Micronic launches a new recapping solution to accelerate sample storage workflows, the Screw Cap Recapper CS700. Designed to improve efficiency, the Micronic Screw Cap Recapper can be used as a stand-alone instrument or be simply integrated into a fully automated laboratory environment. This makes the screw cap recapper ideal for high throughput workflows and to relieve researchers from repetitive manual labor.
The device can recap a whole rack of sample storage tubes in 30 seconds and in a single action. Additionally, the Ethernet connection creates many possibilities for different communication protocols. Because the recapper is also equipped with an interface (API), the device can be integrated into larger robotic systems like liquid handlers. A sensor verifies that all caps have been removed for an effective use of the device in an automation process.
Easy to install and operate, the CS700 decaps screw caps from 96-, 48-, or 24-well format sample storage tubes. The recapper is compatible with Micronic Screw Caps, Screw Cap tubes and labware from other brands. Through the graphical touch screen interface the operator is able to select different tubes to cap, decap or recap without using different adapters for different tube sizes. The Screw Cap Recapper uses a precisely determined torque value for optimal sealing quality thereby minimizing evaporation and maximizing the integrity of valuable samples stored in various tube sizes.
Developed in conjunction with leading laboratories, the recapper is designed to standardize and automate a sample storage workflow. Micronic received a good industrial design award (GIO award) for the innovative design of the recapper. The award indicates that the recapper is original, functional, ergonomic, designed with respect for the environment and adds value to end-users.
Micronic’s labware equipment is designed and assembled in-house at the Micronic Equipment Assembly Centers in The Netherlands and The United States. By assembling equipment in-house, Micronic’s equipment assembly personnel and engineers have the first-hand knowledge and skills necessary to perform services quickly and smoothly.