BioSpec Products SUCTION-TYPE DW MICROPLATE LOA
The Suction-type 96-well Microplate Bead Loader works by vacuuming up 0.4 milliliter of 0.1 to 2.3 mm diameter ceramic beads (glass, zirconia silica or zirconia) into an array of 96 nozzels. Beads in the nozzles of the loader are retained against stainless steel screens. While still under suction, the loader is placed over a receiving 96-deep-well microplate and the vacuum unit is turned off with a foot switch. No longer under suction, the beads drop into the receiving plate. Typically, the process of loading a microplate only takes a few seconds. If additional beads are required per microplate the process is repeated. Certain beads are not compatible with this loader: Beads larger than 2.3 mm in diameter are too big to fit in the nozzles, steel beads are too heavy to suck up into the nozzels and irregularly shaped "beads" such as silicon-carbide particles, granet particles or tungsten-carbide particles get stuck inside the nozzles.