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Automated Screw Cap Decapping for Integration

The Integrated I.D. Capper features all of the utility of the standalone version and allows users to seamlessly integrate these features with their Hamilton Microlab STAR. With the addition of an extended linear rail, tube racks and cap holder racks can be presented directly onto the deck of the STAR allowing for easy automation of tube processing workflows. Easily swap decapping heads to decap tubes in 24-, 48-, and 96-format tube racks, all on a single device.

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Features of the Integrated I.D. Capper

  • Decap in 24-, 48-, and 96-format tube racks with internal and external threads from all common labware suppliers
  • Multiple integration configuration options allow users to directly pipette into decapped tube racks in track positions 1 through 6, or conserve deck space and integrate left of track 1
  • Eliminates risk of cross contamination by not moving over opened tubes
  • Automated 2D barcode and 1D side barcode reading
  • Using optimized libraries, users can easily incorporate the device into existing VENUS software methods on the Microlab STAR and utilize all of its features to streamline workflows
  • Simple touchscreen interface for walk-up access in between long automated runs


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Dimensions (L x W x H)Configuration left of STAR Deck:
904 mm x 380 mm x 540 mm
(35.6 in x 15.0 in x 21.3 in)
Configuration on STAR Deck:
770 mm x 380 mm x 540 mm
(30.3 in x 15.0 in x 21.3 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)
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
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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