Exactly, a Star Plus. Basically, it is the same machine, just 2 of those connected to each other.
As you can only mount one arm to a single Hamilton Star(let), this setup opens a whole new level of
possibilities. You can, for instance, have the first Starlet equipped with a multichannel arm which
prepares your samples on an MTP and then hand over the plate to the second machine equipped with a
96-Head to perform the whole workup of your assay. Great, isn`t it!
So this is the benefit for the user, but why does Hamilton not just construct a larger machine?
This a question has a few answers:
– Hamilton don`t have to invent new parts, but only a connector between the 2 Starlets
– There might be a stability problem for the whole machine if you (just) enlarge parts
– Shipment and build up is more comfortable with smaller parts
– The user can separate both Starlets if he/she decides to continue with different assays
Here you can see a pdf of a Hamilton STAR plus setup:Published in