Pin Tool Fixtures For Floating Pins

     


  Pin Tool Fixtures for Tube-Style Floating Pins

     
 


The fixtures for Tube Style Pins consist of a top float plate that will accommodate all 1.58 mm diameter tubes, a bottom float plate that will accommodate either a .229 mm, .457 mm or .787 mm diameter pin and 6 standoffs that keep the two plates separate.  The length of the standoffs is determined by the length of the pin used.  These fixtures are capable of being connected to over 34 different robotic workstations by a variety of  robot mounting plates that we provide.

 

Simply select the Pin Tool Fixture, the Pin, the Robot Mounting Plate and you are ready to order.  If you have more specific needs call us for help at
(800) 455-0644.

 

New - all Pin Tool Fixtures sold after 8-8-2006 will be protected with our new Ni Lube corrosion resistant coating.  NiLube is a unique composite coating that blends the hardness and corrosion resistance of Nickel-Phosphorus with the low friction coefficient of Teflon. Submicron particles of Teflon are co-deposited with an electroless Nickel-Phosphorus alloy to provide various unique characteristics.  We have changed from conventional anodizing of the float plates because of corrosion effects of acid solutions on the anodized plates.  The new Ni Lube plates are gray in color and can be easily distinguished from the black anodized plates.  Although many of photos on the web site are of anodized (black) fixtures all future sales of Pin Tool Fixtures will be plates with the new (gray) Ni Lube finish.


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  Pin Tool Fixtures for 96 Tube-Style Floating Pins

     
 


AFIX96FP9

For 0.229 diameter FP9, FP9CB, FP9N, FP9T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX96FP8
For 0.356 diameter FP8, FP8CB, FP8N, FP8T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX96FP1
For 0.457 diameter FP1, FP1CB, FP1N, FP1T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX96FP3
For 0.787 diameter FP3, FP3CB, FP3N, FP3T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX96FP4
For 0.914 diameter FP4, FP4CB, FP4N, FP4T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 
 


  Pin Tool Fixtures for 384 Tube-Style Floating Pins

     
 


AFIX384FP9

For 0.229 diameter FP9, FP9CB, FP9N, FP9T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX384FP8
For 0.356 diameter FP8, FP8CB, FP8N, FP8T,solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX384FP1
For 0.457 diameter  FP1, FP1CB, FP1N, FP1T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX384FP3
For 0.787 diameter  FP3, FP3CB, FP3N, FP3T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX384FP4
For 0.914 diameter FP4, FP4CB, FP4N, FP4T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 
 


  Pin Tool Fixtures for 1536 Tube-Style Floating Pins

     
 


AFIX1536FP9
For 0.229 diameter FP9, FP9CB, FP9N, FP9T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX1536FP8
For 0.356 diameter FP8, FP8CB, FP8N, FP8T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX1536FP1
For 0.457 diameter  FP1, FP1CB, FP1N, FP1T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

AFIX1536FP3
For 0.787 diameter  FP3, FP3CB, FP1N, FP3T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 
 


  Pin Tool Fixtures for 384 Tube-Style Floating Pins on The Automation
  Partnership with Docking Station.

 
 


AFIX384FP1TAP
For 0.457 diameter  FP1, FP1CB, FP1N, FP1T, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 
 


  Pin Tool Fixtures for E-Clip-Style Floating Pins -
  Double Float Plate Model

     
 


The Robot E-Clip Type Fixtures consist of a top float plate that will  accommodate a 1.58 mm diameter FP or FP6 series E-Clip pins and a bottom float plate that will also accommodate the same pins.  It also has six 3.175 mm standoffs that keep the two plates separate.  The double float plate design is ideal for robotic applications as it reduces the weight of the pin tool over the single manual float plate design.  We recently have added a single float plate for the larger 3.18 mm diameter FP13 pin and one for the larger 4.77 mm diameter FP11 pin.  Customers who want to inoculate larger volumes of yeast on to agar plates favor the FP13 or FP 11 pins.

 

These fixtures are capable of being connected to over 34 different robotic workstations by a variety of  robot mounting plates that we provide.

 

Simply select the Floating Frame Fixture, the Pin, the Robot Mounting Plate and you are ready to order.  If you have more specific needs call us for help at
(800) 455-0644.

 

 


  Pin Tool Fixtures for 96 E-Clip-Style Floating Pins

     
 


AFIX96FP6

For 1.58 mm FP, FPAM, FPFS2* or FP6, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

*= The FPFS2 needs a tall standoff between the two float plates.

 
 
 


AFIX96FP11A

For 4.77 mm FP11A solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

 
 


AFIX96FP12

For 2.36 mm FP11 solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 
 
 


AFIX96FP13
For 3.18 mm FP13 solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 
 


  Pin Tool Fixtures for 384 E-Clip-Style Floating Pins

     
 


AFIX384FP6
For 1.58 mm FP or FP6, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 
 


  Pin Tool Fixtures for E-Clip-Style Floating Pins -
  Single Float Plate Model

 

 

   
 


Pin Tool Fixtures for 96 E-Clip-Style Floating Pins with Guide Pins
Mounting plate and handle sold separately

 
 


AFIX96FP

For 1.58 mm FP or FP6, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

BMPM-E-CLIP
Manual mounting plate and handle sold separately

 
 
         

Pin Tool Fixtures for 48 E-Clip-Style Floating Pins (96 Format) with Guide Pins
Mounting plate and handle sold separately  

 
 

AFIX96FP13
with 48 pins populated in center columns for 3.18 mm diameter FP13 pins, exposed pin length = 22 mm, overall pin length = 27 mm,  flat tip, solid pin hanging drop = ~3 ul

BMPM-E-CLIP
Manual mounting plate and handle sold separately

The AFIX96FP13 with 48 pins in the center columns was designed to transfer yeast or bacterial cultures from a 96 well microplate to an agar petri dish.

   


  Pin Tool Fixtures for 384 E-Clip-Style Floating Pins with Guide Pins
Mounting plate and handle sold separately

 
 


AFIX384FP
For 1.58 mm FP or FP6, solid, slot or hydrophobic pins

 

BMPM-E-CLIP
Manual mounting plate and handle sold separately

 
 


  Conversion Kits To Change Robot Pin Tools to Manual Multi-Blot Replicators

 
 


The main reason for this conversion is to attach guide pins to the Robot Pin Tool (a.k.a. “Replicator”) so it can be manually aligned to microplate registration accessories such as the VP 381 series Library Copiers for replicating and reformatting genomic libraries, VP 380 series Colony Copiers to make high density arrays on agar surfaces or the VP 382 series Multi-Prints to make high density arrays on nylon or other membranes.

 

Guide Pins are added to Robot Pin Tools by the addition of a Basic Guide Pin Plate or BGP to the Pin Tool Fixture.  The Robot Mounting Plate is removed and a Manual Mounting Plate with Handle is attached to the top of the Fixture.


Three Guide Pin Kits are available.  The Kit selection depends on the length of pins in the Pin Tool Fixture.
 

The BGPK Kit is added to Tube-Style Floating Pin Tools (17mm exposed pin length only).  The BGPKE Kit is added to E-Clip Style Floating Pin Tools (~22mm exposed pin length.  The BGPKL kit is added to deep-well, E-Clip-Style Floating Pin Tools, which can hold a variety of longer pins, such as the FPAM pins which are 63 mm long.   A pin tool with FPAM pins is illustrated in the photo to the right.   In order to accommodate these longer pins we need to use a longer and sturdier guide pin found on the BGPL frame.  These larger guide pins are 3.17 mm in diameter.
 

Each of the kits on the right (BGPKL and BGPK) is made up of a handle, a manual mounting plate and a guide pin frame.  The guide pin frame is the only difference between the kits.  (The BGPKE kit is not shown, but looks nearly identical to the BGPK Kit)

 

 
 
 


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