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How to set up the ACQUITY UPLC bed layout in MassLynx - WKB83152

Article number: 83152

OBJECTIVE or GOAL

Set up a new bed layout in MassLynx to use the appropriate racks/plates.

ENVIRONMENT

  • MassLynx
  • ACQUITY UPLC

PROCEDURE

  1. Open the Inlet Method Editor.
  2. Select the Acquity Sampler menu.
  3. Choose the Bed Layout option.

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4. The ACQUITY Bed Layout window appears, showing the layout currently used. 

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5. Enter the name of the new bed layout, and then click the icon for New Layout.

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6. Click OK.

7. Highlight the name of the new bed layout choice, and then go to the Edit Plates on Layout tab.

8. Edit Plates on Layout shows the currently selected plates/racks.  

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9. Double-click on a plate position to change plate choices.

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10. Click OK after making the selection.

11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for each plate position.

12. Go back to the Acquity Sampler menu.

13. Choose the Bed Layout choice.

14. Ensure that the new layout is selected in the Current Layout Selected section, and then click OK.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

See the attached Word document "Acquity Plate and BedLayout set up.doc" for additional details and screen shots, including how to configure new plates/racks and select positions on the new layout from the sample list.

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