PAA S-LABS-LAB™ Automated Plate Handler

The S-LAB™ range of automated plate handler is an entry-level automation solution designed for multiple applications and ease of use.

With its on-board computer, it is capable of operating standalone, loading plates into a wide variety of automatable benchtop instruments from various manufacturers. For an ever growing list of standard instruments, we can offer rapid installation. For other instruments we can provide a bespoke integration service. Control is simple. S-LAB can be controlled via an intuitive user interface on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Connection is via Ethernet or LAN.


S-LAB™ Basic Automated Plate Handler

As standard, the S-LAB Basic comes complete with 2 bases and stacks (for input and output sample plates), control software, the connecting bracket for the specified integrated laboratory instrument, and setup instructions.

Seamless out-of-the-box integration with the following instruments:

  • Hidex Sense
  • Tecan Hydrospeed
  • Tecan Spark
  • BMG PHERAstar
  • IntelliCyt iQue High throughput screener
  • Nexcelom Celigo
  • Synentec Cellavista
  • Molecular Devices Spectromax range, Pico, iD3/iD5, I3x (with and without MiniMax)
  • Thermo Multidrop Combi
  • GE InCell 6500

Benefits of the S-LAB™ Basic Automated Plate Handler

Compact plate handler (portrait or landscape), with the reliability of a robotic arm.  Can fit within a standard laboratory safety cabinet

Already compatible with an extensive range of laboratory instruments, with Harmony™ and Overlord™ software for complete control

Improves laboratory productivity with walk-away automation

S-LAB™ Pro Automated Plate Handler

The S-LAB Pro is our enhanced automated plate handler, with its on-board computer it is capable of operating standalone, loading plates into a wide variety of automatable benchtop instruments from various manufacturers. With its six stack bases, five stacks, two nests, a barcode reader and other elements as standard this is the ultimate entry-level automation solution for a wide variety of laboratory workflows.

The S-LAB’s flexibility allows easy integration with instruments from leading suppliers, offering a cost-effective automation solution for all your science needs.

Additional benefits of the S-LAB™ Pro Automated Plate Handler

Barcode reading and optical plate sensing for reliable, unattended operation

Efficient handling of microplates; capacity up to 100 unlidded/80 lidded

Handles lidded microplates providing sterility for cell-based or sensitive assays

Delidding option on a nest

IQ/OQ certification available

Applications for S-LAB integrations

/  Thermo Multidrop Combi, Wellwash

/  Tecan HydroFlex, HydroSpeed, D300e

/  Gyger Certus

/  Cybio Felix

/  Intellicyte iQue Screener/Plus

/  Nexcelom Celigo Imaging Cytometer


/  Zeiss CD7 (Celldisover 7)

/  GE IN Cell Analyser

/  Hidex Sense

/  Molecular Devices SpectraMax

/  Perkin Elmer Envision and Nivo

/  Tecan Infinite, SPARK

/  Thermo Fluoroskan, Luminoskan, Multiskan, Varioskan

/  Miltenyi MQX, MQ10, MQ16

/  Thermo Quant Studio

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