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LabElite I.D. Capper

LabElite I.D. Capper

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 user interaction. 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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Flexible Automated Tube Decapping and Barcode Reading

  • 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 in portrait or landscape format
  • Operate as a standalone device or integrate with a Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System or third-party robotic arm
  • Optional 1D barcode reading for racks
  • Multiple tube heights can be read within the same rack
  • Highly-configurable output options for smooth integration into LIMS or databases


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
  • Compact and ergonomic design supports efficient workflow
  • Automatically detects the tube rack type to use optimal settings


  • Scan, decap, and pipette without picking up the rack
  • Start the 2D barcode scan and automatic upload of barcode information to LIMS with a single button
  • Barcode reader processes a 96-format microtube rack in less than 3 seconds, and a 384-format tube rack in 5 seconds

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LabElite 6-Channel Head

 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
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  Corning, FluidX, Greiner, LVL, Matrix, Micronic and Nunc*
Cryovials 1 mL to 4 mL
 FluidX and Greiner*
Camera 10 megapixel CMOS
Recommended PC   Windows 7 64 bit (Required), 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, 3GB RAM, 250GB HD, 16x DVD+/-RW
Communication Two USB 2.0 ports, one for the LabElite I.D. Capper instrument connection and one for the USB license dongle
Ethernet for integration

* Others available upon request.

**Contact Hamilton for specific tube compatibility. 

The I.D. Capper is compatible with 0.25 mL to 1.4 mL microtubes from the following manufacturers:

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

The I.D. Capper 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.