Versatile Screw Cap Recapper Compatible with Multiple Tube Brands
23 Apr 2021
AFYS3G has launched a recapping solution designed to accelerate sample storage workflows as a standalone instrument or within a fully automated laboratory.
The Sigma96 can (de)cap a whole rack of sample storage tubes in 30 seconds in a single action. It isequipped with an interface (API) which enables integration into larger robotic systems such as liquid handlers. An optional sensor verifies if all caps have been removed for an effective use of the device in an automation process.
Through the graphical touch screen interface the operator is able to select different tubes to cap, decap or recap without using different adapters for different tube sizes. The Recapper for Screw Cap Tubes uses a precisely determined torque value for optimal sealing quality thereby minimising evaporation and maximising the integrity of valuable samples stored in various tube sizes.
Designed for easy to installation and operation, the instrument (de)caps tubes in 96-well format. Models for 48-well format and 24-well format tubes are also available: the Sigma48 and Sigma24. It is compatible with labware from manufacturers like Brooks FluidX, LVL Technologies, Micronic and Thermo Matrix.
The Recapper for Screw Cap Tubes is a reliable and durable instrument suitable for laboratories managing compound libraries or biological sample stores seeking to increase sample throughput. It can be used for high throughput workflows, to scale-up sample processing for (COVID-19) testing or research, and to relieve researchers from repetitive manual labour.