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Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader

Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader
Most Hamilton STAR liquid handlers ship within 3-10 business days
STAR is complete and ready to use
Happy to provide Customer references available upon request
Customization and various carriers available by request 


  • Stock: In Stock
  • Brand: Hamilton
  • Product Code: SM100803-SP16GA
  • Condition: Pre-Owned

Up for sale is a Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper, Autoloader 

 Pre-owned instrument


  • Fully Functional
  • Serviced & in Stock
  • Good cosmetic condition
  • Continental US Warranty 120 Days & 60 Days International.
  • An extended warranty option may be available 
  • Preventative maintenance (PM) and Artel verification can be performed prior to shipping.


As configured, this Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler w/ Span-16, CO-RE Gripper will include the following:

  • Hamilton Microlab STAR Liquid Handler
  • SPAN-16 (16 tip arm capable of 1ul-1000ul transfers on each channel)
  • CO-RE gripper attachments and holder
  • Autoloader barcoding system
  • One Tip carrier (various carriers available)
  • One Plate Carrier (various carriers available)
  • 2 Sample Tube Carrier (various carriers available)
  • Computer and with Venus application (includes monitor, mouse, keyboard, and necessary cables)
  • *This system will have a serial number beginning with B or older* 


As configured, this Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler has the following capabilities:

  • This system is capable of plate-to-plate, reservoir-to-plate, and tube-to-plate transfers
  • This system is set up for use with disposable tips and can handle volumes of up to 1000ul per channel  (16 channels)
  • The CO-RE Gripper allows for plates and tip racks to be moved around the deck
  • The included Autoloader barcoding mechanism allows for sample tracking during the method/assay
  • As shown, it is configured with clear panels. Most systems come with darkened UV panels.


Customizations are available to fit this instrument to your application/assay (inquire for pricing and availability)

  • I-SWAP Microplate Gripper (in addition to the CORE grippers)
  • 96-multichannel 1000ul dispensing head for higher throughput
  • Additional deck carrier positions are available
  • Shaking, cooling, and heated positions
  • Magnetic extraction and vacuum positions
  • On-Deck Thermal Cycler by Inheco


Please note integration of any non-oem devices will require the purchase of an appropriate driver from Hamilton.

This applies to any Inheco devices. 




It can be configured to accommodate various dispensing applications and custom assays

Examples of possible uses are outlined below. 

  • Sample Preparation
  • PCR Setup
  • Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Library Preparation
  • Cell Culture and Cell-Based Assays
  • High-Throughput Screening
  • Protein Purification and Crystallization
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Biomarker Research
  • Genomics and Proteomics


The MICROLAB STAR overview

The Hamilton STAR Liquid Handler is a compact, automated pipetting tool offering precision, versatility, and reliability.

Its air displacement technology ensures accurate volume handling, while its modular design caters to diverse lab tasks

and can be configured to fit most pipetting applications. Reliable and low-maintenance, it is an excellent choice for many laboratories.


Hamilton liquid handling instruments are highly reliable and are an excellent choice for demanding applications.


Our Advantage

  • We are passionate about laboratory equipment
  • We offer detailed photos and videos of the instruments you buy
  • We are an approved pre-owned equipment vendor to most large US and Canadian Universities & Colleges
  • We are an approved pre-owned equipment vendor to many Fortune 500 US and International Biopharma companies 
  • Many upgrade and repair parts are in stock.
  • Remote installation and instrument operation training are available
  • On-site installation is available in the Boston Area (New England area)
  • US or International shipping is no problem (see the shipping tab on how we pack and feel at ease)


Our Guarantee

  • In Stock
  • The Hamilton STAR comes with parts and a labor 120 Days Warranty
  • Extended warranty and PM service available
  • Smooth process from the initial quote to order fulfillment
  • Customer references available


Datasheet: Hamilton Microlab STAR Liquid Handler Datasheet

Brochure: Hamilton Microlab STAR Liquid Handler Brochure

Manual: Hamilton Microlab STAR Liquid Handler Manual

Instrument Video




What are the benefits of having a Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler in your lab?

The Hamilton STAR is a versatile and highly automated liquid handling workstation that offers several advantages to customers, particularly those operating in a laboratory setting. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Automation and Efficiency: The Hamilton STAR automates routine pipetting tasks, which can significantly increase efficiency and productivity in the lab. It frees up valuable time for lab personnel to focus on more complex tasks.

  • Precision and Accuracy: The STAR is known for its precision and accuracy in liquid handling, which can help reduce errors, improve repeatability, and ensure high-quality results in experiments and assays.

  • Versatility: The STAR can handle a wide range of labware and volumes, making it suitable for a variety of applications, from genomics and proteomics to cell biology and drug discovery.

  • User-Friendly Software: The workstation comes with user-friendly software that allows for easy programming and operation. This can help reduce the learning curve for new users and increase overall lab efficiency.

  • Scalability: The STAR is scalable and can be upgraded or expanded as the needs of the lab grow. This makes it a future-proof investment that can adapt to changing requirements.

  • Reduced Contamination Risk: By automating pipetting tasks, the STAR reduces the risk of cross-contamination, which can improve the reliability and reproducibility of results.

  • Cost Savings: By reducing manual errors and increasing efficiency, the STAR can lead to significant cost savings in the long run.

  • Integration with Other Systems: The STAR can be integrated with other lab systems and instruments, providing a seamless workflow in the lab.


What are the steps you take to verify, service, and confirm the functionality of the Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler?
Summary of testing & maintenance we perform (depending on included configuration):
  • Inspected the Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler for physical damage.
  • The Liquid Handler components are inspected and cleaned.
  • Mechanical components inspected, adjusted, and lubricated if necessary.
  • The proper operation of electronic components is confirmed.
  • Necessary repairs and services are performed to make sure the Liquid Handler system will function as intended.
  • We perform motion/stress tests on all the Hamilton MICROLAB STAR’s robotic axis. 
  • We test the operation of the pipette heads, and they are verified via Artel MVS.
  • We perform alignment calibrations and adjustments on each pipette channel.
  • Necessary deck calibrations are performed, and software is taught to recognize installed deck positions.

axes What supplies do I need?

You will need the consumables starting out: 

Can I view the Hamilton Liquid Handler in person at your facility or do a live Zoom demo before it is shipped to me?

We offer both onsite and remote demos via Zoom.

  • We invite you to come in for an onsite Demo or schedule a Zoom demo of the Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler. Should you have any concerns, it will give you peace of mind.

 What about the warranty? Installation, training, maintenance?

Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler comes with a 120-day Warranty.


Warranty Terms:

  • The warranty term is 120 Days from the date the Hamilton Liquid Handler arrives at the destination US/Canada customers.
  • For EU customers, we offer 60 days warranty parts/labor
  • This includes parts and labor.
  • An extended warranty option may be available.
  • Preventative maintenance (PM) and Artel verification can be performed prior to shipping.
  • Installation may be available depending on your location
  • We can also recommend an experienced 3rd party to help with complex assay development




Optional Training Package:

We can offer Hamilton Liquid Handler training (Remote setup, general software usage, and maintenance procedures guidance). This service is highly recommended to if you are new to this instrument.



  • Damage to the system due to the use of incorrect fluids, chemicals, or samples.
  • Damage due to improper programming that causes physical collision
  • Electrical damage from plugging into an incorrect voltage. 
  • Shipping damage not reported within 48 hours of delivery
  • Issues caused by lack of proper standard maintenance by the end user.
  • Moisture/Water damage.
  • Physical damage.


What should I watch out for when buying a Hamilton STAR Liquid Handler used/pre-owned from another lab?

Basic steps to confirm quality:

  • Confirm that all the Hamilton Liquid Handler’s robotic axis are operational and everything is level and calibrated. 
  • Confirm there is no present physical damage. (Cracked/broken panels allow air flow that can affect accuracy and are not cheap to replace)
  • Confirm that the pipetting channels aspirate and dispense accurately. We recommend asking is seller can complete Artel MVS verification.
  • Make sure there are no loose/damaged components.
  • Make sure the door pistons work reliably; bad pistons can drop the hood suddenly, causing injury and/or spilled samples.  
  • Ensure the Hamilton Liquid Handler’s robotic arm does not skip steps, is not bent, and moves freely on all axes.
  • Confirm that the Hamilton Liquid Handler is appropriate to your application. Exchanging or upgrading your system after the fact will be costly.
  • Make sure there are no missing components, including carriers you may require.
  • If you encounter any of the issues above, expect an expensive repair bill. Thus, we recommend confirming everything before you order.


If you have concerns, we highly recommend inspecting the Hamilton Liquid Handler in person or doing a live Zoom call; this will allow you to evaluate the Robotic Pipetting system and confirm that everything works.


We recommend asking if the seller can complete Artel MVS verification. Do you have Hamilton STAR Liquid Handlers on hand?
  • We stock multiple Hamilton STAR & STAR Liquid Handler systems along with many replacement parts.


This procurement is for a University or College. Are purchase orders with NET terms accepted?
  • If you are a US or Canadian customer, we are likely already a registered vendor in your University's vendor system. This would greatly expedite the process of PO approvals and get the Hamilton Liquid Handler into your lab faster.
  • NET terms are accepted from US & Canadian universities and Fortune 500 companies.


 How fast will you ship?
  • We can ship within a few days to 2 weeks. Ship times depend on the current demand for our instruments and the customization required. Members of our sales team will be able to offer current estimates.


Will my instrument be insured during shipping?
  • All Hamilton Liquid Handler systems are shipped fully insured within the US and internationally as long as we are a shipper and handle shipping arrangements.
  • If the buyer handles shipping, then shipping insurance responsibility falls to the buyer; we highly advise that the buyer obtain shipping insurance from their carrier.


 How do you pack? Have you packed and shipped Hamilton Star Liquid Handler? Do you ship Internationally?


See the “How we pack” tab for photos of how we pack liquid handlers.



  • Most Hamilton Liquid Handlers ship in fully enclosed ISPM-15 certified wooden crates, with proper padding underneath and the sides, and have moving components braced.
  • Accessories are packed safely in boxes with padding and then safely packed inside the crate.
  • We may not use a crate for local deliveries to save you money *if delivered by us.
  • We often use “tilt’ & “shock” indicators on the crates to ensure the crate has not been excessively tilted and dropped where equipment may suffer damage.
  • Photos are taken during the packing process to make sure nothing is missed.

USA/Canada Shipping

  • Within the US and Canada, we will ship via selected freight carriers. We do not use low-price/high-damage carriers as we want the equipment to get safely to you.

International Shipping

  • Internationally, we will only ship via Air Freight or Air Parcel (such as UPS or DHL), which provides reliability, no exposure to Ocean weather, and timely delivery.
    We have extensive experience shipping robotic liquid handlers around the world.

Our experience and process

  • We have safely packed and shipped hundreds of sensitive analytical instruments, including Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handlers.
  • Before final packing/shipping, the Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler is re-checked to verify performance.


*LA* Large Crate

  • Well, this one is easy; buying a pre-owned Hamilton MICROLAB STAR Liquid Handler is great for the planet; you are reducing unnecessary waste, CO2 output, and water use that would be used during the manufacturing process.   

I have more questions; I want to receive a formal quote.

Absolutely! Please give us a call (1-617-366-2699) or complete this form to get your questions answered or receive a formal Quote.



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