This excerpt taken from the AFFX 10-K filed Mar 9, 2006.
Fluidics Station 450. The Fluidics Station 450 is used to control exposure of the probe array to solutions containing prepared sample and labeled detection reagents across the probe array and can independently process four probe arrays simultaneously. The fluidics station protocols conclude with a reagent wash that leaves the labeled, hybridized test sample bound to the probe array. Multiple fluidics stations can be connected to the same computer workstation in order to expedite array processing in high throughput laboratories.