IonWorks HT 12 Channel Pipettor

Date: December 12, 2003

Company: Molecular Devices

One of my first assignments at Molecular Devices was to redesign their 12 channel automated pipettor design for the IonWorks HT (high-throughput) electrophysiology test platform. This project was a fantastic learning experience. It took several iterations to finally reach a suitable solution, which delivered much improved precision and accuracy performance. I worked closely with a new vendor to design a custom syringe solution for our design, and worked closely with our own production and service groups to arrive at a robust, easily assembled, easily serviced design.

Tools used:

  • Pro/Engineer Wildfire
  • Intralink
  • Excel
  • Pro/Mechanica