Capping Solutions

Automatic Laboratory Capping Machines

Microtubes are frequently used in the handling and shipping of small volumes of samples and reagents in liquid or powder form. Our capping machines address the need to have a reliable, productive and economical process for the sealing of these tubes using bulk caps.

1. Consistent and Reliable Process

Accurate capping torque is essential for sample integrity and biological safety in dispatch. It cannot consistently be achieved manual capping. The Microcapper offers consistent, reliable and secure sealing adjusted to recommended torque specifications.

2. Productivity

The Microcapper allows processing of batches of hundreds or thousands of tubes per day quickly. Throughput is about 20-30 caps per minute.

3. Ease of Operation and Occupational Safety

Capping is easy and straightforward with these machine. For the MCF-13A automated capper, caps are poured into the cap feeder and automatically fed to the capping head. The tubes are individually placed into a tube holder for automatic capping. See video. The Microcappers reduce operator fatigue and occupational hazards such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, due to the repetitive manual capping process.

4. Versatile and Portable

This bench-top Microcappers with footprint of half an A4 paper can easily be deployed at various production locations. They offer the flexibility of an appliance in a work cell which might evolve over time. Caps in the feeding path of the machine are very accessible to allow quick emptying of the machine and switching of cap colours/batches.

5. Economical

The Microcappers work with bulk caps and provide therefore a more economical automation solution to using pre-capped tubes with rack cappers. The machine pays for itself in a short time due to the cost savings on the bulk caps. It is also in itself more economical then the typical rack capper/decapper.