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XL9 – TUBE HANDLER

XL9 – TUBE HANDLER

The XL9 Tube Handler is a simple to use automated pick-and-place tube handler for 96 tube rack samples.

The XL9 Tube Sorting System automates the transfer of tubes from up to nine 96-tube racks, simplifying compound library management, sample preparation, assay sorting, and other processing procedures.

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XL9 Tube Handler

A smaller version of the XL20, the XL9 automates sample tube sorting, re-arraying, sample weighing, sample volume tracking, and now tube labelling!

The XL9’s workflow oriented software controls the automatic transfer of sample tubes to the 2D barcode reader, tube balance, and volume measurement options. The XL9 software logs all collected data (sample 2D code, sample weight, etc.) to output files and integrates with LIMS.

A proven sample management tool, the XL9 works well as primary automation platform for labs with growing sample libraries, and as complementary tube processing platform for larger core facilities.

Key Features

Features


– Automates collection of tube 2D barcode, weight, volume, and DMSO hydration
– Decodes 2D barcode with integrated camera
– Weighs sample with 0.1mg balance option
– Scans sample volume in capped tubes (with LevelCheck option)
– Scans sample DMSO hydration with TubeDowser
– XL LabelPro to print and apply labels – NEW!
– Enclosure available for operator safety! – NEW!
– Small 46cm x 53cm footprint

Automation Benefits

– 7 – 9 rack capacity provides hours of “walk away” time
– Same procedure for processing small and large sample sets
– Sample data output in CSV files for Excel or LIMS

 

Operation

– XL9 software has pre-set load & go sample processing modes 
– Worklist, Tare/Gross Weighing & Data Collection modes
– Software guided tube rack loading streamlines operation

Throughput

– Sort up to 700 tubes per hour
– Sort and 2D scan up to 500 tubes per hour
– Weigh up to 300 tubes per hour
– Scan and weigh over 300 tubes per hour 
– Sort and label 150 – 180 tubes per hour

Applications

– Automates handling of 0.3 mL to 1.4 mL tubes
– Re-array samples prior to liquid handling
– Organize tube rack samples for sample transfer to 384 well plates
– Track sample volume data across compound library
– Conserve freezer space (consolidate partial racks)
– Collect DMSO hydration with TubeDowser

Typical Installations

– Compound Libraries / HTS groups
– Biobank or Bio repositories
– Core genomic facilities
– Molecular Diagnostic Testing Labs

 

Software

All models include Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible XL9 Tube Manager software.  An optional API SDK toolkit allows for IT integration projects.

 

Capacity by Model

– XL9 with 2D reader (9 rack capacity)
– XL9 with 2D reader and balance (7 rack capacity)
– XL9 with 2D reader and LevelCheck (8 rack capacity)
– XL9 with 2D reader, balance, and TubeDowser option (6 rack capacity)
– XL9 with 2D reader and XL LabelPro (7 rack capacity)

For more tube rack capacity, consider the XL20 (18-20 racks).

Configurations

The XL9 is designed for use with 96 tube rack samples and your model can be configured with the features you need, including:

– 2D Barcode Reader
– Automated Balance (for volume detection)
– LevelCheck (for volume detection)
– XL LabelPro for print and apply tube labelling
– Cool Room Configuration
– with Enclosure for Operator Safety

Product Range

Catalogue Number Description
BML-XL9 XL9 Base Model – Sorts Only
XL9 Tube Handler Base Model is equipped to sort microtubes only. What’s included: 9 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL9-C XL9 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts and Labels
XL9 Tube Handler with XL LabelPro is equipped to sort and label microtubes. What’s included: 7 rack capacity robotic instrument (9 when labeler is detached), hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL9-LP XL9 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts and Labels
XL9 Tube Handler with XL LabelPro is equipped to sort and label microtubes. What’s included: 7 rack capacity robotic instrument (9 when labeler is detached), hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-XL9-CLP XL9 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts, Decodes, and Labels
XL9 Tube Handler with 2D Barcode Reader and XL LabelPro modules is equipped to sort, decode and label 2D barcoded microtubes. What’s included: 7 rack capacity (9 when labeler is detached) robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-CR-XL9 Cold Room XL9 Base Model – Sorts Only
XL9 Tube Handler for Cold Rooms Base Model is equipped to sort microtubes only in Cold Room Environments. What’s included: 9 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
BML-CR-XL9C Cold Room XL9 Tube Handling Instrument – Sorts and Decodes
XL9 Tube Handler for Cold Rooms with 2D Barcode Reader Module is equipped to sort and decode 2D barcoded microtubes in Cold Room Environments. What’s included: 9 rack capacity robotic instrument, hand-held linear barcode reader for Rack Loading Process, and XL Work List Manager Software. Compatible with 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard labware from BioMicroLab and most manufacturers.
Accessories
Catalogue Number Description
BML-ABG650 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for ABgene 0.65mL push cap
BML-ABG300 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for ABgene 0.3mL push cap
BML-ABG5TL XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for ABgene 0.5mL Twist Lock
BML-XL-F300 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 300µL External Screw Cap tubes with jacket
BML-XL-F700 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 700µL External Screw Cap tubes with jacket
BML-XL-FXT7 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 700µL External Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-FX10 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 1.0mL External Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-F11 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 1.0mL Internal Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-F500 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 500µL Internal Screw Cap tubes—no jacket
BML-XL-FIT75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for FluidX 0.75mL Internal Screw Cap tubes—with jacket
BML-XL-G300 XL20/XL9/XL100/XL200 Rack Adapters for Greiner 300µL Cryo.s 2D barcoded tubes
BML-XL-G600 XL20/XL9/XL100/XL200 Rack Adapters for Greiner 600µL Cryo.s 2D barcoded tubes
BML-XL-MX500 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero External Thread 500µL tubes
BML-XL-SX300 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero External Thread 300µL tubes
BML-XL-Z75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero 500µL internal thread screw cap tubes
BML-XL-LX1 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for LVL/Ziath/Biosero External Thread 1mL tubes
BML-MAT750 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Matrix 0.75mL Sepra Seal Caps
BMLMAT500 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Matrix 0.5mL Sepra Seal Caps
BML-MAT5SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Matrix 0.5mL Screw Cap Tubes
BML-MIC11 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 1.1mL Screw Cap Tube Robo Rack
BML-MIC75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL TPE “push” cap Lobo Rack
BML-MIC75SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL Screw Cap Tube Lobo Rack
BML-MIC05 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL TPE “push” cap Lobo Rack
BML-MIC05SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL Screw Cap Tube Lobo Rack
BML-XL-MU05 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL push cap with  96-1 Rack ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU05SC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.5mL screw cap with 96-Q1 ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU75 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL push or screw cap with 96-2 Rack ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU11 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 1.10mL push or screw cap with 96-3 Rack ULT Rack
BML-XL-MU03 XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.3mL external thread screw cap with 96-1 ULT rack
BML-MIC75-ESC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.75mL external thread screw cap with 96-2 ULT rack
BML-MIC3ESC XL20/XL9 Rack Adapter for Micronic 0.30mL external thread screw cap with 96-1 ULT rack
BML-RA-1045 XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia
BML-RA-104548 XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia
BML-RA-104548C XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia with conical bottom
BML-RA-104524C XL Vial Rack for vials 10mm dia with conical bottom
BML-RA-1148 XL Vial Rack for vials 11mm dia
BML-RA-1248 XL Vial Rack for vials 12.5mm dia
BML-XL-1281 XL Vial Rack for vials 12.5mm dia
BML-RA-1138 XL Vial Rack for vials 12mm dia
BML-RA-1232 XL Vial Rack for vials 12mm dia
BML-RA-15×10 XL Vial Rack for vials 15.5mm dia
BML-RA-1545 XL Vial Rack for vials 15mm dia
BML-RA-16×5 XL Vial Rack for vials 16.5mm dia
BML-RA-VA16 XL Vial Rack for vials 16mm dia
BML-RA-16×12 XL Vial Rack for vials 16mm dia with round bottom
BML-RA-16100 XL Vial Rack for vials 16mm dia with round bottom
BML-XL-1737 XL Vial Rack for vials 17.5mm dia
BML-RA-1760 XL Vial Rack for vials 17mm dia
BML-RA-17120 XL Vial Rack for vials 17mm dia
BML-RA-FAL15 XL Vial Rack for vials 17mm dia
BML-XL-2245 XL Vial Rack for vials 22.2mm dia
BML-RA-30115 XL Vial Rack for vials 30mm dia
BML-XL-G1000 XL Rack Adapter for Greiner 1,000µL Cryo.s 2D barcoded tubes (96 well format) for XL100 ONLY
BML-XL-M30 XL Rack Adapter for Micronic 3.0mL Tissue Tubes
BML-XL-635 XL Rack Adapter – provides 63.5mm (2.5″) of elevation for vial holders
BML-XL-PN24 XL Rack Adapter for 24 well tube rack – pinned rack for XL compatibility
BML-XL-RA-225 XL Vial Rack Adapter Riser Box – provides 0.225″ height
BML-XL-RA622 XL Vial Rack Riser – provides 6.22mm of height
BML-XL9-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL9
BML-XL9LP-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL9 with LabelPro
BML-XL20-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL20
BML-XL20LP-EN Enclosure for Operator Safety–for XL20 with LabelPro

Labware Compatibility

Compatible 96 tube format labware

– FluidX
– Micronic 
– Thermo / Matrix / ABgene 
– Greiner
– Ziath/Biosero
– LVL

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