By DE staffAutomation Machine Building
Festo’s open-source Modular Gantry Robot platform designed to automate liquid handling.
Festo’s debuted its Modular Gantry Robot platform for laboratory-based automated liquid handling systems. The customizable gantry features an open-source motion and fluidic application programming interface (API) with Python, Java, and .NET/C# drivers. The three-axis modular gantry robots are delivered as ready-to-assemble kits, including cabinet and all necessary supporting components, or as preassembled systems. The modular platform follows a Lego-like building block strategy of employing interoperable components that can be assembled with simple hand tools. Other modules can include dispense head, pipettes, capper/decapper and bar code reader.