Maximize reproducibility of your biological sample prep
Manual sample preparation can often be inefficient, complex and time-consuming. This leads to increased training requirements, preparation time, procedural errors and operational costs. PIPETMAX is an easy-to-use, automated liquid handling platform than can solve these problems with automated sample preparation solutions. Unlike traditional automation platforms, PIPETMAX comes at a size and price that is accessible to any lab, and has a PIPETMAN inside!

PIPETMAX versatility:
  • Ideal for PCR, qPCR, cell-based assays, NGS prep, ELISA prep, tip-based sample prep and more in the same PIPETMAX
  • Handles various samples: cells in tissue culture, microorganisms, body fluids, tissues
  • Small reaction volumes
  • Many types of labware and devices: 96, 384-well microtitre, strip plate, cell culture formats – no special requirements or trays
  • PIPETMAN standards in reproducibility, precision and accuracy
  • Easy configuration and run with a simple, touchscreen interface

Volumetric Specifications for Transfers Maximum Permissible Errors
Pipette Head Volume of
Distilled Water (µL)
Systematic Error (µL) Random Error (µL) Systematic Error (%) Random Error (%)
MAX8x20 1 ±0.08 ≤0.05 8 5
10 ±0.15 ≤0.10 1.5 1
20 ±0.25 ≤0.12 1.25 0.6
MAX8x200 20 ±0.50 ≤0.16 2.5 0.8
100 ±1.00 ≤0.30 1 0.3
200 ±2.00 ≤0.50 1 0.25
Sterilized option available for some tips.
DIAMOND® Tips Volume Range (µL) DIAMOND® Filter Tips Volume Range (µL)
D200 1–20 DF30 1–20
DL10 1–20 DFL10 1–10
D200 20–200 DF200 20–200
D1000 100–1000 DF1000 100–1000
XYZ Motion Parameters 500 mm/sec in X dimension
1–550 mm/sec (350 mm/sec default) in Y dimension (tray) 140 mm/sec in Z dimension
Communication USB
Connections 3 USB host ports and one USB device port
Two inputs (contact closure, TTL), two relay outputs, and one switched +12V DC 1A output
NOTICE Switching voltages higher than 30V or greater than 1A of current may damage the instrument.
Control Touchscreen tablet, laptop, or desktop computer control via USB and TRILUTION® micro software
Dimensions (W x D x H) PIPETMAX 268 with rotating cover: 54.4 x 65.5 x 53.1 cm (21.4 x 25.8 x 20.9 in)
PIPETMAX 268 without cover: 50.8 x 64.3 x 49.5 cm (20 x 25.3 x 19.5 in)
Environmental Conditions Indoor use
Altitude: up to 2000 m; Temperature range: 5°–40°C
Humidity: Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40°C
Liquid Contact Materials Description Material
Tips 100% Virgin Polypropylene
Tip Disposal Bin Pro-fax 6523 (Polypropylene with colorant)
Tip Disposal Bin (Off-bed) Polypropylene
Tip Chute Pro-fax 6523 (Polypropylene with colorant); Aluminum 5052 with Polane G Plus paint
Power Requirements External Power Supply
Voltage Input: Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz; Voltage: 100–240V AC
Voltage Output: Voltage: 24V DC; Current Rating: 6.25A, 150W
Removable Tray Capacity 9-position removable tray (microplate footprints, but not for 384-well microplates); 9 position removable tray for 384-well microplates
Safety and Compliance The PIPETMAX® 268 has been certified to safety standards specified for Canada, Europe, and the United States. Refer to the instrument rear panel label and the Declaration of Conformity document for the current standards to which the instrument has been found compliant.