Hamilton's automated open and shut case

The ScrewCap DeCapper from Micronic Europe is a compact, automated instrument for the opening and closing of screw-capped tubes (0.5-1.4ml).

ScrewCap DeCapper for opening and closing screw-capped tubes

The ScrewCap DeCapper from Micronic Europe is a compact, automated instrument for the opening and closing of screw-capped tubes (0.5-1.4ml).

With the ScrewCap DeCapper, Hamilton and Micronic provide a new benchtop automated solution for the sample storage market. Micronic is Hamilton's European partner for selling benchtop equipment for the storage of biological materials such as DNA, cells, blood, tissue and plant materials, as well as compound library storage in drug discovery research.

The ScrewCap DeCapper opens a row of 12 tubes simultaneously, increasing productivity and flexibility. Decapping or recapping a complete rack of 96 screw-capped tubes takes less than one minute.

The instrument operates from outside to inside rows, eliminating the possibility of drip contamination that can occur with 96-tube decappers. Built-in torque monitoring ensures a consistent seal and reports the exact location in the event a tube is not completely sealed. After removal, the caps are placed on a separate, removable cap holder, which enables batch processing.

The ScrewCap DeCapper can operate as a standalone system or simply be integrated with most commercial automated pipetting workstations.

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