• A high-speed whole rack tube capper/decapper that can automatically remove and then re-cap, or dispose of, septum caps from a full 96-well format tube rack.
• Can be used alone or easily integrated into robotic systems.
• Compatible with all 0.5ml, 0.75ml, 1.0ml and 1.4ml septum sealed storage tubes.
A compact, high-speed whole rack tube capper/decapper that can automatically remove, then recap or dispose of, TPE septum caps from a
full 96 tube rack.
Eliminating the need to manually remove the caps dramatically improves productivity and, as septum piercing is no longer required, the the user is able to make use of a wider range of liquid handling systems.
The XDC-96 will also dispose of the caps or recap the same caps back into the same tubes. Manually recapping tubes after sampling is no longer
Cycle time (decapping and recapping) is 15-30 seconds, depending on tube type.
Compatible with most 96 format TPE septum sealed caps (0.5ml, 0.75ml, 1.0ml and 1.4ml).
Can be used either manually or in automated mode.
When using as a stand-alone system, the simple to operate LCD touch screen allows set up, calibration and settings to be changed without a PC.
Integration into automated systems is made simple using the RS232 interface.
The XDC-96PRO is fitted with a purge module that enables an inert gas of choice to be "layered" over the sample straight after decapping, and immediately prior to recapping. This layering technique protects sensitive samples from the action of humidity and oxygen while uncapped and purging immediately prior to recapping ensures that the sample is stored long term in a dry inert atmosphere.
The purge sequence and duration is set up using the touch screen or simple PC-based software downloaded to the unit's firmware.
The air blade prevents the waste chute becoming clogged when caps are disposed. Particularly useful when caps become sticky with DMSO use.
An air cushion is created as the caps are removed from the harpoons which propels them through the chute at speed.
Can be set up for multiple tube types, settings can be saved and recalled using the touch panel.
Ideal with FluidX TPE septum caps.
Adapters are required to alter the height of the rack tray.
The type of tube to be used with the decapper must be specified at the time
Can only be used with natural coloured TPE caps.
Width 215mm x Height 350mm x Depth 680mm (with shuttle), 480mm (without).
AC 115 V /230V +/- 10%. Power less than 55 W.
LCD touch screen for manual operation, system maintenance and calibration.
Windows compatible maintenance and calibration software package included.
Serial RS 232
Windows XP, 7
FluidX 96 well format tubes with septum caps (1.4ml, 0.5ml).
Micronic microtubes with capcluster (1.4ml, 0.65ml).
Matrix TrakMates with SepraSeal caps (1.4ml, 0.75ml, 0.5ml).
Abgene Cypher with caps (1.2ml, 0.65ml).
Please contact FluidX for information on additional tube types.
Cat No. 46-5003
XDC-96 PRO. Automatic 96 well format tube rack capper / decapper. With Gas Purge Option for flushing with Nitrogen or Argon providing an inert atmosphere during storage or while tube is open.
Air Blade Option for discarding solvent "sticky" caps to waste, prevents caps clumping together and blocking waste chute.
Compatible with FLUIDX, Matrix / Micronic tubes and Individual caps including 1.4ml, 0.75ml, 0.65ml**, 0.5ml tube variants.
For Integration and Benchtop use only, use XDC-96Pro for integration or RS232 control.
Please specify tube range when ordering e.g. FluidX or Abgene or Matrix or Micronic.
(**Some restrictions apply to smaller volume tubes).