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Automation compatible recapper for screw cap tubes to scale-up sample processing

publication date: Nov 9, 2020
author/source: AFYS3G


AFYS3G launches a new recapping solution to accelerate sample storage workflows: the Recapper for Screw Cap Tubes Sigma96.

Designed to improve efficiency, the AFYS3G Recapper for Screw Cap Tubes can be used as a stand-alone instrument or be simply integrated into a fully automated laboratory environment. This makes the recapper ideal for high throughput workflows, to scale-up sample processing for (COVID-19) testing or research, and to relieve researchers from repetitive manual labor.

The Sigma96 can (de)cap a whole rack of sample storage tubes in 30 seconds in a single action. The recapper is equipped with an interface (API) so that the device can be integrated into larger robotic systems like liquid handlers. An optional sensor verifies if all caps have been removed for an effective use of the device in an automation process. The Recapper for Screw Cap Tubes is a reliable and durable instrument is for any lab managing compound libraries or biological sample stores that wants to increase sample throughput.

Easy to install and operate, the Sigma96 (de)caps tubes in 96-well format. Models for 48-well format and 24-well format tubes are also available: the Sigma48 and Sigma24. The recapper is compatible with labware from manufacturers like Brooks FluidX, LVL Technologies, Micronic and Thermo Matrix. Through the graphical touch screen interface the operator is able to select different tubes to cap, decap or recap without using different adapters for different tube sizes. The Recapper for Screw Cap Tubes uses a precisely determined torque value for optimal sealing quality thereby minimizing evaporation and maximizing the integrity of valuable samples stored in various tube sizes.


Learn more about the Sigma96


About AFYS3G

At AFYS3G our passion is to use our skills, knowledge, and experience to improve the precision and flexibility of life science research. We do this by keeping 3Goals in focus as we develop solutions: Enhance performance, Empower integration and Ensure compatibility. AFYS3G is a team of enthusiastic and creative engineers who are engaged in the design, development and production of laboratory consumables and benchtop equipment related to working with samples. Whether for end-users or for third parties, we can do it.


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