Internal 9V battery precludes dedicating a robot circuit for power
Patent pending motion collects the EPA recommended sample size*
Factory programed circuitry protected from liquid contact
Large LED indicates motion cycle status
Picatinny rail mount for camera view from ChemThief™
Foam base provides lightweight, clean work surface with contrasting colors to optimize view
Magnets help the operator mate the collector and container modules when “close enough” by “jumping” to seal the sample
Non-reactive, sealed container preserves the sample during robot transportation to a safe area
Four view ports provide visualization before accessing the material
ChemThief™ can be cleaned, decontaminated or repaired in the field for additional sampling missions
The patent pending motion of ChemThief™ is simulated in this video. This cycle of movement enables ChemThief™ to draw up a liquid, expel a liquid, scoop or core a solid sample without motion and expel a solid sample with motion.
ChemThief™ can pierce a light container to obtain a sample. The video shows the lance opening below the surface of the liquid. Air is expelled from the pipet in the first phase of cycled movement. Next the pipet bulb will expand and draw approximately 2 ml of liquid into ChemThief™.