BioTek BioStack Microplate Stacker

BioStack™ is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek’s washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems. Its rapid plate exchange speeds increase throughput and enhance productivity, accommodating assay workflows for 96- and 384-well plates. The patented BioStack 4 offers efficient de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates for sensitive cell-based assays. Faster processing and walk away automation means increased throughput and greater productivity!

BioTek BioStack Microplate Stacker

BioStack™ is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek’s washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems. Its rapid plate exchange speeds increase throughput and enhance productivity, accommodating assay workflows for 96- and 384-well plates. The patented BioStack 4 offers efficient de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates for sensitive cell-based assays. Faster processing and walk away automation means increased throughput and greater productivity!


General

Microplate types All models: ANSI/SBS Standard and low profile 96, 384 and 1536 wells

BioStack 4: 24- and 48-well plates (model dependent)
Maximum plate height: 23.2 mm

BioStack 3, BioStack, BioStack Neo: Maximum plate height 14.6 mm

Other labware supported BioStack 4: De-lidding capability: (lids always removed during processing) 96-,384-, and 1536-well plates. Maximum height, including lids: 16.9 mm
Nunc plates: (lids can remain on plate during process, or can be removed) 6-, 12-, 24-, 48- well plates.
Maximum height, including lids: 23.2 mm
Microplate capacity BioStack 4: 10 and 30 plate stacks are removable and interchangeable (50-plate stacks may be used with non-lidded plates only)
96-/384-well plates: Up to 30 plates (with lids)
1536-well plates: Up to 75 plates

BioStack 3, BioStack, BioStack Neo: 10-, 30- and 50-plate stacks are removable and interchangeable
96-/384-well plates: Up to 50 plates
1536-well plates: Up to 75 plates

Barcode scanner Landscape or portrait orientation, Code 39, Codabar, UPC/EAN, Code 128 compatible 1D and 2D barcodes: BioStack Neo
Processing speed (plate exchange time) BioStack 4: <20 seconds (with de-lidding)
<12 seconds (without lids)

BioStack 3: <10 seconds

BioStack: <33 seconds

BioStack Neo: 6 seconds

Software LHC2 for liquid handling instruments (optional)
Gen5 2.0 for readers
Direct Control Washers and dispensers with keypad interface can directly control BioStack

Physical Characteristics

Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz.
Weight < 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
Dimensions BioStack 4:8.3" W x 22" D (21 x 56 cm)

BioStack 3, BioStack Neo: 7.4" W x 20.7" D (18.8 x 52.6 cm)

BioStack: 7" W x 18.5" D (18 x 47 cm)
Overall height will vary depending on connected instruments and stacks used.

Operating Environment 18°C to 40°C; 10% to 85% humidity

Regulatory

Regulatory CE and TUV marked. RoHS Compliant.

Configurations

Integration Kit
BioStack 4 (BIOSTACK4)
BioStack 3 (BIOSTACK3WR)
BioStack
(BIOSTACK2WR)
BioStack Neo
BIOSTACKNEOWHITE
EL406
7310042
S
S
F,S
-
405TS/LS
7310040
S
S
F,S
-
ELx405
7310041
S
S
F,S
-
MultiFlo FX
7310044
S
S
F,S
-
MultiFlo
7310044
S
S
F,S
-
MicroFill
7310012
-
-
S
-
Precision
7110044
-
-
F
-
Cytation 1/3/5
7310053
F
F
-
-
Synergy 2
7310047
S
S
F
-
Synergy H1
7310045
F
F
F
-
Synergy HTX
7310046
S
S
F
-
PowerWave HT
7310048
-
F
F
-
Epoch 2
7310054
F
F
F
-
Epoch(R)
7310043
S
S
-
-
Synergy Neo2*
7310055
S
-
-
S

 

F= Facing orientation
S= Side orientation
*Synergy Neo2 is also compatible with BIOSTACKNEOWHITE