MagCore User Manual Ver.2012-1.indd

Automated Nucleic Acid Extractor
MagCore® HF16
Reliable Nucleic Acid Purification
MagCore® HF16 is a simple, fast and cost-effective technique
to automatically purify nucleic acids from a diverse range of
sample sources. With the pre-programmed protocols and
magnetic bead based reagent cartridges, the system provides
consistent and stable nucleic acid purification for every busy
laboratory.
Advantage
Touch Button operation means simplicity
Rapid Results in about 30 minutes for DNA purification
Flexible Design means single samples can be run with no waste
Batch Purify up to 16 samples at one time
Diverse Purification kits and protocols available
Economic Pricing of reagents and instrument
MagCore® HF16
Operation Manual
Safety Precautions ............................... 1
Specification ............................................ 2
Package Contents ................................. 3
Accessories .............................................. 4
Installation .............................................. 4
Before Install ................................................. 4
System Overview ........................................... 5
LCM Display Screen and Keypress Panel ......... 6
Install MagCore .............................................. 7
Insert Cartridge .............................................. 8
Setup Tip and Tip Holder ................................. 8
System Test .................................................... 9
Start Programs ............................................. 10
Easy Maintenance ............................... 11
Replace O-Rings ........................................ 11
Clean Piercing Needles ................................. 11
Replace UV Lamp .......................................... 12
Replace Fuse ............................................. 12
Trouble Shooting Guide ................... 13
RBC Bioscience Corp.
3F., No.132, Ln. 235, Baoqiao Rd., Xindian Dist.,
New Taipei City 23145, TAIWAN.
TEL : +886-2-8912-1200 FAX : +886-2-8912-1300
Ver. 2012-1
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29 Harley St. London W1G 9QR, UK
Safety Precautions
Before use
These WARNINGS and CAUTIONS are intended to protect you and other persons from injuries and damages. To
ensure safe operation, please follow them carefully.
CAUTIONS
Risk Of Electric Shock
Do Not Open
CAUTION:
To Reduce The Risk Of Electric Shock, Do Not Remove Cover (Or Back).
No Userserviceable Parts Inside. Refer Servicing To Qualified Service Personnel.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle isintended
to alert the user to the presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
Be aware of contaimination by contagious specimens.
High temperature warning!!
DO NOT touch the heating block with this sticker attached, it
may cause serious burning injuries.
CAUTION:
1. Handle the power supply cord carefully
Do not damage or deform the power supply cord. If it is damaged or deformed, it
may cause electric shock or malfunction when used. When removing from wall
outlet, be sure to remove by holding the plug attachment and not by pulling the
cord.
2. Do not open the top cover
In order to prevent electric shock, do not open the top cover.
3. Do not place anything inside
Do not place metal objects or spill liquid inside the MagCore® System. Electric
shock or malfunction may result.
Note On Use:
Avoid high temperatures.
Allow for sufficient heat dispersion when installed on a rack.
Handle the power cord carefully.
Hold the plug when unplugging the cord.
Keep the set free from moisture,
water, and dust.
Unplug the power cord when not
using the set for long periods of time.
Do not obstruct the ventilation space.
Do not let insecticides, benzene, and
thinner come in contact with the set.
Never disassemble or modify the set
in any way.
Do not let foreign objects in the set.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings – All warnings on the product and in the operating
instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions – All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning – Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Only
allow to use 75% of EtOH to clean the surface of instrument.
6. Attachments – Do not use attachments not recommended by the product
manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
7. Water and Moisture – Do not use this product near water – for example, near
a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near
a swimming pool; and the like.
8. Accessories – Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult,
and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any
mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and
should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
9. Ventilation – Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation
and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or
the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
10. Power Sources – This product should be operated only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For
products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the
operating instructions.
11. Grounding or Polarization – This product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If
the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
12. Power-Cord Protection – Power-supply cords should be routed so that they
are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the product.
13. Lightning – For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or
when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
14. Overloading – Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
15. Object and Liquid Entry – Never push objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on
the product.
16. Servicing – Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer
all servicing to qualified service personnel.
17. Damage Requiring Service – Unplug this product from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a) When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
b) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product,
c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water,
d) If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage
and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
product to its normal operation,
e) If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way, and
f) When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance
– this indicates a need for service.
18. Replacement Parts – When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
19. Safety Check – Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask
the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is
in proper operating condition.
20. Heat – The product should be situated away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products that produce heat.
MagCore® HF16
Specification
Model
System Method
System Components
Power Supply
Dimension
Net Weight
HF16
Cellulose coated magnetic beads
1. Pipetting Unit: Dispensing, transferring, X-Y two axis movements.
2. Electric Control: Internal microprocessor.
3. UV Light: Power 5W, life duration >1,000 Hrs.
4. Heating Block: RT~1000C.
5. Display Screen: 3 inches LCM Screen with keypress Panel
6. Accessories: T- Rack, Cartridge Rack , Empty Cartridges, Tip/Holders, Sample tube ,
Microcentrifugr Tube, Syringe O-ring and Grease.
Voltage: AC 100-240V; Frequency: 50/60Hz; Power Consumption >1.0KVA
W550 X D660 X H680 (mm)
W21.65 X D25.98 X H26.77 (inches)
70kg / 155lbs
Operating Paramenters
Processing Capacity
Processing Time
Sample Volume
Elution Volume
Yield
Purity
1~16 samples per batch
30-70 minutes (depends on sample type and method)
200μl /400μl /1,200μl
60μl /100μl /150μl /200 μl
Average 6μg Genomic DNA from 200μl human whole blood
Average 1μg total RNA from 400μl human whole blood
DNA : O.D A260/280 ratio 1.8 ± 0.1
RNA : O.D A260/280 ratio 2.0 ± 0.2
Operating Environment
Temperatures allowed during
transportation storage
packaging
15°C~35°C
Temperatures allowed during
operation
+18°C to +300C
Pollution Degree
Indoor
Applications
Whole Blood (200μl /400μl), Viral Nucleic Acid (DNA/RNA), Tissue Genomic , Plant Genomic DNA Bacteria, Cultured Cells, Total
RNA, Large volume whole blood (1,200μl )
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Package Contents
1
Open the package cover.
Remove accessories.
Remove the bump buffer.
Remove outer carton case.
Take out of the machine .
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3
4
5
5
MagCore®HF16 has a weight of 70 kg(155lb). 2
people are required to lift the MagCore® HF16
safely.
Please put MagCore® HF16 on a solid worktop
table without pulley. Do not place on the same
table of other facilities which need to be kept
away from vibration.
Packaging materials are recyclable.
Recommends to keep the package for future
transportation or movement.
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MagCore® HF16
Accessories
Check that the following parts are included in addition to the main unit:
T-Rack..........................................................2
Cartridge Rack........................................2
Power Cable.............................................1
Lubricating silicon grease..................1
O-Rings......................................16
Cartridge...................................32
Sample/Elution Tube........................32
Tip/Tip Holder.......................................32
Accessory No: 6, 7, 8 are installation tools, please keep clean for permanent use.
Installation
Before Install
Before installation, please find a location
of bench-top close to electrical outlets, and
remain enough space for machine installation
and ventilation.
120cm
5cm
30cm
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HF-16 System Overview
Protective Acryl Board
Control Panel
Front Door
Door Pull
Service Lid
Door-Open Detector
UV Lamp
LCD Window
Door Pry
Syringe Unit
Power Switch
Operation Area
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MagCore® HF16
LCM Display Screen and Keypress Panel
Error LED
Indicator LED
UV Key
Start Key
LCM Display Screen
STOP Key / Emergent Key
MagCore® HF16 provides a touch button keypress panel for you to
communicate with your instrument. The number keys give users to
input Cartridge Code which specified on the Reagent Cartridge to run
built-in program automatically, or to select desired volumes at startup sample and final elution steps.
LCM Display Screen which with sapphire background light, shows
clear information that the MagCore® HF16 is currently performing.
Special function of buttons described as:
Perform UV sterilization after
handling contagious specimens.
Emergent Stop
Stop button is designed for
going back to “Stand-By” menu
at program completed, or for
EMERGENT STOP use.
UV Sterilization
UV button is designed to turn on UV Lamp while
your MagCore® HF16 needs to be sterilized after
runing contagious samples.
Procedure
Turn on power switch of MagCore® HF16, or after
program completed and return back to “StandBy” condition.
In case of emergency, press “STOP” button at
anytime. LCM display screen shows warning sign,
Red Indicate LCD lights up and a beep sound can
be heard.
EMERGENT STOP
(START) CONTINUE
(ESC) ABOUT
LCM display screen shows “ Stand-By” .
If the front door was opened during
program running, MagCore® HF16
stops all mechanical movements
immediately due to safty
considerations.
MAGCORE HF16
STAND-BY
PRESS ( START )
UV LIGHT
( 1 ) 1 hr
TO RUN
( 2 ) 30min
( ESC ) To Back
Press UV button to proceed UV sterilization with
1hr / 30 mins of time options.
Esc: Back to “Stand-By” menu.
UV lamp actives and count down with selected
time at minutes.
Shift button is designed for machine calibration
DO NOT excute this program without trained
engineer aside.
(1)CLEAN
(2)PISTON
(3)SENSOR
(4)MOTOR
(5)HEATER
(6)TIP
(ESC)BACK
MagCore® HF16 will go back to “ Stand-By”
menu once UV sterilization procedure completed.
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Install MagCore® HF16
Proceed installation procedures after placing MagCore® HF16
on a solid bench-top.
Open the front door and use philip screw driver to loose and
take out the L-Block.
Please retain the L-Block and screws, to relocate
for future move process or to fixed machine .
Confirm the outlet voltage is 100v to 240v
Keep hands dry and make sure that the
machine remain switch-off while insert into
the socket then turn on the power switch.
Connect power socket and turn on the power.
Remove bump buffer
MAGCORE HF16
STAND-BY
PRESS ( START )
TO RUN
After power on, LCM shows " STAND-BY", then press Shift for
FUNCTION menu
(1)CLEAN
(2)PISTON
(3)SENSOR
(4)MOTOR
(5)HEATER
(6)TIP
(ESC)BACK
Select (2) PISTION, machine will retreat bump buffer
automatically.
Repack bump buffer
1. Plug in power cable, then turn on power switch.
2. Push back the plateform back (without T-rack and
cartridge rack) to position where L-Block can be fixed.
3. Use Philip screw drive to fix 4 screws to L-Block.
4. Place the bump buffer on the cartridge plateform
5. Pull down the Syrindge plateform to secure bump
buffer.
6. Turn off power.
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MAGCORE HF16
STAND-BY
PRESS ( START )
TO RUN
Press ECS twice to go back to STAND-BY menu. Complete instal
procedures.
MagCore® HF16
Insert Cartridge
Insert MagCore® HF16 Viral Nucleic Acid cartridge into
Cartridge Rack following arrow point directions.
A. Slide MagCore® HF16 cartridge into Cartridge Rack to the
end with slight downward angle.
B. Press down the cartridge to interlock position under the
over-hang part of Cartidge Rack. A click sound can be heard
when it is locked correctly.
Load as many cartridges as sample runs. Capacity for each
Cartridge Rack is 8, up to 16 samples for two Cartridge Racks
can be performed at one time on MagCore® HF16.
Instal the cartridges loaded Cartridge Rack into inner
operation area of the MagCore® HF16 and lock firmly.
A
B
Setup Tube, Tip and Tip Holder
Well 1
Well 2
Well 3
Well 4
Put Tips into Tip Holders.
Set the Tip/Tip Holder onto hole 2 of T-Rack.
Place provided Elution (Eppendorf) Tube or other types of
tube into hole 1 of T-Rack as final purified DNA collection
tube.
Set the Sample Tube onto hole 4 of T-Rack.
Instal the Tip/Holder and Sample/Elution Tubes loaded
T-Rack into outter operation area of the MagCore® HF16 and
lock firmly.
Elution Tube
Tip / Tip Holder
Sample Tube
Please refer to MagCore® Kit User Menu for appropriate
wells to setup Tip and Tube.
Caution:
DO NOT use any other type of microcentrifuge tube to replace provided Sample Tube.
It may cause operation impact due to different height of tubes.
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System Test
1. Apply 16 Tips / Tip Holders and Sample/Elution Tubes to
T-Rack. Add 1ml of water to each Sample Tubes then close the
front door.
Test 1
MAGCORE HF16
STAND-BY
PRESS ( START )
TO RUN
2. Press Shift to enter FUNCTION Menu.
(1)CLEAN
(2)PISTON
(3)SENSOR
(4)MOTOR
(5)HEATER
(6)TIP
(ESC)BACK
Machine taking up Tips, please check whether the Tips move
smoothly. If you observe a Tip Holder stuck, please press the
STOP button immediately to stop and remove the jammed
Holder. Replace the Tip/Tip Holder then run the procedure again.
If the problem persists, contact your local dealer for engineering
helps.
3. Select (2) PISTON for Tip taking and Syringe air-tight tests.
Test 2
Initializing
PISTON TEST
LOAD)TIP/HOLDER
)TUBE WITH WATER
(START)GO (ESC)BACK
4. Press START to go.
TIP(2)
TAKING
000min
Tip will absorb water from Sample Tube and pause for 15
seconds, please check the liquid level of each columns are at
same horizontal. If leakage situation is observed, press STOP
button to stop and replcae the leaking Tip and O-ring, then run
the test again. If the problem persists, contact your local dealer
for engineering helps.
Test 3
Return Tip Please check whether it is smooth or not at returning
Tips.
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MagCore® HF16
Start Programs
Install all necessary accessories and apply your specimen to
MagCore®.
MAGCORE HF16
STAND-BY
PRESS ( START )
VIRAL NA OOO/OOO
SELECT SAMPLE VOLUME
(1)OOOul (2)OOOul
(ESC) PREV PAGE
Select Sample Volume.
TO RUN
Press START
CARTRIDGE CODE OOO
OOO...
(Enter) NEXT PAGE
(ESC) CANCEL
Initializing
After press Start button, machine runs program of calibration,
initialize to move all axis to original factory positions.
INPUT CARTRIDGE CODE
(3 DIGITALS)
(XXX)
Confirm your input Sample Volume.
Press Enter for next page, Press ESC for back to Stand-By page.
ENSURE RACKS LOADED
(1)CARTRIDGE RACK
(2)T-RACK
(ESC) PREV PAGE
At this step prepare racks to operation area.
After racks loaded then press Enter to next page for elution
volume selection.
SELECT ELUTE VOL
(1)OOOul (2)OOOul
(3)OOOul (4)OOO1ul
(ESC) PREV PAGE
Select final elution volume.
ELUTE VOLUME OOOul
Input Cartridge Code to run protocol.
Cartridge Code is shown on your Reagent Cartridge and the
cover of user manual.
!
Above CODE is for demostration purpose, please refer
to the kit you purchase for real workshop.
INPUT CARTRIDGE CODE
(3 DIGITALS)
(OOO)
(Enter) NEXT PAGE
PREHEATING...
TmpOOOO...
MagCore® HF16 in process of selected protocol at this step. The
Green Indicat LCD lights up and Heating Block starts to heat up
to 650C for Lysis Step.
During MagCore® HF16 is under program running, the
“MagCore” LCD lights up at all times.
DO NOT open the door at this moment, it causes emergent stop
and you might lose your samples by machine interruption.
PROCEDURE COMPLETED
Confirm your input code again and press Enter to next page for
sample volume selection.
(START)CONTUNUE
(STOP)STAND-BY
While program finished, a beep sound can be heard.
and green Indicate LCD light went out.
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Easy Maintenance
Replace O-Rings
Clean Piercing Needles
The Piercing Needles are very sharp, be careful
for possible stabbing wounds to the hand.
Syringe
O-Rings
MAGCORE HF16
STAND-BY
MAGCORE HF16
STAND-BY
PRESS ( START )
PRESS ( START )
TO RUN
TO RUN
Under STAND-BY Menu, press Shift to enter FUNCTION menu.
Under STAND-BY Menu, press Shift to enter FUNCTION menu.
(1)CLEAN
(2)PISTON
(3)SENSOR
(4)MOTOR
(5)HEATER
(6)TIP
(1)CLEAN
(2)PISTON
(3)SENSOR
(4)MOTOR
(5)HEATER
(6)TIP
(ESC)BACK
(ESC)BACK
Select (1) CLEAN to enter next step.
Select (1) CLEAN to enter next step.
SELECT PARTS
(1)O-RINGS OF NOZZLE
(2)PIERCING NEEDLE
(ESC)BACK
Select (1) for O-ring replcement.
SELECT PARTS
(1)O-RINGS OF NOZZLE
(2)PIERCING NEEDLE
(ESC)BACK
Select (2) for Piercing Needles clean up.
Use a shap blade to cut off old O-ring,
When Piercing Needles are positioned and stopped, use 70%
alcohol with cotton paper to clean . Press ESC to go back to
STAND-BY menu and complete cleaning procedures.
Apply with new one,
Use supplied lubricating oil to rub a thin layer around
O-Rings , press ESC to back to STAND-BY menu and complete
replacement.
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Machine is only allowed to clean with 70%
alcohol. DO NOT use any type of organic
solvents for cleaning.
MagCore® HF16
Replace UV Lamp
Turn off the HF16 System’s power.
Open the HF16 System’s Front Door.
Remove the four Fixing Screws on both sides of the UV
Lamp Cover.
Remove the UV Lamp Cover with care not to damage the
UV Lamp.
Remove the UV Lamp from the UV Lamp Bracket.
Replace the UV Lamp Cover and the four Fixing Screws.
Replace Fuse
250V 5A
Only use specified fuse for replacement, using
higher amper fuse will cause server danger of
burning.
Replace Fuses (inside Power Inlet)
Equipment
Flathead screwdriver
Procedure
Remove the Fuse Holder using a flathead screwdriver.
Replace the Fuse when broken with a new fuse according
to the specification written on the Power Inlet (5A).
5A Fuse
0.5A Fuse
Replace Fuses (CPU Board)
Turn off the power and remove power socket
before opening the Service Lid. Touch internal
parts may cause electric shock hazards.
Take electrostatic protective measures while
you need to toch the CPU board.
Procedure
Removing Service Lid
Replace a Fuse(s) when broken with a new fuse according to
the specification written on the board .
Each fuse is placed in the circuit as follows:
F1: 5A CPU Board, Power Indicator, Four Axes Pulse Motor
Driver Board
F2: 0.5A Four Axes Pulse Motor Driver Board (Excitation
ON/OFF)
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Trouble Shooting Guide
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Problem
Possible Cause
Recommendation
Drops of liquid on the
Cartridge rack or the T-rack
Leakage of the tips due to damaged or
worn O-rings in piston.
Please refer to the System Test, and check the liquid
level of each columns are at same horizontal.
Pipetting of wrong liquid
volumes
1. Head of tip might be bent.
2. Worn piston O-rings
3. Reagents were stored too long.
1. Check the Tip head.
2. Please refer to the System Test, and check the liquid
level of each columns are at same horizontal.
Liquid level up to tip fillte
1. Wrong sample meterials
2. Wrong sample tubes.
1. Please refer to the MagCore® kit manual.
2. Please use provided sample tubes.
No piercing
V motor or connector is not working
properly.
Restart system. If problem persists, contact Technical
Service.
LCM panel disappeared
PCB board or connector is not working
properly
Contact Technical Service.
Axis no movement
Motor or connector is not working
properly.
Restart system. If problem persists, contact Technical
Service.
Tip Holder jammed
1. The holder might be bent.
2. Nozzle Heads is not correctly position.
1. Press the STOP button immediately, and replacing
the new Tip and Holder.
2. Contact Technical Service.
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