SiLA Device Driver

A standard for the interface between devices and control software was developed by the Association Consortium Standardization in Lab Automation (SiLA). This standard (SiLA Device Control & Data Interface Specification, DCDIS) is freely available and can be downloaded from the SiLA website by registered users.

Existing SiLA Device Drivers

EQUIcon has implemented the standard for a series of devices which are used in laboratory automation systems, and offers SiLA device drivers for Windows operating systems. These drivers can be used in systems which are controlled using niceLAB scheduling software or other SiLA-conform applications.

The following SiLA device drivers are available

Device Device manufacturer
Robot ProNEDx Peak Robotics, Inc
Robot Stäubli TX60 Stäubli AG
Robot PFLEX Precise Automation
Syringe Pump PSD/4 Hamilton Bonaduz AG
Zeus Pipettor Hamilton Bonaduz AG
Digital I/O, WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Digital I/O, BK90x0 bus coupler Beckhoff Automation GmbH
Barcode Reader Matrix 210 Datalogic
Barcode Reader Cognex Dataman50 Cognex
uEye Camera IDS
Liconic Incubator STX LiCONiC
Cytomat Incubator Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Multidrop 384/Combi Dispenser Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Washer/Dispenser-II GNF Systems
Shaker of the BioShake 3000/5000 family QUANTIFOIL Instruments GmbH
Teleshake Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Vial Print 9000 Series Markem-Imaje
iQue Screener PLUS platform intellicyt
Maxon Motor Controller maxon motor ag
Passive Storage of Vials or MTPs  
Database Query Driver  
Simulation drivers for several device classes  

Further SiLA device drivers are currently under development at EQUIcon.

You can find further information about SiLA device drivers in the product database on the SiLA website. The available devices and drivers made by the manufacturers are also listed there.

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SiLA device driver development

Do you need a SiLA device driver for a device for which implementation is not yet available? We can offer you development of a SiLA device driver:

  • Inexpensive and fast through the use of existing modules
  • Flexible financing models

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