FluidX Perception™ Industrial Rack Reader

The FluidX Perception Industrial whole rack reader offers fast identification of racked, 2D-coded sample storage tubes without the need to remove tubes from racks.

  • 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
  • Perception Industrial reader have a proven track record as part of sample storage and tracking systems, for applications including biobanks, compound libraries and other high-throughput storage environments
  • The FluidX Perception Industrial whole rack 2D & 1D barcode reader offers fast identification of racked, 2D-barcoded sample storage tubes, without the need to remove tubes from racks
  • Ideal for industrial automation environments, such as integrating into robotic systems, cold environments or when speed and size of reader are important
  • Compact, very fast whole rack scanner for SBS-format racks of 2D data matrix barcode labeled sample storage tubes
  • Supplied with Active Cryoprotection(R) system and integrated USB Linear 1D Barcode Reader
  • Option available: Enhanced Contrast REMP Lighting System for hard-to-read, low contrast 2D barcodes
  • Given the variety of 2D-barcoded tubes on the market, Perception Industrial is designed and developed with broad compatibility in mind. Perception Industrial can read any 2D barcoded sample tube currently on the market, not only those supplied by FluidX
Key Features
Compatible with any 2D-Barcoded Tubes in SBS-Format Racks
  • All FluidX Perception whole rack scanners are compatible with all FluidX sample storage tubes as well as most other 2D data matrix barcoded tubes, including alternative manufacturers.
  • Perception Industrial will quickly scan tubes in 24, 48, 96, 240 and 384-well rack SBS formats
Robust Industrial Specification
  • The Perception Industrial Whole Rack Reader is contained within a sealed housing, which is impervious to water, dust and gases and is IP65 rated
  • Perception Industrial offers reliable decoding at temperatures as low as -40°C
Fast and Dependable Decoding
  • The FluidX team were involved in developing the very first 2D-barcoded sample storage tubes
  • FluidX Perception whole rack scanners are the result of more than 15 years of continuous innovation and development
  • Perception Industrial uses eight CCD cameras to achieve a reliable and instant read
  • Decodes a complete rack of 96 tubes in 4 seconds
Easy System Integration, Wide Range of Data Capture Options
  • Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface, results can be viewed directly or integrated with other applications
  • Perception Industrial can output data to common LIMS-compatible files, such as text, CSV and Excel
  • Integration with database applications can easily be achieved via ODBC
Easily Integrated into Robotic Systems
  • Perception Industrial features TCP/IP Winsock connectivity for remote control of the reader functions for integration into robotic and liquid handling work cells
  • Incorporates a gripper cut-out section around the scanning window to provide easy robotic access and handling of shallow racks
Rack Templates Save Set-Up Time
  • Custom templates can be set up when a specific rack layout is used routinely, such as when a row is left empty or control tubes are placed in specific positions on a regular basis
“No Tube” Feature Eliminates Errors
  • Perception Industrial is able to discriminate between a tube with a barcode that cannot be decoded, and an empty rack position.
  • The reader will not attempt to decode empty tube positions, so data files are kept clean
  • Reading speed is optimised as wasted data entry is eliminated
Active Cryoprotection(R) System
  • All FluidX whole rack readers fitted with our Active Cryoprotection® system achieve 100% decoding after reading more than 40 racks straight from a -20°C freezer
Integrated Linear 1D Barcode Reader
  • An integrated USB linear 1D barcode reader provides automatic and simultaneous scanning of rack 1D barcodes for another level of sample security
Option: Contrast Enhancing REMP Lighting System
  • The addition of the Contrast Enhancing Lighting option makes easy work of decoding hard-to-read, low contrast 2D barcodes
PerceptionTM Industrial Whole Rack Reader
Code formats read Datamatrix , ISO 16022 , square and rectangular format, ECC200, 0 to 20 grid sizes, white on black, black on white, numeric, alphanumeric 1D linear rack barcodes
Sensor type 8 x 1.3 million pixel CMSO
Light source LED
Read time 4 seconds (total scan and decode time for rack of 96 tubes)
Ambient operating temperature -40°C to 55°C
Operating humidity 10-90% (non-condensing)
Tube compatibility All 2D Data Matrix labelled tubes in SBS-format racks 24, 48, 96, 240 and 384-formats, includes glass compound storage tubes, cryo tubes, biological sample tubes
Dimensions 170mm (H) x 120mm (W) x 200mm (D)
Weight 2kg
Power requirements Input: 100-240V AC Output: 12V DC, 5.0A, 60W Operating voltage and current: up to 12V, 0.41A
User interface FluidX GUI, including Windows TCP/IP, ODBC
Cable interface USB 2.0/ USB 1.1, USB type B
Operating system(s) Windows 7
Ordering Information

20-3101-A         FluidX PerceptionTM  Industrial Whole Rack Reader (XTR96Pro) With 1D Linear Barcode Module

Whole rack reader for racks of SBS-format 2D labelled tubes; small-footprint, camera-based solution for very rapid reading; ideal for industrial integration; IP65 rated, sealed reading head, for use down to -40oC


20-3101-B         FluidX PerceptionTM  Industrial Whole Rack Reader (XTR96Pro) With 1D Linear Barcode Module and REMP Lighting Board

As 20-3101-A supplied with REMP Lighting Board for difficult to read, low contrast 2D barcodes

Support Plans

Protect the dependability of your reliable, quality instruments from Brooks Life Sciences, to ensure productivity and mitigate downtime with a Service Support Plan that suits you.

  • Corrective services
  • Remote diagnostic & repair
  • Preventative maintenance services
  • Additional services for purchase
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