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a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer
a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer
a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer
a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer
a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer

a4S Automatic Roll Heat Sealer

The perfect solution for automated heat sealing of microplates, PCR plates, assay plates and storage plates used in medium to high-throughput or full automation applications. This is a 4titude from Brooks Life Sciences product – for more information on Brooks Life Sciences visit: www.brookslifesciences.com/

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Overview

  • The main advantage of the a4S is that it does not require an air supply, which gives it the flexibility to be used on standard lab benches as a standalone unit, or integrated within a robotic set‑up

  • The sealer’s rapid heating element enables a fast start-up, and the stand-by function saves energy when the unit is not in use

  • The a4S sealer is compatible with a wide range of SBS footprint plates, including all PCR plate formats from 96 well to 1536 well, assay plates, deep well storage plates and microplates

  • Varying plate heights, from 3 mm to 60 mm can be accommodated with minimal adjustments of the instrument

  • Plates are presented in portrait format and the plate position on the shuttle allows good access for robotic integration

  • Rolls with a width of between 75-85 mm can be loaded in either of two roll positions, depending on roll length and available space, enabling the entire instrument to fit under the gantry of most liquid handling robots

  • The width and length of the applied seals are set to precisely cover an SBS footprint plate without interfering with plate stacking

  • The seal position can be adjusted to give an overhang at one end of the plate to facilitate ease of seal removal

This is a 4titude from Brooks Life Sciences product – for more information on Brooks Life Sciences visit: www.brookslifesciences.com/

Instrument Features

Simple installation

  • No need for compressed air: installation is fast and flexible
  • 2 positions for different roll sizes: increased flexibility
  • Optional roll cover provides seal protection for sensitive applications

Easy handling

  • Color touch screen with intuitive user interface for ease of use
  • Unlimited password protected protocols: 3 security levels save personalized and SOP set temperatures and times
  • Rapid heating: fast start up time, block uniformity is maintained to ± 1 °C
  • Variable time/temperature controls: adjustment of time and temperature settings enables the perfect seal to be established for any sealer friendly, high-quality plate type, e.g. all 4titude plates
  • Up to 5,000 seals without manual intervention: true walk-away-system

Reproducible sealing

  • Reproducible sealing: fixed pressure and accurate time and temperature controls ensure consistent sealing
  • High sealing pressure: improved seal uniformity on a wide range of plates
  • Sealing cycle time of less than 15 sec: time saving

Highest flexibility

  • Compatible with a wide range of plate types, from racked tubes to 1536 well PCR plates
  • Flexibility of seal material choice: 4titude offers a  wide range of sealing materials, with a variety of properties for use with the a4S
  • Compatible with gas permeable heat seals: no instrument modification necessary for maximum convenience

Economic efficiency

  • Competitive pricing: save money without compromises
  • Auto standby mode: saves energy and extends component life
  • 2 year warranty on parts and labor
  • Extended warranty and service contracts available for peace of mind

Plug-and-play robotic integration

  • The a4S heat sealer is extremely versatile leaving you the freedom to expand and configure your systems such as adding robotic plate handling
  • SiLA compatible: quick and easy integration with other SiLA compliant devices using the SiLA driver (available at extra cost, please see ordering information); all 4titude instruments are compliant with SiLA standards for rapid integration of automated systems
  • This means they can be "plug and play" connected with other instruments, such as readers, robotic arms and liquid handlers, to give a custom automated system without the need to write expensive custom drivers
  • Full communication protocol available: operate the instrument and record sealing conditions for each seal using the RS232 communication port

 

Applications

qPCR: reduce evaporation and save money

  • The optimized sealing performance of the a4S heat sealer prevents reagent volume loss by evaporation
  • Up to a fivefold reduction in the costs of sealing can be achieved when heat sealing with the a4S compared to using caps or adhesive seals
  • Reliable qPCR results and significant reagent savings can be achieved by using Clear Heat Seal (4ti-0540) and Clear Weld Heat Seal Mark 2 (4ti-0573, particularly designed for hydrocyclers)

Cell assays and cell culture: increase cell viability and assay performance

  • Heat sealing is the optimal method for cell based assay plates and cell culture plates
  • It is a proven method for compound storage, particularly in protective gases such as Argon and CO₂
  • Gas Permeable Heat Seal Mark 2 (4ti-0598) is the perfect choice for cell culture: allows for optimized gaseous exchange, whilst limiting evaporation

Sample storage: strongest resistance against organic solvents

  • Essential requirements for long-term storage include maintaining sample integrity and minimizing the risks of sample degradation
  • When applied using the a4S heat sealer, Foil Heat Seal (4ti-0535), Pierce Heat Seal (4ti-0530), and DMSO Resistant Peel Heat Seal (4ti-0585) demonstrate the highest performance in compound storage, drug screening and subsequent sample retrieval
  • DMSO Resistant Peel Heat Seal is the first 100% DMSO resistant seal: pure DMSO can be stored at room temperature for 12 months with this seal with no deterioration of the seal quality

Technical Specifications

Dimensions (W x L x H)

230 x 507 x 276 mm

Sealing temperature range

100-195 °C

Sealing time range

0.1-10 sec

Weight (without roll)

27 kg

Power supply

V in: AC 100-240 V; V out: DC 24 V 320 W

Power consumption

700 W (max)

Working temperature range

10-30 °C

Operating humidity (RH)

0-85%

Connection

RS-232 serial port, USB port

 

 

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4ti-0665

Includes: universal power supply, power cord, plate support adapters A (4ti-0665-2) and B (4ti-0665-3), 24 month parts and labur warranty; 1 unit