The Corning Automated Manipulator Platform for cell culture processes

The Corning Automated Manipulator Platform is an efficient solution for automating the scale-up of an adherent cell culture process. The automated manipulator platform has been specifically designed to reduce costs, save time, and minimize process variability by automating the handling of multiple large stacked vessels throughout the critical fluid handling steps.

Optimized for use with Corning CellSTACK and HYPERStack cell culture vessels, the platform includes a fully programmable manipulator, multiple rack options designed for specific vessel configurations, and a manipulator cart.

The platform accommodates six 10-layer CellSTACK, or six 36-layer Corning HYPERStack cell culture vessels at a time, as well as up to three 40-layer Corning CellSTACK.

Features and benefits

  • Ensures safety by minimizing manual manipulations
  • Full motion control capability
  • Processing of CellSTACK and HYPERStack is simplified
  • Low-maintenance electric motor drive system
  • Intuitive, programmable touch-screen operator panel
  • Automates filling, equilibration, and harvest
  • Safeguards: Intrusion sensors, fixed guards, and interlocks
  • Enables consistent and scalable process performance

A digital touch-screen operator panel simplifies programming and operation.

A digital touch-screen operator panel simplifies programming and operation. Image Credit: Corning Life Sciences

Cart and rack for Corning CellSTACK-10 not shown.

Cart and rack for Corning CellSTACK-10 not shown. Image Credit: Corning Life Sciences

Specifications

Table 1. Source: Corning Life Sciences

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Dimensions (W x D x H) 1580 x 2080 x 1880 mm
Weight 1,150 kg or less, not including hand truck
Pivot -20° (right) to 130° (left)
Tilting speed 1° to 60°/second (except for acceleration or deceleration range)
Required power supply 3 phase AC 200-230 V, 50/60 Hz, 7 kVA (AC 380-440 V option available)
Mountable vessels Corning® CellSTACK®: Three 40-layer vessels
Corning CellSTACK: Six 10-layer vessels
Corning HYPERStack®: Six 36-layer vessels
Installation environment Temperature 0 °C to 30 °C
Humidity: 35 °C to 85 °C relative humidity or less (no condensation)
Air cleanliness: Grade B recommended
Floor: Withstand load 1000 kg/m2, no slope recommended
Surface Material Type 304 stainless steel
System meets applicable FCC, CE, UL and CSA Electrical Safety and EMC standards

 

Ordering information

Table 2. Source: Corning Life Sciences

Cat. No. Description
6650 Corning Automated Manipulator platform, 180-254 V, standard power supply
6651 Corning Automated Manipulator platform, 380-440 V, industrial power supply
6652 Corning Automated Manipulator cart
6653 Corning Automated Manipulator rack for Corning CellSTACK-10, holds six CellSTACK-10 vessels, compatible with Manipulator cart (Cat. No. 6652)
6654 Corning Automated Manipulator rack for Corning CellSTACK-40, holds three CellSTACK-40 vessels, compatible with Manipulator cart (Cat. No. 6652)
6655 Corning Automated Manipulator rack for Corning HYPERStack-36, holds six HYPERStack-36 vessels, compatible with Manipulator cart (Cat. No. 6652)
6656 Attachment for Automated Manipulator cart (Cat. No. 6652). Enables the use of Corning Automated Manipulator carts with Thermo Scientific™ Nunc™ Cell Factory™ incubators