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.
Patented dynamic deck
Parallel arm movements
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.
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.
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
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
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
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™ allows the high capacity worktable to be freely configured and easily reconfigured.
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
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.
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
FluentControl offers robust default liquid definitions and makes it easy to change parameters for any fluid.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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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