Orbitor™ RS Microplate Mover

Thermo Scientific™  Related applications: Lab Automation

Increase throughput, storage capacity and operational flexibility with the Thermo Scientific™ Orbitor™ RS Microplate Mover—industrial-sized performance within a compact, benchtop mover.

The Orbitor RS is a high-speed microplate mover offering proven, reliable performance with totally flexible plate handling. Extensive vertical reach allows multiple stacked or high density instruments to be loaded in a small footprint, and a bi-directional telescoping arm provides superior reach, improved user safety and unlimited base rotations within a 360° workspace.

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Orbitor is powered by Thermo Scientific™ Momentum™ Integration Software.


  • Collision detection and recovery
  • Plate sensing in the gripper
  • Servo gripper does not drop a plate when the power goes out


  • Delivers a plate in as little at four seconds
  • Patented bi-directional telescoping arm
  • Unlimited 360° rotations
  • Motion blending for very smooth movements

Superior Reach and Small Footprint

  • Integrate up to 4 instruments
  • Reach radius of ±0.4 meters
  • Additional storage capacity (up to 9 hotels or stacks)
  • Fits in most biosafety cabinets

Flexible Plate Handling

  • Random or sequential access storage
  • Landscape or Portrait orientation within same stack or hotel
  • Adjustable gripper
  • De-lid plates via gripper
  • Internal regrip station

Easty to teach

  • Manual teaching
  • Easy-to-use interface for teaching
  • SmartMove™ technology teaches paths around obstacles
  • Teach wizards for teaching stacks


  • Programmer's Tool Kit available for OEM opportunities
  • Operates with Momentum scheduling software
  • Error detection and recovery
  • Dynamic scheduler allows changes while running


  • Collision and plate sensing automatically stops if the mover senses contact

New Instrument Automation Brochure

Thermo Scientific Orbitor RS microplate mover is the easiest solution for automating a wide variety of instruments

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