Tube and Vial Label Automation.

As volumes of tubes, vials, and other sample containers increase in a lab, automating label application seems like a no-brainer.  Computype offers a pre-labeled labware service, which you can read about elsewhere on this website, but if you do not have all the data to be associated with a sample until you actually need to label it, using our print-and-apply automation solutions makes lots of sense. The important question is, what can tube and vial label automation accomplish?

  • Increase throughput with high-speed application and the ability to reallocate staff to more important duties;
  • Ensure accuracy by reducing the amount of human involvement and integrating your automation equipment directly into your software systems;
  • Reduce waste time, effort, and samples by ensuring the accuracy and precise placement of labels
  • Integrate easily into your existing software systems and automated processes downstream.

Computype offers several different approaches to automatically labeling tubes and vials.  Here’s a summary from simplest to most sophisticated.

cab axon 1

The Axon 1 is a low-throughput tube and vial label applicator offering reduced operator involvement when compared to manual labeling. Capped or uncapped tubes or vials are placed vertically in the applicator arms, and with a tap of the touchscreen the tube is labeled.

The Axon 1 was designed to print and apply labels quickly and efficiently to a range of tube and vial sizes.

cab hermes Q

The Hermes Q tube and vial labeling system features the high print quality and industrial-strength cab is known for, paired with a unique applicator capable of labeling round containers big and small.

This robust print and apply system is intended for high-volume, high-demand situations. Offering greater automation opportunities, the Hermes Q system will increase efficiencies in your lab with quick and precise barcode label application and by allowing employees to focus on critical tasks.

tube pro

The TubePro is a low- to moderate-throughput volume tube and vial label applicator offering reduced operator involvement when compared to manual labeling. The operator simply places the tube in the applicator nest and application is triggered as the light curtain senses the operator removing their hand from the system.

Though the TubePro does feature print and apply automation, it can also accommodate pre-printed labels. Various tube and vial shapes and sizes can also be accommodated with specialized nests.

 

 

 

flex tube pro

The Flex TubePro is a high throughput volume tube and vial label applicator. It’s our fully automated option and requires minimal operator involvement. The tube and vial feeder system allows the operator to simply place up to 2,000 tubes or vials into the hopper, press a button and return to labeled tubes or vials within a couple hours.

For further efficiency improvements, the Flex TubePro is capable of being integrated into an automatic placer system—or other robotic equipment—for a fully automated workflow.

Though the Flex TubePro features print-and-apply automation, it can also accommodate pre-printed labels. Various tube and vial shapes and sizes can also be accommodated with specialized discs and nests.

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