gripper
  • Clean Air Protection (CAP) System
  • Hamilton Heater Shaker (HHS)
  • Shift-N-Scan Tube Barcode Scanner
  • [MPE]2 Positive Pressure Module
  • Much more

Software for Any Process

The NIMBUS software allows users control their system for processes from simple to complex without compromising on requirements. NIMBUS software is completely integration friendly, easily allowing third party components to be added to the system without limiting functionality. Use the Method Editor to quickly create a method skeleton, with all possible actions in a toolbox for simple drag-and-drop programming.

Options for Every Assay and Budget

The Microlab NIMBUS provides users with multiple configurable base platforms to suit a variety of needs and budgets.

  • NIMBUS4: Features up to four independent pipetting channels for superior performance and flexible pipetting in tubes and plates
  • NIMBUS96: Features high-speed CO-RE 96 MP (Multi-Probe Head) for accurate, precise, and repeatable pipetting in 96- and 384-well plates in individual well, column row, and whole plate formats from 1–1000 µL
  • NIMBUS384: Features high-speed CO-RE 384 MPH for accurate, precise, and repeatable pipetting in 96-, 384-, and 1536-well plates, in individual well, column, row, and whole plate formats from 0.5–50 µL
  • NIMBUS HD (High Density): Features up to 8 independent pipetting channels with independent movement in both Y and Z axes

Convenience of Open or Enclosed Platforms

The Microlab NIMBUS is available in open or enclosed platforms depending on needs and available space. Enclosed platform options include:

  • Standard Enclosed
  • Extended Enclosed
  • Large Extended Enclosed

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The Microlab NIMBUS works with a wide variety of consumables to optimize efficiency and throughput in automated workflows. Hamilton consumables are key components of the Microlab NIMBUS system that ensure quality results.

Now, you can buy consumables easier than ever. All Hamilton consumable products are available to buy online in our fast, easy-to-navigate site.

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The Microlab NIMBUS is available in four sizes: Microlab NIMBUS4, Microlab NIMBUS96, Microlab NIMBUS384, and Microlab NIMBUS HD.

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OpenStandard EnclosedExtended EnclosedLarge Extended Enclosed
Length 37.4 in (95 cm) 41.2 in (104.6 cm)53.5 in (135.9 cm)65.5 in (166.4 cm)
Width 20.1 in (51.1 cm) 27.9 in (70.9 cm)27.9 in (70.9 cm)27.9 in (70.9 cm)
Height (door closed) 30.3 in max (76.9 cm) 32.7 in max (83.1 cm)35.0 in max (88.9 cm)35.0 in max (88.9 cm)
Height (door open)30.3 in max (76.9 cm)48.3 in max (124.0 cm)48.3 in max (124.0 cm)48.3 in max (124.0 cm)


OpenStandard EnclosedExtended EnclosedLarge Extended Enclosed
Length 37.4 in (95 cm) 41.2 in (104.6 cm)53.5 in (135.9 cm)65.5 in (166.4 cm)
Width 20.1 in (51.1 cm) 27.9 in (70.9 cm)27.9 in (70.9 cm)27.9 in (70.9 cm)
Height 30.3 in max (76.9 cm) 32.7 in max (83.1 cm)35.0 in max (88.9 cm)35.0 in max (88.9 cm)


OpenExtended EnclosedLarge Extended Enclosed
Length37.4 in (95 cm)52.75 in (134 cm)65.5 in (166.4 cm)
Width20.1 in (51.1 cm)29.5 in (74.9 cm)29.5 in (74.9 cm)
Height30.3 in max (76.9 cm)34.5 in max (87.6 cm)35.5 in max (90.17 cm)


Length41.2 in (104.6 cm)
Width27.9 in (70.9 cm)
Height (door closed)32.7 in (83.1 cm)
Height (door open)48.3 in max (124.0 cm)

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Upcoming Events

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Each year at the annual conference ASMS holds a meeting for its membership and the community. This is the 'ASMS Meeting' (formerly known as the Business Meeting). Updates on the status of the Society are provided by each Board member. In addition, several awards are recognized at the meeting.
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Southeastern Association of Shared Resources (SEASR, pronounced “Caesar”) is to provide a regional forum for core directors, managers, scientists, and technical staff to meet, discuss and collaborate on the many common issues that face us. The topic areas include, but are not limited to, facility management, efficient laboratory practices, biotechnology advances and applications, federal and financial oversight, emerging issues facing cores, etc.
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CROPS 2022 promises a fun introduction to Southern cuisine, history, and attractions. The conference program includes the opportunity to take advantage of Huntsville’s vibrant collection of local microbreweries with a ‘Hops on the Helix’ beer festival, as well a closing banquet and keynote address at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, where attendees will enjoy dinner beneath the Saturn V moon rocket.
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