The Wasp unit is an automated heat applied micro plate and tube rack sealer. The unit uses a roll of surface modified aluminium or plastic film approx. 85mm wide and 600m long, the roll is positioned to the rear of the sealing section via a removable stand, using a total inline method the film is pulled through the main unit, cut to between 125mm and 130mm in length and then applied to the plate top surface to create the seal between plate and film.
The repetitive task of manually removing plate seals can be challenging to say the least, leading to potential issues such as cross contamination, repetitive motion injuries, and plate/seal damage. The XPeel addresses these issues by being able to automatically remove seals from a broad range of plate types, all at a single touch of a button. At the core of this patented process is the seal removal mechanism, or more accurately, a lack thereof. Instead of utilizing a mechanical approach which is prone to malfunction leading to unreliable results, the seals are removed by XTape, a proprietary adhesive medium which results in a more consistent peel.
PlateLoc Thermal Plate Sealer has distinguished itself as the premier thermal sealer through its speed, small footprint, ease of use and dependability. In designing the PlateLoc, Agilent overcame the challenges of sealing a wide range of microplates by developing a versatile instrument that automatically accommodates deepwell, assay, PCR, and compound storage plates. Standalone mode operation enables full control of sealing time and temperature through the PlateLoc touch screen, while a choice of plate stage inserts ensures the best possible seal for any microplate.