At AACC booth 3955, Festo, Hauppauge, NY, will display its EXCM mini H-gantry automated handling system for clinical laboratory applications. The plug-and-play desktop handling system adds Z-axis motion control for such applications as dosing, barcode-based sample identification, and liquid pipetting and dispensing. This desktop system moves vials on a planar X/Y axis with an absolute positioning accuracy of ± 0.05 inches and a repetition accuracy of ± 0.01 inches. The company is also set to showcase its capper/decapper system, a two-station system for semiautomatic decapping and recapping; a single-axis variable pitch module designed to handle common applications such as lab sample preparation and automated sample dilution or concentration; and a family of microfluidic dosing solutions that provide a range of options from individually controlled valves to multiple heads controlled by a single valve.

Booth visitors can also see AquaJellies—artificial, autonomous jellyfish with electric drives and intelligent, adaptive mechanical systems—from Festo’s Bionic Learning Network, a collaborative of representatives from Festo along with universities, institutes, and development companies.

For more information, visit Festo.