Crystal Clear Imaging. Unparalleled Speed.

Rock Imager is an automated imaging system for protein crystallization. This robust, easy-to-use solution incubates and captures superior quality images on a user-defined schedule. Just load your plates and go.

Rock Imager 54 and Rock Imager 182 are our mid-sized units that can store and image up to 54 or 182 microplates respectively. All Rock Imagers can photograph a 96-well plate in color with six slices per drop in under 4 minutes.

Rock Imager 1000

 

A trusted and proven imager

A Trusted and Proven Imager

The Rock Imager product line is the most trusted imager in protein crystallization and is used by the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and many renowned academic centers. Rock Imager 54 and 182 models are the mid-sized models in the Rock Imager family, offering visible light and UV imaging as well as plate storage of up to 54 and 182 plates, respectively.


Superior optics and intelligent imaging provide industry-leading image quality.

Crystal Clear Imaging

  • High resolution images are acquired with continuous zoom optics which allow you to tighten the field of view perfectly to the edges of your drops.
  • Draw Regions of Interest using the Rock Maker software, and Rock Imager will zoom in precisely to the area defined to capture a high resolution image at the next imaging session.
  • Visible and UV imaging are implemented in separate light paths providing the best quality color and UV images (single light path also available).

A versatile option for any lab

A Versatile Option for Any Lab

All Rock Imagers are compatible with SBS and Microbatch plates. Options for Linbro and Qiagen EasyXtal plate compatibility are available. Any Rock Imager model supports imaging LCP (or membrane crystallization) experiments including SBS format and thin glass plates. Drop location and high efficiency cross polarized imaging are utilized to aid in crystal detection.


Seamless integration to the crystallography workflow

Seamless Crystallography Workflow Integration

Designed to fit your existing workflow, Rock Imager integrates with Rock Maker or your current crystallization software. Using Rock Imager´s sister software Rock Maker, you can design experiments and dispense with your dispensing robot. After Rock Imager images your drops, view the images in Rock Maker, score them, and then optimize around hits to develop new conditions.


All robotic microplate handling has been verified to cause fewer vibrations than a person carefully handling a plate.

Minimized Vibration Conserves Optical Resolution

Image quality is retained even with fans circulating, motors running and air flowing. Without our dedicated design towards minimizing vibration, image quality would be severely affected resulting in poor image quality despite good optics. Innovative mechanical design, advanced vibration damping materials, and special motor tuning ensure extremely low vibration to conserve image quality and minimize disturbance to the protein drops.


Lipidic Cubic Phase (LCP) compatible

LCP (Lipidic Cubic Phase) Compatible

Rock Imager 54/182 supports imaging LCP (or membrane crystallization) experiments including SBS format and thin glass plates. Drop location and high efficiency cross polarized imaging are utilized to aid in crystal detection.


Peltier heat exchanger can regulate temperature to 5°C below ambient to 6°C above ambient with 0.5°C precision standard.

Regulated Temperature Controlled Environment

Rock Imagers 54 and 182 precisely monitor and regulate the temperature within the chassis. A network of sensors measures and records temperatures with a resolution of 0.1 °C, while an air recirculation system maintains even temperature distribution.


Rock Imager 1,000 has an array of sensors to provide fool proof operations.

Intelligent Sensors Solve Problems Before They Arise

Both systems feature an array of sensors that work to protect your samples. If the sensors are triggered by an abnormal situation, the imager will stop the motion before any damage is done.


Automated Solutions Make LCP More Accessible to Protein Crystallographers

Automated solutions have made LCP more accessible to protein crystallographers

Recent advances in automation technology for drop setting, condition screening, and imaging have made LCP crystallization considerably more accessible. This application note will discuss the three major steps of LCP crystallization including UV imaging and how automation technology is accelerating the use of LCP crystallography.

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Rock Imager 1000 - Peltier Cooled System

Specifications:

Optics:

  • Visible brightfield only
  • Visible brightfield and UV dual optics

Compatible Plate Types:
  • SBS standard microplate: 127.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 14.4 mm
  • LCP thin glass plate with adapter (system comes with 10 adapters, more upon request): 127.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 1 mm
  • Hampton Microbatch with adapter (sold separately): 83.3 mm x 58.0 mm x 10.0 mm
  • Linbro plates (must be requested and configured at the time of purchase): 150 mm x 108 mm x 22 mm
Temperature Regulation:
  • Peltier heat exchanger: regulates temperature to +/-0.5°C with a range of 5°C below or 7°C above room temperature.

Physical Dimensions:

Rock Imager 54 - Peltier Cooled System:

  • Depth: 614mm (26")
  • Width: 750mm (30")
  • Height: 1027mm (41")
  • Weight: 114kg (252lbs)
  • Shipping weight : 168kg (371 lbs)

Electrical Specifications:

  • Robotics: 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 480W max, 1 PH
  • Computer: 575W max, 1phase
  • UPS requirement: APC-SU1500 or equivalent
Rock Imager 1000 - Peltier Cooled System

Specifications:

Optics:

  • Visible brightfield only
  • Visible brightfield and UV dual optics

Compatible Plate Types:
  • SBS standard microplate: 127.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 14.4 mm
  • LCP thin glass plate with adapter (system comes with 10 adapters, more upon request): 127.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 1 mm
  • Hampton Microbatch with adapter (sold separately): 83.3 mm x 58.0 mm x 10.0 mm
  • Linbro plates (must be requested and configured at the time of purchase): 150 mm x 108 mm x 22 mm
Temperature Regulation:
  • Peltier heat exchanger: regulates temperature to +/-0.5°C with a range of 5°C below or 7°C above room temperature.

Physical Dimensions:

Rock Imager 182 - Peltier Cooled System:

  • Depth: 798mm (31")
  • Width: 865mm (35")
  • Height: 1028mm (41")
  • Weight: 161kg (355lbs)
  • Shipping weight : 210kg (463 lbs)

Electrical Specifications:

  • Robotics: 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 480W max, 1 PH
  • Computer: 575W max, 1phase
  • UPS requirement: APC-SU1500 or equivalent