FluidX XDC-96 Automatic 96-Format Tube Rack Decapper/Capper

FluidX XDC-96 is a compact, standalone, high-speed whole rack tube de-capper and capper that automatically removes, recaps or disposes of septum caps from a full 96-format SBS rack of sample storage tubes; can also be integrated into automated sample storage and handling environments

  • Broad compatibility
  • Improved productivity
  • Fast and easy to use
  • Purge module and air blade for automation
  • Integration friendly

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Overview

FluidX XDC-96 Automatic 96-Format Tube Rack Decapper/Capper; for use with 96-format racked tubes

  • Using the XDC-96 systems for secure storage tube sealing, and eliminating the need for manual intervention, preserves sample integrity and audit trail in biobank, compound library and other high-throughput storage applications
  • XDC-96 is a compact, standalone, high-speed whole rack tube de-capper and capper that automatically removes, recaps or disposes of septum caps from a full 96-format SBS rack of sample storage tubes
  • XDC-96 can also be integrated into automated sample storage and handling environments
Key Features

Broad compatibility

  • Suitable for use with most 96-format TPE septum sealed caps
  • Type of tube to be used with XDC-96 should be specified at time of ordering
  • Recommended to be used with natural colored TPE septum caps

Compatible with:

  • FluidX 96-format tubes with septum caps (0.3ml, 0.48ml, 0.7ml, 0.9ml)
  • Micronic Microtubes with Capcluster caps (0.65ml, 1.4ml)
  • Matrix TrakMates with SepraSeal caps (0.5ml, 0.75ml, 1.4ml)
  • Abgene Cypher with caps (0.65ml, 1.2ml)

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Improved productivity

  • De-capping function eliminates the need to manually remove septum caps, dramatically improving productivity
  • Septum piercing is no longer required, meaning a wider range of liquid handling systems can be considered for use on samples
  • XDC-96 will dispose of the septum caps, or recap the same caps into the same tubes, manual recapping after sampling from tubes is no longer required

Fast and easy to use

  • Cycle time for de-capping and recapping is 15-30 seconds, depending on tube type
  • Simple to operate LCD touch screen, allowing set up, calibration and settings changes without PC connection
  • Can also be used in standalone mode, or can be integrated into automated systems easily by using the RS232 interface
  • Windows-compatible maintenance and calibration software package provided with each unit

Additional automation workflow features

Purge module

  • Fitted with a purge module that allows an inert gas of choice to be layered over the samples immediately after de-capping, and immediately before recapping
  • This layering technique protects sensitive samples from the action of humidity and oxygen while uncapped
  • Purging immediately prior to recapping ensures that the sample is stored in a dry, inert atmosphere

Air blade

  • The air blade feature prevents the waste chute from becoming blocked when caps are sent to disposal
  • Useful especially when caps might be sticky after DMSO use
  • An air cushion is created as the caps are removed from the harpoons, propelling the unwanted caps through the waste chute at speed
Specifications

Technical specifications

Parameter FluidX XDC-96 Automatic 96-Format Tube Rack Decapper/Capper
Dimensions 215mm (W) x 350mm (H) x 680mm/440mm (D) (with/without shuttle)
Weight 30kg
Power requirements AC 115V-230V +/-10%, Power <55W
User interface LCD touch screen for manual operation
Cable interface Serial RS232
Ordering

Product codes

Part number Description
FluidX XDC-96 Automatic 96-Format Tube Rack Decapper/Capper
compatible with various FluidX, Matrix or Micronic tubes and individual caps (some restrictions apply to smaller volume tubes); for either integration or benchtop use only
46-5003 please specify tube range when ordering i.e. FluidX, Abgene, Matrix or Micronic; 1 decapper/capper