Automation in the laboratory:
kinematic systems for specimen handling


Technologies for automating the life sciences field

The health system is under increasing cost pressure, not least due to changing demographics. Companies face the challenge of creating affordable yet effective medical technology and diagnostic procedures for preventive healthcare. The LifeTech division at Festo provides the answer – with innovative solutions for laboratory automation.

Ready-to-install modules support the automation of sample preparation.

From identifying and checking the sample carriers to opening and closing sample vials and adding liquids to microwell plates, Festo offers you standardised components and develops tailored solutions together with you.

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Gripping, opening and positioning small sample vials

The extremely compact rotary gripper module EHMD is ideal for applications in laboratory automation such as opening and closing a wide variety of small sample vials. In combination with a gripper and handling system, it becomes a ready-to-install complete solution.

Rotary gripper module EHMD

Rotary gripper module EHMD

  • Infinite electrical rotation and electrical or pneumatic gripping
  • Universal handling of small sample containers
  • Gripping and rotation as well as opening and closing of caps
  • Optional: assembly module with Z-compensation automatically adjusts to the cap’s thread pitch.
  • Payload up to 250 g

Find out more here about the rotary gripper module

Rotary gripper module EHMD in the catalogue

Festo EHPS

Electric gripper EHPS

  • Compact design
  • Simple control for opening/closing grippers
  • Gripping force adjustable at the gripper module
  • Used where pneumatics is not permissible or required

Find out more here about the electric gripper



Hybrid rotary/linear module DSL -16-...-SA

하이브리드 회전/선형모듈 DSL -16-...-SA

  • 공압 기술 적용 : 리프팅 및 그립핑 모션      
  • 전동 회전      
  • 슬림&컴팩트한 디자인     
  • 개별 토크 제어  

Find out more here about the linear module

Dispense head VTOE

디스펜서 헤드 VTOE


  • 모듈형 디스펜서 시스템      
  • 최대 정밀도로 다양한 종류의  시약을 주입 가능   
  • 최대 8개의 개별 밸브 제어가 가능      
  • 콤팩트한 치수      

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디스펜스 헤드 VTOE 카탈로그

Positioning, identifying and evaluating


Handling system with camera

The sensor reads the barcode and checks the quality of the sample by comparing specific characteristics such as fill quantity and blood quality.


Planar surface gantry EXCM-30

평면 갠트리 EXCM-30


  • 콤팩트한 사이즈, 유효하중 최대 3 kg
  • 실험실 장치에 설치하기 적합한 공간 절약형
  • 사전 정의된 값, 바로 설치 가능함      

평면 갠트리 브로셔

평면 갠트리 EXCM 카탈로그

Compact handling system YXMx

콤팩트 핸들링 시스템 YXMx


  • 소프트웨어, 컨트롤러 및 하드웨어로 구성된 사전설치형 시스템 (Ready-to-use system)     
  • 어플리케이션 환경에 쉽게 통합      
  • 쉬운 프로그래밍과 커미셔닝      

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User reports

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