High Res Ambistore M

HighRes AmbiStore
Manufacturer: HighRes Biosolutions
Model: AmbiStore

The HighRes AmbiStore device is a plate management system designed to store a large volume of SBS plates in a relatively small footprint. The system allows users to rapidly load and unload plates in random order.

AmbiStoreM Commands

  • Abort

    void abort()Stops all movements, empties the command queue, and puts the machine in the ABORT status, such that all movement commands will be ignored.
  • Scan Stacker

    string bcStacker(int stacker)Reads and returns all the barcodes of the plates from a single stacker.

    Parameters:

    • stackerStacker selection.

    Returns:

    Barcodes of the specified stacker.
  • Scan Slot

    string bcSlot(int stacker, int slot)Reads and returns the barcode of the plate from a single slot in a stacker.

    Parameters:

    • stackerStacker selection.
    • slotSlot selection.

    Returns:

    Barcode of the specified plate.
  • Clea Abort Status

    void clearAbortStatus()Clears the system abort status.
  • Home

    void home()Moves the AmbiStore to its home position.
  • Homed Status

    string homedStatus()Checks if the instrument needs to be homed. May also respond with “locked” while waiting for another device.

    Returns:

    Status of the instrument.
  • Lock

    void lock()Causes the AmbiStore to wait until the current motion commands are complete, and sets the machine status to “locked”.
  • Nest Status

    string nestStatus(int nest)Gets the status of the specified nest. The command responds with either, “CLEAR” if nest is empty, or “PLATE” if nest is occupied.

    Parameters:

    • nestNest selection.

    Returns:

    status of the specified nest.
  • Pick

    void pick(int stacker, int slot, int nest)Retrieves a plate from the carousel from the specified stack and slot and places it in the specified nest. When the plate is available to be picked up and the mechanism is clear of the nest, the AmbiStore will respond with the line “PLATE_AVAILABLE”.

    Parameters:

    • stackerStacker selection.
    • slotSlot selection.
    • nestNest selection.
  • Place

    void place(int stacker, int slot, int nest)Inserts a plate into the specific slot and stacker of the carousel from the specified nest. Once the plate has been removed from the nest and the mechanism is clear of it, the AmbiStore will respond with “CLEAR” marking the nest as available again.

    Parameters:

    • stackerStacker selection.
    • slotSlot selection.
    • nestNest selection.
  • Plate Status

    string plateStatus()Gets the status of the spatula plate sensor. This responds with either “CLEAR” or “PLATE”.

    Returns:

    status of the spatula plate sensor.
  • Rescue

    void rescue(int nest)Rescues a plate left behind in the spatula and places the plate into the specified nest.

    Parameters:

    • nestNest selection.
  • Unlock

    void unlock()Clears machine “locked” status.
  • Spin

    void spin(int stacker)Spins the carousel so that the specified stacker number is directly facing the user side of the device.

    Parameters:

    • stackerStacker selection.
  • Set Plate Type

    void setPlateType(int stacker, int slot, string plateType)Sets the type of plate to be stored/retrieved from the AmbiStore.

    Parameters:

    • stackerStacker selection.
    • slotSlot selection.
    • plateTypeType of the plate being defined.
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