FrameSeal™

Heat sealing sheets held within a disposable, rigid, stackable frame; suitable for automation

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Overview

Heat sealing sheets held within a disposable, rigid, stackable frame; suitable for automation

  • Our FrameSeal™ utilizes a sheet of standard 4titude heat sealing material mounted onto a disposable, rigid plastic frame
  • A FrameSeal™ can be placed either manually, or with a robotic gripper, onto a wide range of skirted and semi-skirted microplates (including PCR plates) and is compatible with our 4s3™ Semi-Automatic Sheet Heat Sealer
  • After sealing, there is the option to remove the frame by tearing along pre-cut lines to leave the heat seal in place on the plate surface

Specifications

Application example

  • 4titude Clear Weld Heat Seal Mark 2 (4ti-0575) heat sealing film is available pre-mounted to create a FrameSeal™
  • Together with the Fraunhoffer IPA Institute, FrameSeal™ has been used in a fully integrated solution for sealing 1536 well PCR plates before analysis of RNAi screening with a Roche LightCycler® 1536, as shown below
  • Using a robotic arm, a single FrameSeal™ is placed onto a 1536 well PCR plate
  • By adjusting the position of the robot gripper, the plate and FrameSeal™ combination are then transferred to the drawer of a 4s3™ Semi-Automatic Sheet Heat Sealer, which seals the part via a software command through its RS232 port
  • After the sealing process has been carried out, the sealed plate is transferred to the De-Framer, which separates the frame from the film at each point along the edge of the film
  • The frame can then be removed, leaving the sealed plate to be placed in the cycler
  • Together, the heat sealer and the FrameSeal™ are the most cost effective automated heat sealing solution available
  • Also, the 4s3™ and the FramSeal™ offer a solution to the demand from diagnostics customers for sterile, single-use consumables, and represent the most compact instrument for easy integration
4s3™ Semi-Automatic Sheet Heat Sealer and De-Framer
4s3™ Semi-Automatic Sheet Heat Sealer and De-Framer
Automation cell showing the 4LAB™, the 4s3™ and the De-Framer fully integrated
Automation cell showing the 4LAB™, the 4s3™ and the De-Framer fully integrated
 

Ordering

Product codes

Part number Description
FrameSeal™
Heat sealing sheets held within a disposable, rigid, stackable frame; suitable for automation
4ti-0541/FS Clear Heat Seal FrameSeal™; 50 frames
4ti-0575/FS Clear Weld Heat Seal Mark 2 FrameSeal™; 50 frames