Automated sample preparation zone - 7.3 Grid Handling

7.3.1 Grid loading station

The grid loading station has space for 8 grids. At the center is the disposal area: rejected grids are transferred here for removal at the end of the session.

grid loading close up

7.3.2 Grid robot

chameleon uses tweezers to pick up and move grids. The tweezers are held closed by a spring action and opened with a pneumatic cylinder.

general warning

The tips of the tweezers are sharp and delicate, take care when handling the units to prevent injury or damage to the tips.


tweezer armThe fine tipped tweezers are specifically designed for chameleon. If any damage occurs, contact reliance, who will provide replacements.

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