Swift™ MaxPro PCR Thermal Cycler Instruction Video - PCR Thermal Cyclers
Table of Contents. Page 2 The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Revision history: Pub.
The user interface includes a touchscreen with a graphical display that shows the time, status, and temperature for each run. A touchscreen keypad allows you to enter information into fields on the display screen. Page 8 Chapter 2 Start, sign on, and configure the instrument Touchscreen menu overview The Home screen includes the following features: 1.
Status dial: The Status dial appearing on the Home screen displays the current temperature of the block, the time elapsed for a run, and the run status while the instrument is in use.
Enter your user name and password.
Note: To sign-in to an existing account as an administrator, enter your user name as "Administrator" and password as "password". Table 2 Buttons in the touchscreen Button Function Page Enter Text Chapter 2 Start, sign on, and configure the instrument Use the Touchscreen Enter text When you touch a field that requires the input of text, the text editor, as seen in the following figure, opens. Table 3 displays the buttons to touch to enter different information types. Page Enter Numerals Chapter 2 Start, sign on, and configure the instrument Use the Touchscreen Enter numerals When you touch a field that requires a numerical input, the numeric editor, as seen in the following figure, opens.
Table 4 displays the buttons to touch to perform different functions while entering numbers. In the Home screen, touch New Method.
Page 15 Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument Create a new run method 2. Figure 5 Setup Run screen a. Touch Open Template to create a new method using an existing template. Select from the categories listed in the Select Method Template screen. Irrespective of the source for creating a new run method, once you select one of the methods, you will come to the Method Edit screen.
This is done by simulating the ramp rate of another instrument. Page 19 Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument Edit a run method a. Page 20 Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument Edit a run method c.
Touch Done to return to the Edit Method screen. Use the button in the top right corner of the screen to return to the Advanced Options screen.
Page 21 Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument Edit a run method 4. Touch Save As to save the edited run method. In the Save As screen, enter a name of the edited run method.
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Note: Names can be up to characters. Touch Next. Page 24 Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument Perform a run 4. Note: The Scan Devices button appears in the Start Run screen when you enable the multi-instrument run. Page Monitor A Run Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument Monitor a run Monitor a run Monitor via the After a run has started, the Home screen appears again with the dials updated with current information on the run.
Page 27 Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument Monitor a run Element Description Provides more details about the run.
Page If The Power Fails Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument View and export the run report If the power fails If a power failure occurs during a run, the instrument attempts to continue the run when the power returns. The run begins at the first step of the stage where the power failed. Page Manage Methods And Folders Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument Manage methods and folders Manage methods and folders Use this feature to copy a run method from one folder to another, rename a particular method name, or delete a method.
Note: If your instrument has been connected to the Thermo Fisher Connect, you will automatically see Cloud as one of your folder options.
Page 30 Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument Manage methods and folders 3. Touch New Folder, and in the New Folder dialog box, enter a name for the new folder you want to create.
Touch Enter. In the Manage Folders screen, a. Page 31 Chapter 3 Create and run experiments on the instrument Manage methods and folders b.
In the Copy Method screen, select the folder you would like to copy the method to, or touch New Folder. Touch Paste Method. Power off the instrument by disconnecting the power. Allow the instrument to cool until the heated cover and sample block s reach room temperature. Clean the touchscreen Clean the touchscreen with any commercially available LCD cleaning product.
Page 35 Chapter 4 Maintain the instrument As-needed maintenance Upgrade the firmware 1. Open the About Instrument screen to determine the version number of the existing firmware. To open the About Instrument screen, in the Home screen, touch Settings. In the Settings screen, touch About Instrument. Touch the name of the file with the new firmware, then touch Update. In the Home screen, touch Settings. Lift and remove the cover from the instrument crate. Page 40 Appendix A Install and connect to a network Set up the system 6.
Optional Connect the instrument to the network by inserting the ethernet cable into the ethernet port at the back of the SimpliAmp Thermal Cycler. To set up the wired connection: connection 1. Page 42 Appendix A Install and connect to a network Set up the system 4.
In the Network Connection screen, touch Wired. The Network Configuration screen opens up. To set up the wireless connection: wireless connection 1. You cannot change the security type if you selected an existing network. Touch My Profile.
Touch Sign Out. Upon successful authentication, the Administrator is linked to Thermo Fisher Connect. Subsequently, any user can log in and proceed to perform linking the instrument to their Thermo Fisher Connect account. Note: The administrator account must be activated first to connect the instrument to the Cloud. Page 47 Appendix A Install and connect to a network Set up the system Set up mobile connectivity on a mobile device Download the "Instrument Connect Mobile Application" on your mobile device.
Page Recommended Instrument Settings Appendix A Install and connect to a network Set up the system Recommended You can configure the following instrument settings by touching Settings on the Home screen: instrument settings Note: The Manage Users button is visible only when you sign in as an administrator. To edit the idling temperature, touch On b. In the Multi-Instrument Setup screen, touch: a.
The Off and On toggle button to make the instrument on which you are running an experiment invisible or visible, respectively, to other instruments on the network. Touch Yes to confirm if you want to restore factory settings or Cancel to exit the screen. At the end of the restoration process, the message, "Your instrument has been restored. Touch Show Shortcuts to display the shortcuts. Observation Possible cause Recommended action Slow screen response or Screen is out of calibration.
Call service to redo touchscreen calibration. Instrument reports error s.
Hardware malfunction. Switch power on.
Connect power cord. Sample tubes melt during run.
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Incompatible consumables Use recommended consumables. It may be installed in an environment that has non-conductive pollutants only, such as dust particles or wood chips.
Typical environments with a Pollution Degree II rating are laboratories and sales and commercial areas.
Page Location Of Power Point And Ports On The Instrument Appendix D Instrument specification and layout Location of power point and ports on the instrument Location of power point and ports on the instrument The following graphic displays the location of the power cord insertion point as well as the various ports provided in the instrument.
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A particular run method can appear in more than one category. These run methods are based on our recommended protocols and should be considered as starting points for the different applications. Using this product in a manner not specified in the user documentation may result in personal injury or damage to the instrument or device. Ensure that anyone using this product has received instructions in general safety practices for laboratories and the safety information provided in this document.