About ADC
video introduction
~2.50 min. long
ISO Cert
Synchrotron/Neutron/Fusion » Synchrotron » SES-800 Sample Exchange System (SES-800) For Protein Crystallography
SES-800 Sample Exchange System (SES-800) For Protein Crystallography

Zero Backlash Drive for ultimate rigidity, speed, and precision

Easy installation in most crystallography experiments

Graphical data display of real time for each run

Multilingual operating (German, French, Chinese, Japanese, etc.)

Large working envelop with shortest turning radius in its

Machine vision is used to locate the crystals

Digital video camera with magnification

Compatible with EPICS IOC via Ethernet

SafeMove software for personal safety

Absolute volumetric calibration (AbsAcc)

CE marking and compliance with international safety standards


The ADC robotic Sample Exchange System (SES-800) is designed for the automated handling of protein crystallography samples in a synchrotron beamline hutch. The SES-800 is a six-axis robot that offers the world’s highest speed and precision for their class. The SES-800 provides compact size, broad work envelopes, high speed, precise location, clean environments, SES-800 SafeMove, and, above all, the flexibility to adapt to the greatest number of tasks. The SES-800 system is capable of accurately and automatically, transferring frozen samples from a storage Dewar or ambient temperature cassette to a diffractometer.


The control system is intuitive and easy to use and connects easily to safety limits and PLCs. The ADC control system is compatible with EPICS IOC commands and also interfaces directly, via Ethernet, to motion controllers such as Delta-Tau, Parker, and Galil as well as to host controllers for easy integration to beamline controls. The SES-800 robotic sample exchange system, shown below, is comprised of an advanced articulating arm robot that is linked with an adaptive vision system and equipped with a library of application-specific tools. The SES-800 handles samples at ambient temperature or cryo-cooled crystals in a liquid nitrogen Dewar. Sensors on the Dewar monitor liquid level and cover access and auto make-up is standard.