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MCF-13: Laboratory Capping Machine

Microtube Screw Capping Machine

The patented Microcapper MCF-13 automates the attaching of screw caps on micro-tubes. It increases lab productivity, occupational health & safety and process integrity.

Consistent tightening of the caps is ensured to prevent leakage during transportation. The MCF-13 reduces operator’s hand fatigue and relieves the tedious task of hand capping. It is known that hazards such as carpal tunnel syndrome can result from the repetitive strain of manually tightening screw caps, making mechanical capping important.

Designed for capping of crew caps on 13mm tubes typically used in laboratories for the preparation and processing of samples and reagents, the MCF-13A can be customised for various cap, vial and tube sizes. The bench top device is compact, a footprint of less than half A4, and portable.

The Microcapper is user friendly and can be operated with minimum training. Caps for the micro-tubes are poured into a feeder. Capping is done by inserting a micro-tube into tube-holder, and pushing it up to capping position and lowering again with attached cap.

Operations. • The caps are inserted into the bowl feeder.
• When the device is switched on, the feeder will move the caps to the capping head.
• When the cap conduct is filled up in the device, it is ready for capping and it can be done in a continuous fashion.
Specifications. • Micro-tube cap size of 13×6 mm (others on request).
• Size: 210mm (L) x 360mm (W) x 500 mm (H).
• Power supply: User selectable 115V or 230V.
• Power rating: 450W max.
• Weight: 8 kgs (without base) / 10.5 kgs (with base)
Performance. • Capping operation is automatic when the power switch is ON.
• Continuous capping can be done with the time interval between capping operation.
• The noise level is less than 70 db at 1 meter.

Manual capping introduces variation in the torque applied to tighten the caps. Consistent torque provided by our Microcappers prevents leakage of tubes, especially during transportation.

Health & Safety
Our Microcappers alleviate operator fatigue and reduce possibility of occupational health issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Increased lab productivity
Our Microcappers increase production output by increasing capping count, as compared to manual capping.

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