AndrewOS

Thanks for accessing AndrewOS. This software is required to control Andrew, the pipetting robot, and you should be concerned and authorized in downloading it only if you are an Andrew owner. If you are an Andrew owner, it is definitely convenient and effective to keep andrewOS updated. Most of the features of Andrew, its speed, its functionality, its precision and its management of the different consumables, are coded into this software. To give you an idea of its complexity, e.g. the Andrew intelligence, version 1.04 was composed by 47’878 lines of programming code, that corresponds to a book of 1167 pages. If it would be ever printed, it would be a 55 mm thick book (about 2 inches).

AndrewOS is actually resident on the control PC connected to Andrew: so, any PC connected to one Andrew machine needs to have AndrewOS installed. If you have multiple PCs connected to the same Andrew, then each PC needs AndrewOS in order to communicate with the robot.

While Andrew Lab, the protocol design software, runs on almost all platforms, AndrewOS is presently limited to Windows ™ 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 systems (32 and 64 bits).

ANDREWOS 1.5.11 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES: (15-May-2018)

  • Fix possible collision between the pipette tip and the waste during tip insertion when the Liquid Level Wand present
  • Improvement of the forecasted time execution of the experiment
  • Improvement of reproducibility of the measurement with LLW
  • Added support of multi-well domino in Andrew Configurator

ANDREWOS 1.5.9 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES: (16-Feb-2018)

  • Improvement grabbing of LLW for Andrew 10kR model
  • Improvement of magnetic bead manipulation for small elution volumes using BeadTender
  • Improvement of the optical tip detection and measurement of Andrew 1000P with Rainin tips
  • Implemented possibility to customized on-the-fly dispensing height

ANDREWOS 1.5.7 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES: (13-Dec-2017)

  • Implemented technical error report in AndrewOS
  • Implementation and integration of remote control of the vacuum pump for Waters GlycoWorks RapiFluor-MS protocol
  • Improved control of the heating/cooling dominos
  • Improved pipette tip recognition for Andrew 1000P
  • Improved control of the heating/cooling dominos
  • Improvement of the IQ/OQ procedure of LLW

ANDREWOS 1.5.5 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES: (10-Oct-2017)

  • Implemented IQ procedure for pipette installation
  • Andrew 1000R-XL and 10kR can now use extended length tips
  • Andrew 1000P can now use Rainin tips for M10E, M25E, M250E and M1000E pipettes
  • More then 35 new dominos have been implemented and integrated in the new software release
  • Improved control of the heating/cooling dominos
  • Improved performances of the liquid level measurement based on LLW
  • More then 35 new dominos have been implemented and integrated in the new software release
  • Improved robustness of the volume setting procedure
  • Enhance tip insertion procedure for L10M pipette (only Andrew 10kR)

ANDREWOS 1.5.3 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES: (20-Jun-2017)

  • Fixed arm kinematic if a user action is present in the protocol
  • Improvement accuracy of Liquid Level Wand measurements
  • Calibration and optimization of the Liquid Level Wand according to user’s consumables
  • Enhanced compatibility of AndrewOS versus the new security update from Windows™

ANDREWOS 1.5.1 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES: (11-Apr-2017)

  • Compatibility with BeadTender, innovative system for carry out magnetic bead separation
  • Compatibility with Liquid Level Wand for automatic measurement of the liquid levels in consumables

ANDREWOS 1.4.9 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES: (02-Jan-2017)

  • Position of the pipette tip is calculated dinamically in order to improve the lateral alignment inside the consumables
  • Improved the control of Andrew’s cameras
  • Fixed bug that delayed the Domino compatibility verifiacation during the execution of the experiment
  • A beta version of email notification has been integrated in AndrewOS

ANDREWOS 1.4.7 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES: (21-Nov-2016)

  • During tip ejection, Andrew minimizes the probability to accumulate tips in a single point
  • Improvement of the vision system
  • Fixed bug for pipette mixing when top or bottom air cushion option is activated
  • Improvement and bug fixing management of multi-well dominos
  • Tip purging logic has been improved for reverse pipetting accoring to customers’ feedback
  • Increased reproducibility and accuracy of first stop detection of pipettes
  • L1000 and P1000 pipettes are now supported by CaliBro

ANDREWOS 1.4.3 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES:

  • Increased maximum number of tip boxes for L10M pipette
  • Implemented validation of the possibility to aspirate and dispense from the bottom of the consumables
  • Fixed volume setting of repetitive dispensing if it is carried out without pre-wetting of hte tip
  • Fixed inaccuracy of the first aliquot of repetitive dispensing
  • Fixed calculation of the height for on-the-fly dispensing

ANDREWOS 1.4.1 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES:

  • Implementation of air bottom cushion to deal with volatile solutions
  • Implementation of air top cushion to deal with high viscous solution
  • Implementation of no air blow out dispensing to avoid air bubble formation inside the liquid and optimize microchip loading

ANDREWOS 1.3.9 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES:

  • Enhancement of the efficiency and robustness of the volume setting
  • Generation of images for each pipette volume setting for tracking purpose
  • Improvement of the random error for multi-dispensing
  • Improvement tip immersion for aspiration of volumes bigger than 1 mL
  • Solution for the error code 21011 related to the newest motor driver

ANDREWOS 1.3.7 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES:

  • Added compatibility with the new Andrew model : Andrew 1000G-XL
  • Fixed synchronization between AndrewOS and Andrew Lab when the latter is closed during the execution of an experiment
  • Improved precision of the liquid handling in the cooled dominos
  • Enhanced usability of the creation of new profiles in Andrew Configurator

ANDREWOS 1.3.5 IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES:

  • The smoothness of the movements has increased thanks to advanced algorithms responsible for the management of the arm kinematics and dynamics
  • Adaptive control of the hand light: the led present on Andrew arm is turned on only during image acquisition
  • New mathematical model for the detection of the first stop of pipettes. This new algorithm increases the precision of the liquid dispensing procedures
  • New software algorithm to calculate the tip length: the result is a faster and more accurate measurement
  • Fixed recognition of cooled domino blocks
  • Fixed software tool to retrieve log files for service and support

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