Laboratory Automation Automated Tube Picking
The Mohawk from Ziath is a semi-automated tube picker for frozen or thawed sample tube picking from 96-position racks.
The manual tube picking from 96-position racks is time consuming. The Mohawk from Ziath is a semi-automated tube picker for frozen or thawed sample tube picking from 96-position racks. It has been designed to work out of the box, and needs no set up or calibration. Instrument control is through the new user friendly software which provides an intuitive interface for easy operation. Tubes can be picked from a single rack or a picklist can be set up to select tubes across multiple racks. Pick list operations are normally started from reading the 1D code on a rack placed onto the Mohawk, but manual selection is also possible. Other key features include the ability to generate picklists externally in other software applications, or create a template using the Mohawk’s own software. For extra sample tracking and security, the Mohawk can be connected directly to a 2D-barcode scanner for tube confirmation.