Pipetting Robots Guide

Pipetting Robots Guide

Pipetting is a chore right? Getting accurate publication standard quantification results is a necessity in modern day chemistry. These repetitive tasks are the perfect opportunity to integrate robotics into your laboratory. Here we’ve compiled a short list of what’s available to you right now with the specifications and capabilities you need to know.  

Opentrons OT-2 Lab Robot

Source: opentrons.com

This open sourced programmed lab robot is a affordable pipetting automation workstation with a dual pipette head. Marked as a beginner friendly and easy to set up workstation this device is a good candidate for laboratory integration.  With 11 deck slots allowing for customisable configurations to suit your workflow needs. 

“The Opentrons OT-2 is a high-precision, open-source liquid handler designed to be easy for scientists to use and flexible enough to automate many application workflows. This robot and its accompanying automation platform are used to automate hundreds of protocols and workflows in genomics, proteomics, cell-based assays, and drug discovery.  

The OT-2 has a user-friendly, plug and play graphical interface to design protocols compatible with any ANSI/SBS compliant or automation friendly labware. The base model includes an Opentrons GEN2 Single-Channel Pipette; you can also use up to two pipettes at the same time. Additional pipettes can be purchased separately and are easily interchangeable by the user. Consumables and other labware are sold separately.” 

– Opentrons 2021


  • Accuracy:  15% at 1uL
  • Precision:  5% at 1uL
  • Throughput: Fast fill a 96-well plate in 22 seconds  

Key Features

  • Flexible open-source platform 
    • Self-serve unboxing and installation 
    • Reagent agnostic
    • Plug-and-play setup with access to protocol libraries to enable immediate assay implementation
    • Easily integrates to your existing instruments
    • Compatible with ANSI/SBS compliant or automation friendly tubes, microplates, deep-well plates, reservoirs and adapters
  • Supports Ethernet or USB connection (external dongle provided)
  • Easy access to electronics via external PCBA enclosure
  • 4 USB ports available to support connection to multiple modules
  • LED indicator provide users feedback, diagnosis & troubleshooting aid on instrument power state, system processing, ethernet and network connectivity

Andrew the Pipetting Pobot

Source andrewalliance.com

Brought to you by Andrew Alliance which is part of Waters Corporation, Andrew the pipetting robot is a compact liquid handling robot which has a flexible working deck with many modular attachments available.  A unique feature is the ability to use compatible handheld electronic pipettes from numerous brands within the robotic system. This design allows flexibility between robotically and  human executed processes with reliable accuracy and repeatability. 

The robot uses Andre Alliance’s one lab software which is a user friendly, intuitive workflow package allowing processes to be planned and executed remotely without the need for lengthy training programmes for lab users. 

Technical Specifications:

1 year

Power requirement
Voltage range 90~264 VAC, AC current 1.85A/115VAC, 1.0A/230VAC, Frequency 47~63Hz, inrush current (max) 120A/230VAC 

Electrical configuration
Andrew+ should be connected exclusively with the power supply GSM220B24-R7B, in Asia, and GSM160B24-R7B, in ROW, and electrical cable supplied with the instrument 

Wi-fi (2.4 Ghz / 5 GHz)
Ethernet connection (1Gigabit)

Operating temperature

Imaging system
Hand: High resolution camera equipped with white LED light
OLM: High resolution camera equipped with low power white LED and class II red laser (wavelength = 650 nm)

Operating humidity
Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 37° C. 

Up to 2000 m above mean sea level


Safe operating conditions for the system
Fluctuation of the supply voltage up to 10% of the rated voltage 
Transient overvoltage 

Degree of protection
IP 20

Required personal computer characteristics
Tablet or computer equipped with Internet browser and network capability.

Dimension with both arms folded:
53.5 cm (H) x 43 cm (W) x 45.5 cm (L)

16 kg (only the robot)

Integrated audio system (nominal power = 1.5 W)

Additional external power interfaces
Connection with docking station (1A @ 24 V)
4 tool slots embedded in the tool stand (500mA @ 7.5 V)

Working space
Domino self-assembling configuration dynamically set-up on a conventional bench space, allowing operations on an arbitrary set of Domino from 1 up to 11 elements compatible with multi-channel pipette – according to available space and experiment requirements.

Brand Pipetting Robot Liquid Handling System

“The Liquid Handling Station provides maximum flexibility for small and medium sample throughput and varied pipetting tasks. It closes the gap between electronic pipettes and large, expensive equipment.

Seven ANSI / SLAS formatted workplaces can be freely assigned, including PCR tubes and strips, microcentrifuge tubes, reservoirs, and 96- or 384-well plates. Liquid ends are available in single-channel sizes and 8-channel versions for contact-free fluid delivery. The Liquid Handling Station’s compact design and space-saving front door make it an ideal fit where benchtop space is limited.


With an excellent price/performance ratio and straightforward operation, the system is economical for low and medium throughput labs. Typical applications include:

-PCR and qPCR


-Enzyme assays

-Cherrypicking” -Brand

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