The FlexHCD

The FlexHCD is new generation sample changer for macromolecular crystallography beamlines capable to work with SPINE SC3 and Unipucks containers

Note - The FlexHCD sample changer is only compatible with SPINE standard pins/vials

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The High Capacity Dewar is organized in 8 Cells, each containing 3 Pucks.

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Odd cells can host SPINE pucks, even are dedicated to Unipucks

Plate number Segment Numbers Segment type
1 1, 2, 3 (1:1,1:2,1:3) SPINE
2 4, 5, 6 (2:1,2:2,2:3) Unipuck
3 7, 8, 9 (3:1,3:2,3:3) SPINE
4 10, 11, 12 (4:1,4:2,4:3) Unipuck
5 13, 14, 15 (5:1,5:2,5:3) SPINE
6 16, 17, 18 (6:1,6:2,6:3) Unipuck
7 19, 20, 21 (7:1,7:2,7:3) SPINE
8 22, 23, 24 (8:1,8:2,8:3) Unipuck

FlexHCD - MXCuBE2

FlexHCD is completely operated from MXCuBE2 interface.

The image below explains some of the functionalities.

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Basket Loading

Every SC3 and Unipuck puck has a guiding groove. During loading this groove must be aligned with the guiding finger on the puck slot inside the HCD to ensure the pucks are correctly positioned (see below)FlexPuckLoading_25pc.jpg