FluidX 24-Format, 5.0ml External Thread, Jacket, Tri-Coded Tube

FluidX jacket tri-coded tubes offer unequaled sample audit traceability, enabling sample tracking and data sharing between multiple users, labs, locations and automation capabilities

  • Codes readable without removing tubes from racks
  • Suitable for cryogenic storage
  • Made from high-quality virgin PP; production sterile
  • Available bulk
  • Sealable with standard/auto-friendly screw caps

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Overview

FluidX 24-Format, 5.0ml External Thread, Jacket, Tri-Coded Tube; available capped or uncapped, bulk

  • Offers unequaled sample audit traceability, enabling sample tracking and data sharing between multiple users, labs, locations and automation capabilities
  • Designed and developed with broad compatibility in mind, the tubes perform without compromise in conjunction with automated barcode reading, capping and sample management systems from FluidX and all other industry-recognized manufacturers
  • Provides a lifelong and secure chain of custody for samples in biobanks, compound libraries and a broad range of biological and chemical stores, including cryogenic storage
  • Developed to exceed the demands of sample security, management and tracking in modern high density storage applications
  • Each tube features a permanent 2D code laser etched in high contrast on the tube base, a permanent 1D linear barcode and human-readable number laser etched in high-contrast on the tube side
  • All three codes are identical and auditing processes guarantee all three codes match; standard 2D coding option is black on white
  • Manufactured from high-quality virgin polypropylene
Key Features

Secure sample storage and tracking

  • Permanently laser etched 2D code on base, 1D linear barcode and human readable number on the side, ensuring a permanent link between sample and data
  • 2D codes readable without removing tubes from racks
  • High contrast 2D codes are more reliably readable in frost or condensation conditions
  • 100% quality control, each tube is tested to ensure both readability and uniqueness
  • Leak tested to ensure sample security
  • External thread tubes provide greater working volume than internal thread tubes
  • Suitable for sealing with standard screw caps or automation friendly screw caps
  • Suitable for cryogenic storage*

*Not for use in liquid phase nitrogen

Capping options

Screw caps

  • Automation friendly screw caps provide flexibility to use tubes across a range of industry-recognized automated tube handling platforms
  • Deforming compression seal is more effective than a silicone alternative
  • Cap and tube manufactured from the same material, preventing differential expansion during freeze-thaw cycles
  • Double start thread engages in a maximum rotation of 180°, facilitating automation
  • Non-silicone seal means the cap can never be overtightened

Racking options

24 format SBS racks

  • TwistLock: prevents the automated capping/de-capping; provided as standard, but can be removed
  • TubeLock: prevents tubes from falling out, even in lidless racks; useful in manual workflows; activate by applying pressure on the tube top, clicking it into place; tubes can be ordered pre-locked or non-locked
  • LidLock: enables racks to withstand a 1m drop test for added sample security
  • Automatic rack orientation: a unique 2D code rack identifier readable at the same time as the tube 2D code; for automatic rack orientation and secure sample tracking
  • Direct laser etching: a cutout window on the rack sides allow the linear barcode to be read more easily; linear barcodes can be laser etched directly onto racks
Specifications

Technical specifications

Parameter 5.0ml tube with screw cap
Max. working volume 5.0ml
Tube height 56.4mm
Tube height with cap 62.6mm
Inner diameter 13.0mm
Outer diameter with cap 17.0mm
Center to center 18.0mm
Minimum temperature -196°C
Tube height in rack 63.7mm
Overall rack height (including lid) 66.5mm
Ordering

Product codes

Part number Description
FluidX 24-Format, 5.0ml External Thread, Jacket, Tri-Coded Tube
2D code on base, 1D linear barcode and human readable number on side
65-9201 capped with low profile screw cap, bulk; 240 tubes
65-9203 uncapped, bulk; 240 tubes
66-9201 capped with automation friendly screw cap, bulk; 240 tubes
Compatible racks
66-9454 FluidX 24-format Rack, 1 Piece Rack Base, with open bottom for reading on rack readers; 10 racks
Compatible caps
66-9401 FluidX Automation Friendly External Thread Cap, orange, 24-format, bulk; 240 caps