A common task that needs to be done in agricultural research applications is the transfer of ground plant material such as leaves, stems and seeds from one container to another in preparation for further testing. The REDI® powder dispensing system is an ideal tool to automated this tedious task. The powder transfer capabilities of the REDI in combination with the weighing of the distributed samples also provides the most accurate method to accomplish plant material transfers.
The REDI can be configured with racks to accommodate virtually any type and size of source and destination containers. Some examples of containers that have been used as source and/or destination:
Integrated Analytical Balance
The REDI platform includes an integrated 4- or 5-place analytical balance which records the exact amount of material that is transferred to each destination container.
An externally mounted balance can be used with the REDI tool directly transferring material into a tared vial (shown here). A robot gripper moves labware onto and off of the balance. Alternatively, a balance can be integrated directly on the deck. The second option allows a rack of destination tubes or vials to be placed on the balance and tared. Each additional powder dispense into a new container will then be recorded as the rack is filled.
There are many options to choose from to configure a system to best fit a particular need, including:
The combination of a reliable and high-speed robotic sample process and a selection from Zinsser's many unique tools will offer you the opportunity to automate your sample preparation processes for the best benefit of speed, labor-savings, efficiency and accuracy. Please CONTACT US for more information or to configure a system for your own needs.