Pike X,Y Autosampler – Transmission and Reflection Automated Sampling in Microplate Format
The PIKE Technologies X, Y Autosampler is designed around standard 24, 48 or 96-well microplate architectures – ideal for high efficiency sample loading and FTIR analysis. The loading tray moves to a position outside of the accessory for easy loading and unloading of samples while conserving the purge. This also permits interface to a robot/autoloader.
Applications include high throughput analysis of liquid residues and chemical reactions, powdered samples, and automated diffuse reflection analysis. The X, Y Autosampler is available with standard all-reflective optics or with gold-coated optical components for highest performance in mid-IR and optimized NIR sampling.
The Autosampler features an X, Y stage with both axes driven by high precision servo motors with optical encoders for speed and reproducibility. USB and DC power are the only external connections required for this accessory. The transmission option requires an external IR detector port.
Programming and control of the X, Y Autosampler is done through PIKE Technologies’ AutoPRO software, which can be integrated easily with most FTIR software packages.
The optical design of the X,Y Autosampler is based upon a precision ellipsoidal reflector. The size of the spot illuminated at the sample is approximately 2 mm – ideal for up to 96-well configurations. The accessory is compatible with most brands and models of FTIR spectrometers.
A special silicon well plate is available for sample analysis by transmission. This unique 96-well plate allows collection of transmission spectra in mid-IR range. For diffuse reflection measurements a dedicated plate is available. The plate features 96 polished cavities for placement of powder samples.