Micronic has launched the Automatic Screw Cap DeCapper system.
The Screw Cap DeCapper is an easy-to-use system that provides automated decapping/capping of screw cap storage tubes in 96-tube racks in portrait or landscape formats.
It is able to cap or decap 96 Screw Cap tubes, in rows of 8 or 12, in 60 seconds.
The device is able to provide automated capping/decapping for Micronic screw cap tubes, screw caps and the recently-introduced low profile screw caps.
Micronic low profile screw caps provide a solution for biobanks and other laboratory facilities that need a space-saving solution for their long-term sample storage at low temperatures.
Real-time process monitoring, and torque monitoring for optimal tube sealing, to enhance sample security.
’Secure mode’ further enhances sample security by decapping and recapping only one row at a time, minimising the time a tube is open and eliminating the risk of cross contamination. This feature also enables the rows to be paused for ’point-of-use’ pipetting between capping and recapping.
A turntable allows tube racks to be turned after decapping for better positioning in pipetting workflows.
A laser sensor detects the tube height, so no adapters are needed for different tube sizes.
Graphical touchscreen interface simplifies programming and clearly displays tubes to be capped or recapped.