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LabElite DeCapper

LabElite DeCapper

Automated screw cap decapper


The next-generation DeCapper is an innovative, easy-to-use device that provides automated decapping/capping of 24-, 48- and 96-format screw cap tubes, with internal or external threads.

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New Feature: 6-Channel Head

  • Enables use of 24-format tubes in addition to 48- and 96-format tubes 
  • Decap 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

Flexible Automated Tube Decapping

  • Easily swap decapping heads to decap tubes in 24-, 48- and 96-format tube racks on a single device
  • Process a full rack of tubes or row of tubes in portrait or landscape format within one device
  • Decap only tubes needed—all rows, selected rows or columns, or partial racks
  • Can be operated as an integrated and standalone device simultaneously


Sample Security

  • Eliminates risk of cross contamination by not moving over opened tubes
  • Minimize the time a tube is open using the optional Row Loop Mode—only one row is processed at a time by holding caps after decapping and immediately recapping
  • Built-in Secure Mode ensures an optimal seal during capping to eliminate cross threading



  • Touchscreen panel provides easy navigation through the system
  • Turntable allows rack to be turned after decapping for better positioning in pipetting workflows
  • No spacers needed for labware

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LabElite 6-Channel Head

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Dimensions 60 cm x 38 cm x 44 cm (23.6 in x 15.0 in x 17.3 in)
Supported Labware Microtubes 0.25 mL to 1.4 mL  FluidX, Greiner, LVL, Matrix, Micronic and Nunc*
Cryovials 1 mL to 4 mL**
 FluidX, Greiner, Micronic and Nunc*
Connection Interface
Ethernet for integration

* Others available upon request.

**Contact Hamilton for specific tube compatibility. 

The DeCapper is compatible with 0.25 mL to 1.4 mL microtubes from the following manufacturers:

  • FluidX
  • Greiner
  • LVL
  • Matrix
  • Micronic
  • Nunc

The DeCapper is compatible with 1 mL to 4 mL cryovials** from the following manufacturers:

  • FluidX
  • Greiner
  • Micronic
  • Nunc

*Others are available upon request.

**Contact Hamilton for specific tube compatibility.