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Custom trays can be added to the PAL through the handheld terminal. If the custom tray is similar to an existing tray it is easiest to copy the existing tray and alter the necessary parameters. By comparing directly to an existing tray, the physical dimensions that the parameter is referring to will become apparent. In the case that there is no similar existing tray, a new tray can be inserted with the parameters set to zero. The following stepwise instructions will guide you through the process of copying and altering an existing tray to make a custom tray.
Handheld menu path: Menu/F3/Setup/F3/Objects/Tray Types
Select a tray type that is similar to your custom tray
Copy type (F1)
Change the name
Adjust the parameters
The Row follows the direction in which the numbers count upwards. In the VT32 the row is in the Y axis, while in the DW96 the row is in the X axis. Either the Row Length X or Row Length Y parameter will have a value, but not both. The same is true for Col Length X and Col Length Y. If there is a single column or row, the value you enter for the distance would be zero for both. This is because the distance is measured from center to center. “Spl” is an abbreviation for sample and it refers to how many vials or wells are in each row or col.
Tray Type Parameters