Yaskawa's AutoSorter XN Provides Pre- and Post-Analytic Specimen Processing
Built to industrial standards, robots and components are proven to produce extremely high system uptime and reliability for movement of specimens within the workcell. A large sort deck maintains increased quantities of specimens for fully automated workload balancing, yielding extended walkaway times and freeing workers from non-value-added processing tasks.
AutoSorter XN features hopper loaded input, accommodating specimen tubes 13 mm x 75 mm. Powerful vision technology determines tube orientation and checks for label positions, while the specimen ID (SID) is compared to a database for processing instructions. Conforming specimens are placed into corresponding target racks or to a
10-position Sysmex rack to be conveyed to the XN hematology line. When testing is complete, all racks are conveyed back to the AutoSorter XN for tube unloading and post-analytic sorting into output racks and drawers based on LIS instructions (archive or secondary sort).
Traceability of each specimen is accurately maintained throughout the system including the target rack, row/column location. IT connectivity facilitates sort instruction and archive log data.
About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 500,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application;
About Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America is lighting the way to better health with diagnostic solutions that transform the future of healthcare and contribute to healthier lives. Its innovative hematology, urinalysis, information systems and flow cytometry testing technology are reshaping the world of diagnostics. As America's regional affiliate of Kobe, Japan-based Sysmex Corporation – a trusted global leader respected for optimizing the efficiency, operations and financial performance of clinical laboratories – it offers diagnostic products that equip patients and the healthcare professionals who treat them with the information needed to make decisions with greater trust and confidence. Forbes magazine named Sysmex one of the most innovative companies in the healthcare equipment and services category, and the Center for Companies That Care named Sysmex America to its "Honor Roll." Learn more about Sysmex America at www.sysmex.com/