Apply and remove screw caps from your Thermo Scientific Matrix and Nunc tubes efficiently and ergonmically with these Thermo Scientific Capper and Decapper options. Choose from an 8-channel hand held model for low throughput needs or scale up to an automated model for higher throughput. All models tighten screw caps to the optimal torque to prevent sample loss.
Discover the level of Capper or Decapper you require
The following options are for Matrix and Nunc tubes.
|Handheld Capper/Decapper||Decapper 500/Decapper 550||Capit-All Decapper|
|Description||The 8-channel Handheld Capper/Decapper removes and applies caps a row at time.||Hands-free automated 12 channel Capper/Decapper removes a row at at time. Quick Switch between Matrix and Nunc tubes using the same instrument||Hands-free automated Capper/Decapper can remove a whole rack of caps at the same time. Can be fully integrated into automated systems|
|Recommended Use||Low throughput labs processing 3-5 racks of tubes daily||
Medium to high throughput applications processing 6-30 racks of tubes daily.
Applications where process steps are executed with a 12 channel pipet.
Labs wanting flexibility to use one decapper with both Nunc and Matrix tubes
|High throughput operations processing 30+ racks daily and where integration with automated systems may be needed|
|Throughput||3-5 Racks/Day||6-30 Racks/Day||30+ Racks/Day|
|Speed||4 seconds for 8 tubes||
<3 seconds for 12 tubes
Entire rack in ~70 seconds
|Entire rack in 10 seconds|
|Channels||8 channel||12 channel||24, 48 & 96 ,48 channel|
|Dimensions||25.1cm x 9.5cm x 5cm
(9.87 n. x 3.76in. x 2in.)
|600mm x 380mm x 440mm (23.6in. x 15.0in. x 17.3in.)||32.8cm x 36.0cm x 56.0cm
(14.2in. x 12.9in. x 22in.)
|Interface||Manual||Graphical user interface
Four-button user interface
|Integrated Barcode Reader||No||500 - No
550 - Yes
|Compatibility||Matrix tubes in 96 way format
Nunc tubes in 96 and 48 way format
|Matrix and Nunc 2D barcode tubes in 96 and48 way format||Matrix or Nunc 2D barcode tubes in ANSI format|
Features of the Capit-All IS Integrated System
Capit-All IS System
The Capit-All IS can be operated as a stand-alone benchtop unit. When research needs to be ramped up, the instrument easily can be integrated with most any robotic system. The Capit-All IS can also process over one million tubes before routine service to maximize uptime.
Does it matter if caps are applied with optimal application torque?
Yes. Sample loss due to evaporation during long-term cryogenic storage is a common problem that can prove troublesome or even disastrous. Sample loss can alter the concentration or composition of the sample making it impossible to achieve reproducible results. This study demonstrates how the application torque applied to the tube closure during capping affects sample attrition following repeated thawing and freezing cycles.