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Automated Screw Cap Decapper

The DeCapper SL is the latest easy-to-use device that provides automated decapping/capping of tubes with internal or external threads. Easily swap decapping heads to decap tubes in 24-, 48-, and 96-format tube racks, all on a single device. The device easily fits in where bench space is limited due to its 20% decrease in size from the DeCapper. The device can be operated as a standalone unit, or integrated to Hamilton Robotics liquid handlers, or third-party robotic arms.


Features of the DeCapper SL

  • Can be operated as a standalone device, or integrated with a liquid handling system or third-party robotic arm
  • Can be easily positioned next to liquid handling devices for access by on-deck grippers to move labware to and from the device providing users more space to integrate other peripheral devices and maximize space
  • Easily swap decapping heads to decap tubes in 24-, 48-, and 96-format tube racks on a single device
  • Decap only tubes needed—all rows, selected rows or columns, or partial racks
  • Process tubes in landscape format
  • Built-in Secure Mode ensures an optimal seal during capping to eliminate cross threading
  • Minimize the time a tube is open using optional Row Loop Mode—only one row is processed at a time by holding caps after decapping and immediately recapping

New Feature: 6-Channel Head

  • Enables use of 24-format tubes in addition to 48- and 96-format tubes
  • Decaps a wide variety of internally or externally threaded tubes and vials
  • Allows laboratories to work with tube volumes and types that are most appropriate for their specific needs


Dimensions (L x W x H)533.5 mm x 334 mm x 452 mm
(21.0 in x 13.1 in x 17.8 in)
Supported LabwareMicrotubes: 0.25 mL–1.4 mL

FluidX, Greiner, LVL, Matrix, Micronic, Nunc, and Nalgene*
Cryovials: 1 mL–10 mL**

FluidX, Greiner, LVL, Micronic, Nunc, Nalgene, and Oragene.DNA (600 Series)
Connection InterfaceEthernet for integration

*Others available upon request.

**Contact Hamilton for specific tube compatibility.

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