Festobroadcasts it now presents diagnostic and testing deviceproducers a one-stop-shop for world-class vial sorting, decapping, kinematic sample-handling, and fluid meting out options. This crucial mass of life sciences automation products from Festo will allow system producers to carry merchandise designated for pandemic-related diagnostics and testing to market sooner and with decrease engineering overhead.
“The pandemic has created an pressing have to ramp up improvement and manufacturing of high-speed diagnostic and testing gear,” stated Craig Correia, Director of Life Science, Festo North America. “Festo isn’t solely increasing its vary of product and system options, but additionally is allocating sources when it comes to customized engineering and meeting.”
Festo medical system parts are designed and manufactured in an ISO 13485 high quality surroundings, which makes validation simpler and reduces time-to-market for lab system producers. The corporate’s world logistics infrastructure ensures speedy supply and alternative of core merchandise, and its world technical assist crew minimizes downtime.
Grippers, kinematic techniques and parts, liquid meting out modules, and sensors
The versatile EHMD compact rotary gripper caps and decaps pattern vials, hundreds centrifuges, and grips, rotates, and locations microwell plates. An optionally available module with Z compensation routinely adjusts to cap thread pitch, which will increase all through by eliminating the necessity for head-adapter changeover. Mixed with a EXCM planar surface gantry dealing with system and a digital camera, the EHMD gripper helps high quality inspection, barcode studying, and label printing.
The EHPS household of parallel electrical grippers and in depth vary of pneumatic grippers present further options for dealing with trays, vial, and plates. For extra kinematic options past the EXCM gantry, Festo presents the EGSC/ELGC modular linear actuators, the ERMO rotary actuator, and the brand new EHML area financial savings telescoping slide.
The EXCM gantry, which is ordered as both a drop-in meeting or quick-to-assemble equipment, will be built-in with a VTOE eight-liquid valve manifold. The VTOE incorporates a 9 mm pitch channel for filling a whole row of microwell plates concurrently. A single new VAEM solenoid valve controller operates all eight channels of the VTOE. VAEM speedy and exact management can lower coefficient of variation (CV) from 3% to lower than .5%. Having a single compact controller reduces part depend and area necessities.
The brand new VYKA dosing valve from Festo is a media separated solenoid valve that exactly dispenses fluids and controls circulation in manifold duct plates for steady circulation purposes. The VYKA is appropriate for EXCM gantry system mounting.
For bar code studying and fill stage sensing, Festo options present easy setup and configuration. Product options within the imaginative and prescient and sensors class embody the SBSI imaginative and prescient sensor for object and barcode sensing, the SOEG optoelectronic infrared sensor, the SOOF fork gentle barrier, and the SOEC coloration sensor.
For purposes the place standard-sized desktop kinematic techniques will not be possible, Festo’s devoted crew designs customized gantries and liquid dealing with techniques. Customized options vary from easy two axis gantries to full subsystems performing complicated duties.
The Festo Know-how Engineering Middle (TEC), positioned simply north of Boston, works with particular person clients on automated movement and fluid dealing with options. The TEC is the corporate’s first engineering middle in the USA dedicated to the life sciences, growing new excessive pace, excessive accuracy fluid dealing with merchandise based mostly on pneumatic rules.