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Automate Your Workflow

Improve speed, capacity and accuracy for your current up- and down-stream processes with Yaskawa’s clinical lab solutions that are capable of:

Workflow Management

Manages workflow of specimens through the pre- and post-analytic sequence.

Component Integration

Integrates components of the automation system (sorting, conveyance, decapping, CSS, etc.)

LIS Connection

Configurable interface enables connectivity to a wide variety of LIS platforms.

Flexible Configuration

Configures to accommodate volume increases, workflow changes and additional process equipment.

Future-Proof your System Investment

Yaskawa’s track-based process automation solutions are scalable and can easily evolve to add or change processes, throughput and configuration. Integrated systems connected by a specimen transport conveyor can manage workflow for over 3,000 specimens per hour. Each system above is highly configurable to accommodate a variety of workflows.

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Custom Process Solutions Motoman offers extensive process engineering and development capabilities to address unique specimen processing and other clinical lab workflow needs. Solutions include: thaw and mix, relabeling, kitting, instrument connectivity, IT solutions and custom rack development.

Benefit from our experience in designing lab automation systems for some of the world's top clinical labs and schedule a consultation today.

System Highlights


Yaskawa Motoman offers a variety of AutoSorter specimen processing solutions that are ideal for a range of clinical laboratory environments. AutoSorter provides improved processing accuracy, specimen traceability and relieves laboratory staff of repetitive tasks and exposure to infection. Various configurations include centrifugation, decapping and sorting to instrument racks, as well as archive consolidation. They may be standalone or linked together with aliquoters, recappers and other process-specific instrumentation.

AutoSorter XN

  • Provides pre- and post-analytic specimen processing for the Sysmex XN-Series hematology line.

  • Processes up to 1,100 specimens/hour, addressing high-volume commercial lab requirements such as bulk loading and high-speed specimen sorting.

  • Large sort deck maintains increased quantities of specimens, facilitating fully automated workload balancing for extended walk-away times.

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AutoSorter 1200

  • Processes up to 1,200 specimens/hour for rack-based pre-analytic sorting and post-analytic sorting/archiving.

  • Operates as a "standalone" sorter or as one in a series of processing stations in a conveyorized line.

  • Configurable deck features drawers and/or flow-through conveyors to feed specimens into sorter and to present racks for sort targets.

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AutoSorter 2000

  • Utilizing the AutoSorter 1200 platform, the AutoSorter 2000 addresses common requirements for high-volume commercial labs, such as bulk loading, various container types and data connectivity.

  • Processes up to 2,000 specimens/hour for bulk-handled specimens.

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Case Study

Sorting Through the Details of an Automation Solution

This article provides a thorough overview of Mayo Medical Laboratories' sort automation system, along with top lessons learned throughout the entire process of selecting, building, and implementing the system.
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Bulk Sorter

High-throughput, front-end sorter for commercial lab workflow optimization. Hopper-loaded specimens are sorted to 24 output targets, each holding up to 200 tubes. 


AutoSorter 1200

High-speed sorting instrument for pre- and post-analytic specimen  processing. Operates as a “standalone” sorter or as one in a series of connected instruments on a puck-based track. 


Track-based Solutions

Automate and optimize your workflow for pre-analytic, post-analytic and front-to-back clinical lab processes with a fully integrated track-based solution.


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Lab Automation Articles

From the Y-Blog

Posted: 6/4/2024 1:12:01 PM by Sarah Mellish

To learn how Yaskawa systems for laboratory testing and processing can ensure your clinical lab operations are always moving, attend the ADLM Clinical Lab Expo. Formerly known as AACC, ADLM 2024 will feature over 900 exhibitors, 200 new products and services, and 250 educational opportunities. This year’s theme encourages attendees to make a “Bold Move,” inspiring individuals to implement breakthrough technologies. Read More


Posted: 6/5/2023 3:32:59 PM by Craig Rubenstein

Integral to individual patient care and the overall health care system, the need for diagnostic testing in lab medicine continues to surge, and more facilities than ever are embracing automation and robotic systems to streamline high-throughput areas of the clinical diagnostic lab. Chronic disorders and infectious diseases are a key driver for this, prompting the need to safely, accurately and timely process samples. Read More


Posted: 5/9/2022 12:31:29 PM by Craig Rubenstein

A growing number of clinical diagnostic and genetic laboratories continue to implement automation solutions to expand capacity, while improving labor-intensive jobs for high-throughput areas. Recent demand for standalone workcells for “task-specific” process automation and integrated solutions for pre- and post-analytic are helping more laboratories than ever to achieve transformative benefits. Read More


Posted: 8/30/2021 8:11:54 PM by Sarah Mellish

The need to optimize labor-intensive, high-throughput areas of the clinical diagnostic lab grows stronger every day. From standalone workcells for “task-targeted” process automation to integrated systems for pre- and post-analytic sequencing, clinical labs are implementing advanced technologies, including robots. Read More


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