Overview of the hardware

Working area of Andrew+

The required working area of Andrew+ depends on the complexity of the protocol. In fact, based on the number of consumables, one or more Dominos may be needed. The image below shows the maximum working area of Andrew+ when the system is used with 11 DOMINOs. Note: as the diagram below shows, any Device+ dominos will be located in the 3rd row, furthest from the robot.

⚠️ CAUTION: Andrew+ should have enough space to work! Its work area should free of any obstacles.


  • Width: 1078 mm / 42.52 in

  • Depth:

    • Only with Dominos: 668 mm / 26.3 in

    • With at least one Device+ on the edge: 711 mm / 29 in

  • Height: 606,5 mm / 23.88 in

Technical specifications


1 year

Power requirement

Voltage range 90~264 VAC, AC current 1.85A/115VAC, 1.0A/230VAC, Frequency 47~63Hz, inrush current (max) 120A/230VAC

Electrical configuration

Andrew+ should be connected exclusively with the power supply GSM160B24-R7B and electrical cable supplied with the instrument


  • Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)

  • Ethernet connection (1 Gigabit)

Operating temperature


Imaging system

  • Hand: High resolution camera equipped with white LED light

  • Optical Localization Module (OLM): High resolution camera equipped with low power white LED and class II red laser (wavelength = 650 nm)

Operating humidity

Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 37° C.


Up to 2000 m above mean sea level

Safe operating conditions for the system

  • Fluctuation of the supply voltage up to 10% of the rated voltage

  • Transient overvoltage

Degree of protection

IP 20

Required personal

computer characteristics

Tablet or computer equipped with Internet browser and network capability.


Dimensions with both arms folded:

53.5 cm (H) x 43 cm (W) x 45.5 cm (L)


16 kg (only the robot)


Integrated audio system, nominal power = 1.5 W

Additional external power interfaces

  • External connector on Waste Domino (1A @ 24 V)

  • 4 tool slots embedded in the tool stand (500mA @ 7.5 V)

Working space

Domino self-assembling configuration dynamically set-up on a conventional bench space, allowing operations on an arbitrary set of Dominos from 1 up to 11 elements compatible with multi-channel pipettes - according to available space and experiment requirements.

The Maximum electrical power consumption is 132W and the average consumption is 65W.

Safety precautions and warnings

For safe and correct use of Andrew+, it is recommended that both operating and service personnel follow the instructions contained in this guide when installing, using, cleaning, and maintaining this instrument. If the instructions described in this manual are not carefully followed, Andrew+ cannot function correctly and the warranty will be null and void.

DANGER: Potential injuries

The potential exists for bodily harm if you interfere with the work area of the instrument while it is running.

  • DO NOT put any part of your body into the working area of Andrew+ when it is moving.

  • DO NOT put hands or fingers into this area when Andrew+ is gripping or releasing a tool.

  • DO NOT put hands or fingers inside the vertical movement compartment of Andrew+. Consumables can be moved only when Andrew+ is switched off or when its arm is folded back into the idle position. The hand should be close to the shoulder.

  • The laboratory tools compatible with Andrew+ can be removed or placed on the tool stand only when Andrew+ is in the idle position.

  • DO NOT stay close to the arm when it is opening.

  • DO NOT place anything inside the Optical Location Module aperture.

  • DO NOT try to manually open the aperture of the Optical Location Module.

  • DO NOT place your fingers in front of the light or in front of the camera located on the underside of the hand of Andrew+.

Use of biohazardous
and radioactive substances

  • If Andrew+ is potentially biohazardous due to the use of biohazardous substances, it should be prominently marked with the following symbol:

  • At a minimum, a biohazard symbol should be placed near the sampling area and visible during NORMAL USE.

  • Any part of the equipment that contains biohazardous waste material which can be removed from the equipment during NORMAL USE, or a biohazardous drain connection, should be marked with an appropriate biohazard symbol.

Be aware that Andrew Alliance S.A.:

  • Will only accept an Andrew+ for repair or return (from loan) if the instrument has both been removed from and fully decontaminated from Biological substances, and that the appropriate Decontamination Form has been correctly completed and sent to Andrew Alliance Service & Support at support@andrewalliance.com

  • Entry into your Biosafety level (BSL) 4 by Andrew Alliance personnel, or its representatives, is not permitted under any circumstances.

  • Entry into your BSL 3 is permitted and Services provided, with appropriate confidentiality, when you can justify that removal of the Product from your location is not feasible. In this instance, you must provide evidence of decontamination, when asked, for Products that require Service. You must provide a list of recommended inoculations available against the bio-hazardous materials used, providing information about hazards in the location, instructions for safe entry into the location, instructions in the event of a fire, exposure or spill and other potential emergencies, ensuring the provision of appropriate safety equipment that is in appropriate working order, and with full guidance for use.

Waivers are not signed before entry or visit to any bio-hazardous area at your location.

Andrew Alliance retains the right to refuse Services until the above requirements are met to the complete satisfaction of company employees who have been trained to expect appropriate safety standards.


  1. Electrical safety

    1. IEC61010 Issued: 2010/06/10 Ed:3 + IEC61010-2-081 Issued: 2015/01

    2. UL61010 Issued: 2004/07/12 Ed:2 Rev:208/10/28

    3. CAN/CSA C22.2#61010-1 Issued:2004/07/12 Ed:2 (R2009)

  2. EMC

    1. CENELEC EN 61326-1 Issued :2006/05/01

    2. ETSI EN 301 489-17

  3. RADIO
    ETSI EN 300 328, V1.9.1

  4. EMF
    EN 62479:2010

  5. FCC

    1. FCC 47 CFR 15B cl A Issued: 2011/04/21

    2. FCC 47 CFR Part 18

      This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of these equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
      Modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment under FCC rules.

    3. This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES- 003

  6. RoHS 2 2011/65/EU


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  • 2011, Andrew Alliance S.A., All rights reserved. Duplication or distribution without written permission is prohibited. Andrew Alliance S.A. reserves the right to revise this manual. Issue August 2018.

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Unit end of life

When a unit reaches the end of its useful life, contact Andrew Alliance for directions and information on the end-of-life policy.

This is in accordance with the European Union Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

A copy of the Andrew+ Declaration of Conformity can be found in the Andrew+ Documentation section.

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