Automatic Laboratory Capping Machines
Microtubes with screw caps are frequently used in the handling and shipping of small volumes of samples and reagents in liquid or powder form. Our semi automatic 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 torque is essential in laboratory capping to ensure sample integrity and biological safety in dispatch. It cannot consistently be achieved manual capping. Our semi automatic capping machines offer consistent, reliable and secure sealing adjusted to recommended torque specifications.
The micro capping machines allow 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
Cap tightening is easy and straightforward with this laboratory equipment. 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 and microtube sealing. 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
These bench-top micro capping machines with footprint of half an A4 paper can easily be deployed at various production locations. They offer tube capping with 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.
The Microcappers work with bulk caps and provide therefore a more economical automation solution to using pre-capped tubes with rack tube cappers. The capping station 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.