Dynamic devices Lynx

Dynamic devices Lynx

The Lynx Liquid Handling Robot Series Platform (Workstation) is designed to meet the current application needs of today’s life science companies. Through the implementation of Volume Verified Pipetting (VVP) technology in the 96/24 VVP & f8 VVP pipetting tools, we now directly measure liquid entering and leaving the tip volumetrically, creating a final validation report that methods are accomplished as programmed. These VVP pipetting tools take the guesswork out of pre-validated methods running water, reagents with dye or multiple dispenses over a balance to ‘average out’ how individual liquids may be handled. Now, validated reports are the standard, with actual volumes recorded at each liquid aspirate/dispense activity.  Reports are stored in the same folder as all the other standard sample tracking information, such as sample bar codes, tip and plate bar codes, reagent lot number, and more. Combine VVP technology with your choice of multiple deck sizes, Standard Volume (SV) syringe-based 96 & 384 pipetting tools, microplate gripper tools and vision scanning tools to configure just about any combination for a liquid handling robotic system equipped to accomplish your application.

VVP Operating Principle

Aspiration and dispense of the liquid sample is driven by the precise control of vacuum and positive pressure. A volumetric liquid transfer is accomplished in each channel by the coupling of a solenoid valve to a silicon chip based MEMS flow sensor in a closed loop real time environment, where the actual flow rate of a liquid is monitored. This allows liquids with different physical properties to flow into/exit the tip while automatically accommodating for temperature and viscosity differences.

VVP Liquid Level Detection& Residual Volume

VVP technology also provides Liquid Level Detection (LLD) for each channel utilizing clear tips in both the 96 & 8 channel pipetting tools. The system creates an outward flow of air and monitors this airflow until a solid meniscus is detected. The Residual Volume within the well is then calculated based on the vertical height of the tip at the contact point with the solid meniscus and the well volume parameters.

Short Sample Diagnostics

Short sample or Air-In-Sample diagnostics is established by the monitoring of all channels with millisecond sampling analyzing the flow rate of the liquid into each tip. Any disruption of the samples flow rate by air entering a channel traps Short Sample Error. The end user may predetermine how to handle this Short Sample Error, including an on-the-fly retry of the aspiration, dispense all samples

back to the source well, or transfer the volume and report the actual ‘short’ volume transferred.

Tracking Error Diagnostics

The Short Sample diagnostics technology is employed to verify that no air is aspirated as the Tip Tracking function is utilized. If the sample is aspirated faster than the tip tracks down, the Tracking Error is trapped for the individual channel(s).

  • Volumetric based pipetting
  • Full pipetting liquid diagnostics
  • Full pipetting sample & data tracking
  • Independent volumes in each channel
  • Efficient column/row liquid handling for dilution methods
  • 96 & 8 VVP tools available
  • Steel mandrel tip loading, reducing wear parts
  • Award winning technology

Our Revolutionary VVP Pipetting Technology Changes Everything

Volume Verified Pipetting technology from Dynamic Devices validates liquid transfers, with full liquid handling diagnostics and volumetric sample tracking. Combinations with our standard spreadable 8 tip and 96 / 384 channel syringe based pipetting tools ,linear motion technology, microplate gripper tools, machine vision error handling and bar code scanning, the most powerful liquid handling robot can be configured to fit just about any laboratory automation application.

  • 96 & 8 Volume Verified Pipetting Tools
  • Standard 96 & 384 Pipetting Tools
  • Microplate Gripper Tools
  • Bar Code / Vision Scanning
  • Flexible Deck Configurations
  • Multi-size Platforms
  • Easy Method Programming
  • Air Displacement Pipetting
  • Uses Clear Disposable Tips
  • Linear Motor Positional Accuracy

Why Choose the Lynx LM Series Liquid Handling Robotic Platform? Absolute Positioning with Linear Magnetic Motors & Encoders Linear motors and encoders provide superior positional accuracy, precision and repeatability to the mechanical rotation-to-translation mechanisms such as racks & pinions or belts & pulleys commonly found in laboratory liquid handling instruments. In addition, linear motors and encoders provide increased speeds reduced maintenance and on the pipetting tool positional encoding.

Supreme Flexibility with an Unrestricted Worktable

Each Lynx worktable position includes an SBS complainant microplate footprint that provides organizational flexibility with any combination of plates, tips or disposables. The superior strength in the instrument chassis and vertical drive allows the Lynx to load 96 or 384 tips from any of the possible 66 worktable locations. This flexibility, combined with a complete disposable tip line each available in an SBS free standing tip box, provides a flexible yet highly functional worktable.

Advanced Motion Controls

The Lynx offers the latest linear drives and advanced motion controls commanding highly precise positioning and repeatability with virtually no maintenance. The per motion axis modular architecture includes a solo high flex cable with a single connector containing both the power and communications, providing simplicity and reliability.

Open Design For Flexible Integration

Microplate gripper options give the Lynx flexible integration capabilities from simple pipette head grippers to 6 axis SCARA robots that can reach off deck to incorporate other peripherals. The open chassis design allows integration from all 4 sides, as well as horizontal conveyor options and vertical incorporation through the worktable.

Low Maintenance Solid Mandrel Tip Loading

The Solid Mandrel (SM) tip adapters for the loading of disposable pipette tips has abolished the need for maintaining high maintenance components like rubber O-rings and tip seals. The SM tip loading eliminates the need for a 3 or 6-month preventive maintenance service by excluding the highest maintenance component on the robot.

Simplified Programming with Method Manager 4.0

Method Manager 4.0 provides an intuitive and simplified way to program your methods, import files, export your pipetting data, and manage pipetting diagnostics and error handling routines.

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