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SOLOSoft Software
by Hudson Robotics

SOLO Pipettor
Hudson Robotics’ Solo Automated Pipettor is controlled
by the complementary SOLOSoft Software.
Hudson Robotics’ SOLOSoft Software provides all the tools that the user needs to set up the SOLO Automated Pipettor, define its environment, assign serial ports to the main unit and to accessories, develop pipetting methods, and maintain the system.

Hudson Robotics’ SOLOSoft Software can be used as a direct control panel to operate the SOLO in standalone mode, run in the background by Hudson’s own SoftLinx Software, integrated with other workcell control schedulers, or incorporated as part of an automated workcell.

SOLOSoft makes it easy to develop SOLO pipetting methods. Users can simply “Drag-and-Drop” method steps into a graphical flow chart; no programming expertise or specialized knowledge is required.

Pipetting methods developed using SOLOSoft can be saved to files that can be opened and used at a later time. They can also be used when SOLOSoft is being run from an external software program, such as SoftLinx.


Ordering Information
Hudson Robotics # Cat. # Price
SOLOSoft Software 3030-46 Call TUI

Additional Information

The SOLOSoft menu bar is shown below. Using the menu bar, the SOLO user can create new pipetting methods, load and run saved methods, select serial ports, calibrate and teach nest locations, add new plate definitions, and perform all the task needed to operate and maintain this versatile robotic pipettors:

menu

The screen below shows a typical, simple pipetting method, whose steps are lined up in a straight flow chart along the left side of the screen. On the right side are the details of the highlighted step in this example, an “Aspirate” step. The right side displays the parameters of this step, which the user selected when creating this method:

SOLOsoft aspirate

Creating this method requires only that the user arrange the desired steps in the proper order, then run the method. It can be saved and called up at a future time as well. SOLOSoft has a full set of steps and functions (such as Loops) that allow the user to design a very simple or very complex set of pipetting actions to accomplish the liquid handling actions desired.

Using the “Tools” menu from SOLOSoft’s main screen, the user has access to the set-up features listed below:

menu

The “Calibrate Deck” feature gives the user the ability to teach the SOLO the standard plate nest positions and any other position where the user may want the SOLO to perform an operation, such as the locations of tubes, flasks, reservoirs, or custom devices that are within the system’s reach:

decl calibration

The “Define Plate Types” feature enables the user to add to the extensive library that Hudson Robotics provides to define the dimensions and attributes of labware that the user may wish to employ with the SOLO:

define plate types

The “Communications” feature enables the user to select which serial ports on SOLOSoft’s computer are connected to the SOLO and its accessories (such as the Shaker, Hot/Cold Nest, etc.) that may be equipped:

communications setup

Other tools to control passwords, levels of access, login privileges, testing the pipetting mechanisms are also provided.

The Method Display, shown below, enables the user to “Drag-and-Drop” a complete set of pipetting steps into position in the Method “flow chart.” Each type of step has its own icon button (in the upper left-hand portion of the screen) for easy identification and selection:

SOLOsoft aspirate
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