Automated Screw Cap Decapper and 2D Barcode Tube Reader

The all-in-one I.D. Capper enables labs to combine decapping/capping and high-speed barcode reading within one device without any additional hardware. This device is specifically designed to eliminate sample contamination and assist with sample tracking during end-to-end automated liquid handling processing.

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Features of the I.D. Capper

  • 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 portrait or landscape format within one device
  • Can be operated as a standalone device or integrated with a Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System or third-party robotic arm
  • 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
  • Single button execution of 2D scan and automatic upload of barcode information to LIMS

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

Specifications

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Dimensions (l x w x h)600 mm x 380 mm x 440 mm
(23.6 in x 15.0 in x 17.3 in)
Supported Labware0.25 mL–1.4 mL Microtubes

FluidX, Greiner, LVL, Matrix, Micronic, and Nunc*
1 mL–4 mL** Cryovials

FluidX, Greiner, LVL, Micronic, and Nunc
Supported 1D Barcodes2/5 Industrial / Interleaved, Code 39, Code 128, Pharmacode, Codabar, EAN 13
Supported 2D BarcodesDatamatrix ECC 200, PDF417, QR Code
Camera10 megapixel CMOS
Connection InterfaceEthernet for integration
Recommended PCWindows 7 64-bit (required), 2.8 GHz Core 2.0 Duo, 3GB RAM, 250GB HD, 16x DVD+/-RW
CommunicationOne USB 2.0 port for the camera connection


*Others available upon request.

**Contact Hamilton for specific tube compatibility.

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