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
|ProNEDx robots||Peak Robotics, Inc|
|Syringe Pump PSD/4||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|
|Liconic STX incubator||LiCONiC|
|Multidrop 384 dispenser||Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.|
|Shakers in the BioShake 3000/5000 family||QUANTIFOIL Instruments GmbH|
|Database Query Driver|
|Simulation drivers for various 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.
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