R230 Focused-ultrasonicator

  • Treatment Power: .5 to 110 W Avg. Incident Power, 1.5 to 450 W PIP
  • Sample Processing Capacity: 8 tubes in parallel
  • NGS Sample Volumes: 5 to 200 µl

The R230 Focused-ultrasonicator is the next generation AFA® powered instrument, and the first of the R-Series. The R230 can be fully integrated on many liquid handler platforms.

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Technical Specification Description
Primary Applications Bead mixing/pellet resuspension, Compound screening, DNA shearing, Hit validation, Low mass sample extraction: FFPE, tissue, and whole blood, Mammalian cell lysis, Target ID & validation
Treatment Power .5 to 110 W Avg. Incident Power, 1.5 to 450 W PIP
Part Number 500620
Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC 500VA, 50 to 60 Hz
Operating Environment Ambient temperature: 19 °C to 25 °C (66 °F to 77 °F) Relative humidity: 30 to 70%
Operating Temperature 5 °C to 40 °C
Safety Complies with Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC. Certified to IEC/EN/UL 61010-1:2004 “Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use, Part1: General Requirements
Regulatory Labeling CE, ETL Mark (for Product Safety), WEEE
SonoLab Version SonoLab 10
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10
WCS WCS 3.0 included
Chiller WCS 3.0 (Chiller and WCS in one unit- included with system purchase)
Sample Processing Capacity 8 tubes in parallel
NGS Sample Volumes 5 to 200 µl
Recommended Batch Size 96 samples
Covaris Consumables 96 AFA-TUBE TPX plate(with RFID), 384 AFA-TUBE TPX plate (with RFID)-In development, 1536 AFA-TUBE TPX plate (with RFID)-In development
Upgrade Potential No
Associated Accessories Link to instrument accessories page

Key Features

  • Powered by Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA®)
  • On-Deck
  • Isothermal
  • Automation compatible with integrated RFID
  • Automated water management
  • Eliminates columns and centrifugation


  • Controlled, non-contact processing
  • Compatible with most liquid handlers
  • Maintains optimal sample integrity
  • Reduced human error
  • User-defined scheduling for system set-up maximizes laboratory efficiency
  • Higher recovery

Quick Guide:

R230 DNA Shearing Protocols


R230 Focused-ultrasonicator Setup & Instruction Manual

Product Inserts and User Manuals

R230 Focused-ultrasonicator


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