The StakMax® Microplate Handling System is a powerful, compact, benchtop microplate stacker that works seamlessly with Molecular Devices microplate readers and washers for improved process flow and higher throughput. The system comes with a single plate loading adapter and a choice of magazines for 20, 40 or 50 SBS-standard 96- and 384-well microplates, and barcode reading. All integration tools provided are easy to set up for each configuration.
The stacker is programmed through SoftMax® Pro Software for easy setup using preconfigured automation scripts. AquaMax® Washer users can access all commands through the washer’s programming touchscreen.
Use custom scripting commands to set instrument temperature, open and execute previously written protocols, load and return plates, restack or cycle plates, enable plate shaking, record barcode values, set file names, add repeat loops, save files, and more.
A barcode reader can be added to enable barcode identification of plates when integrated with SpectraMax® microplate readers.
StakMax Integration Overview Video
All the tools necessary for setup are standard, including a software calibration procedure. The entire setup process takes about 15 minutes and, once the system is aligned, it is ready to operate.
When integrated with the AquaMax® Washer, a batch of 20 ELISA microplates can be processed in as little as 13 minutes. Plates can be restacked to the input stack when a batch is completed, for further processing.
The stacker is designed to minimize plate movement time, while handling the microplates gently, eliminating liquid spillage.
A barcode reader accessory can be purchased with the system or added later and is easily installed onsite. The barcode reader can be configured to read either the short or long side of the microplate.
Our comprehensive suite of proven compliance solutions for GMP/GLP labs can advance your efforts to quickly and confidently establish a compliant laboratory.
Advancements in genetic engineering and synthetic biology have allowed numerous breakthroughs in recent decades. The importance of cell line development needs an honorable mention.…
In life sciences, more is more. Obtaining a great body of data that is consistent and insightful to get a qualitative and quantitative overview of your model is critical. However,…
The regulations for food and drug in the United States, described in the Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and the EudraLex Annex 11 in EU, are critical in ensuring safe…
For over 40 years, Molecular Devices has been at the forefront of technological advances which have contributed to significant scientific breakthroughs. To kick off the new year, we…
Scientists take many roads to overcoming bottlenecks in workflows. For example, a workstation including a microplate reader can handle multiple steps, which improves efficiency and a…
The ScanLater Western Blot System improves upon the traditional western blot protocol by employing a europium-labeled secondary antibody that is detected by time-resolved fluorescence…
Explore how the StakMax Microplate Stacker allows for walk-away automation for benchtop microplate readers using its easy-to-use interface and its flexible operation.
Molecular Devices is a leading provider of high-performance bioanalytical measurement solutions for life science research, pharmaceutical development, and biotherapeutic discovery. O…
StakMax Integration Overview Video
|StakMax Plate Handling System||STAKMAX|
|20-plate magazine (pair)||0200-6016|
|40-plate magazine (pair)||0200-6017|
|Shortside barcode reader||0310-5102|
|Longside barcode reader||0310-5101|