TriTon (XYZ) Liquid Handling Robot - TriContinent

TriTon (XYZ)

The TriTon Liquid Handling Robot is the quietest, smoothest, most reliable and economical OEM XYZ module available for automated instrumentation. Capabilities include, but are not limited to, cap piercing, tube stripping, precision liquid-level detection (LLD), and the highest motion resolution in the industry. You can choose one of our standardized configurations or specify your exact requirements.

Some Optional Features Include:

  • Single or dual Y-arm options
  • Electronics from fully loaded electronics/firmware to direct electro-mechanical interface
  • CCU for Tecan® RSP Emulation
  • Additional devices (e.g., Syringe Pumps) can be added that communicate over two RS-485 busses
  • Scalability of all axes
  • Fully adjustable liquid level detection with high degree of sensitivity (no need for unreliable isolation blocks or coax cables)
  • Tube stripper mechanism for cap piercing applications

Competitive Advantages

  • Rigid Y-arm that eliminates need for space consuming gantry
  • Cap piercing force capability of over 10 lbs.
  • Fully adjustable liquid level detection with high degree of sensitivity
  • Tube stripper mechanism for cap piercing applications
  • Scalability of all axes
  • Long-life flex cables
  • Full quadrature encoders provide high-resolution error detection and crash recovery options

Mechanical Drive System
     X & Y-axis

Timing Belt / Pulley - Precision Linear Guideway
Rack / Pinion - Precision Linear Guideway

Max. Speed
     X & Y-axis

36 in. / second
15.5 in. / second

Step Resolution

0.005 in. / half-step resolution, 30.0 in. travel in 6000 half-steps
0.005 in. / half-step resolution, 12.5 in. travel in 2500 half-steps
0.002 in. / half-step resolution, 7.0 in. travel in 3500 half-steps

Z-axis Force

10 lb minimum

Typical Travel Ranges

X - 9 in. to 32 in. (single-arm)
X - 9 in 29 in, (dual-arm)
Y - 10 in. to 14 in.
Z - 2 in. to 7 in.


Depends on travel


Depends on travel


1.8° Hybrid Stepper, NEMA size 23
1.8° Hybrid Stepper, NEMA size 17
1.8° Hybrid Stepper, NEMA size 17


Motor Drivers

24 VDC at 1.5 A, micro-stepping drive, position and hold at half-step increments
Max step rate = 8000 half-steps / second or 4000 steps / second

Sensors and I/O

Limit opto sensors (X, Y, Z)
Lost step detection (X, Y, Z)
Full quadrature encoders on all axis motors
Auxiliary I/O, Interlock Interface, USB

Optional Accessories

CCU for Tecan® RSP Emulation
Probe collet
Liquid level detection (capacitive)
Proprietary tube stripper design
Z-axis interface bracket
System legs
Z-axis mounted pipette pump (no external tubing required)

Power Requirement

Input voltages = 24 VDC at 2 A (4 A for dual-arm)

     Storage Temperature
     Operating Temperature
     Operating Humidity

0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
15°C to 40°C (59°F to 104°F)
85% RH at 31°C (87.8°F) decreasing linearly to 50% RH at 40%
Up to 2,000 meters


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