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The Input Control panel is represented by the image of the MANTIS at the bottom of the Device Control panel. This is where you will tell the MANTIS which chips are connected to specific reagents, run priming and washing processes, and execute the reagent recovery process.
You can assign a reagent to a chip location by dragging the name of the reagent from the Dispense List to the text box next to the chip number or to the chip's location on the image of the MANTIS. OR click the Assign To Input button to assign all reagents in the Dispense List at once. You can then click the Mass Update Input button or the Input button next to every reagent name box to change the input source type (tube or pipette tip), chip type (Low Volume, High Volume, Low Volume PFE, High Volume PFE, Low Volume 3PFE, High Volume 3PFE, or High Volume Continuous flow), and configure the prime volume, wash volume, recovery volume, and pre-dispense volume. To move all of the unassigned inputs to the Dispense List, you can click next to the Mass Update Input button.
If you want to configure all of the input settings, click the Configure All Input Settings button .
Use the image and table below to understand each of the components of the Input Control Panel.
Input Control Panel
|Input Toolbar||The Input Toolbar provides you with seven dedicated buttons to perform specific MANTIS operations, explained below.
In addition to the above buttons, MANTIS also provides you with the two check bottle leak buttons, which only appear when Continuous Flow is active.
Check Bottle Leak Buttons on the Input Control Panel
|Device View||Device View displays the MANTIS hardware in use. In the image displayed above, chip 1 is on the MANTIS hand. Double-clicking one of the chips will cause that chip to be picked up by the MANTIS hand. Double-clicking a second time will return the chip from the MANTIS hand to the chip changer station. In the image above, you will also see the LC3 attached on the left side of the MANTIS. It will only appear if you have the LC3 instrument in your system.
To add a reagent from the Dispense List to the Device View, drag it from the Dispense List to the reagent's chip changer station. OR click the Assign To Input button to assign all reagents from the Dispense List at once.
|Input||The Input tells you which reagent is assigned to which chip station. To the right of each input field is a symbol or an abbreviation that represents the type of chip attached to that chip station. Options include:
You can see the status of your input through the Input Status box, whether it is defined in the Dispense List or not. This means that your input has been properly defined in the dispense list. You should check and define your reagent in the Dispense List if you find this image in your Input Status box.
To move the chips between inputs, you can drag the chips on the Input panel. The chip information will also be automatically updated.
Note: Before you drag the chip on the Input panel, make sure that you move the chip on the chip changer first.
Drag and Drop to Move the Chips
|Input Source Type||You can configure your input source type in various ways.
Clicking the Input button enables you to change the input source type (tube or pipette tip), chip type (Low Volume, High Volume, Low Volume PFE, High Volume PFE, Low Volume 3PFE, High Volume 3PFE, or High Volume Continuous Flow), and configure the prime volume, wash volume, recovery volume, and pre-dispense volume.
HV Continuous Flow Options
Note: You must calibrate each reagent for continuous flow. If you have not set up a reagent for continuous flow, click the Calibrate for Continuous Flow button and follow the on-screen instructions.
Mass Update Input Options
Note: When you use mass update for RFID chips, MANTIS will automatically identify the chip type and the Chip Type option in the Mass Update Input window will be disabled.
Mass Update Input Window with the Assigned RFID Chips and Disabled Chip Type Option
You can also access, modify, and change the Input configuration through the Configuration All Input Settings button .
If your MANTIS is equipped with RFID, click the Scan All RFID Chips button to scan all RFID chips at once. For more information, See MANTIS Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID).
*Available for MANTIS with RFID.
**Available when you use the High Volume Continuous Flow chip.
***Available when you use the pipette tip input source.