Dispensing systems: automated sample handling

Liquid handling with modular dispensing system

Reliability, precision and compact dimensions are key when handling liquids in laboratories. Festo offers all of that. Our dispense head consists of a specially designed manifold duct plate, dosing valves and nozzles, and can be adapted perfectly to your specific requirements. Combining this with our handling system creates a ready-to-install complete solution that simplifies engineering and increases productivity.

Reliable outcomes, accurate results

We work closely with you to develop reliable diagnostic devices for your laboratory processes. Our products are well-proven in medical/hospital environments and we have the know-how to develop products for your specific requirements.

What is preventing you from launching your ideas on the market? Design? Fabrication? FDA approval? We understand your challenges and have extensive experience in medical technology providing components and solutions that are cost effective, safe and ready to install.

We build on our extensive foundation in fluidic and mechatronic products with a design, development and manufacturing team that turns ideas into reliable and robust products to get your solutions on the market faster.

High-precision dispensing and positioning

Single- or multi-channel dispense heads dispense different media at different pressures. During aspiration, the vacuum and the position of the aspiration needles are precisely controlled.

Dispense head VTOI

Thanks to the 9 mm grid dimension and one valve for 8 outputs, the VTOI is an extremely precise 8-channel dispense head for microwell plates. With VTOI, liquids in the smallest µl range can be dispensed and aspirated.

  • Minimum dispensing volume of 1 µl
  • Dispensing precision CV ≤3 % (intra-run) and ≤5 % (tip-to-tip)
  • Also for aggressive media
  • Ideal in pressure-controlled dispensing systems

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Pipetting system with pipette head DHOE

The open pipetting system for the easy transport of liquids allows you to configure the most important pipetting functions according to your needs and to expand them flexibly.

  • Media resistant pipette head
  • With pipette tips
  • Easy integration
  • Complete solution from a single source

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The right handling system paves the way for a complete functional unit

We develop ready-to-install complete solutions with dispensing systems and matching kinematics in line with your requirements – for dispensing and pipetting fluids, e.g. for dilutions, adding nutrient solutions and for dispensing reagents into microwell plates.

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Additional information

Liquid handling - modular dispensing system with dispense head VTOE
Dosing with one to eight dispense heads, different liquids and fill quantities – the modular dispensing system VTOE is compact, precise and highly flexible.
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