RoboRocker

Overview

RoboRocker™

The RoboRocker … accurate programmable tilt platform


The RoboRocker is a programmable tilt platform designed for microfluidic culture applications and other applications in which a device needs to be tilted from one angle to another, and either dwell at those positions or even travel very slowly from one tilt position to the next.

Programmable

The RoboRocker is programmable. Just use the touch screen to set the tilt angles, dwell or pause times, and rates of travel. The RoboRockers can be programmed to pause (or dwell) at a particular angle for one second or many hours, travel from one tilt position to the next in seconds or at extremely slow speeds. Typical applications include microfluidic cell culture, in which the medium flows by gravity from one reservoir to the next. By controlling the tilt angle, the flow rate can be set. By programming the tilt angle to change slowly over time, the flow rate can be maintained at a fairly constant rate.

Digital Tilt Control

The RoboRockers have a microcontroller to accurately control the angular position and rate of tilt.

Two Platform Sizes

RoboRockers come in models with platforms that hold 4 or 6 well plates. The platforms have “parking docks” to easily position and hold the well plates.

Stacking Trays

Stacking trays double the capacity.

Touch Screen

Programming and operation is simple with the large touch screen. The status including current angle and the number of cycles run are displayed on the color graphics screen.

2 Year Warranty

We offer a 2 year warranty because RoboRockers are solidly built in the USA. The rugged construction includes heavy duty chassis and platforms. Long life brushless motors drive the rocking. These rockers are designed to run for many years of continuous use.

Extremely Quiet Operation

The RoboRockers are incredibly quiet due to their high quality components.

Custom Sizes

Get a rocker that fits your needs! Upon request, rockers can be made to accommodate specific platform sizes and weights.

Rugged Construction

These very sturdy (and quiet!) rockers sport heavy-duty construction. A top grade brushless motor drives the rocking and ensures very long life.

Note: The RoboRocker can not rock quickly

See our Infinity Rocker for traditional rocking applications.

Features

RoboRocker™ Features

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  • Programmable cycle to tilt to up to 4 positions, at up to ±30°
  • Programmable dwell time at each position
  • Programmable angular pace between tilt positions
  • Platform can move at very low speeds to compensate for decreasing reservoir levels – to maintain constant flow rate
  • Platform sizes (well plates can be stacked on the platforms, the well plate guides can be removed so the platforms can hold other labware):
    • 2 x 2 well plates, 1 level (4 well plate positions)
    • 2 x 2 well plates, 2 levels (8 well plate positions)
    • 3 x 2 well plates, 1 level (6 well plate positions)
    • 3 x 2 well plates, 2 levels (12 well plate positions)
  • Platform can be rotated, so that the well plates tilt along their length or along their width.
  • Color touch screen user interface
  • Platforms have a textured rubber mat
  • Can use in cold rooms and incubators, 4°C to 40°C (avoid condensation)
  • Resistant to CO2 environments up to 10%.
  • CE/UL certified 24 volt power supply – works with wall outlets worldwide
  • Long life – 2 year warranty
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Made in the USA

Models

Well plate positions Stacking Tray
(sold separately)
RoboRocker™ 2X2
IR102-2X2
4 positions
well plates can be stacked
STR102-2X2
4 additional well plate positions
RoboRocker™ 3X2
IR102-3X2
6 positions
well plates can be stacked
STR102-3X2
6 additional well plate positions

 

Power: 24V DC
Tilt Range: +/- 30 degrees
Temperature range 4°C to 40°C (warning: rapid temperature changes may cause condensation and void the warranty). The RoboRocker may be used in a CO2 incubator.
Mats: Textured neoprene rubber

RoboRocker™ Models


RoboRocker™ Stacking Trays

FAQs

RoboRocker™ FAQs

Specifications

Will the RoboRocker work with different voltages (in different countries)?

Yes. The RoboRocker uses 24V DC supplied by a small external power supply that plugs into a wall outlet. Next Advance will supply the appropriate power supply for the local power and wall outlet configuration.

How many well plates can the RoboRocker hold?

Well plates can be stacked. For example, the RoboRocker that has places for 4 well plates can hold 16 if they are stacked 4 high. Likewise for the stacking trays.

Can the RoboRocker hold labware other than well plates?

Yes, the well plate partition guide can be removed.

What is the maximum load?

The RoboRocker is designed to be used with well plates and light loads.

What is the range for the tilt angle?

The platform can tilt as much as ±30°.

What is the rocking rate?

The RoboRocker is designed for tilt angle control, not for rocking quickly. Please look at our Infinity Rocker.

Can I use these rockers in incubators or cold rooms?

Our rockers can operate in incubators or cold rooms (down to 4°C) if the temperature is kept constant and the humidity is not excessive. Temperature swings which cause condensation will damage the electronics and void the warranty.

Maintenance

Can I clean the rubber mat?

Yes. You can remove the rubber mat from the platform and clean it with soap and water. Let it dry before placing it back on the platform.

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