Punch data files are generated for sample tracking and traceability. The BSD output files can be configured to interface with a wide range of LIMS software. Barcodes of samples are scanned prior to punching and plate barcodes can be scanned for inclusion in the punch file. Sample delivery into the plate is confirmed using an optical sensor.
Minimization of sample carry-over is achieved using features for automatic and routine cleaning of the punch area. A separate waste container on the plate deck allows a programmable number and frequency of cleaning punches to be performed as part of the test sequence. An optional dust extraction system vacuums paper dust from the punching area. The Quick Release Punch and Die can easily be removed and cleaned.
BSD Punchers are compatible with a wide range of collection device and plates. The tray height can be set to accommodate standard 96 well or deep well plates or test tube adaptors. Optional tray adaptors are available to allow combinations of plate heights and tube adaptors in the same test run.
Note: Some features are not included in all models but are optional additions.