FluidX XSD Automated Systems for Capping & Decapping Screw-Capped Tubes

The FluidX XSD range of automated systems are bench top units designed for high-speed tube capping and decapping in high-throughput applications

Able to remove and replace screw caps from 24 or 48 format SBS racked tubes

Choice of single-column (XSD-4, XSD-6 and XSD-8) or whole-rack (XSD-24, XSD-48) capabilities to suit any processing environment

XSD systems are compatible with FluidX sample storage tubes, as well as a wide variety of tubes, with internal and external threads, from almost all major manufacturers and are easily integrated into automated workflows

Improve productivity whilst reducing the risk of cross-contamination and repetitive strain injury

Overview

XSD-48 with BioFill

XSD-48 Whole Rack Capper & Decapper for 48-format SBS Racked Tubes

  • Fully automated system, integrated via serial RS323 communication. Featuring sensor-driven tube height detection, cap waste function, cap error detection system. Capping time of 31 seconds, decapping time of 22 seconds for rack of 48 tubes.
XSD-24 Glass Tube Decapper

XSD-24 Whole Rack Capper & Decapper for 24-format SBS Racked Tubes

  • Fully automated system, integrated via serial RS323 communication. Featuring sensor-driven tube height detection, cap waste function, cap error detection system. Capping time of 31 seconds, decapping time of 22 seconds for rack of 24 tubes
XSD 48

XSD-6 Single Row Capper & Decapper for Rows of 6 Tubes in 48-format SBS Racks

  • Fully automated system, integrated via serial RS323 communication. Featuring sensor-driven tube height detection, optional cap waste function, cap error detection system. Capping time of 18 seconds, decapping time of 15 seconds for row of 6 tubes
XSD 24

XSD-4 Single Row Capper & Decapper for Rows of 4 Tubes in 24-format SBS Racks

  • Fully automated system, integrated via serial RS323 communication. Featuring sensor-driven tube height detection, optional cap waste function, cap error detection system. Capping time of 18 seconds, decapping time of 15 seconds for row of 4 tubes
Tube Capper/Decapper

XSD-1 Semi-Automatic Single Tube Capper/Decapper

  • Semi-Automatic with a capping and decapping time of under 1 second. Featuring an interchangeable cap-driver system.

Key Features

Automation for Fast and Consistent Sealing Performance

  • The same torque is applied to each cap, according to tube manufacturer specification, to ensure consistent seal quality
  • Automation and high speed reduces sample handling time, increasing sample throughput workflow
  • Screw caps can be held within XSD unit whilst the user fills, or accesses, the sample tubes
  • Caps can then be re-applied onto the same tubes, eliminating cross-contamination risk
  • Alternatively, new caps can be applied using the FluidX Cap Carrier system

 

Broad Compatibility for Every Laboratory

  • XSD units are compatible with sample storage tubes from almost every manufacturer, as long as the screw cap can be gripped with cap drivers and the tube does not rotate within the rack
  • Handling different tube heights is made easy with the XSD tube height detection system. Tube height is detected and the rack platform height is automatically adjusted accordingly
  • By adjusting the tube pitch required for each tube manufacturer, XSD systems ensure caps are not cross threaded during the capping cycle

Easy to Use, Easy to Integrate

  • Simple to operate via touch screen, with easy-to-read visual cues for operational status, tube type selection and operation
  • XSD units can be used as stand alone systems, in either manual or automated mode, or can easily be integrated into automated workflows, allowing for extended unattended use
  • Integration is achieved via Serial RS232 communication port, cap failure detection aids robust integration further

 

Specifications

Whole Rack Systems Single Row Systems Single Tube Systems
XSD-48 XSD-24 XSD-8 XSD-6 XSD-4 XSD-1
Dimensions 341mm W x 280mm H x 366mm D 341mm W x 280mm H x 366mm D 341mm W x 280mm H x 366mm D 341mm W x 280mm H x 366mm D 341mm W x 280mm H x 366mm D 110mm W x 295mm H x 338mm D
Weight 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 25kg 5.5kg
Power Requirements AC 110-230V, 6A max AC 110-230V, 6A max AC 110-230V, 6A max AC 110-230V, 6A max AC 110-230V, 6A max AC 100 -240V, 50/60 Hz, 26W
Cycle Time Decap 22 sec whole rack 22 sec whole rack 15 sec per row 15 sec per row 15 sec per row Sub 1 sec per tube
Cycle Time Cap 31 sec whole rack 31 sec whole rack 18 sec per row 18 sec per row 18 sec per row Sub 1 sec per tube
Cable Interface Serial RS232 Serial RS232 Serial RS232 Serial RS232 Serial RS232 -
Compatibility All 48-format screw cap tubes All 24-format screw cap tubes All 24-format screw cap tubes All 48-format screw cap tubes All 24-format screw cap tubes standard sized tubes with screw cap

Ordering Information

Part Number Description
46-7503 XSD-48 Automatic whole rack capper & decapper for all 48-format racked screw-cap tubes
46-7502 XSD-24 Automatic whole rack capper & decapper for all 24-format racked screw-cap tubes
46-7002 XSD-6 Automatic single row capper & decapper for all 48-format (6x8) racked screw-cap tubes
46-7003 XSD-4 Automatic single row capper & decapper for all 24-format (4x6) racked screw-cap tube
46-6001 XSD-1 Semi-Automatic Single Tube Capper/Decapper interchangable cap drivers and multiple torque settings. Specify tube type when ordering
46-7901 Optional automatic tube height detection system and platform position control, allows use of multiple tube heights in XSD units