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  • New user information and software requirements
  • Oryx8 and Oryx4 specifications
  • OryxNano specifications
  • MCC controller specifications
  • OryxNano Specification

    Nov 2016


    Crystallization Methods Sitting Drop
    Ambient temperature 4 to 30°C
    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.

    Liquid Handling Accuracy

    The CV (coefficient of variance) has been measured using 50% PEG 4000 and 95% PEG 600 (with 5% red dye) as follows.

    CV for 1 µl total drop volume 3%
    CV for 200 nl total drop volume 5%
    CV for 100 nl total drop volume 6.5%

    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.

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