Code Readers

Micronic Tube Reader DT500

The Micronic Tube Reader DT500 is high-speed code reading at its best. The Micronic Tube Reader DT500 is the most versatile single tube reader in the market – it reads 1D rack barcodes and 1D barcoded and 2D Data-Matrix coded tubes in less than a second. The barcode scanner has a keyboard wedge functionality so that the scanned data can be send to many applications.

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At Micronic, we develop and manufacture our premium labware and precision engineered equipment in-house. We are committed to offer top-of-the-line products, delivering exceptional quality, reliability and durability. Above all, we stand behind our solutions, and are confident that you will too.

Micronic Code Readers are assembled in the Netherlands and the United States. High-level service is of paramount importance at Micronic. Therefore, we have well-trained personnel on hand to provide service on equipment. These services range from annual maintenance, installation support and customization, to repairs.

Micronic warrants that its products are of satisfactory quality and conform to applicable EU legislation. If the product turns out to be defective, Micronic will arrange to repair or replace the product during the warranty period. The warranty period begins on the day the product was purchased from an authorized dealer and ends after 5 years for Micronic Reading equipment. In case of product replacement, the warranty start date remains the date of purchase of the original product. Micronic offers an industry leading warranty of 5 years, because we can!

Features & benefits

Tube Reader DT500

Reads 1D rack barcodes, 1D and 2D Data-Matrix coded tubes in less than a second
Compatible with 96-, 48- and 24-well rack and tube formats
Easy to use
No software installation
Plug & play
Keyboard wedge functionality
Anti frost
Unique condensation-free scanner plate
5-year warranty!

product information

Parameter Tube Reader DT500
System requirements 1x USB port (at least 2.0)
Scan time < 1 second
Weight 315 grams / 0.7 lbs
Tube code reading 1D rack barcodes and 1D / 2D tube codes

What our customers say

The University of Edinburgh and the Natural History Museum are using, as part of the 'insect pollinators initiative', the Micronic 4.00ml tube for storing the larger insects in the collection.

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The Nees Institute for Plant Biodiversity selected Micronic 0.50ml 2D Data-Matrix coded tubes together with TPE caps to provide high integrity, long-term storage of their samples at -80°C.

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“We just want to be able to handle and store our samples easily and effortlessly. The Micronic solution supports us in this. The capping equipment and TPE push caps have been super-efficient and easy to use, The reliability of the equipment has been great with continuous usage. In addition, the contact with Micronic sales representatives and customer service is also very good."

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“After a comprehensive evaluation of commercially available consumables we selected Micronic 0.75ml and 1.4ml tubes together with screw caps and Roborack storage racks to provide high integrity, long-term storage of our human blood, serum and plasma samples at –80°C."

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At Micronic our goal is to advance research by serving scientists in finding solutions that contribute to a higher quality of life. This is why it makes us particularly proud to supply the researchers of JUST with the consumables they need for their robotic discovery platform.

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The University of Edinburgh group research project in the multi-funder UK Insect Pollinators Initiative
Natural History Museum (UK)
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Micronic Tube Reader DT500

Article Number Description Unit Size
MP55126 Micronic Tube Reader DT500 1 unit