Prior Scientific offers the HLW20 Well Plate Loader. Adaptable to inverted microscopes, the HLW20 provides three independently controlled and encoded axes for rotational, vertical, and horizontal movement.
Combine the HLW20 with a Prior ProScan stage for an inverted microscope to get a system designed specifically for high content screening applications with a capacity of 20 well plates (two racks of 10 each).
The two stainless steel racks provided with each loader accommodate covered and uncovered well plates up to 19 mm in height. Sensors monitor the presence of well plate racks so that the system can be programmed to respond when racks are changed in the middle of a run. Upon detection of a newly installed well plate rack, a well plate detection system is able to automatically scan and identify the quantity of well plates in each rack, their location, and to scan the barcodes (optional) and store that information for future use. A Software Development Kit is supplied with each HLW20 to enable integration with third party software packages. The DLL provided with the HLW20 is compatible with both ProScan II and ProScan III stage and focus controllers.