Building steps for the magnetic module
Magnetic modules have two states you can toggle between using the Magnet step: engaged and disengaged. The engage height of a GEN2 module exists on a range from -4 to 16 mm. At -4 the magnet is at the lowest height possible and it is considered ‘disengaged’.
Labware in the Protocol Designer which are compatible with the module have a recommended engage height. The recommended engage height comes from performance tests with kits available in our web shop. We advise that you start with the recommended height and only change it if performance is not sufficient.
If you are switching between GEN1 and GEN2 Magnetic modules or see an engage height range you don’t recognize, please read more here.