The Microcapper MCD-13 is designed to automate the capping or uncapping of 13×6 mm caps on standard micro-tubes, used in life science laboratories. A key quality issue in the lab is that an perator cannot tighten caps consistently by hand, leading to potential quality issues with products you sell, or evaporation of expensive reagents in your stock.
- It increases capping consistency and reduces operators hand fatigue and potential repetitive strain injuries resulting from repeated manual capping.
- The bench top device is compact, a footprint of less than half A4, and portable. It is powered from the power socket, user selectable 115V/230V.
- The product is user friendly and does not need to be operated by a trained technician. Caps for the micro-tubes placed by hand and the cap torque applied automatically.
- Automated tightening of 13×6 mm caps on standard micro-tubes typically used in laboratories.
- Handling of the tubes for capping is in a “freehand” fashion:
- the operator inserts the tube into a sled/clamping bracket and the cap is automatically attached, or removed depending on the setting.
- the sled facilitates alignment of the tube with the cap so consistently that the task can be performed by an untrained operator.
- The caps are placed by hand, yet tightened automatically.
- Compact bench top unit with a small footprint. It is portable and powered from AC mains.
- The device is operated by a simple ON/OFF power switch: a display shows the number of tubes capped, resettable by a reset button.
- Capping operation is automatic when the power switch is ON.
- Continous capping can be done with the time interval between capping operation. Capping speed is approximately 3 second, limited by the operator.
- The noise level is less than 70 db at 1 meter.
- The device requires little to no maintenance.
Micro-tube cap size of 13×6 mm (others on request).
Size: 210mm (L) x 175mm (W) x 400mm (H).
Weight: 8 kg.
Power supply: User selectable 115V or 230V.
Power rating: 405W max.