• Optimising 2D Barcoded Sample Tube Selection
    demonstration of cherry-picking tubes from multiple racks using the Mohawk
  • Mohawk semi-automated tube selector.

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Optimising 2D Barcoded Sample Tube Selection

Jun 15 2021

Trying to extract a single tube from a rack can be problematic and if done manually positional errors can occur. 
A new video from Ziath shows how its Mohawk semi-automated tube selector is a productive and flexible tool for cherry picking tubes from multiple racks. Mohawk is an innovative tube selector and picker and works with a linear rack reader and 96 pins that allow a tube to be raised when the rack is scanned according to a picklist.

In the new video, Product Manager Avash Anderson demonstrates how the Mohawk provides safe and accurate picking of individual 2D-barcoded tubes from 96-place SBS format racks, quickly and easily. Avash also demonstrates how simple it is to load a picking list, retrieve the desired tubes and then verify them on a connected 2D tube reader by using Ziath's web based DP5 software. 

By using software to control 96 individual solenoids, the Mohawk can lift one, two or up to sixteen individual tubes at a time, making it easy to remove them from the rack and place in a subsidiary rack or other tube device.

The pins to be selected can be set in a ‘Pick List’ which can be generated from the onscreen graphical representation of the Mohawk deck or from an Excel spreadsheet. Able to operate with both thawed and frozen tubes the Mohawk can even generate pick lists including tubes that are contained in multiple racks.

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