PathFinder Racks

PathFinder sample racks have been designed to compliment PathFinder laboratory automation platforms for automating the processing of sample collection tubes in a pathology laboratory. The PathFinder rack design has been optimized for:

  • High positional accuracy required for reliable, high speed automation.
  • Robust construction to give long operational life.
  • High volume manufacturing to keep the cost affordable.

Key Benefits of PathFinder Racks

  • Indexed sample well positions.
  • Provision for barcode labeling.
  • Multiple re-use.
  • Suitable for low temperature storage (down to -80 deg C).
  • PF20, PF50 and PFC50 racks have poka-yoke feature to ensure the rack is locked in the correct orientation.

Types of PathFinder Racks

  • 20 well “PF20” rack for use as a generic low volume automation rack.
  • 50 well “PF50” rack for use as a generic high volume automation and storage rack.
  • 128 well “PF128” rack specifically for use as a high capacity storage rack for PathFinder foil sealed 12 – 13mm diameter sample tubes.
  • 50 well self-centering rack “PFC50” for use as in input rack on PathFinder systems fitted with high force grippers*
  • Specifications
  • PF20 PathFinder Rack
  • Tube Diameter Range
  • Width
  • Length
  • Height
  • Extended fence?
  • Desk Space**
  • PF20
  • PF20 PathFinder Rack
  • 12-16mm
  • 4.5cm or 1.8”
  • 24cm or 9.4″
  • 5.5cm or 2.2″
  • No
  • 6 slots
  • PF50
  • PF50 PathFinder Rack
  • 12-16mm
  • 11.5cm or 4.5”
  • 24cm or 9.4″
  • 5.5cm or 2.2″
  • No
  • 11 slots
  • PF128
  • PF128 PathFinder Rack
  • 12-13mm
  • 13.2cm or 5.2”
  • 24.6cm or 10.1″
  • 4.6cm or 1.8″
  • Yes
  • 12 slots
  • PFC50
  • PFC50PathFinder Rack
  • 12-16mm
  • 12.2cm or 4.8”
  • 25.7cm or 10.1″
  • 5.3cm or 2.1″
  • No
  • 11 slots

* Standard on all PathFinders from October 2019
** Refers to the space requirements on a PathFinder sorter tray

Part Numbers

  • Colour
  • Maroon
  • White
  • Gold (Yellow)
  • Lilac
  • Pale Green
  • Pale Blue
  • Light Grey
  • Orange
  • PF20
  • G-L-P018
  • G-L-P020
  • G-L-P084
  • G-L-P085
  • G-L-P086
  • G-L-P087
  • G-L-P088
  • Not Available
  • PF50
  • G-L-P019
  • G-L-P021
  • G-L-P079
  • G-L-P080
  • G-L-P081
  • G-L-P082
  • G-L-P083
  • Not Available
  • PF128
  • PS-SRT-P278MA
  • PS-SRT-P278WH
  • PS-SRT-P278GO
  • PS-SRT-P278LI
  • PS-SRT-P278PG
  • PS-SRT-P278PB
  • PS-SRT-P278LG
  • Not Available
  • PFC50
  • Not Available
  • Not Available
  • Not Available
  • Not Available
  • Not Available
  • Not Available
  • Not Available
  • PS-SRT-P525