Fluent™ Laboratory Automation Solution

Laboratory Automation Solution

Tecan has reinvented automation with Fluent, a unique instrumentation concept built around the application-specific needs of your laboratory. Fluent breaks new ground, delivering more capacity and increased speed. The platform provides superior precision, throughput and walkaway time—making it easier to get more done, more confidently.

Your applications are our inspiration

Fluent was designed to meet the needs of various life science workflows, such as high throughput genomics, by combining high precision liquid handling – down to 200 nl – with straightforward set-up of normalization,

TouchTools touchscreen interface

Daily operation is easy using Fluent’s built-in touchscreen that guides users with clear, graphical instructions and alerts, ensuring consistent operation and faster, more efficient runs.

Device integration for fully automated workflows

Below-deck arm access allows the seamless integration of cell-based assay peripherals—from incubators to readers—for a complete walkaway solution without increasing your instrument footprint.

Patented Dynamic Deck

Engineered to hold up to 72 plates, Fluent’s unique Dynamic Deck can be easily configured and reconfigured to suit your changing assay requirements.

Parallel arm movements for fast assay completion

Three task-specific arms move in parallel for optimum speed and efficiency, minimizing the time cells spend outside the incubator for more accurate, reliable results.

High-definition liquid handling

Exacting engineering ensures precision and accuracy over a wide dynamic range, from submicroliter to milliliter volumes. Tecan’s patented Adaptive Signal Technology precisely detects even small volumes, allowing the use of less reagent and sample for dramatic cost savings.

Touchscreen interface

Device integration

Patented dynamic deck

Parallel arm movements

Precision pipetting

sample transfer and reagent distribution using Smart Commands. Its freely configurable architecture allows rapid integration of devices for DNA quantification and processing, and offers exceptional storage capacity for plates and tips.

Confidence comes from an instrument that is simply faster and more precise.

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Three independent, task-specific arms move in parallel

Faster, more streamlined workflows

Three independent, task-specific arms move in parallel to simultaneously and efficiently automate methods. Sample preparation, labware movement to peripheral devices and plate to plate or reagent additions can all occur in parallel – maximizing workflow performance.

Greater pipetting reliability and consistency

Save samples and reagents

Adaptive Signal Technology™, a new generation of liquid level sensing, enables use of smaller sample volumes, minimizes the risk of errors and provides exceptional automated error handling.

Next-generation liquid handling control

Next-generation liquid handling control

Fluent’s unique teach-free hardware and Path Finder™ move optimization technology deliver unmatched positional accuracy and precision for enhanced process security and peace-of-mind.

Choice between liquid and air displacement technologies

Choice between liquid and air displacement technologies

By offering a choice of air and liquid displacement pipetting technologies, the Flexible Channel Arm provides unrivalled flexibility to suit the needs of your laboratory workflow and increase productivity.

Increased walkaway time

Increased walkaway time

With its industry-leading deck and below deck arm access, Fluent can accommodate multiple devices without expanding its footprint. Enjoy true walkaway operation with the seamless integration of complementary peripherals all fully managed by FluentControl™.

Dynamic Deck

Dynamic Deck

Fluent’s patented
Dynamic Deck™ allows the high capacity worktable to be freely configured and easily reconfigured.

Touchscreen interface - easy, fast, consistent and efficient.

Exceptional ease of use and enhanced process security

Built-in touchscreen interface guides users through daily tasks for fast, consistent operation. Integrated user management including method permissions, ensures secure protocols and optimizes selection for each user.

Flexibility to deal with the unexpected

Flexibility to deal with the unexpected

Fluent’s Active Stop and Resume function enables the operator to instantly access the workdeck during a run – allowing set-up errors or omissions to be corrected – simply by opening the door.

FluentControl™ software for easy programming and operation

Easy programming and operation

FluentControl™ software simplifies even the most challenging applications. Use drag & drop interfaces, 3D graphics, and single Smart Commands to distribute reagents or transfer samples.

Powerful liquid handling - change parameters for any liquid

Powerful liquid handling

FluentControl offers robust default liquid definitions and makes it easy to change parameters for any fluid.

Create wizard-like interfaces

Create wizard-like interfaces

The Application Toolkit provides a collection of commands allowing programmers to create ‘wizard-like’ interfaces to further simplify everyday operation of the workstation.

3D simulations

3D simulations

Eases development of new assays and enables you to visualize a program, test new assays without using reagents or consumables, and estimate timing accurately and precisely.

Method Approval

Method Approval

Prevent unauthorized changes to validated protocols with the Method Approval function. Once any change is done to the protocol by an operator it cannot be executed any more until a key operator approves the changes.

Robotic Gripper Arm for versatile tube or plate handling

Robotic Gripper Arm for versatile tube or plate handling

Smoothly and quickly delivers labware—including plates and tubes—to the instrument’s pipetting arms and integrated devices without interrupting the pipetting process.

Third-party device integration

Third-party device integration

FluentControl offers straightforward integration of third-party devices, with an ever-increasing library of drivers – including support of SiLA devices – and Zero-G one-touch teaching to simplify set-up.

Enhanced productivity with Tecan consumables

Enhanced productivity with Tecan consumables

Tecan offers a broad portfolio of high quality consumables – from disposable tips to troughs – in Tecan Standard, Tecan Pure and Tecan Sterile purity levels. Every product undergoes stringent testing to ensure reliable automation.

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