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Figure 5
The Shifter mechanism for sealing microplates with the film seal completely removed. (1) Crystal mount pin, (2) acrylic lid, (3) plate carriers, (4) plate support springs, (5) enclosure base, (6) Y-axis carriage. Left: the plate shown in its carrier (3) in the sealed position between moves; it is supported by flat springs (4). Right: during a move the plate carrier (3) is pulled down against the force of the supporting springs (4) by electromagnets (Detail B). Detail B: voice coil electromagnets comprising the permanent magnet cap (B1), electromagnetic coil (B2) and coil holder (B3). The red arrows indicate the magnitude and direction of the forces applied to the microplate holders.

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