ATS Gen 4 Plus – Acoustic Transfer System


Expand your capabilities with the ATS Acoustic Transfer System from EDC Biosystems. Now, you can reliably miniaturize your discovery lab, cell-based assays, and gene sequencing preparation while reducing your waste, time and costs.

The ATS transfers chemical and biological liquid-based materials with precision and control unlike any other liquid handling device on the market.

Perform well plate reformatting, compound library screening, assay development, cherry-picking, and serial dilutions (IC-50’s) in and out of 384, 1536 and 3456 well plates. Alternatively, the nanodispensing device can be used to produce arrays, even difficult ones such as proteins, complex lysates, tissues, and whole blood. Utilizing the Acoustic Transfer System’s Low-Energy Acoustic Technology, even the successful transfer of live cells is possible.

Specifications & Features

  • Fluid viscosity: 0-20cP
  • Surface tension: 27-72 dynes/cm3
  • Density: 0.5-2.0 g/com
  • Transfer volume: 1 nl to 2μl+*
  • Transfer variability: <10% CV
  • 384 wellplate replication: <2.5 min**
  • 1536 wellplate replication: <6 min**
  • 3456 wellplate replication: <13 min**
  • Application and mapping software included
  • Quick-change destination grippers
  • Wellplate interference safety sensor
  • Single-position plate load/unloading available
  • Landscape wellplate orientation for both
    source and destination plates
  • Workcell integration and automation-ready


Gen 4 Plus 2016 Added Features

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Professional – 64 Bit
  • Intel Core i5 Processor – 3 Times the Speed of Gen 4 [2015]
  • Mitsubishi Jr4 Servo Drives & Motors – Improved for Target and Source Axis
  • Improved USB Camera – Offers On-Screen High Resolution Live Image
  • Innovative ATS V8.X.X Software
  • Updated Camera Cover – Camera Protection and Enhanced Appearance
  • EMO Integrated within Lower Front Panel – Improved Styling
  • Updated Facility Panel – Supports USB 3.0 and DVI Inputs
  • Improved Cooling – CFM Rate Doubled
  • Auto-Door Option Available

System Components

  • Internal coupling fluid circulation
  • Wellplate charge-neutralizing system
  • CCD camera wellplate monitoring system
  • Wellplate interference safety sensor
  • Internal barcode reader
  • Ethernet-based connectivity
  • Built-in Windows™ based PC

Dimensions and Facilities

  • Size: 71 cm W x 78 cm D x 65 cm H
  • Weight: 115 kg
  • Clean dry air: 60-80 psi, 2CFM
  • Electrical: 110 VAC, 50/60 Hz or 230 VAC, 50Hz
  • Coupling fluid: Distilled water (400 ml)

Reduce Waste

The ATS uses True Non-contact Technology which does not require tips or capillaries. This eliminates tip disposal and cleaning with harsh solvents. In addition, since transferred liquid volumes can be orders of magnitude less than conventional liquid handling methods, the entire assay or experiment can also be miniaturized, greatly reducing consumable and chemical waste.


Application Notes

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