Our lab currently uses Hamilton Starlets. We’re looking to purchase another robot and trying to decide between the Hamilton Star and the Vantage.
Does anyone know what the differences are between the Star and the Vantage in terms of firmware and general capabilities? I’m particularly wondering if the Vantage will support a washer module and a peripheral plate reader.
Joel is absolutely correct that Hamilton STARlets can integrate devices on the left or righthand side of the instrument as shown. The VANTAGE platform has this capability as well but also has options for integrating to the rear and also beneath the system. So, choosing between either platform really depends on the needs of your workflow and lab setup.
Please feel free to message me directly and I can get you in touch with your local sales support team who can provide you with options for various configurations.
Both machines can do the job you are looking to get it done. I think it will depend more on what is the ultimate aim of the isntrument. We have both Vantage and Star integrated to plate washer and reader. We choose system based on budget, long term plan and if you are planning to integrate more in future.