The compact footprint easily integrates into a laboratory. Built-in force sensors control the gentle, yet firm grip on the racks and plates. An optional 1D barcode scanner on the robot's hand provides simple sample tracking. Absolute encoders on all main axes eliminate slow and risky initialization movements and ensure the robot knows its location at all times to avoid the risk of collisions with peripheral devices. The robot platform uses the latest technology in order to increase the reliability and lifetime of the system: Wireless data transmission eliminates any moving cables on the linear track. Linear drive technology powers the Rack Runner in the track producing minimal wear. Modern direct current motors on all robot axes provide forceful and smooth movements.