Foil Cutter


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  Microtiterplate Foil Cutter for Needles max. gauge 22
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Foil Cutter

A microplate foil cutter tool is available for safe penetration of microplate sealing foils. A wide variety of heat sealing material is offered by many vendors. The Aluminum foil has a sealing layer applied, which melts at a given temperature (range approx. 140 -180°C). The seal material is often Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene (PE) or Polystyrene (PS). Customers have observed particles of the size of the needle diameter in the wells. These particles can clog the needle during the aspiration step or if transported and ejected the injection valve port. The microplate foil cutter pre-cuts the foil before the needle penetrates. The shape of the cutter tip prevents that particles are cut out completely. Rather than falling into the well, the foil piece is still attached to the foil. The microplate foil cutter should be used with any PAL LC version, where Heat Sealing Foils are used. It is limited to max. needle gauge 22 (standard gauge for LC syringes) and can not be used with any kind of glass vial septas or for GC applications.The tool is attached to the PAL needle guide like the CombiPAL Magnetic Transport Ring. No changes in firmware settings are needed. The Foil Cutter is available from LEAP Technologies.


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LEAP strives to find total solutions for analytical lab automation by automating analytical processes for small and large molecules in extracted liquids, solids, and recently in human, animal and plant tissues. We provide the precise robotics and efficient sample prep required by modern measurement techniques such as MALDITOF mass spectroscopy. Our newest specialty customization of CTC Analytics PAL features small workstations that can perform complex liquid handling tasks including HPLC-Purification, SPE, filtration, weighing, heating and stirring. They can be configured as stand alone units or integrated for “just in time” sample prep for LC-MS or GC-MS analysis.
LEAP provides automated workstation instrumentation solutions based on the LEAP CTC PAL X, Y, Z syringe only autosampler robot from LEAP Technologies. This extremely flexible, precise, and adaptable liquid handling robotic platform is available in a variety of lengths and options depending on the requirements of your sample preparation and injections for your UHPLC, LC or GC chromatography.LEAP offers full support and service for the PAL platform in addition to being able to write custom macros, cycles, and scheduling to your applications. Please contact LEAP Technologies on how we can help you get maximized throughput with flexible pipetting automation solutions.

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