The Mohawk 48 tube selector and picker from Ziath is designed to select and pick wide, heavy, or tall tubes, making it suitable for retrieving individual whole tissue samples from storage.
The selector uses 48 solenoid pins to enable a specific frozen or thawed sample tube to be raised and selected from a 48-position tube rack in accordance with an Excel or LIMS system pick list. Specific tubes can be manually selected and picked via the user interface, individual sample tubes can be picked from a single rack, or users can create a picklist to select tubes across multiple racks. Pick lists can also be created by connecting the Mohawk to a Ziath whole-rack reader, such as the Mirage – which has the added advantage of being able to verify the destination racks of picked tubes for accuracy on the same reader.
Connecting the Mohawk 48 directly to a 2D-barcode scanner for tube confirmation provides extra sample tracking and security. In this configuration, it is also possible to generate picklists directly from the tube barcodes. An 1D-scanner for reading the rack barcode and further traceability is included as standard.