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J-KEM Robotic Workstations

Phoenix Workstation
Custom systems from $30,000 include:
  • Custom design 
  • X-, Y- & Z-Axis drive
  • Single or Dual Z-axis probes
  • Custom programming
  • Computer controller
  • All necessary electronics
Workstations for:
  • Weighing
  • Synthesis/Dissolution
  • Process Chemistry Optimization
  • Solid Phase Synthesis
  • Solution Phase Synthesis
  • Solid Phase Extraction


Phoenix Workstation

Phoenix Dissolution Workstation with analytical balance, septum penetrating needle, bar code reader, syringe pump, and dual wash station.  Click on the above picture for a larger image.

How the Phoenix System Works

The heart of the Phoenix system is J-KEM's Robotic Controller.  The robotic controller interprets English-style string commands sent from the PC and turns them into workstation actions.  This allows workstation procedures to be written in any PC programming language.  The robotic controller also provides a versatile interface to commonly needed accessories such as temperature controllers, balances, pH probes, vortexers, etc.

Typical program segment using J-KEM's Robotic Command Language

This segment selects a vial and moves it to the balance for weighing

A new approach to workstation design and programming - the distinction of J-KEM's Phoenix Robotic Workstation is the user friendly design of both its hardware and software.  The Phoenix workstation overcomes the limitations of conventional robotics by allowing users to rapidly construct new workstation layouts and write new programs.  Both hardware and software are optimized to support user redesign.
Eclipse Workstation
Eclipse Workstation Click on above picture for a larger image

J-KEM introduces a new line of custom robotic, the Eclipse workstation.  The Eclipse workstation is easily customized and available with 1 to 5 addressable axes. Two axis (X,Y) workstations start under $10,000.  The Eclipse is offered either as the robot only, for customers who want to program their own application, or fully programmed for standard or custom applications.

Eclipse Workstations
Weighing station with 0.1mg Sartorius balance, multiple racks, Excel input/output
Dissolution/reformatting station, stainless steel or Teflon canula, precision syringe pump, wash station.
Solid phase synthesis and resin washing station
Robotics Software

J-KEM's robotic command language uses English style scripts to direct the actions of the workstation, such as:

[i.e., move to position 1000 on the X axis at a speed of 3],

The intuitive meaning of the script commands makes it easy to write or modify a workstation procedure.  Script Interpreter and Command Generator are companion applications supplied with J-KEM's robotic command language that simplify writing workstation procedures, even by non-programmers.

Robotics Hardware
Strong and versatile, every component of the hardware is open for user modification.  Custom Z-axis modules attach to the workstation with the features needed for your application: grippers, septum penetrating needle, disposable tips, or custom modules.

Custom Robotics - Outstanding Value
Weighing Station $29,800
Synthesis/Dissolution Station $35,250
Solid Phase Synthesis Station $33,470
Reformatting Workstation $31,000
Solid Phase Extraction Station $32,280

System Accessories:

  • Addressable RS232 (8Cn) or RS485 serial ports for: temperature control, balances, pumps, bar code readers
  • Analog inputs (8 ch; 18-bit) for: Thermocouples, pH probes, assorted detectors, pressure
  • Analog outputs (4 ch, 12-bit) for: Speed and flow rate adjustment, data acquisition
  • Digital input (16 ch) and output (16 ch) for: Switches, valves, or anything needing an ON/OFF signal
Custom Workstation Accessories
Does your application require something more than standard, commercially available equipment?

J-KEM manufactures the equipment needed to make automation work the way you need.

Custom reactors, sample delivery equipment, as well as temperature and pH control instrument.

Workstation 48 position syringe pump simultaneously mixes and delivers 48 independent, user-specified ratios of reagents of solvents.
Task Defined Vs. Non-Task Defined Workstation

J-KEM offers the first non-task defined workstation for research. Other manufacturers offer workstations that perform specific tasks such as weighing, synthesis, dissolution, or solid phase extraction (SPE). The deficiency of these instruments is that once the workstation is configured for SPE, for example, it can't be reconfigured for a new application, such as weighing. This fixed design of the workstation makes it a task defined workstation. The inflexibility of task defined workstations results in premature obsolescence when they can 't be reconfigured to perform new tasks required by changing research needs.

In contrast, J-KEM's Phoenix system allows the researcher complete freedom of hardware layout and software control. A Phoenix workstation configured for SPE can be reconfigured for weighing and reaction mapping in less than one day, including software development. The freedom to change the task performed by the workstation as the need for automation changes is the distinguishing characteristic of J-KEM's non-task defined Phoenix workstation. Workstation
Robotic Shaker
Low profile fits on robotic deck

Compatible with any Robotics - Orbital diameter and computer interface are customized for each application. Call for details.

Catalog # Description Price
RS2000 Robotic shaker with Home drive and detection circuitry. Shaker returns to known HOME position. $4,720.00
RS1800 Robotic shaker. Non-homing shaker stops at random position. $3,670.00
Rotary Speed - 40 to 650 rpm
Communications - RS232 and binary
Capacity - 20 pounds
Motion - Orbital or linear
Filter Station
  • Filtration by gravity or by nitrogen gas pressure, 24 and 48 position stations
  • Immediate sampling of filtrate
  • Temperature controlled filter chamber, -40 to 100°C
Filter Station
SPE Station
  • Fully automated Solid Phase Extractions
  • Solvent height of each column is monitored by built-in optical sensors which close individual reactor outlets
  • Independent control of each reactor provides total flexibility and outstanding reproducibility of SPE analyses
  • Programmed steps for column pre-conditioning, sample application, column washing and elution