Molecular Devices - AquaMax Microplate Washer

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Fast, Modular Microplate Washer To Meet Your Assay Needs

Efficient cell washing with minimal cell loss and optimal assay performance 
The AquaMax® Microplate Washer is a fully self-contained system, configurable for both 96- and 384-well microplates. Use preconfigured wash, soak, and aspiration protocols or create your own multi-step protocol using the simple touchscreen interface. For biochemical assays, the washer removes unbound material and unreacted reagents. For cell-based assays, the washer has the option for 96- or 384-well cell wash heads with angled pins to allow extremely gentle washing of weakly adherent cell types. 
 
Trouble-free operation 
Comprehensive cleaning protocols can be activated at the touch of a button for trouble-free operation. A standby feature keeps the washer primed and probe tips submersed in buffer for instant startup. 
 
Versatility 
Precise dispense and aspiration control allow processing without cell disruption. Fast sequential, continuous, and bottom washing options reduce wash times to a minimum. 
 
Flexibility 
By using automatically-detected, interchangeable 96 and 384 wash heads, the AquaMax washer configures easily to meet current and future, higher-density microplate application requirements. 
 
Automation 
The washer is easy to integrate with the latest automation tools. It is compatible with the Molecular Devices StakMax® Microplate Stacker and many robotic plate handlers. 
 
Other features and benefits include: 
• Install easily 
• Eliminate plate indexing 
• Run multiple wash protocols"
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Features of AquaMax Microplate Washer
  • Interchangeable 96- and 384-well plate wash heads  * New 96-well cell wash head  * Simultaneous well washing without plate indexing or quadrant processing  * Completely programmable via touch screen interface  * No external pumps or computer  * Comprehensive, automated cleaning utilities  * Robotics-friendly design
General Specifications
Shaking Pattern3 speeds, up to 600 sec. max.
Depth 20.3 in
Height8.3 in
Width 18.3 in
Power Requirements Auto-switching
Weight40.8 lbs
Additional Specifications

General Specifications  
Wash head: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), 304 stainless steel  
Liquid contact materials: Nylon, Polypropylene, Teflon, Polyethylene, Stainless Steel, and Silicone  
Compatible microplates: SBS-conforming 96- and 384-well; flat, U-, or V-bottom plates  
Liquid inlets: 2 or 4  
Outlets: Waste to drain or vented container  
Interface connections: USB and proprietary StakMax connect  
Regulatory certifications:   
cTUVus mark  
IVD directive compliant  
  
Performance Specifications (Plate Wash Heads)  
Precision (96-well): < 4% CV @ 300 µL  
Precision (384-well): = 3% CV @ 100 µL  
Washing times 96 wash head, 300 µL/well:   
Single cycle: 11 sec.  
Three cycles: 26 sec.  
Washing times 384 wash head, 100 µL/well:  
Single cycle: 12 sec.  
Three cycles: 28 sec.  
Dispense volume: 10-350 µL per well  
FastWash times (optimized for speed):   
96 Wash Head, 300 µL/well, three cycles: 14 sec.  
384 Wash Head, 100 µL/well, three cycles 16 sec.  
Process time with integrated, optional StakMax® Microplate Handling System (Fast Wash, 96 Wash Head, 300 µL/well, three cycles): < 13 min. for 20 plates  
Wash volume: 100-3000 µL  
Residual volume, 96: = 5 µL  
Residual volume, 384: = 2 µL  
  
* AquaMax 2000 Washer has two fluid inlets  
* AquaMax 4000 Washer has four fluid inlets and additional programming capabilities

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