Hamilton Storage’s new Verso® Q50 and Verso Q75 automated sample storage systems offer compact, walk-in sample storage and access to reduce manual labor and increase overall laboratory efficiency.
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Similar to the ultra-compact Verso Q20 launched in 2020, the high-density Verso Q50 and Verso Q75 automated sample storage systems are designed to be conveniently placed next to the workbench. This allows users to gain quick and convenient access to Samples instead of finding them in another room or location. The new models offer up to 4 times more capacity than the Verso Q20, but are also only 0.8 m deep. The compact footprint facilitates direct installation, even in crowded labs, and accommodates sample collections of up to 152,000 type-dependent tubes in ANSI/SLAS-compliant racks or up to 1150 ANSI/SLAS-compliant microplates.
With a few keystrokes on the user interface, or remotely via any mobile device or laboratory information management system (LIMS), any Verso Q-Series system fills an order quickly. While the system handles everyday sampling tasks, users can focus on other things. With on-the-go convenience in mind, the Verso Q-Series systems arrange samples according to the user’s preferences. Additional features include storage temperatures from ambient to -20°C, 1D/2D barcode reading, video surveillance and sample tracking for use in audit trails.
The Verso Q-Series systems use a natural refrigerant with no ozone-depleting potential and a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) index of 3. As a result, the Verso Q-Series may be a greener option than most freezers that use traditional refrigerants. In addition, Verso Q50 and Verso Q75 are equipped with redundant cooling to improve sample safety in this class of storage systems.
For even greater convenience in hands-free workflows, the Verso Q-Series can be integrated with automated liquid handlers from Hamilton Company or third-party robots.
The Verso Q50 and Verso Q75 will be unveiled at the SLAS 2022 International Conference & Exhibition taking place February 7-9, 2022 in Boston, MA. The Verso Q20 will be on display at the conference, as will the Verso Q10 Hotel. The new Verso Q10 Hotel is an ambient hotel for microplates, pipette tip boxes and tip racks that integrates with Hamilton’s automated liquid handlers or third-party robots to enhance hands-free convenience on long and demanding assays.
About Hamilton Storage:
Hamilton Storage is a global leader in the design and manufacture of automated storage systems for biological and composite samples. By maintaining the integrity of even the most valuable samples, our solutions and expertise enable researchers to reach new heights of laboratory efficiency while focusing on life science research. Hamilton Storage is a subsidiary of Hamilton Company.
For over 60 years, Hamilton has manufactured laboratory automation and measurement systems with an ongoing commitment to precision and quality; and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada; Franklin, Mass.; Timisoara, Romania; and Bonaduz, Switzerland; along with offices around the world. Hamilton Company is a privately held ISO 9001 certified company. For more information about Hamilton Storage, visit www.hamiltoncompany.com/samplestorage.