Automated Low-Capacity Sample Storage

SAM HD is an automated sample management system for secure storage of tubes and plates in a small-sized store, with high-density storage capabilities.

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High-Density Storage in a Small Footprint

This compact, localized storage system easily fits into existing laboratory spaces. The system is available in +20°C, +4°C, -20°C, and -80°C platforms.

Users can increase storage capacity to store more samples in the same footprint using RackWare high-density storage racks. Our RackWare high-density racks increase the number of tubes that can be placed in a SBS-format rack. RackWare HDR-060 supports popular 48-format labware and increases storage capacity in a comparable SBS-format rack from 48 to 60 tubes. RackWare HDR-138 supports most major 96-format labware and increases storage capacity in a comparable SBS-format rack from 96 to 138 tubes.

Features and Benefits

Store and Pick Multiple Labware Types in One System

Multiple tube and/or plate types can be stored together to accommodate varying sample collection workflows while maintaining secure sample documentation and tracking. Different labware types can also be picked without the hassle of tooling changes, and without compromising the integrity of unpicked samples.

Maintains Sample Integrity

To maintain sample integrity, the system eliminates heat and moisture from entering the system and causing freeze-thaw cycles. The active automation is separated from the sample storage compartment to eliminate heat from affecting the samples. Unlike manual freezers, the freezer door remains closed to prevent moisture and temperature fluctuations.

The environment is continuously monitored, even during picking, ensuring the samples never reach critical sample temperatures. A standard UPS and LN2 (or CO2 for the -20°C SAM) backup is provided to help mitigate typical disaster scenarios and ensure samples are kept cold and safe.

Quick and Secure Sample Access

  • Retrieves samples in less than 70 seconds
  • Tracks all samples—Reads 1D barcodes on the sides of tubes, and 2D barcodes on the bottom of tubes, as well as 1D and 2D barcodes on racks
  • Samples are stored securely in the system—User access rights control who can retrieve samples

INSTINCT S Software

  • Run daily operations with only three clicks
  • Operate the system with minimal training
  • Set up automated inventory, access control, and full audit trails
  • Remote monitoring and job execution
  • Full alarm capabilities
  • Use the powerful Application Programming Interface (API) to interact directly with LIMS
  • Connect laboratory management software, such as Mosaic, LabWare LIMS, and others

LIMS Integration

  • Use the powerful API to run any jobs in SAM HD using your LIMS system
  • The RESTful-based API uses the same technology as any internet browser, making the SAM HD API easy to integrate
  • The flexibility of the SAM HD API allows basic integrations, which can be set up quickly, to in-depth integrations, where the LIMS can control additional parameters of SAM HD and the job management
  • Mosaic, LabWare LIMS, Labvantage, and many custom LIMS systems have integrated SAM HD API, and the list continues to grow

Specifications


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Dimensions (l x w x h)1.44 m x 1.48 m x 2.21 m
(4.72 ft x 4.86 ft x 7.25 ft)
Weight (empty)704 kg (1,550 lbs)
Voltage(2) 208–240 VAC, 15A Service, 50/60 Hz
Operating Environment10–30°C, relative humidity 0–80% with no condensation
Altitude < 2,000 m
Storage Temperature+20°C to -40°C or -55°C to -80°C
Sample AtmosphereNitrogen or dry air (-40°C dew point or lower)
Operating SystemWindows 10
Barcode Reader1D for racks and 2D for tubes
Capacities*Standard RacksRackWare High-Density Racks
0.2 mL screw cap60,00086,250
1.0 mL screw cap 28,00041,400
5 mL screw cap8,496N/A
SBS microplates803N/A



*Example labware used. SAM HD is capable of storing a wide range of SBS-format labware up to 90 mm in height. Labware types subject to approval.

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