Laboratory automation: handling of samples

Laboratory automation

Modular solutions for every task

From identifying and checking the sample carriers to opening and closing sample vials and adding liquids to microwell plates, with solutions from Festo, customized applications for sample preparation can be realized in very compact spaces.

Solutions that stand up to any Process.

Festo helps you broaden your toolbox of solutions for lab automation with an expansive library of perfectly matched components for sample handling and fluid control. Our engineering team works to meet your specific requirements, delivering high-quality, accurate results.

Do you have all the engineering bandwidth and technology you need to support the increasing throughput and reduced development time your customers are asking for? The speed of business is accelerating and customer expectations have reached unprecedented levels. They demand high-quality, highly precise automated equipment that delivers reliability and repeatability.
Festo offers a catalog of rigorously tested standard components that are well proven in lab use. We also have the design and engineering capacity to provide customized automated solutions tailored to the needs of your customers. We work with you to deliver intelligent, tested subsystems with perfectly matching components. The results: a faster time-to-market—at less cost for you—and satisfied customers.

Modular System Solutions

The modular system solutions operate quickly, accurately, consistently and efficiently, while the results of the automated processes are always reproducible and verifiable. The degree of automation can be flexibly adapted to your individual requirements.

As a result, everything from single process steps to linking complex individual processes can be automated. We provide you with everything from a single source: from conceptualization and joint development to delivery of subsystems.

Gripping, opening and dispensing

The extremely compact rotary gripper module EHMD is ideal for applications in laboratory automation such as opening and closing a wide variety of small sample vials. In combination with a gripper and handling system, it becomes a ready-to-install complete solution.

Hybrid rotary/linear module DSL-16-...-SA

  • Pneumatic lifting and gripping motion
  • Electric rotation
  • Slim and compact
  • Individually adjustable torques

Find out more about the linear module here (PDF)


Positioning, identification and evaluation for laboratory technology applications

The sensor reads the barcode and checks the quality of the sample by comparing specific characteristics such as fill quantity and blood quality.

Compact handling system YXMx

  • Matching, ready-to-use system kit comprising software, controller and kinematics
  • Easy to integrate in the application environment
  • Easy to program and commission

Learn more about the handling system YXCM here (PDF).

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