LiCONiC

High-tech lab automation systems

Automated Incubators • Plate Hotels • Sample Management Systems


LiCONiC is driven by its position as the world's leading manufacturer of automated incubators and small size plate storage systems for the life science industry and is a world-wide operating company specializing in developing and manufacturing high-tech products and solutions involving techniques of various physical disciplines.

LiCONiC products are built for high-tech automation applications often based on custom solutions that can be integrated into any automated system or be used as a free standing system.

If you have a liquid handler, high content screening system, reader, washer, or any instrument that needs automated storage we are the right solution to keeping your samples in the ideal environment. LiCONiC automated storage devices handle a variety of formats, any size microplate, petri dish, flask, tube or slide, we can store it, retrieve it, and keep it in the exact conditions that are optimum in a very stable environment..

LiCONiC's product line includes:

  • Automated Incubators
  • Plate Hotels
  • Sample Management Systems
  • Special Incubators

AUTOMATED INCUBATORS

As the world's leading manufacturer of automated incubators, LiCONiC was the first to specialize in broadly incorporating plate handlings in controlled climate chambers. LiCONiC was also the first to develop incubators especially for the automation intention and addressing the constraints of the combination of handling and climate. Unlike other products LiCONiC automated incubators combine automation, handling and climate ideally and without any compromise.

Unlike standard incubators that are manufactured in mass production and under significant cost pressure, LiCONiC's automated incubators are primarily technology and quality driven. Only the market's best technologies and materials are used to build our incubators. Handmade 1.5mm highest quality grade steel, various sizes and dimensions and gassing.

  • Capacity - 44 TO 20,000 MTP plate capacity
  • Compact - Smallest footprints in the industry
  • Superior environmental conditions through our proprietary IR Gas sensor, Cassette Design, humidity, and temperature control
  • Wide temperature range from -80°C to 200°C
  • Fast - 6 second loading times
  • Clean - nWay Contamination prevention; a system approach
  • Water pan free - Sterile clean humidity injection system elimantes need for water pan
  • True orbital shaking - Only LiCONiC offers true orbital shaking from 1-6mm

STX SERIES

The STX-Series is the most widely used and the most complete solution for controlled environmental automated storages in laboratory automation.

STX44 Series

The STX44 is the smallest member of the STX family. Its 44 MTP capacity make it perfectly suitable of small-scale integration, highly miniaturized applications or short/long time incubation assays.

  • Its compact size makes it ideal for laboratories with room constraints.
  • Its fast retrieval time makes it perfect for throughput issues.
  • The STX44 instruments are available for integration with the instrument placed on the table surface (BenchTop BT) or for integration with the instrument standing on the floor (StandAlone SA). The combination of a StandAlone configuration with a BenchTop allow these units to be stacked.
  • The IT models of the STX44 series are suitable for crystallization applications.

STX110 Series

The STX110 is the world's smallest carrousel based automated incubator. The STX110 instruments are available for integration with the instrument placed on the table surface (BenchTop BT) or for integration with the instrument standing on the floor (StandAlone SA). The combination of a StandAlone configuration with a BenchTop allow these units to be stacked.

  • The STX110 slim 400mm width minimizes room required along a robotic line.
  • This unit begins the high throughput series storage line; yet, keeping size constraints in mind.
  • These units can be stacked to increase production needs.
  • The STX110 features LiCONiC's new Flush Gate and LiCONiC's new speed optimized handling. The Flush Gate simplifies integration by omitting any obstacle in the Gate area.

STX220 Series

The STX220 is the classical 198MTP-size incubator improved with increased 220 MTP capacity and newly implemented Flush Gate.

The newly developed handling with higher speeds, spring loaded instead of counter weight, and flush gate improves the overall performance of the unit. This unit can be stacked one on top of the other to give high throughput results. The Flush Gate simplifies integration by omitting any obstacle in the Gate area.

  • The STX220 instruments are available for integration with the instrument placed on the table surface (BenchTop BT) or for integration with the instrument standing on the floor (StandAlone SA).
  • The combination of a StandAlone configuration with a BenchTop allows these units to be stacked.
  • The IT models of the STX220 are designed for operation under a workbench in combination with a lift transfer-station.
  • The STX220 Series supports a wide temperature and humidity range.
  • The mechanical dimensions of all STX220 are identical and independent of any Climate Options.

STX500 Series

The STX500 with increased 440-500 MTP capacity and newly implemented Flush Gate.

The newly developed handling with higher speeds, spring loaded instead of counter weight, and a flush gate improves the overall performance of the unit. The Flush Gate simplifies integration by omitting any obstacle in the Gate area. The STX500 Series supports a wide temperature and humidity range available as IC (Incubation), HC (high humidity cold storage), DC (dry, low humidity cold storage, HR (high humidity wide temperature range incubator), DR (dry, low humidity wide temperature range storage), and AR (adjustable humidity). The mechanical dimensions of all STX500 are identical and independent of any Climate Options.

STX1000

The STX1000 is the largest carrousel based incubator of the StoreX series. Like the STX500 the STX1000 can be configured as double Decker carrousel allowing 880 MTP using 2x2 levels of standard 540 stackers or 1000 MTP using 680 stackers on the upper deck or configured as single deck using 1200 stackers maximizing its capacity to 1060 MTP. Despite its large capacity, the STX1000 with its 770mm depth and 1970mm height will still fit through any laboratory door or in any maintenance elevator. The wheels lock into place to ensure stability at the workstation.

The STX1000 Series supports a wide temperature and humidity range. Namely the STX1000 is available as IC (Incubation), HC (high humidity cold storage), DC (dry, low humidity cold storage, DF (Deep Freezer), HR (high humidity wide temperature range incubator), DR (dry, low humidity wide temperature range storage) and AR (adjustable humidity). The mechanical dimensions of all STX1000 are identical and independent of any Climate Options.

The STX1000 houses two independently operating carrousels. The transport lift is located on the back side of the incubation chamber between the two carrousels having three rotation positions - left carrousel, right carrousel and transfer station position. The Gate and therefore the transfer station are located in the center of the back side of the instrument.

Two large user doors on the front side of the incubator allow simple and easy manual access to the plates inside the incubation chamber. For manual access the carrousels may be positioned automatically or rotated manually.

Like all members of the StoreX family the STX 1000 can be equipped with a large number of options and a wide selection of useful accessories.


Plate Hotels

LiCONiC offers the most widely used and the most complete solution for Plate Hotels used in laboratory automation. LiCONiC is the first to implement a shovel based handling system, which transport plates by loading them on an extendable surface (shovel). LiCONiC's line of Plate Hotels use this unique design that allows random access at extremely high speed. This handling accepts most plate types without modification, training, or adaptation. Even simultaneous use of various plate types is possible. As the common interface of the Plate Hotels and the robotic environment a transfer-station is located outside the instrument.

LiCONiC offers the market's most complete selection of Plate Hotels with capacities ranging from 44 to 1000 MTP plate capacity.

LiCONiC Plate Hotels are designed for best flexibility and meet demands of various customer applications and various integration constraints.

LiCONiC Plate Hotels are ideal for integration in small, mid-size, and large laboratory automation lines. The LiCONiC line of Plate Hotels are complemented with a large number of accessories and a unique selection of options. A large portion of LiCONiC's standard line of LiCONiC Plate Hotels were built as OEM Open Storages specially tailored to customers needs. Also special Open Storages with capacities up to and over 20'000 MTP can be built with extremely short lead times. Contact us to learn more about our custom made products. All LiCONiC Plate Hotels are 100% software compatible among each other and to the LiCONiC line of automated incubators. This means that all drivers have to be written only once and may be used in future investments.

Sample Management Systems

The new Liconic Sample Management Systems are characterized by highest Sample density and most efficient design. Based on experience of many years in building high-tech lab equipment these stores meet highest standards regarding quality and robustness. Using the easy to handle software samples can be ordered via remote access.

The Liconic stores are available in different sizes, beginning from 1.000 plates to more than 12.500 per unit. Due to the modular design the capacity can be expanded by combining multiple units.

Based on high efficient cooling units in combination with most intelligent construction of the store chamber the energy consumption and in consequence the running costs are extremely low. In times of increasing energy cost this fact is all the more important.



About LiCONiC Instruments

LiCONiC is a world-wide operating company specializing in developing and manufacturing high-tech products and solutions involving techniques of various physical disciplines. LiCONiC is a privately held company.

We are extremely flexible and open for new solutions. LiCONiC is well known for fast implementation of new solutions for complex applications in the environmental storage marketplace.

Liconic is a Lifescience and Technologies driven company and our principles are characterized by highly motivated individuals who as a team are constantly challenged to implement the markets leading technologies.

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