OryxNano Specification

Nov 2016


Crystallization Methods Sitting Drop
Ambient temperature 4 to 30C
Computer requirement PC with Windows 7, 8 or 10

Vapor Diffusion Method

Volume of droplet 0.1 + 0.1 to 8.0 + 8.0 microliters
Plates accommodated All high quality plates can be used
Number of wells dispensed 1 to 96x5


Number of bores 2, 3 or 4
Cross-section of microtip at tip 0.45 - 0.95 mm
Cross-section of each bore 150 micron I.D.
Dead volume Zero
Material Transparent flexible water repellent fluoropolymer (FEP).  Protein channel is treated to prevent the air-bubble from breaking up.

Universal Syringe Driver

Number of discrete steps for syringe volume More than 22,000
Displacement for each step 3.2 microns
Volume dispensed per step with a 100 microlitre syringe. 5.2 nl
Maximum speed 4.0 mm/second

Accuracy of Universal Syringe Driver
R.M.S. error per step +/- 8%
Nominal maximum error per step 16%
Nominal maximum cumulative error over complete linear displacement 2 steps

Automatic XYZ Plate Loader

Linear displacement of table:
travel, first horizontal axis (X) 130 mm
travel, second horizontal axis (Y) 130 mm
travel, first vertical axis (Z) 48 mm
Nominal maximum cumulative error over complete linear displacement 0.1 mm
Length required on bench 285 mm
Depth required on bench 570 mm
Height in extended position 340 mm
Weight 6.5 kg
Time taken to dispense 96 well 1 drop experiment into e.g. SwissCI MRC 2 drop plate <10 min
Maximum speed:
X 55 mm/s
Y 55 mm/s
Z 25 mm/s
The speed is software controllable and is fully variable


Width 270 mm
Depth 200 mm
Height   450 mm
Weight 8kg

No. of Chassis Units

OryxNano 1

Each Oryx is controlled by one MCC Motion Control Center.  Click here for MCC specification.

See also Visio File 

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