Ziath creates Mohawk semi-automated tube picker

The Mohawk has been designed to work out-of-the-box and needs no set-up or calibration

The Mohawk semiautomated tube picker from Ziath sets a new standard for frozen or thawed sample tube picking from 96-position racks. The Mohawk has been designed to work out-of-the-box and needs no set-up or calibration.

Instrument control works through the new 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. Picklist operations are normally started by reading the 1D code on a rack placed onto the Mohawk, but manual selection is also possible.

Other key features of the new semiautomated tube picker 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. In this mode, it can also generate picklists directly from the tube barcodes. For further traceability, a 1D-scanner to read the rack barcode is included as standard.

The compact size, intuitive software and ability to integrate makes the Mohawk a valuable asset in sample management applications with thawed or frozen tubes in SLAS standard format racks.

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