The flexible all-rounder for your laboratory automation


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.

Labeling Tubes
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.

Barcode identification
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.

Sterile applications
We offer tube handling solutions also for sterile applications. For this purpose, the devices are equipped with special hoods, Hepa filters and laminar flow.

User interface:
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.

Sort & Store


Label & Mark


Sterile applications

Tube & Cap Handling

“We are committed to excellence in everything we do. Our goal is to be best in class and deliver superior products. Finding a partner like HTI who shares this vision is crucial.

When excellence meets excellence, great things happen. We trust that our long-term discussions and collaboration will lead to something extraordinary.”

Torun Ekblad, PhD
Chief Operating Officer at Mabtech

Facts and figures

Main features
Serial and parallel processing
STERILE applications possible
Screwing / Opening
Pipetting and dispensing
Peristaltic / Syringe Pumps
Barcode identification
Cap feeder
Tube feeder
Rack feeder
Torque control
InProcess Control
Requires compressed air


Up to 600 tubes / h


Up to 20 racks


Height: approx. 195 cm (without HEPA filter)
Depth: approx. 100 cm
Width: from 120 cm to 200 cm (depending on the equipment variant)



Tube Labeling Device

Label each desired tube or vessel.
Flexible labeling.



Bolting & Labeling –
The simplest solution is called Basic

Compact and fast.



Dispensing, Screwing & Labeling – The Smart Solution

All in one – lean & clean.



Everything is possible – with our Flex-ible allrounder

Scalable for your growth.

Let our specialists advise you!

We would be happy to discuss your application and automation needs with you:
Phone: +49 8092 2092-70 or e-mail: sales@hti-automation.com

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