FasTrans Automatic Pipettor

FasTrans Automatic Pipettor
FasTrans
Automatic Pipettor
Analytik Jena AG
Kundendienst
Konrad-Zuse-Str. 1
07745 Jena
Phone:
e-mail:
Hotline:
+ 49 (3641) 77-7407
Fax:
+ 49 (3641) 77-7449
[email protected]
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on the internet: http://www.analytik-jena.de
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Publication No.: 9331:006.23
Edition – July 2009
Technical documentation made by:
Analytik Jena AG
This documentation describes the state of this product at the time of publishing. It
need not necessarily agree with future versions of the product.
Subject to change!
© Copyright 2009 Analytik Jena AG
Contents
Contents
1
Introduction .....................................................................3
1.1
1.2
Intended Purpose..................................................................................3
Notes Regarding Use of this Manual ....................................................3
2
Safety Instructions ..........................................................5
2.1
2.2
2.3
Warning Labels on the FasTrans ..........................................................5
General Safety Instructions for FasTrans Operation ............................5
Standards & Guidelines ........................................................................8
3
FasTrans Technical Data ................................................9
4
Transportation & Installation Requirements...............11
4.1
4.2
Transportation & Storage ....................................................................11
Installation Requirements....................................................................11
5
FasTrans Setup .............................................................13
6
Installation & Start-Up...................................................15
6.1
6.2
Installation ...........................................................................................15
Turning the FasTrans On & Off...........................................................16
7
Operation .......................................................................17
7.1
7.2
7.3
Loading the FasTrans .........................................................................17
Changing Tip Trays.............................................................................17
Changing the Pipettor Head................................................................18
8
Accessories ...................................................................19
8.1
8.2
8.3
Tip Types.............................................................................................19
Pipettor Head Types ...........................................................................19
Used Adapters and Sample Blocks ....................................................20
9
Preventive Maintenance & Care ...................................23
10
Disposal .........................................................................25
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List of Illustrations ........................................................27
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Introduction
Intended Purpose
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Introduction
1.1
Intended Purpose
The FasTrans is an automatic pipettor designed for routine laboratory jobs with
small to medium sample throughput in automated procedures to prepare media
plates, notably, PCR-plates.
You should carefully read this Manual before you start working with the
FasTrans.
Make sure that all safety instructions are properly followed. The FasTrans may
only be operated by duly trained personnel.
1.2
Notes Regarding Use of this Manual
The following warning and information signs are used throughout this Manual:
Danger!
A warning of this kind must be followed in all circumstances. This is necessary to
prevent physical injury or harm to people.
Caution!
Instructions of this kind must be followed, in order to prevent damage to the
pipettor.
Risk of electric shock!
Note
Provides useful advice that should not be disregarded if correct results are to be
obtained.
For the purpose of this Manual, the following rules will apply:
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Chapters and illustrations are consecutively numbered.
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Each illustration has its own image caption.
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Specified process steps are numbered.
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Cross-references to other Manual sections are marked with an arrow
(example: → "Introduction" on page 3)
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Notes Regarding Use of this Manual
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Warning Labels on the FasTrans
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Safety Instructions
2.1
Warning Labels on the FasTrans
Follow all warning labels on the FasTrans!
A special warning label is affixed to the baseplate of the FasTrans:
Hand Injury Warning!
Do not place your hand or fingers into the inner FasTrans space while a
pipetting sequence is in progress. You might suffer physical injury from
mechanically moving parts.
2.2
General Safety Instructions for FasTrans Operation
For your own safety and to ensure failsafe operation, you should carefully read
this chapter before you proceed to any kind of start-up action.
Comply with all safety rules that you find described in this Manual, as well as
related control software messages and prompts displayed on the screen.
Intended Use!
The FasTrans with original accessory items may not be operated in any other
way than described in this User Manual. No claims for liability will be accepted
by the manufacturer in the event of non-conforming application of any kind,
including non-complying use of individual assemblies or components. The same
shall apply to service or repair work performed by anyone other than duly
authorized service personnel. Claims for warranty and guarantee will be null
and void in such cases.
Local Regulations!
You are required to observe local safety practices as may be appropriate for
and applicable to pipettor operation (e.g. job safety regulations, accident
prevention rules, personal injury protection schedules).
Notes in this Manual providing a reference to potentially dangerous situations
cannot be regarded as replacing compulsory industrial labour protection laws.
Personnel!
The FasTrans may not be operated by anyone other than fully trained and
qualified personnel.
Knowledge of this Manual is a vital prerequisite and assumed to have been
acquired before pipettor operation.
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Safety Instructions
General Safety Instructions for FasTrans Operation
Shutdown in the Event of Emergency!
In the event of an emergency, the power supply to the FasTrans and its
components must be cut by pulling the power connector from the socket.
Make sure that the mains plug is easily accessible.
Caution! The PC may lose data and the operating system may suffer damage
from emergency shut-down action!
Operating substances, dangerous substances
The operator is responsible for the selection of substances used in the process
as well as for their safe handling. This is particularly important for radioactive,
infectious, poisonous, corrosive, combustible, explosive and otherwise
dangerous substances.
When handling dangerous substances local safety instructions and guidelines
must be observed.
Warnings on the labels must be always observed.
Only use clearly marked containers as well as protective goggles and rubber
gloves.
Biological samples have to be handled according to local guidelines regarding
the handling of infectious material.
Cleaning and decontamination measures
The operator is responsible for carrying out suitable decontamination should the
device be contaminated externally or internally with dangerous substances.
Spots, drops or larger spillages should be removed and cleaned using an
absorbent material such as cotton wool, laboratory wiping cloths or cellulose.
The affected areas are then to be wiped with an Incidin Plus solution.
Before another cleaning or decontamination procedure is used as that
prescribed by the manufacturer, the user shall check with the manufacturer that
the intended procedure will not damage the device.
Danger!
The weight of the FasTrans is 23 kg. Therefore, the device must be transported
by at least 2 persons.
Removing all samples, sample adapter, tips and trays before the transport. Do
not leave any dangerous substances at the transport in the device!
Electrical Shock!
The FasTrans requires an electric power supply for operation. There is lifethreatening electric voltage present at several points inside the system!
The power connector may only be plugged into a socket with PE contact, in
order to maintain class 1 protection level (protective conductor terminal) of the
pipettor. This protective function must not be rendered ineffective by an
extension without PE capability.
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General Safety Instructions for FasTrans Operation
Remember to turn power off and pull the power connector before you open the
FasTrans or remove any of its cover panels!
Check that the nameplate specification for operating voltage on the pipettor’s
back wall complies with the line voltage level that is actually provided by the
selected power socket. Operation at any voltage other than the specified
operating voltage may result in destruction of the pipettor.
No operation in rooms where there is danger of explosion!
Water
Take adequate precautions to prevent water from penetrating into the inner
FasTrans space.
The pipettor might suffer damage.
Danger of Corrosion
Do not install the FasTrans in the direct vicinity of areas where aggressivevapours are present, for example, strongly etching acidic or caustic fumes!
Fumes of this type may corrode terminals or mechanical parts of the pipettor.
Do not place objects or containers with liquid onto the FasTrans for
storage!
Close the front view panel before triggering any kind of FasTrans action!
While a pipetting job is being performed or during other required motion of the
pipettor head, the tiltable front panel must always be closed (tilted down). This
is necessary to ensure the safety of personnel and the proper and precise
function of the FasTrans.
Keep clear of mechanically moving parts!
Do not place your hand or fingers into the working range of the pipettor head
once you have triggered a motion sequence via the software command.
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Standards & Guidelines
2.3
Standards & Guidelines
The FasTrans has been designed, built and tested to comply with the following
standards and guidelines:
Safety class and safety type
The FasTrans belongs to safety class II.
The casing has safety type IP 20.
Device safety
The FasTrans conforms to the safety standards
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DIN EN 61010-1
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DIN EN 61010-2-101
EMC compatibility
The FasTrans has been tested for radio interference elimination and
interference immunity and fulfills the requirements stipulated by
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DIN EN 61326-2-6
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DIN EN 61326-1
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FasTrans Technical Data
Number of retainer
pockets
9 x MTP Standard
Interfaces
1x RS 232 for communication with PC
Line voltage:
100 V to 240 V
Power consumption:
80 VA
Frequency:
50/60 Hz
Fusing
None
Phys. dimensions
(WxDXH)
595 mm x 495 mm x 462 mm
Weight
23 kg
Temperatures:
Working range:
15 °C to 35°C
Transportation:
-20 °C to 65 °C
Tips:
20, 50, 200 µL, no filter, Tecan-Genesis compatible
10, 50, 175 µL, with filter, Tecan-Genesis compatible
Working volume:
0.5 to 30 µl or 0.5 to 200 µL respectively
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Transportation & Storage
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Transportation & Installation Requirements
4.1
Transportation & Storage
Danger!
The weight of the FasTrans is 23 kg. Therefore, the device must be transported
by at least 2 persons.
Removing all samples, sample adapter, tips and trays before the transport. Do
not leave any dangerous substances at the transport in the device!
For transportation and storage, the following ambient conditions must be
observed:
4.2
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Temperature range: -40 ... +70 °C
•
Rel. air humidity:
up to 95%
Installation Requirements
Caution! The following rules must always be observed for Installation!
Do not place any objects onto the FasTrans for storage!
Do not operate the pipettor in rooms with an explosive atmosphere!
Make sure there are no aggressive vapours, for example, strongly etching
acidic or caustic fumes in the direct surroundings of the pipettor.
The installation site must meet the following requirements:
•
The FasTrans operating site must be free from drafts, dust, etching
vapours and vibration.
•
No FasTrans installation in the vicinity of electromagnetic fields
(e.g. motors).
•
Prevent the presence of drops of water, splashes and spray near the
FasTrans.
•
Do not expose the FasTrans to direct sunlight or radiator emissions.
•
Operating temperature range:
+ 15 °C to + 35 °C
•
Rel. air humidity for operation:
up to 90% (at + 30 °C)
Footprint requirements
With physical dimensions as specified above and an additional clearance of
approximately 100 mm on all sides, the FasTrans requires a minimum footprint
of 800 x 700 mm2 (approx.) plus a base areas for the PC and the display
screen.
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FasTrans Setup
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FasTrans Setup
Components
Fig. 1
1
Tiltable front view
panel (tilted up)
2
Pipettor head
3
Base plate with 9
positions
4
Status light for
voltage supply
Components of the FasTrans (front view)
Rear connections
The terminals of the FasTrans are located on its rear panel. The FasTrans must
be linked up with the COM port of the PC.
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Nameplate
2
Main power switch
3
Power inlet
4
Terminal for PC (COM
interface)
Connections on rear panel of FasTrans
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Installation
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Installation & Start-Up
6.1
Installation
Watch Pipettor Position!
The FasTrans may only be transported in an upright position (use markers on
shipping case for guidance).
Do not allow the FasTrans to topple over whilst unpacking.
Electrical Shock
Check that the pipettor’s nameplate specifications for operating voltage
match your actual power supply values. Operation at any voltage other than
the specified operating voltage level may result in destruction of the pipettor.
1. Place the FasTrans onto a desktop base with adequate spacing from other
systems. A minimum clearance of 10 cm must be provided around the
FasTrans.
2. Use the COM interface port for FasTrans connection to the PC.
3. Use the power cord (enclosed) to connect the FasTrans to power supply.
4. Turn power supply on using the FasTrans main power switch.
5. Start the FasTrans program software.
6. Select Process / Initialize pipettor menu command.
Once communication between the PC and the FasTrans has been
successfully established, the pipettor head will move into the rear far-right
corner of the FasTrans. If the pipettor head already was in this position prior
to initialization, homing motion may be almost unperceivable in some
cases.
7. In the event of failure to establish FasTrans-PC communication, you should
check for correct interface settings.
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Select Options / Interface menu command in FasTrans program.
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Set the connected PC interface port, once the dialog screen has
opened.
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Select Options / Settings menu command.
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Disable the Demo check box in the Options dialog screen, then click
on [OK].
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Repeat the test procedure for pipettor initialization.
On successful completion thereof, the FasTrans is operational.
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Turning the FasTrans On & Off
6.2
Turning the FasTrans On & Off
Never trigger a motion sequence of the pipettor head, unless you have
placed the appropriate storage container (tip tray with tips) into the
specified retainer pocket!
Failure to comply might cause damage to the FasTrans.
Refrain from any kind of unsolicited (not prompted by software) manual
motion of the pipettor head or the bridge!
Do not use force! This might cause damage to the FasTrans.
Turning automatic pipettor on / Triggering program session
1. Use the main power switch to turn the FasTrans on.
2. Trigger FasTrans control software session.
Communication between the FasTrans and the PC will be established.
3. Select pipetting program.
4. Fill base plate pockets of automatic pipettor with plates and tubes as
required by your current program layout.
5. Launch pipetting program (refer to “Trigger Program“ section of software
user manual).
Note
On failure to observe the prescribed sequence of powering-on actions, the
software will initially start in demo mode. You may then establish communication between the FasTrans and the PC by selecting the Options / Settings
menu command and unmarking the Demo check box in the Options dialog
screen (open).
Turning automatic pipettor off
On completion of work with the automatic pipettor, all plates and tubes must be
removed from their retainer pockets.
There is no prescribed order of actions for turning power to the PC and the
automatic pipettor off.
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Loading the FasTrans
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Operation
FasTrans operation runs under the control of an identically named software
package: "FasTrans".
7.1
Loading the FasTrans
Caution!
Make sure that all plates or adapters are correctly mounted in their respective
positions. Any kind of misplacement may result in damage to the FasTrans or to
plates.
The FasTrans provides nine pockets for the mounting of plates or adapters in
standard micro-plate format, tip trays and dump boxes onto its base plate. To
insert a selected plate with adapters or tubes into a given retainer pocket,
proceed as follows:
7.2
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Install adapters and tubes only in the pocket positions which are
specified by your software program.
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Insert an adapter with tip tray so that the guide pin (4, Fig. 3) is
located on the left-hand side.
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Place the dump box as centrally as possible so used tips need not be
unnecessarily handled over plates.
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Plates which underwent software calibration together with an adapter
must be installed with this adapter. Note variances in height!
Changing Tip Trays
Fig. 3
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Adapter
2
Locking pad
3
Tip tray
4
Guide pin
Adapter with tip tray
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Changing the Pipettor Head
A tip tray must be inserted into and firmly clamped in an adapter for tip trays.
1. To retrieve a tip tray (3) from an adapter (1), press both thumbs on one of
the two long sides against the tray from below, until the tray is mechanically
unlocked (2). Then release the tray on the other long side in the same
manner.
2. Having done this, place a new tray onto the adapter. Make sure that the
tray’s groove is located around the guide pin of the adapter (4). Exert
vertical pressure from above, until you hear the locking pads on either side
snap into locked position.
7.3
Changing the Pipettor Head
The FasTrans is equipped with replaceable pipettor heads.
1
Locking lever
5
Upper guide cone
2
Bridge
6
Lower guide cone
3
Pipettor head
4
Tip holder
Fig. 4
Pipettor head
1. Select Process / Head Change software command for conversion to other
pipettor head.
The bridge will move to the front.
2. Push locking lever up with one hand. At the same time remove pipettor
head from the front with the other hand.
3. Place new pipettor head onto the lower guide cones.
4. Push pipettor head backwards, until the locking lever snaps into place.
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Tip Types
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Accessories
8.1
Tip Types
Use only recommended types of tips.
The FasTrans only accepts "Tecan Genesis"-compatible tips. The following tip
types may be used for operation:
8.2
Volume
Material
Type
20 µL
Pure polypropylene
sterile / non-sterile
10 µL
Pure polypropylene
ART-filter
50 µL
Pure polypropylene
sterile / non-sterile
50 µL
Pure polypropylene
ART-filter
200 µL
Pure polypropylene
sterile / non-sterile
175 µL
Pure polypropylene
ART-filter
Pipettor Head Types
Different types of pipettor heads are available for FasTrans operation:
Type
Volume
Channel(s)
01
30 µL 1-channel
30
1
02
250 µL 1-channel
250
1
03
30 µL 3-channel
30
3
04
250 µL 3-channel
250
3
05
30 µL 4-channel
30
4
06
250 µL 4-channel
250
4
07
30 µL 6-channel
30
6
08
250 µL 6-channel
250
6
Note
Remember to set the installed pipettor head in your software.
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Accessories
Used Adapters and Sample Blocks
8.3
Used Adapters and Sample Blocks
MTP-adapter 12 mm
MTP-adapter 30 mm
Waste box
TipTray adapter
Centrifugal adapter, pipeeting station and
cooling block, metal for microplate 2x36 LP
Centrifugal adapter, pipeeting station and
cooling block, metal for microplate 96 LP
Block 0,2 ml (for 0,2 mL tubes and strips,
unskirted PCR plates (96 tubes))
Block 0,2 ml (for skirted and semiskirted
PCR plates (96 tubes))
Block 2,0 ml (for 1,5 und 2,0 mL tubes (24
tubes))
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Used Adapters and Sample Blocks
Adapter for 0,2 ml MTP
Block 0,5 mL
Block combi (for 0,2 mL, 0,5 mL, 1,5/2,0
mL (8 of each in one block = 24 zubes)
Block for SpeedCycler microplate 96 LP
Adapter for LightCycler
Adapter for Quiagen Loading Block 96 x
0,2 mL
MTP adapter
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Preventive Maintenance & Care
The FasTrans is largely maintenance-free.
Required maintenance and care actions are limited to the cleaning of shielding
and cover panel surfaces and of the base plate.
Use only spare parts from Analytik Jena AG. Consumable materials and wear &
tear parts can be ordered from our Customer Service department.
Cleaning
1. Use absorbent material to immediately wipe shielding/cover panels or the
desktop surface clean of pockets of spilt liquid. Follow safety instructions
issued by the manufacturers of such liquids when doing this.
2. Use a soft clean piece of cloth which may be slightly moistened with a
commercially available neutral cleaning agent to wipe away contamination
from the pipettor.
Cleaning in medical laboratory
Where the FasTrans is required to process infectious material, special care
must be taken because the FasTrans cannot be decontaminated as a whole
unit.
Contamination as a consequence of normal operation is limited to the base
plate. Clearly visible pockets of contamination must be promptly removed using
adequate means and substances. Care must be taken to prevent solvent from
penetrating into the inner pipettor space during cleaning procedures.
For cleaning, recommended disinfectants are:
Decosept AF spray disinfectant
from Dr Schuhmacher GmbH
Meliseptol HBV-wipes
from B. Braun
For decontamination, wipe the FasTrans and the adapter surfaces down with a
non-shedding piece of cloth. Make sure you do not moisten affixed inscription
labels or lettering if you use a spray disinfectant for decontamination.
Adapters may be cleaned with ethanol or a disinfectant if necessary. They are
not autoclavable.
Likewise, UV-decontamination may be removed from the FasTrans, its pipettor
head or from adapters. Use only suitable UV-decontamination lamps for this
purpose.
Before reshipment of a FasTrans, which has been used to process infectious
material, to Analytik Jena AG for necessary service work, it must be
decontaminated and related documentary proof provided.
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Disposal
The owner/operator is required to dispose of any waste material (sample
material) resulting from FasTrans operation in accordance with binding law and
local regulations.
On expiry of its service life, the FasTrans, including electronic components,
must be disposed as electronic waste under the latest binding provisions of law.
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List of Illustrations
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List of Illustrations
Fig. 1
Components of the FasTrans (front view).......................................... 13
Fig. 2
Connections on rear panel of FasTrans............................................. 13
Fig. 3
Adapter with tip tray ........................................................................... 17
Fig. 4
Pipettor head ...................................................................................... 18
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