MicroPro | Mini Benchtop 96 Channel Pipettor | Rainin
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How much time is required to set up my new MicroPro?

From unboxing the instrument, you can be up and running in less than 3 minutes.  The iPad comes with the App preloaded and already paired with the instrument.  So, as soon as you start the App it will immediately begin looking for and connecting to your instrument.

Can I use any type of tips with the MicroPro?

No, MicroPro uses a proprietary tip cartridge system specifically designed to reduce the tip load force for a full rack of 96 tips down to approx. 2 lbs.  This is what allows the instrument to be so small, and ensures that the tips are firmly mounted and will never leak or fall off.

How are tips loaded and ejected?

MicroPro utilizes a touchless tip load and eject process.  For loading, the instrument will detect the presence of the tip cartridge and clamp and seal automatically.  For ejecting tips, a single button press will force the tip cartridge from the instrument and back into an empty waiting rack that is positioned in the nest below.

What type of tablet does MicroPro use?

The MicroPro is controlled by the MicroPro Controller App that comes preloaded on an iPad Mini.  The iPad is also mounted in a robust stand that will protect it during use.

Where can I download the MicroPro controller app?

The App comes preloaded on your iPad Mini, but is also available as a free download. Search the Apple App store from any iPad for “MicroPro Controller”.

Can I build programs on the tablet, away from the instrument (if it's on the bench or in a hood)?

Yes, the MicroPro Controller App can run in Simulator Mode while not connected to an instrument. Within Simulator Mode, you can create new programs, modify existing programs and review data logs.

Can the same tablet be used with multiple instruments?

Absolutely!  Any iPad with the MicroPro Controller App, can connect and drive any MicroPro instrument.  The App will automatically recognize the instrument model it is connected to and adjust accordingly.

Can programs be transferred from one instrument to another instrument in my lab?

Yes. Programs, containers, liquid classes, and even the entire database can be transferred from one iPad to another. The easiest method is to transfer them wirelessly using AirDrop.

Does the instrument come with a pre-programmed library of labware?

No, but the PDR (Pipette Depth Recall) function allows users to define and name new labware in seconds. A virtually unlimited number of containers can be created and saved for use in any program. 

Can I create, run and save lengthy, complex scripts and protocols on the MicroPro?

Yes, the Custom pipetting mode allows users to build sequences that include any logical combination of liquid handling steps as well as other step types; including Instructions, Barcode Scanning, Manual Pipetting, etc.  The user can potentially enter their entire protocol which could help reduce errors by ensuring all the various steps are captured accordingly.