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User Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Esco Swift MaxPro Thermal
Cycler. Please read this manual thoroughly to familiarize
yourself with the many unique features and exciting
innovations we have built into your new equipment.
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www.escoglobal.com, to complement this manual and
help you enjoy many years of productive and safe use of
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Esco SWT-MXP User & Service Manual (Version 1.0)
Released October 2008
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Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
Warranty Terms and Conditions.................................................................................................... iii
Introduction...................................................................................................................................... v
1. Products Covered.................................................................................................................................................... v
2. Safety Warning....................................................................................................................................................... v
3. Limitation Of Liability.......................................................................................................................................... vii
4. European Union Directive on WEEE and RoHS.................................................................................................. vii
5. Symbols.................................................................................................................................................................. vii
6. Labels..................................................................................................................................................................... vii
7. Important Note..................................................................................................................................................... vii
Declaration Of Conformity............................................................................................................. ix
About Esco Swift MaxPro PCR Thermal Cycler............................................................................. xi
User Section
1. Basic Product Information........................................................................................................ 1
1.1 Quick view.....................................................................................................................................................1
1.2 Keyboard.......................................................................................................................................................2
1.3 Program Keys................................................................................................................................................3
1.4 Blocks.............................................................................................................................................................4
1.5 Testing...........................................................................................................................................................5
1.5.1 Basic Testing................................................................................................................................................... 5
1.5.2 Additional Testing........................................................................................................................................... 5
2. Installation................................................................................................................................. 7
2.1 Unpack Your Instrument........................................................................................................................ 7
2.1.1 Inspecting The Instrument.............................................................................................................................. 7
2.1.2 Packing Contents............................................................................................................................................ 7
2.1.3 Additional Part................................................................................................................................................ 7
2.2 Installation Location Requirement..............................................................................................................7
2.2.1 Choose A Location......................................................................................................................................... 7
2.3 Installing Your Instrument...........................................................................................................................8
2.3.1 Installation of The Block................................................................................................................................. 8
2.2.2 Normal Operating Conditions........................................................................................................................ 7
2.2.3 Transportation and Storage Conditions.......................................................................................................... 8
2.2.4 What To Avoid................................................................................................................................................ 8
2.3.2 Inspection Before Power-On........................................................................................................................... 9
2.3.3 Power-On....................................................................................................................................................... 9
3. Running PCR Sample......................................................................................................................11
3.1 How To Run A Single-Block PCR Program................................................................................................11
3.1.1 How To Edit A PCR Program?....................................................................................................................... 12
3.2 How To Run A Dual- Block PCR Program..................................................................................................16
3.2.1 How To Edit A PCR Program?....................................................................................................................... 17
3.2.2 How To Set System Parameters?.................................................................................................................. 19
3.1.2 How To Set System Parameters?.................................................................................................................. 15
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3.3 How To Run A Gradient Block PCR Program............................................................................................19
3.4 How To Import And Export The PCR Program.........................................................................................23
3.3.1 How To Edit A PCR Program?....................................................................................................................... 20
3.3.2 How To Set System Parameters?.................................................................................................................. 22
3.3.3 Properties of The Gradient Block.................................................................................................................. 22
3.4.1 Data Transfer By Usb Memory Stick................................................................................................................ 23
3.4.2 Import File From Usb Memory Stick................................................................................................................ 23
3.4.3 Export File To Usb Flash Memory Stick............................................................................................................ 24
4. Computer Connection............................................................................................................. 25
4.1 Software Installation..................................................................................................................................25
4.2 Network Enabler Setup..............................................................................................................................27
4.2.1 Network Enabler Administrator Installation..................................................................................................... 27
4.2.2 Configure Your Equipment............................................................................................................................. 29
4.2.2.1 Connect To Computer .................................................................................................................... 29
4.2.2.2 Run Network Enable Administrator ................................................................................................. 29
4.2.2.3 Configuration ................................................................................................................................. 30
4.2.3 PC IP address setup......................................................................................................................................... 35
4.2.4. Add thermal cycler IP address in MaxManager PC software........................................................................... 38
4.3 Main Interface of MaxPro PC Software....................................................................................................41
4.3.1 Toolbar............................................................................................................................................................ 41
4.3.2 Operations...................................................................................................................................................... 41
4.3.3 User Menu...................................................................................................................................................... 44
4.3.4 File Menu........................................................................................................................................................ 45
4.3.5 Tool Menu....................................................................................................................................................... 48
5. Equipment Software Upgrade............................................................................................... 51
5.1 Configure Your Equipment........................................................................................................................51
5.2 How To Upgrade The Software.................................................................................................................51
6. Routine Maintenance.............................................................................................................. 59
7. Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting................................................................................... 61
8. Technical Data.......................................................................................................................... 63
8.1 Specifications..............................................................................................................................................63
8.2 Performance................................................................................................................................................63
8.3 Equipment Software Function...................................................................................................................63
Appendix
1. Wiring Diagram .......................................................................................................................65
2. Parameter & Meaning ............................................................................................................ 66
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WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Esco Life sciences products come with the following limited warranty, commencing from the date of shipment from
Singapore.
• 24 Months on the Blocks and Peltier Units.
• 36 Months on all electronic components.
• 36 Months on the housing and fans.
Esco’s limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship. Esco’s liability under this limited warranty shall
be, at our option, to repair or replace any defective parts of the equipment, provided if proven to the satisfaction of
Esco that these parts were defective at the time of being sold, and that all defective parts shall be returned, properly
identified with a Return Authorization.
This limited warranty covers parts, limited transportation and does not cover insurance charges.
For all peltier-relater warranty claims:
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The complete block assembly must be returned to ESCO, or to the distributer.
Product return to Esco: Esco will pay for the ONE WAY shipping costs to return the unit to Singapore.
The unit should be returned whenever possible in its original packaging.
If the serial number of this product is altered, removed or defaced as to be illegible, the warranty shall be null
and void in its entirety.
This limited warranty does not cover:
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Damage resulting from shipping, local deliveries or installation.
If your product was damaged in transit, you must file a claim directly with the freight carrier.
Products with missing or defaced serial numbers.
Products for which Esco has not received payment.
Problems that result from:
* External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, problems with electrical power, incorrect environmental conditions
* Servicing not authorized by Esco
* Failure to perform preventive maintenance
* Problems resulting from using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Esco
* Damage by fire, floods, or acts of God
* Customer modifications to the product
Factory installed, customer specified equipment or accessories are warranted only to the extent guaranteed by the
original manufacturer.
All users must register their equipment online at www.escoglobal.com/warranty or complete the warranty registration form included with each product and fax to +65 6542 6920.
ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED IN TIME
TO THE TERM OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER
THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. ESCO DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST WORK. ESCO’S LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE
AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH
ESCO IS RESPONSIBLE.
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These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore and shall
be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore.
Technical Support, Warranty Service Contacts
Toll-Free USA and Canada 877-479-ESCO
Singapore: +65 6542 0833
Global Email Helpdesk: [email protected]
Visit http://www.escoglobal.com/ to talk to a Live Support Representative
Distributors are encouraged to visit the Distributor Intranet for self-help materials.
Policy updated on 30th Jan 2007 (This limited warranty policy does not apply to products purchased before 30th Jan 2007).
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INTRODUCTION
1.PRODUCTS COVERED
This manual is applicable and specific to the following Esco products.
Swift MaxPro Thermal Cycler (SWT-MXP) with following blocks
Rated voltage (V)
96 wells gradient
block
30 x 0.5ml + 48 x
0.2ml
384 wells gradient
block
48 x 0.2ml x2 dual
block
4 slide, In situ plate
100-240V, AC,
50/60Hz
SWT-MXP-BLC-1
SWT-MXP-BLC-2
SWT-MXP-BLC-3
SWT-MXP-BLC-4
SWT-MXP-BLC-5
2. SAFETY WARNING
During operation, maintenance, or repair of the Thermal Cycler, the following safety measures should be followed.
Esco shall not be in any way responsible for the consequences resulting from the improper use of the instrument,
of from failure to heed these warnings.
a) Grounding Considerations
To prevent electric shock, the instrument must be grounded.
b) Keep Away from Electric Circuits
The operator must not open the Thermal Cycler. Changing components or adjusting certain parameters insidethe
instrument must only be done by a trained and qualified service engineer. Do not change elements while the power
is still on.
c) Power Requirements
Before turning the power on, always check that the mains voltage falls within the required A.C. 110-220V (±10%
difference is allowed) and whether the current rating of the power socket meets the required specification,
i.e. 600W MAX.
d) A.C. Power Line Considerations
Use the power cable that is supplied with the instrument. Should this be damaged, the power cable may not be repaired
and must be replaced by a new one.
e) Connecting the Power Cord
Insert the plug properly to ensure good contact between the plug and socket. When removing the plug, pull on the
plug and not the cord.
f) Environmental Considerations
The Thermal Cycler should be placed in a low-humidity, dust-free, and well-ventilated room and as far away from any
source of water or humidity. The instrument should not be located directly under an air conditioner.
Never cover or obstruct the ventilation openings of the Thermal Cycle. These are designed for ventilation and prevent
the instrument’s interior from becoming too hot. When a single instrument is installed, the minimum distance between
its openings and the nearest object should be 50cm; When two or more instruments are running at the same time, the
minimum distance should be 100 cm. Do not place the instrument on a soft surface.
Excessively high temperatures will result in poor performance, or failure of the Thermal Cycler. The instrument should
be protected against any kind of heat sources like sunlight, ovens, or central heating equipment. Do not place in direct
sunlight, such as ion a window sill.
If the Thermal Cycler is not used for a long time, it is recommended to disconnect the power line and to cover the
device with a piece of soft cloth or plastic, to prevent dust from entering.
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3. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The disposal and / or emission of substances used in connection with this equipment may be governed by various local
regulations. Familiarization and compliance with any such regulation are the sole responsibility of the users. ESCO’s
liability is limited with respect to user compliance with such regulations.
4. EUROPEAN UNION DIRECTIVE ON WEEE AND RoHS
The European Union has issued two directives:
• Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
This product is required to comply with the European Union’s Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) Directive 2002/96/EC. It is marked with the following symbol:
ESCO sells products through distributors throughout Europe. Contact your local ESCO distributor for
recycling/disposal. Please note that for contaminated devices(example biological safety cabinets), it is
the responsibility of the user to ensure the product is decontaminated prior to disposal and to provide
Certificate of Decontamination to the ESCO distributor/disposal agency.
• Directive 2002/95/EC on Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
With respect to the directive on RoHS, please note that this cabinet falls under category 8(medical devices) and category
9 (monitoring and control instruments) and is therefore exempted from requirement to comply with the provisions
of this directive.
5. SYMBOLS
Important safety messages are provided in this operating manual. Always read and obey all safety messages. Failure
to comply with the following warnings and cautions can lead to possible personal injury or death.
WARNING! Important note!: Read and understand before processing. Important safety related points will be marked
with this symbol.
6. LABELS
Micro Pte. Ltd
Micro Pte. Ltd
name: Swift™ MaxPro Thermal Cycler
Model: SWT-MXP + SWT-MXP-BLC-*
Block: SWT-MXP-BLC-*
SN:
MXPBLCO1****-09
Name: Base for Swift™ MaxPro Thermal Cycler
Base: SWT-MXP
Date: ****.**
Power: ~100-240V
600W, 50/60Hz
Fuse: AC250V 8A (Ø5 x 20)
HOT SURFACE!
Sort:
Class I IP20
SN:
MXP****-09
Date: ****.**
There are two warning signs: ‘HOT SURFACE!’ During the program runs and immediately thereafter, the metal
parts close to these warning signs (on the block and hot lid) should not to be touched.
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7.IMPORTANT NOTE
For research use only.
Not for diagnostic use.
Esco Micro Pte. Ltd. is not responsible for the improper use of this instrument.
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Declaration of Conformity
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Declaration of Conformity *
In accordance with EN 45014:1998
We,
based at
Esco Micro Pte Ltd
21 Changi South Street 1
Singapore 486777
Tel: +65 65420833
Fax: +65 65426920
declare on our sole responsibility that the product:
Equipment
: Swift MaxPro Thermal Cycler
Model : SWT-MXP + SWT-MP-BLC1
SWT-MXP + SWT-MP-BLC2
SWT-MXP + SWT-MP-BLC3
SWT-MXP + SWT-MP-BLC4
SWT-MXP + SWT-MP-BLC5
in accordance with the following directives:
• 2006/95/EEC : The Low Voltage Directive and its amending directives
• 89/336/EEC : The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
and its amending directives
has been designed to comply with the requirements of the following Harmonized Standard:
• Low Voltage • EMC
: EN 61010-2-010:2003
: EN 61326-1:2006
More information may be obtained from Esco’s authorized distributors located within the EU. A list of these parties
and their necessary contact information is available on request from Esco.
Lim Lay Yew
Chief Executive Officer
* Applicable only to 100V-240V, AC, 50 Hz/ 60 Hz thermal cycler.
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About Esco Swift MaxPro PCR Thermal Cycler
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ABOUT ESCO SWIFT MAXPRO PCR THERMAL CYCLER
1. Brief Introduction of PCR Technique
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), or cell-free molecule cloning, is a technique for amplifying nucleic acids in vitro,
emulating natural DNA replication process. The PCR technique, using two DNA strands to be amplified as template,
and a pair of synthetic oligonucleotides as primers, rapidly reproduces the specific DNA pieces under the catalysis of
a thermostable DNA polymerase. Because of its simplicity, rapidity, specificity, and sensitivity, PCR has been widely
applied to all fields of life sciences since its invention by Mullis in 1983 and the discovery of the thermostable DNA
polymerase by Erlich in 1989. Great achievements have been obtained in PCR’s applications in such areas as cytology,
virology, oncology, genetics, forensics, and immunology. PCR technology is a milestone in the history of modern
molecular biology.
2. Application Area of PCR Technique
Research Areas
Gene cloning, DNA sequencing, mutation analysis, gene recombination and mutagenesis, identification
and adjustment of DNA sequence of protein structure, detection of gene extension, construction of
synthetic genes, construction of cloning and expression carrier, detection of polymorphism of a gene’s
inscribed enzyme
Clinical Diagnoses
Bacteria (spirochaeta, rickettsia, diphtheria bacillus, colon bacillus, dysentery bacillus, and clostridium)
Virus (HTLV, HIV, HBV, HCV, HPVS, EV, CMV, EBV, HSV, measles virus, rotiform virus, B19 virus, and
Lhasa virus); Parasite (malaria); Human hereditary diseases (Lesh-Nyhan syndrome, hemophilia, BMD,
and DMD)
Immunology
HLA locus typing, qualitative analysis of T-cell receptor or antibody diversification, immune body gene
mapping, quantitative analysis of lymph genes
Human Genome Project
Identification of DNA markers using discrete repetitive
Sequence, construction of a genetic linkage map (detection of DNA, polymorphism, or semen mapping);
Construction of a physical map, sequencing, and map expression
Forensics
Specimen analysis in the venue, and HLA-Dqαlocus typing
Oncology
Pancreas cancer, rectum cancer, lung cancer, thyroid gland cancer, melanin cancer, and leukemia
Social and Colony Biology
Genetic species research, evolution research, animal protection research, ecology, environmental
sciences, and experimental genetics
Paleontology Biology
Specimen analysis in archeology and museum
Diagnosis of animal hereditary diseases and detection of plant pathogeny
3. Features of Swift MaxPro
The Swift MaxPro Thermal Cycler is a multi-function PCR amplification system with the following features:
• A choice of Five of interchangeable blocks.
• Advanced thermoelectric cooling (Peltier) technology with high quality Peltier units, guaranteeing rapid, stable
and reproducible performance;
• Fast ramp rates (4°C/sec) average heating. Ramp rates can adjust according to different experimental conditions.
• Multiple temperature-control modes.
• The Thermal Cycler’s central processor can automatically distinguish the block type, and automatically load the
correct program.
• User friendly, large screen LCD and ergonomically designed interface.
• Auto power off function. Programs are resumed when the power comes on.
• Hot lid pressure and temperature are adjustable.
• USB interface allows data transfer between USB and equipment.
• RJ45 standard interface allows up to 30 Swift MaxPro thermal cyclers be connected and controlled by normal
computer. Software upgrades via RJ45 as well.
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chapter 1
bASIC PRODUCT INFORMATION
1.1 QUICK VIEW
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Name
Description
Note
Five interchangeable blocks are available
for different requirements.
1
Block
With hot lid, heat sink and heating&
cooling system.
2
LCD Screen
Display protocol, conditions and other information during setting and running.
3
Keyboard
For setting and controlling.
4
Ventilation vent
Blow heat air out through ventilation
vent.
5
USB interface
Data transfer between USB and equipment through USB interface
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Hot lid knob
Adjust the height of the hot lid
Turn the knob counter-clockwise before
closing the lid. Note that the knob can be
tightened by turning it clockwise, and can
be loosened by turning counter-clockwise.
Don’t block off ventilation vent
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Unlocking Device
Loose the hot lid knob
If hear click sound at the beginning of
turning the knob clockwise and counter
clockwise, press the unlocking device and
turn the knob counter-clockwise for two
rounds to loose the knob
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RJ45 interface
For PC control and software upgrades
Up to 30 Swift MaxPro thermal cyclers can
be connected and controlled by normal
computer through RJ45 interface.
9
Power Switch
Turn the equipment ON/OFF.
10
Power Socket
Connect power supply.
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Fuse Socket
Install fuse in the socket to protect equipment from over-current.
1.2 KEYBOARD
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The fuse specifications are as follows: 250V
8A, 5×20. Fuse should be replaced by one
that complies with these specifications.
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1.3PROGRAM KEYS
Digit & Letter: Select the letter by repeatedly pressing the button
Function: Press +, - when editing cycling temperature and time
Press +, - to set infinity time for a certain temperature
Shift: Shift from one block to another and from Capital to Lowercase
Right/Left: Moves the cursor one position to the left or right when
pressed during file parameter setting.
Up/Down: Moves the cursor one position to the up or down when
pressed during file parameter setting.
Enter: Press to accept current parameters as displayed on the screen.
Menu: Press button to accept the current option displayed above the button.
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1.4 BLOCKS
A variety of blocks are available for different requirements.
SWT-MXP-BLC-1: 96×0.2ml (Gradient block)
Standard 0.2ml Centrifuge Tube
+
SWT-MXP-BLC-2: 30×0.5ml+48×0.2ml
Standard 0.2ml Centrifuge Tube
+ Standard 0.5ml Centrifuge Tube
SWT-MXP-BLC-3: 384 well plate (Gradient block)
384-well plate
+
SWT-MXP-BLC-4: 48×0.2ml+48×0.2ml
Standard Centrifuge Tube 0.2ml×2
SWT-MXP-BLC-5: 4 In Situ Slides
In situ slides
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1.5 TESTING
1.5.1 Basic testing
Before being shipped, each individual unit is extensively tested for performance and safety and delivered with a
detailed test report. Testing performed at our factory includes:
- Appearance and External identifier
- Electrical safety
• Protected grounding resistance
• Leakage current to ground
• Leakage current to plastic shell
• Dielectric intensity
• Insulation
- Anti-jamming performance
- Function testing
- Performance testing
• Temperature accuracy
• Temperature uncertainty
• Block temperature uniformity
• Temperature control range
• Maximum Heating and cooling rate
• Hot-lid working temperature range
- USB interface AND RJ45 interface
1.5.2 Additional testing
Our cyclers are also tested by The Cyclertest® Drifton system which is, next to the MTAS certification, the ideal tool
to serve as a periodic validation instrument for PCR Tests, in order to make sure our products are outstanding in
performance.
For further details of these systems visit www.cyclertest.com.
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chapter 2
installation
2.1 UNPACKING YOUR INSTRUMENT
2.1.1 Inspecting the instrument
Inspecting the Swift MaxPro Thermal Cycler and all other supplied parts, for any damage that may have occurred during
shipment. If there has been any damage during transit, notify the carrier and distributor immediately.
Note: Save the shipping container and all packing materials in case it becomes necessary to reship the instrument.
2.1.2 Packing contents
The following items are included along with your manual:
1. Swift MaxPro thermal cycler
2. Power cable
3. USB cable
4. RJ45 cable
5. Fuse
6. Compact Disk
7. Performance testing report
8. Packing list
2.1.3 Additional Part
You can order other block from Esco.
Order parts
Swift MaxPro Cycler Main Body 100V-240V
Order Code
SWT-MXP
Swift MaxPro Block 1 (96x0.2ml) Gradient
SWT-MXP-BLC-1
Swift MaxPro Block 2 (30×0.5ml+48×0.2ml)
SWT-MXP-BLC-2
Swift MaxPro Block 3 (384 well plate) Gradient
SWT-MXP-BLC-3
Swift MaxPro Block 4 (48 x 0.2ml) x2
SWT-MXP-BLC-4
Swift MaxPro Block 5 (4 In situ slides)
SWT-MXP-BLC-5
2.2 INSTALLATION LOCATION REQUIREMENT
2.2.1 Choose a location
The Thermal Cycler should be placed in a low-humidity, dust-free, and well-ventilated room and as far away from any
source of water or humidity. The instrument should not be located directly under an air conditioner.
2.2.2 Normal operating conditions
Ambient temperature: 10°C ~30°C
Relative humidity: ≤70%
Power supply: 100V-240V, 600W , 50/60Hz
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2.2.3 Transportation and storage conditions
Ambient temperature: -20°c - +55°c
Relative humidity: ≤80%
2.2.4 What to avoid
1) Cover or obstruct the ventilation openings of the thermal cycler.
2) Near to other instruments on the same bench or other heating generating equipment.
3) Damp areas.
4) Environments where there is oil mist.
5) Locations subject to heat sources like sunlight, ovens, or central heating equipment.
2.3 INSTALLING YOUR INSTRUMENT
2.3.1 Installation of the Block
Install and Remove the block as follows:
1) Installation:
• Place the block 1 into the housing well 2
and push it slowly forwards until a connection
between the block socket and the main unit’s
connection plug 3 is achieved.
• Press the locking handle 4 downwards, the
block will move forward automatically until
you hear the click sound, which means the
block is installed successfully.
• Do not force!
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2
2) Removing the Block
• Turn off the power supply.
• Uplift the locking handle 4
move backward a bit.
, the block will
• Pull the locking handle to move block gently
towards the rear of the main body.
• Remove the block from the main body.
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Note: Turn off the power supply before installing block.
When installing the block, pay close attention to pushing the block slowly and gently ; or the main unit’s
connecting plug may be damaged.
When uninstalling the block, please pull the block from the block bath gently. Do not tilt the block or the
connection plug may break.
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2.3.2 Inspection before Power-on
Before switching the power on, please ensure that:
1) The supply voltage falls within the specified limits;
2) The plug has been inserted into the power socket.
3) The power line is grounded.
2.3.3 Power-on
Turn on the power (i.e. turn the power switch to position “–”, The Cycler will beep twice, and the LCD will display Self
testing ••••••. The instrument will self-test for about 1-2 minutes. After the self-test, the main menu will be displayed,
and the instrument is ready for use.
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User Section Chapter 3 • Running PCR Sample
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CHAPTER 3
RUNNING PCR SAMPLE
There are five block types for this cycler. In this chapter, we will describe in detail the operation of each block type,
including, how to edit, access, modify, delete, or run a PCR amplification program and how to set the operating parameters for each block.
Immediately turn the power off and contact the distributor if any abnormal sounds or display appear after
power-on, or if the alarm sounds during self testing.
Note: If the number of samples is less than the number of wells in the block, the reaction tubes should be evenly distributed over the
block. This ensures that the heated lid will exert even pressure on the the sample tubes.
Turn the knob counter-clockwise before closing the lid. Note that the knob can be tightened by turning it clockwise, and can be
loosened by turning counter-clockwise.
After closing the cover, but before power on, turn the knob clockwise until you hear the click sound.
If hear click sound at the beginning of turning the knob clockwise and counter-clockwise, please press the unlocking device and turn the knob counter-clockwise for two rounds to loose the knob.
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN! HAND TIGHTEN ONLY
3.1 HOW TO RUN A SINGLE-BLOCK PCR PROGRAM
Main Window
Switch the power on. The Thermal Cycler will beep twice.
Hotlid=off
The screen will display Self testing and the instrument will self
test. Self-testing requires about 1~2 minutes. If the self-testing
is successful, the display on the right will appear.
ESCO MICR0 Pte. Ltd
Version: 2004-1.2
Block:
**×**
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR1
Control Mode: Block
The top left of the main window shows the Hot lid temperature.
The central area shows Instrument information, software version
number, block model, default file, default user, control mode
and sample volume.
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File
USB Link
System
Run
• Press File to enter file list window.
• Press System to enter system parameter setting window.
• Default Control Mode is Block Mode
• If current file doesn’t have password, press Run to access the File Run window
• If current file has password, press Run to access the File Run window
In this window, press Character to input password.
• Press “Back” to go back to the main interface.
Password Window
Hotlid=off
• Press ”Accept” to confirm the password .
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• If it is mixed block SWT-MXP-BLC-2, press “Accept” to choose
the test-tube type; pop-up tube type selection window.
ESCO MICR0 Pte. Ltd
Version: 2007-1.0
Block:
**×**
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR1
Control Mode: Block
• If it is not the mixed block SWT-MXP-BLC-2, and the current
Control Mode is Block mode, press “Accept” to access the file
run window; If the current control mode is Tube mode, press
“Accept” to pop-up sample volume Settings window.
Input password:
_
Back
Accept
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In this window, press +/- to choose the actual tube type.
• Press “Back” to go back to the main window.
TUBE TYPE SELECTION
Hotlid=off
• Press “next”. If the current control mode is Block Mode, click
“next” to access file run window; if the current mode is Tube
Mode, press “next” to pop up the following interface.
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ESCO MICR0 Pte. Ltd
Version: 2007-1.0
Block:
**×**
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR1
Control Mode: Tube
Select Tube Type:
0.2ml
Back
In this window, press Character to input the sample volume
(Unit: Micro liter).
Hotlid=off
ESCO MICR0 Pte. Ltd
Version: 2007-1.0
Block:
**×**
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR1
Control Mode: Tube
• Press Run to access the file run window.
How to edit a PCR program?
Press File in the main window to access file list window. There
are 3 files listed in the form as shown in the picture on the
right. When the bar in the user column is flashing select user
with the pop-up key. At this time, the File Name Column
will display the selected files. Shift to the File Name Column,
where the bar is flashing, then select the user file with the
pop-up key.
• Press Edit to edit the file, as indicated by the cursor.
• Press New File to edit a new file.
Select Sample Volume:
050μl
Back
Hotlid=off
• Press Back to return to the main window interface.
Edit
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No.
User
File Name
Save
Time
1
2
ESCO1*
PCR1
2003-11-1
ESCO2
PCR2*
2003-11-1
3
ESCO3
PCR3
2003-11-1
NewFile
Delete
Input password:
_
• If the module is mixed block, choose the tube type first; pop-up the following dialog box.
Select Tube Type:
0.2ml
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Run
File list window
• Press Delete and the system will show Confirm delete
file? Select Delete, or Back.
• If the current file doesn’t have password, press “Run” to
access File Run window and tube type selection window; If
the current file has password, press “Run”, to pop up following dialog box.
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In Tube Mode, samples with different concentrations have
different temperature overshoots and run times.
3.1.1
Next
Back
Run
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• If the current Control Mode is Block Mode, press Run to enter into File Run window. If the current Control Mode
is Tube Mode, press Run and a dialog box will appear as follows:
Select Sample Volume:
050μl
The user can input Password, Tube type and Sample Volume (Unit: Micro liter) in the same way as before. Press Back
to return to File List window. Press Run to access the file run window.
Note: The sign “*”at the top of User and File shows that the current run file is the default file. This can be modified in the parameter
setting window.
In this window, you can edit sections and segments of the file.
A File consists of sections and segments. The sections contain
many segments, which you can set the cycler to run (refer to
the figure).
Move the cursor by pressing Up/Down and Right/Left, and the
position that the cursor reaches will be displayed in white on a
black background.
Press Digit & Letter to modify parameter settings. Press Function to change +/-, but +/- before the zero cannot be changed.
Should you need to return to the main menu, press Save first
then press Main.
• Press +Seg. to access the segment edit menu. In each segment,
you can set temperature (Temp.), duration (Time), ramp rate
(Ramp) & temperature increment of each cycler (+Temp) and
time increment of each cycler (+Time). Press Delete to delete
the present segment.
File Edit Window
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75
50
25
0
Temp
Time
1c 95.0 2c 55.0 3c 72.0 4c 04.0
01:00 02:00 01:45 - - : - Seg. Temp(C) Time Ramp(C/s) +Temp +Time
1c
95.0
01:00 #.#
+0.0
+0:00
2c
55.0
02:00 #.#
3c
72.0
01:45 #.#
4
04.0
- - : - - #.#
Cycle1:×10 From 01 to 03
+Seg +Cycle Delete
+0.0
+0.0
+0.0
Back
+0:00
+0:00
+0:00
Save
• Press +Cycle to enter cycle edit window, where you can set
cycle numbers and initial cycle segments. The figure shows a
cycle from the first segment to the third one. There are a total of 10 cycles.
• Press +Cycle repeatedly to add sections (Max.: 5 sections). Press Delete to delete the present segment. Move cursor
by pressing Up/Down to access the former segment, or the latter segment.
• Press Save to access the file save menu.
• Press Back to return to File List menu.
For a newly edited PCR program, save first and then run it, or the file can not be run.
When setting “Time” as --:--, the hot lid will close automatically when the block reaches the set temperature.
And the set temperature will remain until the PCR process is being stopped.
Section 1
Cycle1 ×** From ** to **
Section 2
File
Segment 1
Seg.1
Segment2
Seg.2
Cycle2 ×** From ** to **
Section 5
Cycle5 ×** From ** to **
Sections and Segments in a File
Segment3
Seg.3
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In this window press Digit & Letter to access the file name.
Press Enter to move the cursor forwards one position. Select User
and File Name with the pop-up key. Click left button to delete
characters and clicking the right hand button to move the cursor.
File Save WINDOW
abc
Press CAPS to shift between upper and lower case letter, and there
will be a capital or small letters, as shown on the top left of the
screen. Press Main to return to the main menu.
• Press Save to save the file. When the file is saved, the system
will display “File has been saved”, please continue another
operation. Press Enter to cancel the reminder. If the file was
used, the system will remind you to rename Rename, or Save.
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Hotlid=off
User:
ESCO
File Name
PCR1
Password
******
Password check ******
Main
Caps
Save
Run
• If the module is mixed block, choose the tube type first; pop-up the following dialog box.
Select Tube Type:
0.2ml
• If the current Control Mode is Block Mode, press RUN to access the File Run Window. If the current Control Mode
is Tube Mode, press RUN. The following dialogue box will appear:
Select Sample Volume:
050μl
The user can input Tube type and Sample Volume (Unit: Micro liter) the same way as in the main interface.
• Press BACK to return to the File List window.
• Press RUN to enter into file run Window
Note: Set password as 0~9 number characters
While the file is running, NOW RUNNING will flash continuously. File Run Window
When the run ends, the system will specify FILE RUN OVER. Press
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STOP: The message CONFIRM STOP RUNNING appears.
100
• Select STOP or START.
75
• Press PAUSE: The message NOW PAUSE RUNNING appears.
50
Select START to continue. If you don’t make a selection within
25
100 seconds, the run will continue automatically.
0
• Press VIEW FILE to view edited PCR programs.
• Press SKIP to stop the current temperature and to run the next.
Temp 1c 95.0 2c 55.0 3c 72.0 4c 04.0
Time 01:00 02:00 01:45 - - : - File Name: PCR1
User: ESCO
Now Running •••
1c Temp=00.0 Time=00:00 Cycle 01 of 10
Total Time: 00h 56m Remaining Time:00h 56m
Stop Pause
Start
Skip View File
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3.1.2 How to set system parameters?
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System Parameter Setting window
In the main window press SYSTEM to enter the system parameter
set interface.
• Press BACK to go back to the main menu.
Date:
Time:
Default User:
Default File:
Control Mode: Hotlid:
Key Sound:
Run End Sound:
• Press SAVE to save the parameters.
Default
Press ENTER to shift the cursor to next item. This is followed by the
symbol
Press UP / DOWN to scroll to the option you wish to select. Other
information can be accessed by pressing DIGIT & LETTER. Press
RIGHT/LEFT to change the cursor’s position.
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Hotlid=off
03-10-22
14:53:19
PCR1
ESCO
Block
off
Yes
Yes
Back
Save
• Press Default to restore the default files (Standard PCR, Gradient
PCR, Touch Down PCR, etc.)
Note: After setting the parameters press SAVE, or the parameters will not be saved
3.1.2.1Date and Time: Default time after power-on.
3.1.2.1Default File and Default User Name: and user of the default protocol after power-on.
3.1.2.3Control Mode: Default control model after power-on., including two optional modes, called Block and tube.
Block mode: Simple temperature control during cooling & heating. When compared to the cooling &
heating rate of the reaction. In this mode, the actual change of the reagent’s temperature in the reaction
tube is different from the actual set parameters. The actual time for reagent to reach & hold the set
temperature is shorter than the set time. (Refer to the following figure showing the relation between block
temperature and reaction temperature)
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94
91
88
85
82
79
76
73
70
Block
Reagent
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
Temperature - (°c)
Time - (s)
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85
82
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73
70
Block
Reagent
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
Temperature - (°c)
Tube mode: There is an overshoot after reaching the set temperature. With the same set time as Block, the
actual time for the reaction to maintain the set temperature is longer. (Refer to the following figure showing
the relationship between the block temperature and reaction temperature)
Time - (s)
Note: After setting the parameters, press “Save” to confirm the settings.
Before using the instrument, re-set the clock to your local time.
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3.1.2.4 Hot lid: Hot Lid Open or closed
3.1.2.5 Key Sound and Run End Sound: The sounds when pressing a key after the end of the run.
3.2HOW TO RUN A DUAL- BLOCK PCR PROGRAM
Turn on the power. The Thermal Cycler will beep twice. The
screen will display Self Testing •••••• and the instrument will do
a self- test for 1 – 2 minutes. After the self test, the screen will
display the main interface.
Dual block means two blocks: Block A and B. Press Shift to operate block A or B at the same time.
For example, to operate block A:
The block that is currently active is diplayed on the top center of
the screen. The screen on the right shows the control is A.
Press Shift to change the control.
Main WINDOW
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A
Block: **×**well
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR1
Control Mode: Block
Self testing ••••••
B
Block: **×**well
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR1
Control Mode: Block
The central area of the main screen displays the types of blocks
A & B, the default file, default user, control mode and sample
volume.
• Press File to enter file list screen.
• Press System to enter system parameter setting screen.
• If the current file doesn’t have password, press “Run” to
access File Run window; If the current file has password,
press “Run”, to pop up following dialog box.
Self testing ••••••
File
USB Link System
Run
Input password:
_
As same as single block, press “Back” to go to the main window. Press”Accept” to confirm the password.
• If the current Control Mode is Block Mode, press Run to access File Run Interface. If the current Control Mode is
Tube Mode, press Run The following dialogue box appears:
Select Sample Volume:
050μl
The user can input Sample Volume (Unit: Micro liter) through the main menu. Press Back to return to File List screen.
Press Run to access the file run screen.
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3.2.1 How to edit a PCR program?
File LIST Window
In the main menu press File to enter file list menu.
ESCO Version 2004-1.2
There are 3 files listed in the table, as shown in the picture. When
the bar in the User Column is flashing, select the users with the
pop-up key. At this time, the File Name Column will display the
files of the selected users. Go to the File Name Column, where the
bar is flashing. Select user file with the pop-up key.
• Press Edit to edit the file highlighted by the cursor
• Press New File to edit a new file
No.
User
1
1
1
A 2003-11-1 10:05:00
File Name
Save
Time
ESCO1*
PCR1
2003-11-1
ESCO2
PCR2*
2003-11-1
ESCO3
PCR3
2003-11-1
Block: **×**well
Default User: R
Default File: PCR2
Control Mode: Block
B
• Press Delete The system will prompt “Confirm delete file?”
Select Delete or Back
• Press Back to return to the main menu.
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Edit
• If the current file doesn’t have password, press “Run” to
access File Run window; If the current file has password, press
“Run”, to pop up following dialog box.
NewFile Delete
Back
Run
Input password:
_
As same as single block, press “Back” to go to the main window. Press”Accept” to confirm the password.
• If the current Control Mode is Block Mode, press Run to enter into the File Run menu. If the current Control Mode
is Tube Mode, press Run. The following dialogue box will appear:
Select Sample Volume:
050μl
The user can input Sample Volume (Unit: Micro liter) through the main menu. Press Back to return to File List menu.
Press Run to access the file run menu.
Note: The sign “*” at the top of User and File shows that the current run file is the default file. This can be changed through the parameter
set menu.
In this menu move the cursor by pressing Up/Down and Right/
Left. The position of the cursor is displayed in white on a black
background.
Press Digit & Letter to modify parameter settings. Press Function
to change +/-, but +/- before a zero cannot be modified. Should you
need to return to the main menu, first press Save, then press Main
• Press + Seg. to access the segment edit menu. In each segment, the temperature (Temp.), duration (Time), Ramp rate
(Ramp), temperature increments and time increment of each
cycler (+Time).
• To delete the current segment: Press Delete
• Press +Cycle to access the cycler edit menu, from where you
can set cycle numbers and initial cycle segment. The figure
shows cycles from the first to the third segment. There are a
total of 10 cycles.
• Press +Cycle to repeat adding sections (max: 5 sections)
File Edit WINDOW
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Seg. Temp(C) Time Ramp(C/s) +Temp +Time
1c
95.0
01:00 #.#
+0.0
+0:00
2c
55.0
02:00 #.#
3c
72.0
01:45 #.#
4
04.0
- - : - - #.#
Cycle1:×10 From 01 to 03
B
+0.0
+0.0
+0.0
+0:00
+0:00
+0:00
Block: **×**well
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR2
Control Mode: Block
+Seg
+Cycle
Delete
Back
Save
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• Press Save to access file save menu.
• Press Back to return to File List menu.
Note: 1. For the newly edited PCR programs, save first and then run them, otherwise the file cannot be run.
2.When setting “Time” as “--:--”, the hot lid will close automatically when the block reaches the target temperature.
And the set temperature will remain until the PCR process is being stopped.
In this window press Digit & Letter to access the file name. Press Enter to move the cursor forward. Select User and
File Name with the pop-up key. Click the left button to delete characters while clicking right button to move the cursor. Press Caps to shift between upper and lower case.
Press Main to return to the main menu.
File Save WINDOW
Esco Version 2004-1.2
• Press Save to save the file. When the file is saved, the system
will prompt “File has been saved. Please continue with another
operation” Press Enter to cancel. If the file has been used, the
system will remind you to Rename or to Save.
abc
• If the current Control Mode is Block Mode, press Run to enter into File Run window. If the current Control Mode is Tube
Mode, press Run and the following dialog box will appear:
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User:
ESCO
File Name
PCR1
Password
******
Password check ******
Block: **×**well
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR2
Control Mode: Block
B
Select Sample Volume:
050μl
The user can input Sample Volume (Unit: Micro liter) the same way
as before. Press Back to return to the File List menu. Press Run to
access the file run menu.
Main
Caps
Save
Run
Note: Please set password as 0~9 number characters.
When the files overlap, the system will show File run over
File Running WINDOW
• Press Stop. Confirm stop running? Select STOP or START.
Version 2004-1.2
• Press Pause: Pause run Select START to continue. If
you don’t make a decision within 100 seconds, the system
will automatically continue running
File Name: PCR1
• Press View File to view edited PCR programs
• Press Skip to stop current temperature and run the next.
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User:
Seg. 1
Temp(C)
Time(m:s)
Cycle
PV
32.6
00:00
01
SV
95.0
01:00
01
Total Time:00h 00m Remain Time: 00h 00m Hotlid=042C
Block: **×**well
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR2
Control Mode: Block
B
Stop
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A
Pause
Start
Skip
View
File
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3.2.2 How to set system parameters?
System Parameter Setting Menu
In the main menu press System to enter system parameter setting menu.
Version 2004-1.2
Press Enter to move the cursor to next item. The option is
followed by the symbol
. Press Up/Down to scroll to
the relevant the option. Other information can be entered
by pressing Digit & Letter. Press Right/Left to move the
cursor’s position.
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR1
Control Mode: Block
Key Sound: Yes
Run End Sound: Yes
• Press Back to return to the main menu.
A
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Time: 14:53:19
Hotlid: 105C
Block: **×**well
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR2
Control Mode: Block
B
• Press Save to save parameters
• Press Default to restore the default files (Standard PCR,
Gradient PCR, Touch Down PCR, etc.)
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Default
Back
Save
Note: 1. After setting the parameters, press Save, otherwise the parameters will not be saved.
2. Reset the internal clock to your local time.
3.3 HOW TO RUN A GRADIENT BLOCK PCR PROGRAM
Turn on the power. The Thermal Cycler will beep twice. The screen
will display Self Testing ••••••.The self-test is about 1~2 minutes
following which the screen will display the main menu.
Main Menu
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ESCO
• Press File to enter file list menu.
• Press System to enter system parameter set menu.
• If the current file doesn’t have password, press “Run” to access File
Run window; If the current file has password, press “Run”, to pop
up following dialog box.
Input password:
_
ESCO MICRO Pte. Ltd
Version: 2004-1.2
Block: **×**well
Default User: ESCO
Default File: PCR2
Control Mode: Block
File
USB Link
System
Run
As same as single block, press “Back” to go to the main window. Press ”Accept” to confirm the password.
• If the Control Mode is Block Mode, press Run to enter the File Run menu. If the Control Mode is Tube Mode, press
Run. The dialogue box below will appear:
Select Sample Volume:
050μl
The user can input Sample Volume (Unit: Micro liter) in the same way as through the main menu. Press Back to go
back to File List menu; Press Run to enter into file run menu.
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File List WINDOW
3.3.1 How to edit a PCR program?
Press File in the main menu to access the file list menu.
There are 3 files listed as shown in the picture. When the
bar is flashing in the User Column, select the users with the
pop-up key.
At this point, the File Name Column will display the relative files of the selected user. Shift to the File Name Column
with the flashing bar, then select relative user’s file with the
pop-up key.
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No.
User
File Name
Save Time
1
1
PCR1
2003-11-1
2
2
PCR2*
2003-11-1
3
3
PCR3
2003-11-1
• Press Edit to edit the highlighted file.
• Press New File to edit a new file.
Edit
• Press Delete The alarm will sound. Confirm delete file? Select Delete or Back
New File
Delete
Back
Run
• Press Back to return the main menu
• If the current Control Mode is Block Mode, press Run to enter into File Run menu. If the selected Control Mode is
Tube Mode, press Run, and the following dialogue box will appear.
Select Sample Volume:
050μl
• The user can input Sample Volume (Unit: Micro liter) in the same way as shown in the main menu. Press Back
to return to File List menu; Press Run to access the file run menu.
Note: The sign“*”at the top of User and File shows that the current run file is the default file. This can be modified in the parameter
setting menu.
In this window, move the cursor by pressing Up/Down and
Right/Left. The cursor position will be displayed in white
on a black background. Press Digit & Letter to modify
parameter settings. Press Function to change +/-, but +/-.
The zero cannot be modified.
Should you need to return to the main menu, press Save
then press Main.
• Press +Seg. To access the segment edit interface. The
set temperature (Temp.), duration (Time), Ramp rate
(Ramp), temperature increment of each cycler (+Temp)
and time increment of every cycler (+Time) can be set.
Press Delete to delete the current segment.
• Press +Cycle to access the cycle edit menu, where you
can set cycle numbers and initial cycle segment. The figure shows a cycle from the first to the third segment.
There are totally 10 cycles.
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File Edit WINDOW
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100
75
50
25
0
Temp 1c 95.0
Time 01:00
2c 55.0
3c 72.0 4c 04.0
02:00
01:45
--:--
Seg. Temp(C) Time Ramp(C/s) +Temp +Time Grad
1c 95.0
01:00 #.#
+0.0
+0:00 02
2c 55.0
02:00 #.#
3c 72.0
01:45 #.#
4
04.0
- - : - - #.#
Cycle1:×10 From 01 to 03
+Seg +Cycle Delete
+0.0
+0.0
+0.0
Back
+0:00 02
+0:00 02
+0:00 00
Save
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• Press +Cycle repeatedly to add sections (Max.: 5). Press
Delete to delete the current segment. Move the cursor
by pressing Up/Down to access the previous or latter segment.
• Press Save to access the FILE SAVE menu.
• Press Enter to check the gradient details. (There will be
no response if the Grad is 00.) Please refer to the following picture.
• Press Back to access the file run window.
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100
75
50
25
0
Temp 1c 95.0
Time 01:00
2c 55.0 3c 72.0 4c 04.0
02:00 01:45 - - : - -
Seg. Temp(C) Time Ramp(C/s) +Temp +Time Grad
1c 95.0
01:00 #.#
+0.0
+0:00 02
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
950
951
952
954
957
959
961
964
966
968
969
970
Back
Note: For newly edited PCR programs, save first then run or the files cannot be run. When setting Time as “--:--”, the hot lid will be closed
automatically when the block reaches the target temperature. And the set temperature will remain untill the PCR process is being stopped.
In this menu press Right/Left to access the file name. Press Enter to
move the cursor forward one position. Select User and File Name
with the pop-up key. Click left button to delete characters; Click
the right button to move the cursor. Press Caps to shift between
upper and lower Press Main to return to the main menu.
File Save WINDOW
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Hotlid=off
abc
• Press Save to save the file. When the file is saved, the system
will prompt “File has been saved”. Please continue another
operation”, Press Enter to cancel the prompt. If the file was
used, the system will remind you to rename Rename or Save.
User:
ESCO
File Name
PCR1
Password
******
Password check ******
Main
• If the current Mode is Block Mode, press Run to access file run
window. If the current Mode is Tube Mode, press Run and the
following dialog box will appear.
Caps
Save
Run
Select Sample Volume:
050μl
The user can input Sample Volume (Unit: Micro liter) in the same
way as before. Through the main menu. Press Back to return to
File List menu. Press Run to access the file run menu.
When the file is running, ••• at Now Running will flash continuously. When the run is over, the system will prompt File run over.
• Press Stop and a “Confirm stop running?” prompt will appear.
Select Stop or Start.
• Press Pause the Now pause running prompt will appear. Select
Start to continue. If you don’t select within 100 seconds, the
system will automatically continue running.
• Press View File to view the edited PCR programs.
• Press Skip to stop the current temperature and to run the next.
File Run WINDOW
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Temp 1c 95.0 2c 55.0 3c 72.0 4c 04.0
Time 01:00 02:00 01:45 - - : - File Name: PCR1
User: ESCO
Now Running •••
1c Temp=00.0 Time=00:00 Cycle 01 of 10
Total Time: 00h 56m Remaining Time:00h 56m
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3.3.2 How to set system parameters?
Setting System parameters
In the main menu press System to access the system parameter
setting menu.
Press Enter to move the cursor to next item. The option is followed by the symbol . Press Up/Down to scroll to select.
Other information can be entered by pressing Digit & Letter
Press Right/Left to move the cursor.
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Press Back to return to the main menu.
•
Press Save to save parameters.
•
Press Default to restore the default files (Standard PCR,
Gradient PCR, Touch Down PCR, etc.)
Hotlid=off
Date:
Time:
Default User:
Default File:
Control Mode: Hotlid:
Key Sound:
Run End Sound:
Default
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Block
off
Yes
Yes
Back
Save
Note: After the parameters have been set, press SAVE, or the parameters will not be saved.
3.3.3 Properties of the Gradient Block
The gradient block uses a 3-group peltier unit. The gradient temperature appears as a curve distribution, as shown
in the following figure (Set temp is 40°C, and the gradient set temp is 20°C). The gradient temperature distribution
among the individual wells is not even. The temperature difference in the middle of the block is greater than that of
the extremities. Refer to the temperature displayed on the instrument for individual well’s temperature when operating the block.
Temperature - (°c)
Gradient Graph
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3.4 HOW TO IMPORT AND EXPORT THE PCR PROGRAM
3.4.1 Data transfer by USB memory stick
Press “Usb link” in the main window to access the USB Link
Window. If USB is inserted, information will appear as right fig.
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Press “Back” to go back to the main Window.
•
Press “Input” to choose file from USB, USB user list will be
displayed.
•
Press “Output” to choose file which will be copied to USB, local
file user list will be displayed.
USB LINK window
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The Instrument has Connected UsbDisk.
Please Choose Input or Output File.
Press F1 to Back.
Press F4 to Input File.
Press F5 to Output File.
Back
If no USB memory stick is inserted, information will appear as right
fig. Press “Back” to go back to the main window.
Input
Output
USB LINK ERROR window
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No disk connection.
Press F1 to Back.
Back
3.4.2 Import file from USB memory stick
•
Press “Back” to go back to the USB link window.
•
Press up/down cursor to choose user.
•
If the users are more than 30, press left/right cursor to
previous/next page.
•
Press “View” to display USB file list.
USB user LIST
Hotlid=off
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File 1
File 2
Press Left/Right Key to Previos/Next Page
Back
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• Press “Back” to go back to USB user list window.
• Press up/down cursor to choose the file which will be imported
from USB memory stick.
• If the files are more than 30, press left/right cursor to previous/
next page.
• Press “Copy” to input file from USB memory stick.
• If copy the file from USB successfully, the following dialog box
will appear.
USB user LIST
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Hotlid=off
File 1
File 2
Press Left/Right Key to Previos/Next Page
File Saved
Otherwise display:
Back
Copy
File input error
3.4.3 Export file to USB flash memory
• Press “Back” to go back the USB link window.
• Press up/down cursor to choose the user.
• If the users are more than 30, press left/right cursor to previous/
next page.
• Press “View” key to display Instrument file list.
INSTRUMENT user LIST
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Hotlid=off
Local
User 1
User 2
Press Left/Right Key to Previos/Next Page
Back
• Press “Back” to go back to instrument user list window.
INSTRUMENT FILE LIST
• Press up/down cursor to choose the file which will be exported
to USB.
Hotlid=off
• If the files are more than 30, press left/right cursor to previous/
next page.
User 1
User 2
• If save the file to USB memory stick successfully, display the following
dialog box.
File Saved
Otherwise display
View
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Local
Press Left/Right Key to Previos/Next Page
Back
Copy
File input error
• Press “View” key to display USB file list.
Note: USB users are up to 500, files for each user are up to 2000.
Every user has separate folder under usb-> Esco.
Don’t insert and then immediately pull out USB memory stick. If do so, in order to protect both instrument and USB
memory stick, the USB link function will not available until the next time when instrument power on.
The operations for dual block are as same as single block, and the USB link function is only available when main window
is displayed.
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CHAPTER 4
COMPUTER CONNECTION
4.1. SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
Double click “Setup.exe” to install MaxPro PC software which can control up to 30 sets of MaxPro Thermal Cyclers
simultaneously through one computer.
Click Next Button,
Click Yes Button to accept all the terms of the agreement,
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Complete your information and click Next Button,
Choose the installation destination folder, and then click Next button, the default folder is C:\Program Files\ESCO\
MaxPro program
Click Finish button to install the software successfully.
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4.2. NETWORK ENABLER SETUP
MaxPro has configurable embedded internal network modules, which provide the corresponding tools for Network
Enabler setting up.
4.2.1 Network Enabler Administrator installation
Double click “need_setup.exe” to install the software
Click Next button.
Choose installation Destination, click Next button.
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Click Next button.
Click Install button.
Installation finished, click Finish button.
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4.2.2 Configure your equipment
4.2.2.1 Connect to Computer
Connect the equipment to computer through RJ45 interface (Cross, Class B Connection)
RJ45 interface
Computer
Instrument
Note: There are two internet cables inside the box, one is black and the other one is Gray. If the PC only connects one unit directly,
please choose the gray color cable, and the black color cable is for multiple units controlled via HUB. Before use black cable to
control up to 30 thermal cyclers, please connect PC with every thermal cycler one by one and do the following setup.
Note: PC requirements: WinXP/ Win2000 operation system.
4.2.2.2 Run Network Enable Administrator
Broadcast button
Configuration
Mapping
Function
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4.2.2.3 Configuration
Click the Broadcast button
, the software will search equipment automatically.
Searched IP
address
Double-click the searched IP on the column and choose the Network option.
Input IP Address
Input Netmask
Note: IP address can be set as 192.168.0. XXX, which means we can change the last 3 digitals from 1 to 255. If only connect to
one thermal cycler, you can leave it as 192.168.0. 245 as default, and if for more units, please connect PC with every unit one by
one and set for different IP addresses for each unit.
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Choose Operating Mode option, then click Settings button.
Click the pop-up button on the right side of Operating Mode, and Choose TCP Server Mode.
Choose TCP
Server Mode
Single click OK button, IP address setting is finished.
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Choose Serial Option, tick Modify, and choose the showed information as below to make it in blue. And then click
Setting button.
Set up as the following Fig.
Click OK to confirm
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Click COM MAPPING in the function list,
Add Target
equipment
Remove Target
equipment
Apply change
Click Add Target equipment
button.
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Double-click the searched IP, and select Advanced Settings page, set up as the following fig.
Choose Serial Parameters page, set up as the following fig.
Click OK button.
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Click Apply Change button
complete the mapping settings.
to confirm the setting, and then click the Remove Target equipment
4.2.3 PC IP address setup
Click “Start”, choose “My network places”, the following windows will pop up,
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click” View Network Connections” in the left side. A window will pop up as follows
Right Click the icon as below and click “ Properties”
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Choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click “ Properties”
Set IP address, the first 7 digitals 192.168.0 must be as same as the ones we set for “Network Enabler Administrator”,
and the last 3 digitals must be different from what we set for “Network Enabler Administrator”. For example, if
we set IP address for thermal cycler as 192.168.0.245 in chapter 4.2.2.3, and we can set 192.168.0.145 here for PC.
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4.2.4. Add thermal cycler IP address in MaxManager PC software.
Keep the Network Enabler Administrator open, double click the
the following fig.
And will enter the main interface automatically as follows,
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PC software icon, system will go to
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Click Tools, and then choose Server Setting, Click Add and key in the IP address of the thermal cycler which we set
in Chapter 4.2.2.3. As the Fig. below.
Click Save after setup
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Close the MaxManager PC software completely and open it again. Before enter the main interface, you will see the
fig. as below,
It will enter the main interface automatically. Choose the unit named ETI, you will find that the disconnect button
is bright which means it is connected now and you can discount it.
Note: Some firewall software may block the port, if the PC cannot connect the thermal cycler successfully, please turn off the
firewall of your computer. Go to Start, click Control Panel, there is a Windows Firewall, double click, and then choose “off” for
the firewall.
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4.3 MAIN INTERFACE OF MAXPRO PC SOFTWARE
4.3.1. Toolbar
Change user name
Export User
Import User
Import file
Paste user
Copy user
Create new user
Delete user
Copy file
Create New file
Export File
Change file password
Delete file
Paste file
Edit file
Connect
Save file
Change file name
4.3.2. Operations
Run a file
1. Open the file of the equipment or the computer.
2. Click Run button.
3. Select Tube type and tube Volume.
4. Click OK button to run the file.
Note: If the file is saved in the computer, choose the equipment before running.
Grad temp.
Server setting
Disconnect
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Check the running file
1. If the equipment is running, Run File (A/B) will be showed under equipment name.
2. Double-click Run File (A/B), display the running file content and equipment running states.
Note: Click Pause / Stop button to pause / stop equipment running.
Check history information
Double-click the History under the System option to show the history information.
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Check the equipment storage state
Double-click the System to view equipment storage state.
Set system parameters
Double-click the Setting under System options, and set system parameters.
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4.3.3. User menu
Create a new user
1. Choose Create New User under User menu, pop-up create user dialog box.
2. Enter your user name, click OK button.
Change the user name
1. Choose Change User Name under the User menu, pop-up the “Change User Name” dialog box.
2. Enter user name, click the OK button.
Note: When the user’s file is opened, the user name can not be changed.
Copy User
1. Choose the user name under equipment.
2. Choose Copy User under User menu.
Paste user
1. Choose the name of the equipment or any user name under equipment.
2. Choose Paste User menu under User menu.
Note: 1. If the user name already exists, and its file is opened, the user can not be pasted.
2. Only can paste between the local computer and equipments.
Delete user
1. Choose the user name need to be deleted.
2. Choose Delete User under User menu.
Note: When the user’s file is opened, the user can not be deleted.
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Import user
1. Choose local computer.
2. Choose Import User under the User menu.
3. Choose the import user name, click the open button.
Note: When the user name exists and user’s file is opened, the user can not be imported.
Export user
1. Choose the user under local computer.
2. Choose Export User under User menu.
3. Choose the target path, click OK button.
Note: When the user’s file is opened, the user can not be exported.
4.3.4 File menu
Create new file
1. Choose the user, whom create new file for.
2. Choose Create New File under File menu, pop-up the dialog box.
3. Enter the file name and password, click OK button.
Edit file
1. Double click the equipment user, double click the file and pop up the file edit window.
2. Edit the file content, click Save
to save the file.
Note: If there is a password for the file, need to enter password before edit the file.
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Segment setup
Circle setup
Protocol graphic
Copy file
1. Choose the file
2. Choose Copy File under File menu.
Paste File
1. Choose the user under the equipment list.
2. Choose Paste File under File menu.
Note: User can paste file between computer and equipments.
When the file exists and it is opened, can not overwrite the file.
Delete File
1. Choose the file need to be deleted.
2. Choose Delete File under the File menu
Note: Opened file can not be deleted.
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Change the file name
1. Choose the file .
2. Choose the Change File Name under File menu.
3. Enter file name, click OK button.
Note: Opened file’s name can not be changed.
Change the file password
1. Choose the file.
2. Choose Change File Password under File menu, pop-up dialog box.
3. Enter the old password, the new password and click OK button.
Note: Opened file’s password can not be changed.
Save file
Click Save File after modification.
Import file
1. Choose the local computer user.
2. Choose Export File under the File menu.
3. Choose the file and click Open button.
Note: When the file name exists and it is opened, can not import the file.
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Export File
1. Choose the file need to export.
2. Choose Export File under File menu.
3. Choose the export target path, click OK button.
Note: Opened file can not be exported.
4.3.5 Tool menu
Connect
Choose the equipment, click Connect under Tools menu or
button.
Note: One equipment can only be connected to one computer at the same time.
Disconnect
Choose the equipment, click the Disconnect under Tools menu or
the computer.
button, to disconnect the equipment from
Grad Temp.
1. Choose Grads Temp.
2. Enter the step temperature and gradient range.
3. Choose the block type 8x12 (96well) or 16x24 (384well).
4. Click Calc. Button to calculate the gradient temperature for each column.
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Server Setting- Change the equipment IP and the name
1. Choose Server Setting under Tools menu, pop-up the setting dialog box.
2. Click the Add button to add a row.
3. Click the Delete button to delete the current row.
4. Put the IP address and alias, click Save button to save the setting.
Note: 1.The setting will be effective until the software restart.
2.IP setting should be corresponding to the equipment.
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Chapter 5
Equipment Software upgrade
5.1 CONFIGURE YOUR EQUIPMENT
Connect the equipment to computer through RJ45 interface (Cross, Class B Connection)
RJ45 interface
Computer
Instrument
5.2 HOW TO UPGRADE THE SOFTWARE
1. Power on thermal cycler, press F1 and hold for a while, LCD displays “Prepare to upgrade • • •”, system enter
software upgrade state.
2. Run Network Enable Administrator. Equipment will use virtual equipment mapping for communications during
upgrades.
Broadcast button
Configuration
Mapping
Function
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3. Configuration
Click the Broadcast button
, the software will search equipment automatically.
Searched IP
address
Double-click the searched IP on the column and choose the Network option.
Input IP Address
Input Netmask
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Choose Operating Mode option, then click Settings button.
Choose “Real Com Mode” for operating Mode.
Choose Real
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Click COM MAPPING from the function list.
Add Target
equipment
Remove Target
equipment
Apply change
Click Add Target equipment
button.
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Double-click the searched IP, and select Advanced Settings page, set up as the following fig.
Choose Serial Parameters, set as below:
Click OK button, apply configuration
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4. Run upgrade.exe.
5. Press Open, choose the upgrade file (*.bin) in the computer.
6. Press Start, the computer start to upgrade the software of instrument, LCD displays “Upgrade begin”.
7. During software upgrade, LCD displays “Configuring Mode • • •”.
8. When the software upgrade is complete, LCD displays “Upgrade finished • • •”.
9. Equipment software upgrade is finished.
10.Click Remove Target equipment
to remove the equipment mapping.
11.Restore configuration.
Open Network Enable Administrator to choose configuration function.
Configuration
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Double click the searched IP address, choose Operation Mode, and click setting button.
Choose “TCP Server Mode” for Operating Mode.
Choose TCP
Server Mode
Click OK button, close Network Enable Administrator.
12. Restart the thermal cycler equipment, enter the system parameter window to reset system parameter.
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Chapter 6
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Maintaining your Thermal Cycler:
Cleaning the Sample Wells:
• Turn off the instrument and let the instrument cool for 10-15 minutes.
• Thoroughly clean wells with a cotton swab soaked in 100% Isopropanol.
• If wells are contaminated, clean thoroughly with a cotton swab soaked in a 70% Ethanol solution.
• Rinse wells with de-ionized or distilled water.
• Wells should be completely dry before using instrument.
Cleaning the Hot lid:
• Turn off the instrument and let the instrument cool for 20-30 minutes.
• Gently wipe the bottom of the hot lid with a cloth soaked in 100% isopropanol.
• If the hot lid is contaminated, wipe the bottom of the lid with a cloth soaked in a 70% Ethanol solution.
• Rinse with de-ionized or distilled water.
• Wait for the lid to dry before returning the lid to its normal position.
If necessary, the body of the Thermal Cycler can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth.
When cleaning, the instrument should be turned off.
Do not use detergents or corrosive substances to clean the instrument.
Running the Temperature Verification and System Performance Tests:
These are designed to test the following specifications:
Heating Rate; Cooling Rate; Hold Time; Overshoots & Undershoots; Spread; Accuracy;
The test requires the use of the Cyclertest® Driftcon system, which is a temperature monitoring system that
measures the above parameters in real time.
An instrument that fails the tests may require service by a qualified Esco engineer.
Please contact your distributor or Esco.
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Chapter 7
Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
No.
1
Problem
Possible Reason
Actions
Disconnected power supply
Connect power.
No display. No beeps when power
on
Faulty fuse
Replace it (250V 8A Φ5×20mm)
Switch failure
Replace it
2
Two beeps after power on. The
screen displays “Please insert
block” with audible beep.
3
During the run, the screen shows:
Please check error, or one of the
following options:
Temperature sensor disconnect
Temperature sensor1 disconnect
Temperature sensor2 disconnect
Temperature sensor3 disconnect
4
During the run, the screen shows:
Please check error and shows
Heat sink sensor disconnect
Other
Contact distributor or manufacturer
Loose connection between the block
and main unit.
Turn off the power. Remove the block
from the main unit. Reinstall the
block.
Turn on the power..
Damaged sensor or bad
connection
Turn off the power. Remove the block
from the main unit. Reinstall the
block.
Turn on the power.
Contact distributor or manufacturer
Damaged sensor or bad connection
Turn off the power. Remove the block
from the main unit. Reinstall the
block.
Turn the power on.
Damaged sensor or bad connection
Turn off the power. Remove the block
from the main unit. Reinstall. Turn on
the power.
Contact distributor or manufacturer
5
6
7
During the run, the screen shows:
Please check error and indicates
Hotlid sensor disconnect
Abrupt change in heating speed
or poor temperature control accuracy
Significant change in cooling
speed, or unavailable temperature
below ambient one
Contact distributor or manufacturer
Ventilation Blocked
Clear the blockage
Bad connection
Open the instrument, check that the
connectors are connected properly.
Cooling module failure
Contact distributor or manufacturer
The ambient temperature or humidity is too high, which is beyond the
normal working condition of the
instrument.
Please regulate the ambient temperature and the humidity.
Cooling module failure
Fan failed or stopped
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9
Heating and cooling terminated
Lid does not heat
Faulty temperature sensor.
Malfunction of all cooling modules
Contact distributor or manufacturer
Contact distributor or manufacturer
Set the hot-lid as ”OFF” in the system parameter setting window
Set the hotlid’s state as a certain temperature value.
The control temperature time is set
as “--:--” in the file edit interface,
which lead to the hotlid closes automatically.
Set the temperature control time in
digital.
Loose connection between connectors
Lid heater failure
Lid sensor failure
Contact distributor or manufacturer
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Abnormal characters displayed in
the LCD
Inactive keys
Reagent in the reaction tubes
evaporated
The setup of parameters is invalid
Bad contact between chip and its
socket
Contact distributor or manufacturer
Chip malfunctioning
Film panel damaged
Contact distributor or manufacturer
Failure to set hot-lid temperature,
but set the hot-lid as ”OFF”
Please refer to “How to set the parameters” to set the temperature of
hot-lid.
The reaction tubes are placed unevenly
Adjust the location of reaction tubes,
and place the tubes evenly.
The lid of reaction tubes are not
closed tightly
Please close the lid of tubes tightly
before put them into the instrument.
Failure to press “Save” button after
the setup of parameters
Please Press Save button to save the
parameter.
Note: 1.During warranty terms, please contact distributor or manufacturer if there is a need to open the equipment to
check a failure listed in the above table.
2. Each instrument with the same or different brand has their own control temperature features, including cooling &
heating rate, stability and fluctuation; Meanwhile, the biological experiment has its own features such as indeterminacy,
and easy to be affected by the surroundings, therefore, any PCR program that is achieved on one instrument successfully, maybe cannot be achieved the same successful result. Once you change instruments to do the same experiment,
you’d better adjust the PCR running program, in order to get an ideal result.
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Chapter 8
Technical Data
8.1 SPECIFICATIONS
Ambient temperature is 10°C ~30°C, however the device characteristics (maximum ramp rate, temperature accuracy
and uniformity) apply only within the temperature range 23°C+/-5°C.
General Specifications, Swift MaxPro Thermal Cycler (SWT-MXP)
Block Code
SWT-MXP-BLC1
SWT-MXP-BLC2
SWT-MXP-BLC3
SWT-MXP-BLC4
SWT-MXP-BLC5
96 × 0.2ml
48 × 0.2ml + 30 × 0.5ml
384 wells
48 × 0.2ml + 48 × 0.2ml
4 slides
0.2ml tubes
96 micro plate
12 x 8 strips
8 x 12 strips
0.2 ml tubes
0.5 ml tubes
4 x 12 strips
384 micro plate
0.2ml tubes
6 x 8 strips
4 slides in situ
plate
Max. Heating Rate
4.0ºC / sec
2.8ºC / sec
2.8ºC / sec
4.0ºC / sec
1.8ºC / sec
Max. Cooling Rate
4.0 C / sec
2.8 C / sec
2.8 C / sec
4.0 C / sec
1.8ºC / sec
Sample Capacity
Applied Consumables
Temperature Range
4ºC ~ 99ºC
º
º
º
Temperature Uniformity
±0.3 C
Temperature Accuracy
±0.2ºC
º
º
Max. Gradient
30ºC
-
30ºC
-
-
Min. Gradient
1ºC
-
1ºC
-
-
Hot Lid Temp. range
30ºC ~ 110ºC
Temp. Control Mode
Block mode or Tube mode
Display
Instrument Memory
5.7” Graphical LCD
100 protocols on board, unlimited with use of USB memory stick and PC (optionally password protected)
PC Interface
Dimensions (W x D x H)
RJ45
340mm x 420mm x 280mm (WxLxH)
Weight (kg)
Power Supply
10
100-240 V / 50-60 Hz 600W
Fuse
Warranty
250V 8A ø5 × 20
3 years on main body, 2 years on blocks
8.2 PERFORMANCE
Maximum number of cycles: 99
Maximum number of sections: 5
Maximum segments within a cycle: 16
Number of programs: 99
Noise: 59dBA
Background Noise: below 40dBA
8.3 EQUIPMENT SOFTWARE FUNCTION
• File editing and saving
• File modifying and deleting
• Adjustment of the heating/cooling rate
• Temperature & time increments/decrements during runs
• Data display at each phase of the run
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• Program pause function
• Program stop
• Auto-restart in case of power failure and alarm
• Software upgrades via RJ45 interface
• Audible alarm
• Total program run time and remaining program run time
• Date and time (year, month, day, hour, minute, second) display and calibration
• Failure protection and alarming.
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Parameter and Meaning
Appendix 2
Parameter and Meaning
Item
1
2
Parameter
Meaning
Temp (C)
Temp. Control point
Time
Time of Temp.
Control (mm:ss)
Range
Note
4.0~99.0
--:-- (set the value
before “: ” through
“+/-” key.)
The time of Temp. control is infinity, meanwhile,
the hotlid closed.
00:00~59:59
Ramp (C/S)
Ramping Rate
(C /Second)
#.#
4
+Temp
Temp. Gain of Every Cycler
0.0~9.9
+Time
Time Gain of Every Cycler
(mm:ss)
0:00~9:59
Cycle1
Section Numbers
1~5
×00
Cycler Numbers from
beginning to the end
1~99
From 00
The start segment of the
section
X (and existed
segment no.)
to 00
The end segment of the
section.
≤X+15
7
Grad.
Gradient Temp. range (C)
0 ~30
8
Date
Date (YY-MM-DD)
00 (~99) -01 (~12) -01
(~31)
Year-Month-Date
9
Time
Time (HH:MM:SS)
00:00:00~23:59:59
Hour: Minute: Second
5
6
Maximum Ramping Rate
10
Default File
The default user file
Max. length is 11
characters.
11
Default User
The default user name
Max. length is 11
characters.
Control Mode
13
Sample Volume
14
Holid
15
16
Block
In this mode, the time for reagent’s temperature
to reach the set temperature is less than setting
time (see Fig. 1).
Tube
In this mode, the reagent’s temperature can
reach the set temperature very rapidly (see Fig.
2).
Control Mode
Sample Volume (μl)
Cycle1: ×00 From 00 to 00
10~200
State of Hot Lid: Off
Off
State of Hotlid: Open (C)
30~110
Key Sound
Key Sound (Yes or No)
Yes/No
Humming
Run End Sound
Run End Sound (Yes or No)
Yes/No
Humming continuously
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
Temperature - (°c)
100
97
94
91
88
85
82
79
76
73
70
Time - (s)
Thermal Cyclers • User and Service Manual
100
97
94
91
88
85
82
79
76
73
70
Block
Reagent
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
12
Temperature - (°c)
0.1 ~4.0 C
3
Time - (s)
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©2008 Esco Micro Pte. Ltd. Specifications Subject to Change. ES1460_V1_09/09
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