Automated Evaporators Enhance Productivity and Improve Health & Safety

Friday, August 25, 2006 Print

Genevac, leader in solvent removal technology, has announced a new generation of automated centrifugal evaporators for laboratories looking to eliminate manual handling of samples for safety reasons or to enhance productivity. 

The Auto HT-12 is a robot-ready version of Genevac's HT-12 large-scale solvent evaporator, a system widely used by Pharmaceutical  companies worldwide. 

The small footprint of the Auto HT-12 allows it to be sited in any standard fume hood.  Using the Auto HT-12 corrosive solvents such as trifluoroacetic acid, poisons and solvents from radioactive samples can now be safely removed in a remote fume hood without direct operator intervention.

This presents a major opportunity for companies to improve laboratory health and safety without compromising throughput in compound synthesis.

For laboratories looking to accelerate tasks such as compound purification, plate re-formatting and plate replication the Auto HT-12 also offers many benefits. 

The high productivity system incorporates remote access doors and an indexing rotor to ensure that sample holders always line up with the robot arm.

In addition, full remote control and data logging via the built-in RS232C interface makes it easy to integrate the Auto HT-12 with most laboratory automation systems.

Each Auto HT-12 can be customised to individual requirement by Genevac to provide seamless integration with all commercial robots. 

Proprietary control software allows the Auto HT-12 to automatically detect when the samples are dry and then shut itself down - safeguarding valuable samples from potential thermal degradation. 

To allow unattended operation for extended periods, the waste solvent condenser unit is continuous-running and automatically defrosts when full. 

The Auto HT-12 is ideal for drying large numbers of samples of broadly similar mass and format, such as microplates and HPLC autosampler vials. 

The systems triple deck rotor has capacity to accommodate 48 shallow-well plates simultaneously.

Robustly built, the Auto HT-12 includes highly reliable mechanics and electronics ensuring low operational downtime and minimal routine maintenance. 

For further information on the Auto HT-12 please contact Genevac Ltd. on telephone 44-1473-240000 or email