Opentrons Flex Robot

SKU: 999-00191, 999-00186, 999-00186
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About the product

Introducing the Opentrons Flex - The future of lab automation is here

Opentrons Flex is a liquid-handling robot designed for high throughput and complex workflows. The Flex robot is the base of a modular system that includes pipettes, a labware gripper, on-deck modules, and labware — all of which you can swap out yourself. Flex is designed with a touchscreen so you can work with it directly at the lab bench, or you can control it from across your lab with the Opentrons App or our open-source APIs.

Purchase of Opentrons' On-Site Installation service offering is required.

Performance data:

Pipette Volume (μL) Random Error (%D) Random Error (μL) Systematic Error (%CV) Systematic Error (μL)
Flex 1-Channel Pipette (1–50 µL) 1 ±8.00% 0.08 ±7.00% 0.05
  10 ±1.50% 0.15 ±0.50% 0.05
  50 ±1.25% 0.625 ±0.40% 0.20
Flex 1-Channel Pipette (5–1000 µL) 5 ±5.00% 0.25 ±2.50% 0.125
  50 ±0.50% 0.25 ±0.30% 0.15
  200 ±0.50% 1.00 ±0.15% 0.30
  1,000 ±0.50% 5.00 ±0.15% 1.50

Key Features:

- Modular system to adapt to changing needs
- 1-, 8-, and 96-channel pipette options
- Optional Gripper to transport plates and labware across the deck
- On-instrument display
- Bundled workstations for applications like NGS
- Designed for longer walkaway time and faster protocol runs


Dimensions - 87 × 69 × 84 cm / 34.25 × 27 × 33 in (W, D, H)
Weight - 88.5 kg / 195 lb
Deck - 12 main ANSI/SLAS-format deck slots. Deck can be reconfigured by removing deck slots and replacing them with other deck fixtures, including movable trash and module caddies.
On-device touchscreen - 7-inch LCD touchscreen featuring scratch- and damage-resistant Gorilla® Glass 3
Enables running protocols and checking on the robot’s status directly from the lab bench.
Connectivity - 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz), USB 2.0, ethernet
Video - Integrated video camera (included for future or custom functionality)
Power requirements - Power Adapter Input: 100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 4.0 A/115 VAC, 2.0 A/230 VAC
Frame Composition - Rigid steel and CNC aluminum design. Frame has openings for polycarbonate side windows and front door. These can be easily removed for integration of external devices, such as robotic arms.
Operating temperature & relative humidity - Recommended 20–25 °C, recommended 40–60% RH
Sterility - Full polycarbonate enclosure designed to limit exposure. The Opentrons Flex is not a sterile environment. An optional HEPA/UV accessory is in development.
Viscosity - For guidance on automating viscous liquid handling, review our application note. This data was developed on the OT-2, but best practices remain the same for Opentrons Flex.
Interface - Windows 10 or later, macOS 10.10 or later, Ubuntu 12.04 or later
Tip compatibility - Use Opentrons Flex Tips and Opentrons Flex Filter Tips. Opentrons guarantees the performance of Opentrons Flex Tips which were specifically designed for the Opentrons Flex. Opentrons Flex tips do not have universal bore sizing. Third party tip performance cannot be guaranteed by Opentrons.
Labware compatibility - Use common labware already in our Labware Library, or add your own. If your labware fits on the Opentrons Flex but is not in the Labware Library, it can be added by you using our Labware Creator, or by our team.
Warranty - One year warranty against manufacturer defects
Return policy - 60 day, 100% risk free
Certifications -Certifications complete: CE, UL, FCC, ISO 9001. Not certified/validated: IVD, GMP

What’s in the box

  • Flex robot
  • Trash bin
  • Power supply and regional IEC cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Tool kit
  • Spare deck clips
  • Spare deck slot to take place of trash bin
  • Calibration block
  • Lift handles

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