Imaging system for SBS-plates in combination with protein identification
Imaging system for SBS-plates in combination with protein identification by intrinsic fluorescence excitaiton


A fully automated imaging system designed for SBS-plates. Equipped with a built-in microscope with 2 ┬Ám resolution.

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  • Physical background
  • Technical data
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Examples are shown for intrinsic fluorescence imaging in crystallization plates of different types

illuminated with white light and UV (blue)


Physical Background

Fluorescence excitation and emission spectra:

Efficient intrinsic fluorescence excitation with wavelengths longer than 300nm:

Technical Data

UV light source

Mercury arc lamp with 120 W

  Lamp life time 2000 h

  Motorised shutter and intensity control

White light source

Halogen lamp with 50 W

  Lamp life time 2000 h

  Motorised intensity control


Motorised filter change up to three positions:

  Pos 1: Shortpass 385 nm

  Pos 2: Shortpass 325 nm

  Pos 3: optional wavelength


Control of UV/white intensity, filter setting and shutter


  Software control from PC over ethernet (Windows, Linux, Mac)

  Open interfacing to third party software

Light guides

Quartz light guide for UV light 1 mm diameter

  Length 1.5 m

  Customized length....................

Liquid light guide for white light 5 mm diameter

  Length 1.5 m

  Customized length


Table-top case

  Portable unit

  400 mm x 300 mm x 200 mm (LxWxH)

  Weight: approx. 12 kg

  Power consumption: 90 to 264 V, 200 W


  Laptop ready to use  Linux   Windows

  Desktop PC ready to use   Linux   Windows

  Second monitor 19 inch for fullcamera image display

Software features

XtalLight 100 software runs on   Linux,  &nb