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Neon 150 Robotic Workstations



Neon 150 - Who else can provide targeted solutions for your high throughput and accuracy on such a small instrument platform? The Neon technology crosses boundaries with up to 8 pipetting channels and its unique combination of liquid and robotic handling for all your laboratory tasks including plate handling and barcode reading. Neon – the liquid handling robotic workstation bridging the gap between our successful X-series and expensive, ultra high-throughput systems


Instrument Configuration

Instrument Specs

Neon 150

Outer Dimensions:


x: 160 cm (63”)



y: 70 cm (28”)



y: 70 cm (28”)



w: 100-130 kg (200-287 lbs)




Working Dimensions:


x : 125 cm (49”)



y: 35 cm (14”)



z: 13.6 cm (5.4”)




Deck Capacity


36 microplate positions



1 or 2 arms

Channels per Arm


2, 8 - 96 channels

Instrument Power


400 VA

Platform Specs - All Types


Software, Operating System

Lirix Software Package, Windows™ XP, Service Pack 2 or higher

Computer & Communication


- Embedded in pipetting deck, data access via USB 2.0 port in support stand
- Technical data: CeleronM 1.5GHz, 512 MB RAM, >40 GB HD
- Communication: 2 serial ports RS-232, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 parallel port, LAN (RJ-45)


High speed CAN bus; max speed of 1MBit/sec; 2-6 CAN ports in support stands

Robotic Performance

Position Accuracy

in X/Y/Z: +/- 0.2 mm

Plate Handler “Plate-GripX”

Lifts objects up to 400 g (0.9 lbs)

Pipetting Performance

Liquid Detection with Pressure Sensor

- Single or multiple detection, independent for each channel
- Liquid level detection and clot detection

Tip Types

Disposable tips with and without filters; channels with independent Y and Z movement

Pump Sizes

Medium pumps:

250 µl

Large pumps:

1000 µl

Volume Ranges

Medium tips:

2-250 µl

Large tips:

10-1000 µl






Precision and Accuracy

Pump Size

Volume dispensed

Precision (CV%)

Inaccuracy (%)


250 µl

20 µl

1.0 %

2.5 %



200 µl

0.5 %

1.0 %


1’000 µl

100 µl

1.0 %

3.0 %



1’000 µl

0.5 %

1.0 %

Pipetting Techniques

Container Format

Lirix supports all liquid container formats up to 384-well plates

Pipetting Skills

- Single pipetting, multi pipetting, parallel pipetting, aliquoting, archiving
- Serial dilutions, pre-dilutions, multiple common pre-dilutions
- Liquid mixing in source and destination container

Optional Devices

Plate Handler “Plate-GripX”

Gripper fingers are manipulated with two tip adapters

Barcode Scanner “Tube-ScanX”

Most common barcode types (e.g. Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, Code 128, etc.)

Plate Shaker “Plate-ShakeX”

Linear and orbital shaking mode with speed range 100-2’000 rpm and an amplitude of 2 mm

Heating / Cooling Devices

Temperature control devices for microplates, tubes and customized racks and containers.

SPE Vacuum Station

Vacuum-based solid phase extraction device for NA and protein isolation.

Magnetic Bead Station

Magnetic bead separation for NA and protein isolation.

Power Supply Input

Voltage, Frequency, Power

Embedded in pipetting deck; 110/230 VAC; 50/60 Hz



In compliance with CE standards (bears the CE mark)

Environmental Conditions


Operating: 15-32°C (59-90°F); Storage: -10-60°C (14-140°F)

Relative Humidity

Operating and storage: 30-80 % rH (non-condensing) at 30°C (86°F)

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