Optimize your laboratory and production processes
and reduce the burden on laboratory staff. The X-TubeProcessor®_Flex enables the integration of various modules for fully automated tube and liquid handling of micro-screw tubes and vials. The Flex becomes a reliable partner and part of your laboratory. It can be connected to your LIMS and ERP and informs you about the current status.
Screwing and uncapping micro screw tubes
The X-TubeProcessor®_Flex automates the opening and closing of tubes. We offer solutions for various tube and screw cap sizes and types. Fully automatic feeding of tubes and screw caps via a tube or cap feeder is possible. The cap feeder can be optionally equipped with a color sensor. This checks the color of the caps and sorts out the wrong caps.
Feeding, Sorting & Storage
To save you the time-consuming pre-insertion into racks, the tubes can be fed in bulk. The so-called tube feeder can separate both screwed and open tubes and feed them to the machine. Alternatively, the tubes can be placed in racks. The number of racks can be selected individually. Final storage of the tubes is alternatively in bulk or in your preferred racks. With both the Tube Feeder and Rack Storage, you can maximize walk away times for your employees.
Dosing, pipetting and dispensing liquids
The tubes can be filled individually and sequentially with reagents. Depending on the requirements, peristaltic or/and syringe pumps are available. Syringe pumps are preferably used for pipetting/dispensing smaller volumes with high accuracy. The change of pipette tips is selectable. Peristaltic pumps are available for dispensing larger fill volumes. Optionally, the reagent output vessels can be cooled. Furthermore, various IPCs are available.
Expand the X-TubeProcessor®_Flex with a labeling module for precise application of your labels. The label layout is designed using user-friendly software. The individual data can be supplied via the user interface on the device or via a database connection.
Reliable traceability in the work process is possible at all times with our equipment. Barcodes can be read on racks and tubes and processed according to the stored requirements.
We offer tube handling solutions also for sterile applications. For this purpose, the devices are equipped with special hoods, Hepa filters and laminar flow.
The user-friendly and intuitive software runs on an external laptop or PC. Various criteria can be defined for editing the tubes and individual modules can be selected or deselected.
To start the machine, you can select the created jobs in an overview or alternatively enter them directly on the operator interface. A menu guides you through the input steps. Jobs can optionally be transmitted to the control software via an interface (SOAP- TCP/IP protocol).
Messages, malfunctions or news can be sent to them, for example, as an email. This way you will be quickly and safely notified about the events of the machining, even if you are not at the plant at the moment.