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The Kbiosystems X6-2

kbiosystems K6 Series of automated colony picking systems offer the ideal entry level automation laboratories require for a reliable, consistent identification and extraction system for sample recovery.
kbiosystems K6 Series colony picker range in size and throughput ability, offering the user the ability to step up from hand picking to first stage automation. Or low throughput production style systems. This modular system allows easily to increase system capacity with simple upgrades to source and destination capacities.
Offering complete versatility, the K6 Series will work with a wide range of plates for both source and destination, such as Micro Plates. 96,384 shallow and deep well formats, Petri Dishes from 4 to 15cms, Omni style Trays, Multi Well Growth plates, to Bio Assay trays.
This modular system allows easily to increase system capacity with simple upgrades to source and destination capacities.
Imaging is carried out via a CCD fire wire camera system this is a full RGB mode camera allowing the software algorithms to detect not only monochromatic scale for standard picking but to allow the colour differential between emitting organisms if required.
By fitting our fibre optic fluorescent excitation light source and emission camera filters multiple dye ranges can be visualised.

Key Features

Operator Friendly: Easy to program and operator friendly
Versatile: Able to use multiple plastic ware manufactures plates across applications.
Reliable: Engineered with robustness in mind

System Requirements

Sterilisation: 2 x Wet bath, 1 x Dry station, Internal Germicidal UV lamp (O)
Applications: Colony Picking, Plate Replication, Plate Re Arraying, Arraying
Data Control: On board barcode reader, data input / output files in CSV / XML
Software: Remote driver compatible via input files in CSV XML formats
Easy change applications, user interactive applications.
Source Plates: Bio Assay tray, Petri Dish, Omni tray, Multi Well Growth plate
Destination Plates: SBS footprint shallow / Deep Well 96 and 384 formats.
footprint: 1450 L X 650 W x 970 H (inc. tray and plate hives)

(S) Standard (O) Optional (N/A) Not Applicable K6 Tray Hive Plate Hive
Colony Picking (S) (N/A) (N/A)
Replication (O) (N/A) (N/A)
Re Arraying (O) (N/A) (N/A)
Arraying (O) (N/A) (N/A)
Fluorescent image analysis (O) (N/A) (N/A)
Auto Source Tray Handling (N/A) (O) (N/A)
Auto Destination plate handling (N/A) (N/A) (O)
Source capacity (Using Stackers*) 1 6* (N/A)
Destination Capacity (Using Stackers*) 1 (N/A) 15 to 55*
Throughput speed picks per hour 600 600 800
UV Sterilisation (O) (N/A) (N/A)

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