ESH Touch

Expanded Capacity, Flexible Dilutions

ESH Touch transfers samples directly from primary patient tubes to barcoded sample trays, ready for application to agarose gels by the SPIFE Touch. It's 100-sample capacity accommodates the largest SPIFE Touch gels, plus dilution schemes for each sample can be specified. A touch screen interface makes the system easy to use. Explore the demo video now.


place racks into the instrument


install a sample tray


select the test – push start

Let's Talk About Features

The ESH Touch is a valuable addition to the Touch Series, providing automated sample preparation for testing on the SPIFE Touch. Positive patient ID, programmable dilutions, speed and accuracy are the key features of the ESH Touch.
Primary Tube Sampling

Primary Tube Sampling

User- Friendly Touch Screen Interface

User-friendly Touch Screen Interface

Improved Liquid Level Dectection

Improved Liquid Level Dectection

Barcode Reader/LIS Interface for Positive ID

Barcode Reader / LIS Interface for Positive ID

100-Sample Capacity

100-Sample Capacity

Flexible Dilutions

Flexible Dilutions, i.e. per Sample Analyte

The Nucleus of the Touch System

SPIFE Touch can handle the full menu of SPIFE assays and integrates seamlessly with the ESH Touch sample handler and the QuickScan Touch Plus densitometer.

Let's Get Technical

Want to know the details? Helena provides complete information on the ESH Touch. Feel free to download a brochure or check out the latest warranty, service and technical specifications.
Product No. / Item

1380 – ESH Touch (120/230V)
1381 – Touch Series Barcode Scanner
1382 – ESH Touch Tube Racks (10/pkg)
1384 – ESH Touch Rack Carrier
1385 – ESH Touch Needle and Probe
1386 – ESH Touch Tubing for Needle and Probe
1696 – Pos ID Barcode Labels for Touch and SPIFE Nexus Systems (1000/pkg)

Electrophoresis Instruments:
SPIFE 3000, SPIFE Touch
Densitometer Instruments:
QuickScan Touch Plus
Input Power:
Cat. No. 1380: 90 to 264 Vac, 47 to 63 Hz
F1, F2: 6.3A T/250V
≤ 21 in. (46 cm), High ≤ 25 in. (76 cm) Wide, ≤ 24 in. (66 cm) Deep
≤ 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 Tube Types / 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. volume 500 µL above plug
16 mm serum separator tubes / min. volume 800 µL 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