V8 capillary


ESH Touch Features

- User-friendly touch screen interface
- Primary tube sampling with liquid level sensor
- Barcode reader with LIS interface for positive ID
- 100-sample capacity
- Flexible dilutions, i.e. per sample
- Smaller footprint
- 50% faster sample tray preparation
- Improved level and tube detection
- Quieter operation


esh touch flyer


Download Brochure


Warranty and Service Information


The next generation of Electrophoresis Sample Handler is now available as part of Helena's integrated solution for high volume electrophoresis workloads.

Like its predecessor, ESH Touch provides automated front-end specimen processing for the SPIFE 3000 with positive patient ID and interface to QuickScan Touch or LIS - but in a smaller, faster, quieter, more flexible and user-friendly package.

ESH Touch transfers samples directly from primary patient tubes to barcoded sample trays, ready for application to agarose gels by the SPIFE 3000. The expanded 100-sample capacity accommodates the largest SPIFE 3000 gels, and the touch-screen interface makes the system easy to use, including specific dilution schemes for each sample.


ESH Touch and Accessories

Cat. No. Item
1380 ESH Touch (120/230)
1381 Touch Series Barcode Scanner
1382 ESH Touch Tube Racks (10/pkg)
1385 ESH Touch Needle and Probe
1386 ESH Touch Tubing for Needle and Probe
1696 Pos ID Barcode Labels for Touch Systems (pkg of 100)

Performance Specifications

Electrophoresis Instruments: SPIFE 3000, SPIFE Touch
Densitometer Instruments: QuickScan Touch
Input Power: Cat. No. 1380: 90 to 264 Vac, 47 to 63 Hz
Fuses: F1, F2: 6.3A T/250V
Dimensions: ≤ 21 in. (46 cm) High ≤ 25 in. (76 cm) Wide ≤ 24 in. (66 cm) Deep
Weight: ≤ 100 lb. (45 kg)
Operating Environment: 15° to 27°C (59° to 81°F) Altitude 2000 m, Humidity 20-80%, non-condensing
Storage / Shipping Temperature: -9.4°C at uncontrolled humidity to 60°C at 80% humidity (15° to 140°F)
Shipping Altitude: 4,267 meters (14,000 feet)
Pump System: 2 peristaltic pumps, 1 syringe pump
Computer System: Internal computer, hard drive, 4 external USB ports, 2 external RS232 connections, touchscreen capable monitor

Test Tubes:
Test Tube Type Minimum Volume
13 X 75 round bottom 150 µL
16 X 100 mm round bottom 300 µL
13 mm conical bottom 75 µL
13 mm Serum separator tubes min. vol 500 uL above plug
16 mm Serum separator tubes min. volume 800 uL above plug

Electrophoresis Instrument and LIS Interfacing:
Programmable baud rate: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 14400
Programmable data bits: 7, 8
Programmable stop bits: 1, 2
Programmable parity: None, Odd, Even
Programmable protocol: None, XON-XOFF, ASTM