The photo to the right illustrates
a VP 903R-96 registration plate on the V&P 903B Pin Tool Robot. The
arrows indicate the 4 corner registration marks.
With the advent of 384 and 1,536 well microplates, the demand for
accurate placement of Pin Tools, pipet tips, aspiration and dispense
manifolds has increased. Just using a microplate as the registration
target is not precise enough. We have also encountered a number of the
older robotic systems such as the Carl Creative Systems, Beckman MultiMek,
Sagian MultiPette, Plate Trak, Mini Trak, Molecular Devices FLIPPER
and even the Tecan TeMO that were not rotationally true when converted to
1536 Pin Tool applications. These systems needed
rotationally adjustable mounting plates. Furthermore these registration
target plates are indispensable for making these rotational adjustments.