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Compact design utilizing less than 0.47m2 of bench space



Adaptable to most modern inverted microscopes, the simple, rugged and compact PLW20 provides three independently controlled and encoded axes for rotational, vertical and horizontal movement. Combine the PLW20 with a Prior ProScan stage for your inverted microscope and you have a system designed specifically for high content screening applications with a capacity of 20 well plates (two racks of 10 each).

The two stainless steel racks provided with each loader accommodate covered and uncovered well plates up to 19mm in height. Sensors monitor the presence of well plate racks so that the system can be programmed to respond when racks are changed in the middle of a run. Additionally, the DLL provided with the PLW20 is compatible ProScan III stage and focus controllers.

The PLW20 has been used to aid in screening for compounds that have the potential to be further developed during drug research. In addition, along with the PLW110 insert , the PLW20 has also been used for neuroscience research in an application to construct whole brain maps from hundreds of individual slices

Key features

  • Change 20 well plate capacity (2 racks with 10 well plates each.)
  • Compatible with covered and uncovered well plates
  • Compact design utilizing less than 0.47m2 of bench space
  • Fits all standard microtiter plates up to 19mm thick
  • Quiet operation for laboratory environment
  • Multiple sensors ensure safe and accurate transfer between racks and microscope stage
  • Optional barcode reader
  • Stainless steel racks for easy cleaning
  • Compatibility with most modern inverted microscopes.
  • Supplied with a comprehensive Software Development Kit, the loader allows the user full control of the loading and unloading processes.


Capacity 0 well plates - in 2 racks of 10 plates each
Rack Sensor Racks can be swapped while unit is running
Well Plate Detection Racks are scanned for plates present. Plates are barcode read prior to loading for random access
Mishandling detection Mishandling detection is built into both the gripper arm and stage insert
Barcode Readers Optional 2D reader available
Vibration Loader is stationary between operations, eliminating vibration during imaging operations
Communications USB
Scanning Stage Compatibility Compatible with ProScan H117 inverted stages (please call)
Footprint Compact unit occupies only 0.47m2 of bench space
Dimensions 84cm (W) x 55cm (D) x 66cm (H)
Input Voltage 100 - 240V AC
Regulatory Compliance Fully CE Compliant

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