The LH96 is a fully automated laboratory workstation that can be configured to batch process up to 192 samples (dependant upon sample tube sizes). This new product homogenizes samples using four brushless motors, which will be able to independently power disposable and stainless steel Omni Tip™ style generator probes. Brushless motors will greatly reduce the amount of noise inside labs, and will allow consistent processing of samples using patented Omni Tip™ products. When comparing this sound level to four conventional motor drives, you will experience a significantly quieter lab environment.
Operator error can result from manually homogenizing a large number of samples per day. Having a fully automated homogenizer in your laboratory will allow you to load the unit and walk away while it processes your samples. This in turn will allow you to do something else productive.
Since the LH96 has a small footprint, it is small enough to fit under most fume hoods and can process sample tube sizes ranging from 0.25mL to 50mL. When processing 192 samples in 15mL tubes, cross contamination is always a concern. Therefore the LH96 has a built-in drip prevention and capture pan. Having this feature drastically reduces the possibility of cross contamination when processing 192 samples (0.25mL < 15mL) or 96 samples (15mL < 50mL).
The LH96 is powered by a micro-processor which has a universal power input, accepting 115 and 220 volt power. Its touch screen interface is controllable; allowing the user to vary tip speed from 500 to 30,000 rpm, processing time, probe depth, vacillation, dimensions, etc. Upon determining a custom program that works well with a specific sample, the user can store that program within the memory of the LH96. In addition to these controls, the interface will inform the user to the machines elapsed run time, time to completion, probe speed, etc.
Having this type of technology on-board allows configuring additional accessories to the unit (which I will explain in my next blog). To give you a sneak peak however, some of these add-on accessories include the following:
· Fully Automated Liquid Handling
· Bar Code Scanning
· Sample Weighing
· Cooling Rack
· Cleaning Station (for Stainless Steel and Disposable Probes)
If you are homogenizing in a high throughput environment, then the Omni LH96 is a perfect fit for your lab.