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MCF-13A: Auto-lifting Laboratory Capping

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

Consistent tightening of the caps on micro-tubes is ensured to prevent leakage during transportation. The MCF-13A 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 screw 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 with a footprint of less than half an A4 paper, and portable.

The product is user friendly and can be operated with minimal training. Caps for the micro-tubes are poured into a feeder. Capping is done by inserting a micro-tube into tube-holder, and pushing a button.

The Microtube Capper MCF-13A is a compact table-top device, powered from the AC power socket.

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: 365 mm (L) x 220 mm (W) x 500 mm (H).
• Power supply: User selectable 115V or 230V.
• Power rating: 450W max.
• Weight: 8.8 kgs
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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