The In-line Production Environment
The iZERO encapsulates the unique value of M2-Automation’s technology, contained within a fully flexible, scalable, and highly automated production environment. Without the need to change or reprogram the entire setting during production, the remote-controlled software handles a variety of different products and protocols with ease.
From a few dozen to several thousand targets produced per day, this in-line-production microarray-spotter system reduces the changeover time to a minimum, while maximizing its productive capacity. This makes it the obvious choice to spot your future!
The iZERO can operate all Microdispensers from the M2-Family.
- Supports all dispenser types
- Built-in Windows PC
- Database connection
- Washing and drying station
- Head camera for in-line QC
- 2D or 3D droplet imaging
- Cooling/heating of source area
- HEPA filter system with flow control
- Dual-active feed through transfer system
- Orbital shaker for source plates
- On-the-fly dispensing
- µm Z-level distance sensor
- Analytical balance for volume control
- Complete customizations available
Starting with a single iZERO unit, M2-Automation’s extendable production line is able to address all needs, ranging from an early pilot phase to automated, well-engineered production.
The iZERO architecture allows for pass-through of materials to be spotted. This can be from a conveyor belt, or from a reel.
A common reel-to-reel application is for the production of multiplex lateral-flow devices. A multi-channel print head can spot the membrane at varying speeds.
Other applications include spotting on flexible circuits, such as those used in wearable sensors.
The iZERO is controlled using comprehensive, easy-to-use software that makes the setting up of experiments an effortless process. The software is largely image-based and it reflects the instrument layout, providing a self-explanatory, systematic workflow to create, save and distribute custom-specific production protocols.
Optionally, the iZERO can be equipped with a variety of options:
- HEPA filter system
- Barcode scanner
- Temperature control
x 400 mm
y 300 mm
x 400 mm
y 400 mm
z 80 mm
w 85 cm
d 150 cm
h 248 cm
x 700 mm/s
y 700 mm/s
z 700 mm/s
x 8000 mm/s2
y 8000 mm/s2
z 8000 mm/s2
+- 3 μm
96-, 384-, 1536-MTP
3x8-well stripes (well volume 200 μL)
5x13-well chip (well volume 100 μL)
Reagent vials of 0.5 to 1.5 ml
65 glass slides
Microfluidics, wafers, membranes