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The best pipetting precision and accuracy

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Simple and intuitive control with PC GUI

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Economical and easy to install pipettor heads

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The Total Pipetting Solution (TPS) pipettor series are built on an open-deck platform that offers flexibility and expandability for expanded operations and increased throughput as well as flexibility to add extra devices such as shakers, heaters, coolers and magnetic bead separators. The TPS offers an excellent open platform that can be integrated with robotics in order to fully automate an assay or a sample prep process.

TPS-24

TPS-24 (Click to Enlarge) Automated 24-channel pipettor optimized for serial dilutions and can also can perform pipetting operations for 96 and 384 well plates.

TPS-96

TPS-96 (Click to Enlarge) Automated 96-channel pipettor with configurable deck size for plate replication, reformatting, reagent addition, and serial dilutions.

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TPS-384 (Click to Enlarge) Automated 384-channel pipettor with configurable deck size for plate replication, reformatting, reagent addition, and serial dilutions.

 

The TPS series uses Apricot Designs’ unique head design which employs high-precision manufacturing to produce reasonably-priced heads that are independent of the pipetting mechanism. The TPS electronically clamps the pipetting heads in a manner of seconds, allowing simple and easy set-up for the task at hand. It will automatically index the pipetting head via software programming if necessary for accessing 384-well plates with a 96-channel version or 1536-well plates with a 384-channel version. It also will automatically index for performing serial dilutions by column or row. The TPS will also automatically load and unload Apricot Designs ESP disposable pipette tips. The low-force loading requirement for ESP tips makes the TPS-384 model easier to use and more reliable.

download pdf TPS-24 Brochure download pdf TPS-96 Brochure download pdf TPS-384 Brochure

Features and Benefits

  • Flexible design for for liquid transfers and pipetting operations for 96 and 384-well microplates and can also be used for serial dilutions by row or column.
  • Uses the unique easy-change head system from Apricot Designs, allowing the user to build a diverse head library with a reasonable investment. The heads are interchangeable with other Apricot pipettors.
  • Uses the unique ESP disposable tips for the simplest and most reliable automated tip loading.
  • Select from 6, 12 or 15 deck positions that can be used for plates, reservoirs, or tips for optimal walkway automation.
  • Intuitive graphical user interface via serial interface control.
  • Small footprint conserves bench space and fits easily into suitably-sized hoods.

Options

Please visit the INTERACTIVE PIPETTOR SELECTION GUIDE if you need help selecting the TPS model that is best for you, or view the PDF selection guide:

PDF TPS Selection Guide

  • TPS-24 model:  24-channel pipettor optimized for serial dilutions and can also can perform pipetting operations for 96 and 384 well plates.
  • TPS-96H model:  96-channel pipettor with configurable deck size for plate replication, reformatting, reagent addition, and serial dilutions. High-volume version with 96 550 ul pipetting channels for up to 550 ul pipetting.
  • TPS-96H model:  96-channel pipettor with configurable deck size for plate replication, reformatting, reagent addition, and serial dilutions. High-volume version with 96 550 ul pipetting channels with extended height for vacuum manifold or other tall accessories.
  • TPS-384 model:  384-channel pipettor with configurable deck size for plate replication, reformatting, reagent addition, and serial dilutions. Low-volume version with 384 125 ul pipetting channels for optimal pipetting as low as 0.5 ul.
  • Fixed tip heads with 8, 12, 16, 24, 96 or 384 channels.
  • Disposable tip heads with 8, 12, 16, 24, 96 or 384 channels.
  • Tip washing system with recirculating pump.
  • Motorized plate shaker.
  • Heated or cooled deck position.
  • Bar code scanning.
  • Vacuum manifold filtration station.
  • Refillable reservoir.

Applications

  • Plate replication
  • Plate reformatting
  • Reagent addition
  • Compound addition
  • Serial dilution (by column)

Accessories

PDF Head & Disposable Tip Selection Guide

Pipettor heads are available for disposable tips from Apricot Designs as well as fixed tip heads with stainless steel needles. The Head and Disposable Tip Selection Guide will help you to select the head(s) you need for your pipeting requirements. Custom heads for unique or new applications are also available. Please CONTACT US if you are interested.

Disposable pipette tips from Apricot Designs are shown here: DISPOSABLE PIPETTE TIPS

Specifications

  • Dispensing Precision <3% CV at 1 ul (TPS-96L/TPS-384) <3% CV at 5 ul (TPS-96H)
  • Dispensing Accuracy +/- 2% at 1 ul (TPS-96L/TPS-384) +/- 2% at 10 ul (TPS-96H)
  • Resolution 0.1 ul (TPS-96L/TPS-384/TPS-24) 1 ul (TPS-96H)
  • Pipette Volume 0.5 - 125 ul (TPS-96L/TPS-384/TPS-24) 1-550 ul (TPS-96H)
  • Dimensions (TPS-24) 23"W x 21"D x 23"H 585W x 535D x 585H mm
    (TPS-96/TPS-384 3x4) 35"W x 23"D x 27"H 889W x 585D x 686H mm
    (TPS-96/TPS-384 3x5) 41"W X 23"D x 27"H 1042W x 585D x 686H mm
  • Weight (TPS-24) Approx. 120 lbs (55 kg) (TPS-96/TPS-384) Approx. 190 lbs (95 kg)
  • Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 HZ
  • Operating Temperature 50 - 100 ºF
  • Warranty 12-month extensive manufacturer warranty. Extended 12-month warranty and Annual Service plan are also available. Contact factory or authorized dealers for detail.