Machine for laboratory testing and clinical diagnostics

Machine for laboratory testing and clinical diagnostics

Our solutions for liquid dispensing process.

Our solutions for liquid dispensing process

Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX contributes to factory automation by meeting global customers' rigorous quality standards with our strength of sensing and control technologies. And now, we move forward in the pursuit of creating a comfortable living and society for all people by bringing our technologies and quality in a new stage called "Life Science".

Tube rack detection

Tube rack detection

Customer Feedback

Application: Tube rack detection

Customer Feedback

  1. Want ability to detect tube rack stably even within a narrow space.
    "Sensor erroneously detects object behind tube rack"
  2. Want sensors to work using a 5VDC power supply.
    "There is an increase cost to use sensors with a 24VDC power supply."

Our Solution: Convergent Reflective Micro Photoelectric Sensor PM2

  1. Possible to detect stably even within a narrow space without being affected by background conditions that can only detect a limited distance.
  2. Sensors can utilize 5 to 24 VDC power supply providing direct power from the PC board.
  3. Even specular background will not affect sensing performance as long as the sensor is placed 30 mm away.

Static charge removal from reaction container before liquid dispensing

Static charge removal from reaction container before liquid dispensing

Application: Static charge removal from reaction container before liquid dispensing

Customer Feedback:

  • Want to dispense liquid into reaction container correctly.
    "When reaction container is charged with static electricity, the liquid will stick to side of the container and not fall to the bottom."

Our Solution: Ultra-compact Ionizer ER-VS02

  • Reliable dispensing into reaction container by using an ionizer to remove static charge from the container.
  • Ability to install in narrow spaces by using tube nozzle attachment.

Static charge removal from sample cup before liquid level detection

Static charge removal from sample cup before liquid level detection

Application: Static charge removal from sample cup before liquid level detection

Customer Feedback

  • Want to prevent capacitive proximity sensor from malfunctioning.
    “When sample cup is charged with static electricity, capacitive sensor won't detect the liquid level properly due to a malfunction. This will cause an inspection error because aspiration nozzle sucks up air.”

Our Solution: Area Ionizer ER-X

  • Capacitive proximity sensor correctly detects the liquid level by removing static charge from sample cup.
  • Ability to remove static charge without volatilization of sample and reagent using airless ionizer.
  • Product line up includes; Spot type (ER-X001), Compact type (ER-X008, width 80mm), and Wide type (ER-X064, width 640mm).

Empty detection for reagent / washing liquid

Empty detection for reagent / washing liquid

Application: Empty detection for reagent / washing liquid

Customer Feedback

  • Want to detect liquid level without contacting the liquid.
  • Electrode Sensor
    "Sensor may break down due to corrosion when in contact with the reagent*." (*Corrosion depends on characteristics of reagent) "During maintenance, operator may expose themselves to a bio-hazard risk by touching reagent."
  • Float Switch
    "Switch may break down due to crystallization of reagent or it may corrode."

Our Solution: Optical Bubble Sensor BE-A

  • Safe and easy liquid detection without coming in contact with the liquid.
  • Sensor does not come in contact with reagent preventing any malfunctioning from crystallization of the reagent or by corroding the sensor.
  • Sensor does not require maintenance eliminating the risk of bio-hazard exposure.
  • Ability to use up reagent by detecting that the tube is empty.

Confirmation for waste liquid discharge

Confirmation for waste liquid discharge

Application: Confirmation for waste liquid discharge

Customer Feedback

  • Want to confirm if waste liquid is discharged from reaction container after analysis process.
    "Only monitoring pump operation but not confirming liquid discharge can raise concerns of leakage when liquid is not discharged properly."

Our Solution: Optical Bubble Sensor BE-A

  • Liquid in the tube is directly detected during aspiration, preventing leakage of waste liquid in advance.
  • Equipped with two outputs; Liquid-absent-ON & Liquid-present-ON.
  • Allows for direct power supply from PC board because it can operate with 5 to 24 VDC power supply.
  • Allows for a proximity attachment (10mm)

Full level detection of waste tank

Full level detection of waste tank

Application: Full level detection of waste tank

Customer Feedback

  • Want to detect liquid level stably but reduce the need of replacing waste tank.
  • Capacitive Proximity Sensor
    "False detection due to a droplet, foam or thin layer inside waste container requires the need to attach, detach and readjust sensor when replacing waste tank."

Our Solution: Optical Reagent Level Detector

  • Possible to detect liquid level precisely, not affected by droplet or foam in the container
  • Possible to detect liquid level through colored container
  • Easy to replace container by mounting sensors away from the container.

 

Serum / Plasma Level Detection

Serum / Plasma Level Detection

Application: Serum / Plasma Level Detection

Customer Feedback

  • Want to speed up liquid level detection.
  • Pressure Sensor
    "It takes time to detect liquid level because the probe needs to be slowly lowered to detect liquid level."

Our Solution: Optical Reagent Level Detector

  • Fast and precise liquid level detection
  • Strong light penetration through labels
    *Possible to detect liquid level for test tube application with slit mask (optional)
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