Auto-samplers are equipped with robotic arms able to manage sample transits between the sample rack and its detector. These devices allow the lab to be fully automated. LAFARA has 2 automatic samplers.
With its 2 m wide, the analysis room has limited space. 2Ei company has developed and designed a compact autosample able to handle 4 detectors simultaneously. This autosampler represents a breakthrough in terms of miniaturisation, regarding that type of device.
The sample racks design has been optimized to accomodate a maximum of samples:
- For 21 mm Well-type detectors : 110 positions
- For 32 mm Well-type detectirs : 90 positions
- For planar detector: 50 positions
The Ortec-Ametek autosampler has been designed specifically for the detector from the same manufacturer.
It has a 20 positions sample rack.