Who are the Best Tube and Vial Label Automation Suppliers of 2020?

Who are the Best Tube and Vial Label Automation Suppliers of 2020?

Research & Diagnostics, Labware Marking, Labware Automation, Best of 2020 | 11 December 2019

Posted by Dave Harris

Who are the Best Tube and Vial Label Automation Suppliers of 2020

In our effort to help labs increase the accuracy and efficiency of their processes, we have teamed up with automated equipment manufacturers to create both custom and off the shelf label automation solutions that work with our specially engineered labels. Among our automated solution offerings are 3 standard tube and vial labelers alongside the option to create a fully customized solution.

Manual application is still a very common approach to labeling, but as the healthcare industry grows at alarming rates, so does demand. Automation is growing in popularity as labs seek opportunities to keep up with—and exceed—expectations.

When speaking with customers about their options for automating their labeling process, we are often asked “where else can I find tube and vial labelers?” Though we do want to promote our own offerings, we understand our products aren’t always the best match for everyone, and recognize the value our competitors may offer to labs.

All that being said, here is a list of companies (in no particular order) who also offer tube and vial label automation that we feel are worth considering during your search for the ideal labware labeling solution:


cab is best known for their label printers, but they recently made the decision to introduce an automated tube and vial labeler to their product line.

The Axon 2, cab’s first ever tube and vial labeler, is a space and cost efficient tube and vial automation option for lower volume sample processing.

The Axon 2 can be purchased through cab’s partnering companies, including Computype.


Scinomix provides laboratory automation equipment to customers in the life sciences field. Over the years, they have formed a standard line of equipment that can be tailored to better meet the needs of customers.

Among their line of equipment they offer a series of tube labeling equipment called SCI-PRINT. The SCI-PRINT series includes three models with varying degrees of operator involvement.

Auto Labe

Auto Labe designs and manufactures both standard and custom label application automation solutions. They serve a wide range of industries including the medical and pharmaceutical fields.

They offer two fully automated desktop tube labeling solutions within their standard product line.


HERMA is a supplier of labeling solutions located in Germany. They take great pride in their global presence and broad range of equipment.

Within their product line they offer four standard labeling solutions that are suitable for vial labeling.

Brooks Life Sciences

Brooks Life Sciences partners with scientists and clinicians to develop solutions that improve their workflows. Among their solution offerings is an automated tube and vial labeler that utilizes print and apply automation.


BioMicroLab Specializes in benchtop lab automation equipment, including tube labeling equipment.

They offer three tube and vial labelers with varying levels of operator involvement and throughput volume capabilities.

What about Computype?

At Computype we offer three standard tube and vial label applicators in addition to fully customized automation.

Our own TubePro, Flex TubePro and cab’s Axon 2 tube and vial labelers make up our standard product line. These three options vary in features and cost to suit the varying applications and budgets of our customers. In cases where more specialized requirements need to be met, we can work with our partners in the automation industry to custom build a suitable solution. For more information check out our product page here.

As expectations and demand rise in the healthcare industry it’s important labs keep up in both speed and accuracy, luckily automation allows labs to optimize both. All of the automation suppliers we mentioned are companies we feel comfortable recommending to you as a trusted source in the automation and labeling community.

Of course, we would still like to chat if you have any questions regarding our products, so please give us a call if you have any questions!

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Dave Harris

Based in Chicago, IL, Dave Harris has been with Computype for over 23 years in a variety of sales & leadership roles. As our Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Dave works with customers all over the globe to ensure tangible & consistent business benefits are realized. Focused on cost savings, operational efficiencies, and process optimization, Dave’s role is to help customers get the most value from their automatic identification investment. In his spare time, Dave likes to golf, watch movies, and spend time outside with his dog, Yukon.