Optimize and automate workflow.
Yaskawa Motoman offers automation solutions for labor-intensive, high throughput areas of the clinical diagnostic lab. Standalone workcells provide "task-targeted" process automation, while integrated systems with a specimen transport conveyor process each specimen as needed to complete the full pre-analytic sequence. Ready-to-load specimen racks are delivered to the diagnostic instruments. Following completion of the analytic sequence, specimens may be recapped, logged and racked for archive storage.
Let Yaskawa Motoman's laboratory automation team step through your current up- and down-stream processes with you to identify your pain points and uncover opportunities to improve speed, capacity and accuracy with automation. From there, we will propose a custom solution for your facility capable of:
Yaskawa Motoman's track-based process automation solutions are scalable and can easily evolve to add/change processes, throughput and configuration as business needs change. The integrated system, connected by a specimen transport conveyor, manages the workflow of over 6,000 specimens per hour.
Systems are highly configurable to accommodate a variety of workflows, including:
Throughput: 1,200 tubes per hour
The AutoSorter™ 1200 receives input from racks or conveyors. Reads barcode and sorts to target racks. Logs and consolidates post-analytic specimens for archive.
Throughput: 900 tubes per hour
Captures image to identify specimen or analyze label contents. Cap color, tube type, data matrix codes and text may be analyzed to determine the specimen processing sequence.
Throughput: 360 daughter tubes per hour
Produces labeled daughter tubes, each with volume as instructed by the LIS. Automatically detects clots and QNS. Accepts a wide range of parent tube configurations.
Throughput: 600 tubes per hour
Removes rubber stopper and threaded caps from most common tube sizes. Container is isolated from other tubes during decap process to protect against cross contamination.
Throughput: 1,000 tubes per hour
Tubes are hopper loaded, singulated and oriented. Barcode is read before placing tube in puck and linking to RFID.
Throughput: 1,000 tubes per hour
Closes post-analytic tubes and aliquot parent/daughter tubes with a plastic insert that may be removed manually or automatically. Many sizes and styles of tubes may be capped.
Throughput: 300 daughter tubes per hour
Loads tubes from track into centrifuge racks; exchanges racks at completion of centrifuge cycle; unloads spun tubes from centrifuge rack onto track.
Yaskawa 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.
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Clinical laboratory automation solutions
AutoSorter 1200 for high-speed specimen processing
Track-based solutions for high-volume clinical labs
Pre-/post-analytical processes using AutoSorter III
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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.
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