Tempest
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Tempest

Tempest is a non-contact, bulk reagent dispenser that utilizes 96 individually-controlled nozzles to dispense any volume of up to 12 different reagents into any well.
 
key features
 
Modular - the modular dispense head can accept up to 12 easily replaceable chips, each with 8 dispense nozzles
 
Efficient - non-recoverable dead volume of <40 μL, and a dead volume of 100 μL using pipette tip dispensing
 
Fast - dispense 200nL to 96-well plate in just 3 seconds and 1uL to 384-well plate in just 5 seconds.
 
Flexible - Tempest supports most SBS plate types and has optional barcode reader and plate stacking capabilities
 
Reliable - non-contact micropump technology dispenses using positive displacement to maintain accuracy and precision across millions of dispense cycles
 
Tempest is a non-contact, bulk reagent dispenser that utilizes 96 individually-controlled nozzles to dispense any volume of up to 12 different reagents into any well.
 
key features
 
Modular - the modular dispense head can accept up to 12 easily replaceable chips, each with 8 dispense nozzles
 
Efficient - non-recoverable dead volume of <40 μL, and a dead volume of 100 μL using pipette tip dispensing
 
Fast - dispense 200nL to 96-well plate in just 3 seconds and 1uL to 384-well plate in just 5 seconds.
 
Flexible - Tempest supports most SBS plate types and has optional barcode reader and plate stacking capabilities
 
Reliable - non-contact micropump technology dispenses using positive displacement to maintain accuracy and precision across millions of dispense cycles
 
conserve reagents
 
Tempest is capable of returning any excess sample from the microfluidic chip back into the ingredient reservoir to conserve reagents. The Tempest can recirculate reagents to keep cells and beads in suspension within the source container to ensure consistency throughout the process.
state-of-the-art dispensing technology
 
state-of-the-art dispensing technology
At the core of the Tempest is a microfluidic valve cluster that can meter and dispense discrete volumes of liquid using positive displacement. This valve cluster has two micro-diaphragms (select either 200 nL and 1 μL, or 1 μL and 5 μL) that can fill and dispense as fast as 8 times per second. This technology is incredibly precise and viscosity independent.

12 reagents at your fingertips
 
Tempest can dispense up to 12 different reagents simultaneously using 12 microfluidic chips which feature eight nozzles each. Each nozzle can be independently controlled

change reagents with ease
 
Adding reagents is effortless using the magnetic reagent inputs - no pressurized bottles or special containers are needed. Reagents can be placed in nearly any container, and different tube lengths are available to meet your needs.

easy-to-use software
 

The Tempest software provides a straightforward, user-friendly way to design and execute even the most complex dispensing protocols. The control software offers an intuitive visual layout of both the plate design and the hardware setup, and provides tools to create gradient designs and backfills. Microsoft Excel integration allows you to manually edit well volumes for additional control.

high speed for high throughput
 
Most tasks are completed in fewer than 40 seconds:
 

200nL to 96-well plate: 3 secs 1uL to 384-well plate: 5 secs
200nL to 384-well plate: 6 secs 10μL to 384-well plate: 9 secs
200nL to 1536-well plate: 11 secs 20μL to 384-well plate: 13 secs
 
5μL to 96-well plate = 4 secs



customizable to meet your needs
 

As the Tempest can accept up to 12 microfluidic chips at once, each machine can be configured with any
combination of high volume (1 μL and 5 μL) and low volume chips (200 nL and 1 μL) to fit your application and budget.
 
Stackers for Plate Storage
 
Tempest supports nearly all SBS-footprint plates, including 24-, 96-, 384-, and 1536-well plates. Optional plate stackers can hold 24 SBS plates (based on 14.35 mm plate height).
 
The stackers are 350 mm tall and the system is bidirectional, enabling plates to be cycled in from either stacker.
 
Barcode Scanner
 
An optional barcode scanner can run dispenses based on a plate’s barcode. After the barcode is scanned the corresponding dispense file is loaded and executed.


hands-free maintenance
 
The Tempest features an automated dual-solution wash cycle that cleans the entire fluid pathway and requires no user intervention. The reverse fluid flow wash aspirates solution through the nozzle and forces any particles backward through increasingly larger channels for thorough, clog-free cleaning.
 
designed for integration
 

The small instrument size and powerful automation interface enables the Tempest to be easily integrated with robotic plate handling arms, grippers and scheduling software.

small footprint to save space
 

Width: 525 mm (20”) (not including barcode scanner)
 
Depth: 325 mm (13”)
 
Height Without Plate Stackers: 215 mm (8.5”)
 
Weight: ~30 lbs.

 
tempest chip specifications
 
Chip Type Part # Diaphragm Vol. Min Vol. Max Vol. Pulses Dead Vol. Dead Vol. CV’s
Per Second With Tube Pipette
           
Low Volume TSCL 0.2 μL + 1 μL 0.2 μL 8 50 μL 100 μL <8% at 0.2 μL, <5% at 1 μL
High Volume TSCH 1 μL + 5 μL 1 μL 4 50 μL 100 μL <5% at 1 μL, <5% at 5 μL
 
For more information about Tempest, visit us at www.formulatrix.com or email info@formulatrix.com