Cavro® Magni Flex

Application-focused multichannel liquid handling technology for OEM integration

The Cavro Magni Flex is an automated, low to medium throughput, modular and scalable platform design that offers flexible integration of liquid handling capabilities to meet various application needs.

The Magni Flex is packed with features intended for seamless integration into most instruments; it is currently available with a choice of three different multichannel pipetting configurations plus an optional gripper accessory. The Magni Flex is ideal for OEM customers looking to quickly develop an automated liquid handling solution for a wide range of laboratory processes – from molecular immunoassay processing to molecular diagnostics.




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Tab 01 / Overview
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Designed to match the needs of your application

Cavro Magni Flex

 

Highlights

  • Flexible – choose between liquid or air dispensing and various worktable sizes for your application requirement
  • Scalable and flexible – two, four or eight* independent Y and Z pipetting channels with variable spacing capabilities to match various throughput requirements
  • Proven and reliable – backed by Tecan’s 40 years of development experience and commitment to highest standards
  • Channel grippers – use the existing channels as gripper extensions to eliminate the need for an additional arm for labware handling.
  • Broad range of pipetting volumes – the low maintenance Cavro Pulssar PBC (piston) Pump offers a 5 μl to 1,000 μl liquid handling range for broad application flexibility, and the new Air Restriction Pipettor (ARP) Technology offers a volume range from 1 μl to 5000 μl, combine with disposable tips and it is perfect for genomic applications.
  • Auto alignment – makes for quick robotic set-up and maintenance at the end-user site
  • Tecan MAPlinx™ software – a software development tool for easy programming
    - Higher level command functions for easy robotic programming
    - Multichannel synchronization and collision avoidance
    - Drag and drop customizable worktable editor
  • 3D simulator – emulates actual hardware commands in 3D, so software development can start before the hardware arrives

* Not all configurations may be available in your region.

Integration

The Cavro Magni Flex’s OEM liquid handling technology offers straightforward automation of a wide range of laboratory processes, from immunoassay processing to molecular diagnostics.

The workdeck can be easily configured with various labware carriers, cutouts and custom grids to meet the workflow and interface requirements of your application.

Tecan MAPlinx software is a straightforward tool for easier end-user software development. It includes high level command codes for effortless programming of robotic functions, a worktable editor for simple definition of workdeck layouts, a 3D Simulator to virtually test workflow methods, a cloud-based repository of code libraries for easy access and integration into your project, and much more.

Scalability

The platform’s liquid handling arm offers a choice of two, four or eight pipetting channels, with variable tip spacing capabilities to accommodate a variety of labware types, throughput demands and pipetting tasks.

 

Accelerating development

Proven off-the-shelf components shorten development time and reduce development risk. The Cavro Magni Flex aims to accelerate the time-to-market of your instrument. The Tecan MAPlinx software development toolkit includes a virtual robot to enable software development from day one, even before hardware integration.




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Tab 02 / Basic configuration
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Configurable chassis

The robot's workdeck is easily configurable to meet the requirements of your workflow. Available with a wide range of easy to load carriers to accommodate your labware, or custom carriers tailored to your specifications, it is designed to interface with almost any instrument housing.

Whether you need to process slides, plates, strips or individual microplate wells, the workdeck can be set up to optimize throughput and process security.

Workflow-oriented pipetting arm

The Cavro Magni Flex is available with a choice of two, four or eight pipetting channels to match your protocols. This also provides the foundations for the development of a family of instruments with varying throughput capacities.

Independent pipetting channels enable automated adjustment of tip spacing – from 9 to 445 mm – for access to a range of labware types and sample containers. This allows a variety of liquid handling tasks, including sample reformatting and cherry picking, to be performed in numerous formats.




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Tab 03 / Software
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MAPlinx™ Software

Accelerate application software development for Tecan OEM platforms and components

Fast time to market, reduced life cycle management cost and multi-application utilization are key aspects when it comes to developing automated liquid handling instruments for use in a regulated environment.

MAPlinx was developed in parallel with the Cavro Magni Flex to accelerate system development. The toolkit includes a sophisticated 3D simulator designed to simplify software programming as it has the ability to enable designers to program in parallel and without hardware so testing can begin before a physical prototype is constructed. The development framework features two flexible layers of integration:

  • Instrumentation layer – complete hardware control, with path finding, collision avoidance and worktable layout handling.
  • Application layer – sample-oriented workflow automation with process scheduling to support creation of unique protocols.

 

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Tab 04 / Specifications
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Specifications

Operating voltage 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power supply rating 480 VA
Maximal power per output @24 V 95 W continuous
200 W for max. 120 s
X-axis Stepper with field-oriented control (FOC)
Y-axis DC with incremental encoder
Z-axis DC with incremental encoder
Operating 15–32°C / 59–90°F
Humidity 30–60% relative humidity, not condensing at 30°C / 86°F
To other Tecan devices CAN20 500 kb/s
CAN10 100 kb/s
USB
RS232
RS485
To host USB2

0) Tecan-specific protocol

Required OS Windows 10
Software MAPlinx Setup Software
MAPlinx Development Kit
(C# Development Infrastructure)
Tecan tips Standard fixed tips8, Disposable tips9
Septum piercing8 Standard movement, max. 9 N

(8) With Liquid dispensing only
(9) With Air Dispensing only (ARP)

Five-grid deck with pipetting arm
  3 Grid 5 Grid 9 Grid
Width 602 mm 878 mm 1430 mm
Depth 737.5 mm 737.5 mm 737.5 mm
Height 795.5 mm 795.5 mm 795.5 mm
Weight Liquid dispensing 32.2 kg5 39.25 / 41.76 / 49.97 kg 535 / 55.66 / 63.77 kg
Weight Air dispensing 36.75 / 37.56 / 42.77 kg 43.65 / 44.46 / 49.67 kg 57.45 / 58.26 / 63.47 kg

5) With 2 Channel Arm
6) With 4 Channel Arm
7) With 8 Channel Arm

Travel length X-axis Y-axis Z-axis
Functional/partial access
Two-channel 3 Grid: 527mm
5 Grid: 803mm
9 Grid: 1355mm
4451 / 4542 mm 1433 / 1804 mm
Four-channel 3 Grid: 527mm
5 Grid: 803mm
9 Grid: 1355mm
3881 / 4142 mm 1433 / 1804 mm
Eight-channel 5 Grid: 764mm
9 Grid: 1316mm
3531 / 4142 mm 1433 / 1804 mm
Maximum speed
Top speed 750 mm/s 300 mm/s 400 mm/s
Acceleration 1,000 mm/s5,6, 900 mm/s7 1,500 mm/s2 2,400 mm/s2
Resolution 0.02 mm 0.05 mm 0.0013 mm
Payload N/A N/A 400 g5
Accuracy ±0.5 mm ±0.5 mm ±0.5 mm

1) Each channel individually
2) All channels together
3) With standard fixed tips
4) With Disposable tips
5) With 2 Channel Arm
6) With 4 Channel Arm
7) With 8 Channel Arm

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