The new Mohawk 48 tube selector and picker from Ziath is designed to select and pick wide, heavy, or tall tubes – making it perfect for retrieving individual whole tissue samples from storage. This new system uses 48 solenoid pins to enable a specific frozen or thawed sample tube to be raised and selected when a 48-position tube rack is presented according to a pick list from Excel or a LIMS system. Alternatively specific individual tubes can be manually selected and picked via the user interface. Individual sample tubes can be picked from a single rack, or users can create a picklist to select tubes across multiple racks. Pick lists can be created by connecting the Mohawk to a Ziath whole-rack reader, such as the Mirage. The advantage in this case is that destination racks of picked tubes can also be verified for accuracy on the same reader.
With proven in installations worldwide, Mohawk tube selection and picking technology avoids the need for slow and costly robotic systems – importing a pick list, selecting, and picking larger whole tissue sample tubes in just seconds.