QuatroProbe QP 10 User Manual

QuatroProbe QP 10
Magnetic bead extraction system
User Manual
Version : 1.2
IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ THIS MANUAL BEFORE USING THE QUATROPROBE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................... 3
2
SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................................... 3
3
UNPACKING AND SETUP ....................................................................................................... 4
4
SYSTEM OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................... 5
4.1
Front View.............................................................................................................................. 5
4.2
Back View .............................................................................................................................. 5
4.3
QuatroPak Handling Module.................................................................................................. 6
4.4
Peristaltic Pump Assembly .................................................................................................... 7
4.5
Control Panel ......................................................................................................................... 7
5
ACCESSORIES ........................................................................................................................ 7
6
CONSUMABLES ...................................................................................................................... 7
7
ACCESSORIES AND CONSUMABLES SETUP ..................................................................... 8
8
GENERAL INFORMATION....................................................................................................... 9
8.1
Environmental Conditions...................................................................................................... 9
8.2
Cleaning................................................................................................................................. 9
8.3
Safety..................................................................................................................................... 9
9
INSTRUMENT OPERATION .................................................................................................. 10
9.1
Overview .............................................................................................................................. 10
9.2
Switching on......................................................................................................................... 10
9.3
Main Menu Functions .......................................................................................................... 11
9.4
Priming / De-Priming Routines ............................................................................................ 11
9.4.1
Manual control.................................................................................................................. 11
9.4.2
Automatic Purging/Cleaning............................................................................................. 12
9.5
Run Program........................................................................................................................ 13
9.6
Pausing Program ................................................................................................................. 14
9.7
Cancelling Program ............................................................................................................. 15
9.8
Completion of Extraction Process........................................................................................ 16
10 TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................................ 17
10.1
Error Messages overview................................................................................................. 17
10.2
SYSTEM ERROR messages ........................................................................................... 17
10.3
RUNTIME ERROR message ........................................................................................... 18
10.4
Last run information screen.............................................................................................. 18
11
LIMITED WARRANTY ............................................................................................................ 19
12
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ................................................................................................. 19
13 APPENDIX .............................................................................................................................. 20
13.1
Main Menu flowchart ........................................................................................................ 20
13.2
Prime and De-prime Menu flowchart................................................................................ 20
13.3
Run Program flowchart .................................................................................................... 21
13.4
Carousel scanning flowchart ............................................................................................ 22
13.5
Completion of Extraction Process Flowchart ................................................................... 23
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1 INTRODUCTION
The QuatroProbe is a bench top automated system for
extraction and purification of cells, proteins and nucleic acids using magnetic bead technology.
The QuatroProbe has a 12-position carousel in which four channel QuatroPak cartridges are
placed. Reagents and wash solutions are added with mixing, magnetic bead capture, temperature
and extraction of unwanted reagents all under automatic software control. The result is effective
and efficient extraction of the target cell, protein or nucleic acid with in the plastic QuatroPak disposable cartridge.
The system design provides an efficient and truly “walk away” instrument with minimal set-up and
shutdown steps.
Features:
• Rapid set-up for “ever ready” status - SPEED
• Compact footprint - CONVENIENCE
• Wide sample throughput per run - FLEXIBILITY
• Fully automatic “walk away” rapid extractions - SPEED
• Special single-use QuatroPak reaction cartridge – no other consumable required - CONVENIENCE
• Internal temperature control - EFFICIENCY
• Contamination issues are eliminated - EFFIECIENCY
• Smart Card operation with no PC required - CONVENIENCE
2 SPECIFICATIONS
Instrument type:
Processing Capability:
Processing Time:
Temperature Control:
Processing Volumes:
Dispensing Mode and Accuracy:
Software:
Power Supply:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Stand alone benchtop
4 to 48 samples per run
Typically 50 minutes for 48 samples
Programmable from ambient to 50ºC
50ul to 8ml
Peristaltic pumps ±2%
Embedded software + smart card
460VAC 47-63Hz 4A rms @ 110V
57(H) x 61(D) x 49(W) cm
28kg
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3 UNPACKING AND SETUP
On receipt please check for damage to exterior packaging. Remove packaging and ensure there
are no damage to the instrument (and accessories), and no missing components. Contact your
local distributor or Be Robotics Ltd. immediately if damage is evident or items missing.
Packing List:
1x
QP-10
1x
SC6020
QuatroProbe Automated Magnetic bead extraction system (110-240v
50/60Hz)
Smart Card (purging version)
1x
ML-10
Mains lead (UK unless otherwise specified)
1x
PF5710
Spare fuses 10A (pack of 2)
1x
RB5650
Set of plastic reagent bottles
1x
AS5410
Waste station seal
1x
QR5050
QuatroRak Magnetic Rack
1x
SC0001
Service Card
Always place the QuatroProbe in the pre-PCR Laboratory.
After unpacking the instrument, open the bubble door on the front.
Carefully remove packing foam underneath the carousel.
The packaging should be retained for any future transport of the instrument.
Inspect for transport damage and spin the carousel around gently. A resistance generated by the
motor should be felt. No other effect, aural or visible, is normally observed.
Connect the mains lead to the mains lead socket on the back of the instrument
Close the bubble door
Switch ‘On’ the mains switch at the back of the instrument.
A number of initialization routines will automatically start and System Check is displayed on the
LCD screen. This takes a few seconds only. Opening the bubble door during these routines will
cause an audible alarm and the instrument to stop. The bubble door should be closed and the
instrument will restart.
At the end of the initialization routine the LCD screen displays Run Program indicating the instrument has been checked and is ready.
If a malfunction is detected, an error message will be displayed which requires the attention of a
qualified service engineer.
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4 SYSTEM OVERVIEW
4.1
Front View
CONTROL PANEL with:
•
Smart Card reader
•
LCD Display
•
Control Knob
• LED indicators
QUATROPAK HANDLING MODULE with:
•
Carousel
•
Waste station
•
Reagent addition ports
•
Magnet array
•
Bubble cover
•
Peristaltic Pumps 5 & 7
•
Heater assembly
WASTE MODULE
Two peristaltic pumps
(6a & 6b) and waste
reagent bag
PERISTALTIC PUMP RACK:
Pump No. 1,2,3 and 4 for reagents
4.2
Back View
MAINS POWER:
•
On/off switch
•
Fuse
•
Power socket
WASTE MODULE
Two peristaltic pumps and
waste reagent bag
RS 232 PORT
Not used in normal operation. Must be
capped at all times
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Consisting of:
• Bubble cover: Closed during instrument operation
Fitted with a detector to generate an audible signal
and to stop the instrument if opened during operation.
• 12xQuatroPak position carousel. The position
marked P is for automatic priming or purging of reagents and should be checked and emptied periodically. The position marked W is for the wash station
for probe cleaning
• Peristaltic Pumps 5 & 7
Injection ports:
A set of three, double injection ports are found above and to the
left of the carousel centre. These are connected to peristaltic
pumps Nos. 1 to 5. The injection port positions determine into
which chamber of the QuatroPak the reagents are introduced.
Regular changing of the injection tips is essential.
Peristaltic Pumps 5 & 7:
Housed on the inner cover on the top plate.
Waste Station:
An assembly with four probes connected to externally placed peristaltic pumps as a part of the waste module. The waste station
automatically evacuates reagents from the chambers of QuatroPaks below and into the external waste container.
Magnet Array:
An array of strong magnets arranged underneath the QuatroPak
reaction chambers. The magnets are positioned under the front
left part of the carousel for ¼ of the circumference of the carousel.
Heater plate:
The remainder of the carousel circumference has a series of
heater plates arranged below and in close proximity to any QuatroPaks above. The heater plates temperature range of 20°C150°C is software controlled to achieve temperatures up to 70°C
in the QuatroPak. An LED is positioned on the back plate above
the carousel and marked “ heater indicator”. The LED indicates
°
when the heater is on and flashes if the heater is above 50 C
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Peristaltic Pump Assembly
This module houses four of the peristaltic pumps, and reagent bottles. Pumps 1, 2, 3 and 4 are used for transfer of
liquid reagents to the QuatroPak handling module. All
pumps can be purged manually using the control panel as can pumps 5 & 7 in the QuatroPak Handling Module in
4.3 above - automatically by insertion of a special smart
card or as a standard part of a chosen extraction protocol
4.5
Control Panel
The control panel accepts smart cards to program the
QuatroProbe to perform a specific protocol. Each different
protocol requires a separate smart card.
There is an LCD display showing instrument status,
prompts and input requirements.
There is a single control knob which functions by turning
or pressing.
5 ACCESSORIES
Catalogue No.
ST5500
AS5410
RB5650
PT5910
SC6020
QR5050
Item Description
Reagent addition tips (pack of 12)
Waste station seal
Set of plastic reagent bottles (4x60ml, 1x250ml)
Peristaltic pump tubing
Smart Card (priming version)
QuatroRak magnetic rack
6 CONSUMABLES
QuatroPak cartridges (pack of 12) are supplied in a custom box that can be used as a laboratory
rack.
Each QuatroPak has four identical channels to accommodate four samples.
Each reaction channel has two mixing ball inserted.
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QuatroPak
Disposable Cartridges
QuatroPaks are for single use only and should be disposed in accordance with health and safety regulations. QuatroPaks can be
loaded with samples in the special delivery containers and then
placed into the QuatroProbe carousel positions. At the end of the
run QuatroPaks are unloaded and can be placed in the QuatroRak
with magnetic attraction. Samples are then withdrawn for analysis.
Waste Station Seals
The seals should be replaced approximately every month under
normal workload conditions.
Peristaltic Pump Tubes
Life expectancy of peristaltic tubes: Modern materials used in peristaltic pumps have a long life. The tubes should be replaced approximately every six months under normal workload conditions.
Reagent Addition Tips
The tips should be replaced according to the extraction protocol
used or at least every week under normal workload conditions.
When using reagent kits with tips included, the tips should be
changed after every run e.g. high salt content buffers may cause
blockages
Reagent Bottle
Supplied to use for priming pure water through the pumps – reagent
bottles will be supplied with kits when ordered.
Purging Card
This card commands the QuatroProbe to perform a reagent wash +
purge routine.
QuatroRak Magnetic
Rack
A metal rack with locations for four QuatroPak cartridges and integral magnets for bead attraction.
Priming Bucket
A reservoir used to prime and contain reagents, and is placed in
position labelled “P” on the carousel
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8 GENERAL INFORMATION
8.1
Environmental Conditions
Power Source:
Electrical power source at AC 110v, 1000VA and 60Hz
Installation site:
The QuatroProbe is intended for indoor use only and should not be subjected to large variations in temperature and humidity. In general, typical
laboratory conditions are acceptable.
The QuatroProbe should be placed on a flat stable surface
8.2
Cleaning
The QuatroProbe may be used with potentially infectious biological samples. Observe standard
laboratory safety practices at all times.
Cleaning of the QuatroProbe should be performed regularly using proprietary decontaminants followed by water an appropriate detergent. Normally, cleaning of the carousel and fixed tray below
is most important:
•
•
•
8.3
Use an appropriate detergent to clean surrounding surfaces.
Use a cloth, dampened in detergent and wipe all areas in and around the peristaltic
pumps and the reagent bottle area.
Use the same technique to wash all parts that could come in contact with any accidental
spillage.
Safety
The QuatroProbe meets the protection requirements laid down in the European Council directive
89/336/EEC on electromagnetic compatibility and carries a CE mark.
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9 INSTRUMENT OPERATION
9.1
Overview
The QuatroProbe ON/OFF mains switch is located on the back of the instrument.
The QuatroProbe is operated by a single knob on the control panel on the front of the instrument.
The control knob functions by turning clockwise or anticlockwise or by pressing down.
Turning
The control knob clockwise or anticlockwise will change a screen display:
• to the next or previous screen display, or
• to display either “Yes” or “No”, or
• to select a number e.g. no. of QuatroPaks
Pressing
the control knob indicates acceptance of the display message
The BUBBLE DOOR should be closed whenever the instrument is self-checking or running. The
instrument will detect if the door is open and generate an audible signal to alert the user. The instrument will stop during self-checking or pause during a run (press control knob to restart the
run). The following screen will be displayed:
Please close the
bubble door
Indicates the bubble door must be closed
_PROGRAM PAUSED_
Restart Program
Prompt to restart the program by pressing control knob
Please refer to software flowcharts in the appendix section of this manual (chapter 13 page 20) for
further information.
9.2
Switching on
When switching on the QuatroProbe at the mains switch on the back of the instrument, it will perform a self-check routine. This routine checks basic software and mechanical functions.
_ Bee Robotics _
QuatroProbe
Displays the welcome screen for 2 seconds
Then the instrument performs a system self-check:
__ QuatroProbe __
System Check
For about 10 seconds
Notes: in the event of a problem during the last run (power failure or error), a message is
displayed before the system check as a reminder.
Refer to the section “Last run information screen” chapter 10.4 page 18.
At the end of the system check:
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__ MAIN MENU __
Run Program
9.3
Version 1.2
Indicates the main menu is now available
Main Menu Functions
The main menu is available following the system check routine after switching on the QuatroProbe
__ MAIN MENU __
Run Program
This is the default setting and is used to run programs
Turn Control Knob
__ MAIN MENU __
Prime Pump
This setting allows the reagent lines to be
washed/primed with reagent prior to running tests
Turn Control Knob
__ MAIN MENU __
De-Prime Pump
9.4
This setting is used for reversing any of the peristaltic
pumps to empty reagent lines back into the reagent bottles
Priming / De-Priming Routines
It is recommended, as good practice:
• to wash the instrument pumps before every work session e.g. morning
• to purge the instrument pumps after completion of the work session e.g. late afternoon
9.4.1
Manual control
The peristaltic pumps can be manually primed and de-primed using the control knob:
Priming:
• From Main Menu
• From Pause Program
De-Priming:
• From Main Menu
• From Pause Program Menu
Care with Prime Function: Release the dispenser tip(s) and place in an empty tube, container or
above the Priming QuatroPak.
For instance Priming from Main Menu:
Turn Control Knob:
__ MAIN MENU __
Prime Pump
Indicates manual prime pump menu selected
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Press Control Knob:
Prime Pump
Pump #
Indicates Pump number # selected for priming
Press Control Knob:
By pressing the control knob, the selected pump is primed.
By releasing the control knob, the selected pump is stopped.
Turn Control Knob:
Turn knob to select another pump for priming.
Turn Control Knob:
To cancel the priming, select following screen:
Prime Pump
Cancel
Indicates ready to return to the previous menu
Press Control Knob:
The system will return to the previous menu, Main menu in this case:
__ MAIN MENU __
Prime Pump
9.4.2
Automatic Purging/Cleaning
Use the instrument PURGE card supplied for Purging/Cleaning Peristaltic Pumps:
•
•
•
Place an empty Priming QuatroPak in the P position of the QuatroProbe carousel. TAKE
CARE - DO NOT OVERFILL QUATROPAK WHILST PURGING
Place peristaltic pump inlet tubes in a container of molecular grade water. If gross contamination is suspected or evident then a surfactant should be used to wash the system.
Insert “PURGE card” and run the program, indicating one QuatroPak when requested.
The QuatroProbe will automatically purge all peristaltic pumps into the priming QuatroPak,
and then reverse all pumps to expel all liquid.
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To run a program, select “Run Program” from the main menu:
__ MAIN MENU __
Run Program
Press Control Knob:
_PROGRAM SETUP_
Insert Pgm. card
Insert appropriate Program Smart Card
Press Control Knob:
Remark: If no program card inserted, an audible signal is heard and the red LED is lit.
_PROGRAM SETUP_
Load QuatroPaks
Load QuatroPaks required for processing onto the carousel
Press Control Knob:
_PROGRAM SETUP_
No.QuatroPaks: xx
Select number of loaded QuatroPaks by turning the
knob
Press Control Knob:
_PROGRAM SETUP_
Load Reagents
Load reagents onto pump rack and ensure that inlet
tubes of each pump to be used is in correct bottle
Press Control Knob:
_PROGRAM SETUP_
Start Program
Ready to start the program
Press Control Knob:
The bubble door guard is activated and the bubble door must be closed. If not, the message “Please close the bubble door” is displayed.
The program then automatically starts
PROGRAM STARTING
Initialization
The program starts first by initializing the QuatroProbe
At the end of the initialisation, the LCD display shows:
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PROGRAM STARTING
Carousel scan
Version 1.2
Carousel scanning to check loading.
If the carousel loading is correct, the instrument starts the extraction process and the LCD
display shows:
PROGRAM
RUNNING
Indicates the program is running The second line may
display run status e.g. BINDING or ELUTION
Remark: if carousel loading is incorrect the operator is prompted to correct it. Refer to paragraph
“Carousel scanning flowchart” page 22.
Notes:
It is possible to return to main menu during the program setup (e.g. if wrong number of QuatroPaks have been entered into the system) by pressing the control knob for more than 1 second.
The display will then show:
Long Push Control Knob for 1 second
Return Main Menu
No
Prompt to return to the program setup menu
By pressing the control knob, the system returns to the program setup menu.
Turn Control Knob:
Return Main Menu
Yes
Prompt to return to the main menu
By pressing the control knob, the system returns to the main menu.
Alternatively, turning the control knob selects the “Yes” or “No” prompts.
Press Control Knob:
__ MAIN MENU __
Run Program
9.6
Back to the main menu
Pausing Program
During a run, the program can be paused by pressing the control knob for at least 1 second:
Long Push Control Knob for 1 second
Pause Program ?
No
Prompt to continue the program
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Pressing the control knob, the system returns to the “Program running” display.
Turn Control Knob:
Pause Program ?
Yes
Prompt to pause the program
By pressing the control knob, the system pauses the program.
Press Control Knob:
PROGRAM PAUSING
Please wait
Indicates program pausing is in progress
When the program is paused:
_PROGRAM PAUSED_
Restart Program
Prompt to restart the program
Please note during pause some instrument functions will not pause and will continue e.g.
pump priming/de-priming and heater
Press Control Knob:
The bubble door guard is activated and the door must be closed. If not, the message
“Please close the bubble door” is displayed.
Program
restarting
Indicates the program is restarting
Remark: a carousel loading scan is also performed at
this stage
When the program has restarted:
PROGRAM
9.7
RUNNING
Indicates the program is running
Cancelling Program
During a run, the program can be cancelled by pressing the control knob for at least 2 seconds:
Long Push Control Knob for 2 seconds:
Cancel Program ?
No
Prompt to continue the program
By pressing the control knob, the system returns to the “Program running” display.
It should be noted that the screen initially shows the pause menu for 1 second followed by
the cancel menu.
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Turn Control Knob:
Cancel program ?
Yes
Prompt to cancel the program
By Pressing the control knob, the system cancels the program.
Press Control Knob:
CANCELLING
PROGRAM
Indicates the cancelling of the program is in progress
When the program is cancelled:
__ MAIN MENU __
Run Program
9.8
Back to the main menu
Completion of Extraction Process
When the extraction is completed the display shows:
END PROCESSING
Press CTRL. knob
Indicates the extraction is completed
The orange LED is lit with an audible signal.
Press Control Knob:
Unload QuatroPak
Paks No.x to x
Prompt to unload the QuatroPaks
Press Control Knob:
Unload Reagents
Prompt to manually unload reagents
Press Control Knob:
Load cleaning
reagents
Prompt to manually load and connect cleaning reagents
Notes: refer to section “Priming / De-Priming Routines” (chapter 9.4 page 11) for depriming / washing routine.
Press Control Knob:
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Press CTRL. knob
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Prompt to start cleaning process
Press Control Knob:
Program
restarting
Program restarts and initiates cleaning cycle.
Remark: a carousel loading scan is also performed at
this stage
Press Control Knob:
PROGRAM RUNNING
END OF PROGRAM
Press CTRL.knob
Cleaning cycle in progress
Indicates the cleaning cycle is complete. The pause LED
flashes and an audible signal is heard
Press Control Knob:
Unload
QuatroProbe
Extraction and cleaning process complete.
All reagents and QuatroPaks must be removed
Press Control Knob:
__ MAIN MENU __
Run Program
Back to the main menu
It is recommended, as good practice, to remove the program card from the control panel.
The QuatroProbe can now be switched off.
10 TROUBLESHOOTING
10.1 Error Messages overview
In the event of a system failure or fault the QuatroProbe will alert the user as follows:
• The red ERROR LED on the control panel will be illuminated.
• An audible signal will be heard.
• The LCD screen on the control panel will display an error message described below.
10.2 SYSTEM ERROR messages
In the event of a system error, one of the following messages will be displayed:
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_ SYSTEM ERROR _
Smart Card Fault
Indicates a corrupted/invalid smart card
_ SYSTEM ERROR _
Waste station
Indicates an obstruction to the normal motion of the
waste station probably due to QuatroPak misplacement
_ SYSTEM ERROR _
Carousel fault
Indicates an obstruction to normal motion of the carousel
probably due to QuatroPak misplacement
The above are fatal errors and the QuatroProbe run has to be aborted.
10.3 RUNTIME ERROR message
In the event of a runtime error, the following message will be displayed:
_RUNTIME ERROR_
Code:###-###-###
Indicates there is a runtime error
In this event please note the error code and contact Bee Robotics Ltd. or the supplier’s technical
service support. The QuatroProbe run has to be aborted.
10.4 Last run information screen
In the event of an error during the previous run, a message is displayed as a reminder before the
System Check, after switching on the QuatroProbe:
Either:
INFO. LAST RUN:
POWER FAILURE
Indicates there was a power failure during the last run
and the program could not be completed. The test batch
has to be discarded
INFO. LAST RUN:
GENERATED ERROR
Indicates there was an error during the last run.
It is advisable to contact a service engineer.
Or:
Press Control Knob:
The instrument performs a system check as usual:
__ QuatroProbe __
System Check
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11 LIMITED WARRANTY
Please note the serial number of the QuatroProbe (found on the back of the instrument) below for
future reference
SERIAL No. ………………………………………………………………….
Warranty
Bee Robotics Ltd. warrants that each product described herein will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of delivery. Bee Robotics Ltd. agrees,
as its sole responsibility under this limited warranty, and upon prompt notice of the defect, to repair or replace any product found to be defective within the warranty period.
The limited warranty is not applicable to: (1) abnormal wear and tear (2) abuse, unreasonable
use, improper installation, mistreatment, or neglect (3) damage caused by equipment or system
with which the product is used (4) damage caused by modification or repair not made or authorised by Bee Robotics Ltd., or (5) theft, vandalism, fire, water or other peril. Product may not be
returned without proper authorisation from Bee Robotics Ltd.. Cost of transportation, removal, or
reinstallation of the equipment will be paid by the purchaser. This warranty and the remedies set
forth herein are exclusive and in lieu of all other express or implied (including any implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for a general purpose), and no other representations or claims
shall be binding on or obligate Bee Robotics Ltd. in any way. In no event will Bee Robotics Ltd. be
liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from use or malfunction of
this product or the equipment or system with which it is used, loss of revenue, or cost of replacement of goods.
12 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
Please read this manual carefully before using the QuatroProbe and make it accessible to all users. Failure to comply with the instructions in this manual will void the manufacturer’s warranty
and may pose a risk to the user.
IN AN EMEREGENCY IMMEDIATELY TURN THE POWER OFF AND UNPLUG FROM POWER
SOURCE.
Avoid touching the QuatroProbe with wet hands as it may cause an electrical shock.
Do not attempt to disassemble the QuatroProbe.
There are no user serviceable parts within the QuatroProbe.
Repairs and servicing must be carried out by trained service personnel only.
ALWAYS FOLLOW ACCEPTED HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
As part of the WEEE EU directives, this instrument should be returned to the manufacturer for dismantling at the end of its life
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13 APPENDIX
13.1 Main Menu flowchart
Main menu
" Main Menu "
" Run Program "
Turn Kn ob
" Main Menu "
" Prime Pump "
Turn Knob
" Main Menu "
" De-prime pum ps "
Press Knob
Press Knob
Press Knob
"PROG RAM
SETUP"
Prime Pump Menu
De-prime Pump
Menu
13.2 Prime and De-prime Menu flowchart
Prime Pump Menu
" Prime Pump "
" Pump 1 "
" Prime Pump "
" Pump 2 "
" Prime Pump "
" Pump 3 "
" Prime Pump "
" Pump # "
Long Press
Long Press
Long Press
Prime Pump 1
Prime Pump 2
Prime Pump 3
Prime Pump #
Return to calling
menu
" D e- Prime Pump "
" Pump 2 "
" De- Prime Pump "
" Pump 3 "
" De- Prime Pump "
" Pump # "
" D e- Prime Pump "
" Cancel "
Long Press
Long Press
Long Press
Long Press
Press Knob
De-prime Pump 1
D e-primePump 2
De-primePump 3
De-primePump #
Return to calling
menu
Long Press
" Prime Pump "
" Cancel "
Press Knob
D e-prime Pump
Menu
" D e- Prime Pump "
" Pump 1 "
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13.3 Run Program flowchart
Run Program
" Program Setup "
" Insert card "
Press knob
no
Program card inserted?
Long beep
Flash red LED
yes
" Program Setup "
"Load QuatroPaks"
Press knob
increase or
decrease no. of
QuatroPaks
"Program Setup "
No. QuatroPacks: xx
Press knob
" Program Setup "
"Load Reagents"
Press knob
" Main Menu "
" De-prime pumps "
" Main Menu "
" Prime Pump "
Press knob
Press knob
De-prime Pump
Menu
Prime Pump Menu
" Program Setup "
"Start program"
Press knob
Door closed?
no
"Please close the"
" bubble door "
yes
"PROGRAM STARTING"
" Initialization "
"PROGRAM STARTING"
" Carousel scan "
"PROGRAM RUNNING"
End of program ?
PushButton > 1second
yes
yes
Disable abort
function
Pause Program
End of pause
Flash Orange LED
+ Beep
End Processing
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13.4 Carousel scanning flowchart
"PROGRAM STARTING"
" Initialization "
"
"
Program
restarting
"
"
"PROGRAM STARTING"
" Carousel scan "
Carousel scanning
(2 carousel revolutions)
Carousel load analysis
Loading error in
position n?
No
Yes
" Carousel load
"
incorrect
"
"
No
Press knob
Yes
No
Yes
Cleaning steps
in progress?
Start or restart program
Yes
No
"Confirm number
"QuatroPaks: ##
Was there an
error?
Is there a
previous error?
Load or
Unload?
"
"
Press knob
"Load QuatroPak
"position: xx
Press knob
"
"
"Unload QuatroPak"
"position: xx
"
Press knob
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13.5 Completion of Extraction Process Flowchart
"END PROCESSING"
" Press Ctrl Knob "
Press knob
"Unload QuatroPak"
" Paks No.x to x "
Press knob
Unload Reagents
Press knob
Load cleaning
reagents
Press knob
Start Cleaning ?
Press CTRL. knob
Press knob
Door closed?
no
"Please close"
"the bubble door"
Press knob
Program
restarting
PROGRAM RUNNING
END OF PROGRAM
Press knob
Unload
QuatroProbe
Press knob
MAIN MENU
Run Program
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