FluidX Impression™ Rapid Whole Rack 2D & 1D Barcode Scanner

  • Compact, bench-top whole rack scanner for 48 and 96 SBS-format racks of 2D data matrix barcode labeled sample storage tubes.
  • Small-footprint scanner-based solution for rapid reading and integration
  • Available with option of Opticon Linear 1D-Barcode Reader


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  • FluidX provide dependable decoding solutions. Our range of single-tube and whole-rack sample tube readers are the result of over 15 years of continuous development and innovation, bringing the best products, with the most useful features, to the sample storage market
  • Designed and developed entirely with the end user in mind, the FluidX Impression Rapid offers fast identification of SBS-format racked, 2D-barcoded sample storage tubes, without the need to remove tubes from racks
  • Impression Rapid offer the very best optical quality barcode scanning for 2D and 1D barcoded tubes within a whole-rack scanner format with a small footprint
  • Impression Rapid is based on scanning technology and form the backbone of many sample storage and tracking systems, for applications including biobanks, compound libraries and other high-throughput storage environments


Options available:

Opticon Linear Barcode Reader: ideal for decoding more challenging linear barcodes, simplifying robotic integration

  • Given the variety of 2D-barcoded tubes on the market, Impression Rapid is designed and developed with broad compatibility in mind. Impression Rapid can read any 2D barcoded sample tube currently on the market, not only those supplied by FluidX
  • Impression Rapid is supplied with a 5-year warranty

Key Features

Impression™ Rapid Whole Rack Scanner
Code formats read Datamatrix , ISO 16022 , square and rectangular format, ECC200, 0 to 20 grid sizes, white on black, black on white, numeric, alphanumeric Option: 1D linear barcodes
Sensor type Colour Contact Image Sensor (CMOS CIS)
Light source R, G, B LED (variable light source)
Read time 4 seconds total scan and decode time for rack of 96 tubes
Ambient operating temperature 5°C to 55°C
Tube compatibility Most tubes in 48, and 96-format SBS racks May not be compatible with tubes that sit high within the rack
Dimensions 51mm (H) x 154mm (W) x 256mm (D)
Operating humidity 10% to 90% (non condensing)
Power requirements AC 100 to 240V +/-10%, <8W
User interface FluidX GUI, including Windows TCP/IP, ODBC
Operating system(s) Windows XP,  Windows 7, Windows 8

Ordering Information

20-2101A FluidX Impression Rapid Whole Rack Scanner (MKI)

Small Form Factor whole rack reader for racks of 48/96 2D barcoded tubes.

Small-footprint scanner-based solution for rapid reading and integration

Note: Impression Rapid has a lower depth of focus than the Impression

Enhanced scanner and is not compatible with all rack types


20-2101B FluidX Impression Rapid Whole Rack Scanner (MKI)

As 21-2101A supplied with attachable option of Opticon USB Linear 1D barcode reader