Single, Dual, and Continuous Dispensers
Each Microlab 600 dispenser is based on a positive displacement syringe pump that provides better than 99% accuracy, independent of a liquid’s viscosity, vapor pressure and temperature.
Single Syringe Dispenser
The Single Syringe Dispenser is the lowest cost system with one dedicated syringe pump for medium throughput dispensing applications. Precision stepper motors automatically refill the syringe from a reservoir considerably improving speed and accuracy compared to traditional laboratory equipment like serological and repeating pipettes.
Dual Syringe Dispenser
The Dual Syringe Dispenser incorporates two syringe pumps to expand the instrument's capabilities. Some common uses for the the Dual syringe system include:
- Double throughput by dispensing into two containers at the same time
- Double the volume or the speed of a dispense by dispensing from both syringes to the same container
- Fill each syringe with a different liquid to create binary mixtures with different ratios of each liquid
- Use one syringe for dilution and the other syringe for sample spiking
The Continuous Dispenser is designed for time critical applications requiring repetitive dispensing. One syringe fills while the other syringe dispenses so the instrument is always ready. Perfect for integration into semi-automated or fully automated manufacturing lines.
The highest accuracy and precision is achieved when dispensing volumes that are greater than 10% of the nominal volume of the syringe. Accuracy that exceeds most air displacement technologies can be achieve down to 1% of the syringes nominal volume. The Microlab 600 syringe allows for programming of dispense volumes in increments less than 0.01% of the nominal syringe volume.
When selecting a syringe it is important to consider the priming volume of the valves and tubing. Syringes below 500 µL will require several strokes to complete the initial system prime. At a minimum the fill tubing should be shortened to minimize dead volume in the system. If smaller syringes between 10 - 100 µL are desired for your application it would be valuable to discuss this with an application specialist.
Wizards and Favorites
Quickly create make and adjust dispense methods with Wizards. Save commonly used setting in Favorites and quickly recall them from the Home Screen. Common dispense Wizards include:
- Aliquot Dispense
- Serial Dispense
For applications that require more creativity than is available in the standard dispense wizard Custom Methods provide the needed flexibility. A simple interface us used to add each line of a method and control details like:
- Syringe volume and speed
- Valve position
- Program flow and looping
- Step triggering with the probe, automatically, or via TTL
- TTL Output Signals
- Concorde Hand Probe LED color
- Step Counters
Guide - Microlab 600 Quick StartMicrolab 600 Quick Start Guide
Technical Note: Microlab 600 Predicted Dispense Volume vs Gravimetric MeasurementMicrolab 600 Predicted Dispense Volume vs Gravimetric Measurement
Manual - Microlab 600 AdvancedMicrolab 600 Advanced Technical Manual
Why is my Microlab 600 controller screen not turning on?If the controller screen is not turning on but the ready light is blinking, the power over ethernet (POE) has likely been turned off. This happens when the power button is held down. First, make sure that all power cords are plugged in. Then, with the unit powered off, press and hold the power button for 5-8 seconds or until the screen turns on. To prevent this from happening in the future, simply press and release the power button – do not hold it down.
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