FluidX XDC-96 Automatic Whole Rack Septum Capping & Decapping Systems

XDC-96 is a stand-alone, high-speed whole rack tube capper and decapper that automatically removes, recaps or disposes of septum caps from a full 96-format SBS rack of sample storage tubes

XDC-96 PRO has all the functionality of the XDC-96, with additional features designed for integration into automated sample storage and handling environments

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

Overview

Key Features

Broad Compatibility

  • XDC-96 is suitable for use with most 96-format TPE septum sealed caps (0.5ml, 0.75ml, 1.0ml and 1.4ml)
  • Compatible with: 
  • Type of tube to be used with XDC-96 should be specified at time of ordering; XDC-96 can only be used with natural colored TPE septum caps

• FluidX 96-format tubes with septum caps (0.5ml, 0.75ml, 1.0ml, 1.4ml)

• 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)

• Contact FluidX for information another tube types

Improved Productivity

  • XDC-96 decapping 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 decapping and recapping is 15-30 seconds, depending on tube type
  • XDC-96 is a stand-alone system with a simple to operate LCD touch screen, allowing set up, calibration and settings changes without PC connection
  • XDC-96 PRO can be used in stand-alone 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

XDC-96 PRO Additional Automation Workflow Features

Purge Module: XDC96 PRO is fitted with a purge module that allows an inert gas of choice to be layered over the samples immediately after decapping, 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.

XDC-96 XDC-96 PRO
Dimensions 215mm W x 350mm H x 680mm D (with shuttle) 480mm D (without) 215mm W x 350mm H x 680mm D (with shuttle) 480mm D (without)
Weight 30kg 30kg
Power Requirements AC 115V-230V +/-10%, Power AC 115V-230V +/-10%, Power
User Interface Membrane panel for manual operation LCD touch screen for manual operation
Cable Interface N/A Serial RS232
Operating System N/A WindowsXP, Windows7

Ordering Information

46-5001: XDC-96 Automatic 96 Tube Whole Rack Septum Capper/Decapper

  • Broad compatibility with FluidX, Matrix, Micronic, Abgene tube variants
  • For stand-alone, benchtop use only
  • Specify tube ranges being used when ordering - some restrictions apply to smaller-volume tubes

46-5003: XDC-96 PRO Automatic 96 Tube Whole Rack Septum Capper/Decapper

  • With gas purge option for inert atmosphere during storage or during capping/decapping operation
  • With air blade option for unhindered waste disposal            
  • Broad compatibility with FluidX, Matrix, Micronic, Abgene tube variants
  • For integration into automated systems via RS232 or stand-alone, benchtop use
  • Specify tube ranges being used when ordering - some restrictions apply to smaller-volume tubes