This datasheet describes the Reshape Imaging Unit, a combined incubator-imaging system which is used to acquire data for the Reshape Microbiology Platform.

Mechanical characteristics

Reshape Imaging Unit dimensions, front
Reshape Imaging Unit dimensions, side
Weight: 25 kg

Temperature characteristics

Min. temp. absolute: 6 C
Min. temp relative to ambient: +5 C
Max temp. absolute: 40 C
Stability: +/- 1C from setpoint
Homogeneity: +/- 1C from setpoint
Rise time and cool-down time characterization. Rise time to 37C around 10 minutes

Power draw and electrical requirements:

Max power draw: 150W
Max current draw @ 230V: 0.7A
Idle power consumption: <20W
A power outage will cause a running job to fail.

Imaging and camera:

Resolution and file size: 12 MP, 3 MB per image
File format output
  • Images: JPEG
  • Videos: MP4
Light types:
  • Bottom Light, Top Light

Fluorescence capability:

Please be sure to discuss any fluorescence-based application with an application specialist from Reshape so we can help ensure that your application will have adequate signal and signal-to-noise
Standard filter setup optimized for GFP and RFP-like proteins
  • Long pass emission filter cut-off wavelengths:
    • 530 nm
    • 630 nm
Available excitation spectrums:
  • Blue: 467nm +/- 5nm
  • Green: 527nm +/- 5nm
  • Red: 622nm +/- 5nm
  • Infra Red: 858nm +/- 5nm
  • Green/yellow: 570nm +/- 5nm

Plate format compatibility

  • 90 mm Petri Dish
  • Omni Tray, and 6, 12, 24, 48, 96-well SBS formats
  • Other plate formats may be possible with customization
Number of plates
  • 15x Petri Dishes
  • 10x SBS format
Time to image at full capacity:
  • Bottom light
    • Petri dishes: <1 minute
    • 96-well plates: <15 minutes
  • Top light/fluorescence
    • Petri dishes: <2 minutes
    • 96-well plates: <30 minutes

Connectivity and bandwidth requirements:

The connection should be able to sustain 3 Mb/s upload and download speed per unit. Measuring using an online speed test service gives the best indication.
For more information on connectivity, please consult the network connectivity guide:
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