FluidX Semi-Automated Screw Cap Single Tube Decapper/Recapper

Product Code: 46-6001

The Semi-Automated Screw Cap Single Tube Decapper/Recapper is a cost-effective and reliable solution for automating the capping and decapping of individual larger-sized master sample tubes, including centrifuge, cell culture, and glass tubes.

  • Compatible with internal & external thread tubes
  • Interchangeable cap-driver system
  • Flexible, faster and lower cost option
  • Reduces risk of injury from repetitive movements

Fastest and most consistent single tube capper/decapper on the market. Perfect for automating the handling of larger sized master sample tubes such as: centrifuge, cell culture or even glass tubes. Interchangeable cap driver kit for any tube format (9mm-40mm).

Change cap driver in 5 seconds. Easy, single button, multi-torque control. Suitable for use inside a laminar flow cabinet. Low cost, automated solution.

Ordering Information

Part number Description
46-6001 Semi-Automated Screw Cap Single Tube Decapper/Recapper
Interchangeable cap drivers and multiple torque settings; specify tube type when ordering
46-6002-1 Gripper Kit, TRP Tube 50ml Cap (Fujifilm)
46-6002-2 Gripper Kit, BD Falcon Tube 50ml Cap
46-6002-3 Gripper Kit, BD Greiner Tube Cap
46-6002-4 Gripper Kit, Starsted 0.5, 1.5 & 2.0ml Cap
46-6002-5 Gripper Kit, Azenta 7.6ml Automation Friendly Cap
46-6002-6 Gripper Kit, Corning 21mm Cap
46-6002-7 Gripper Kit, Azenta 6.0 & 10ml External Cap
46-6002-8 Gripper Kit, Azenta 4.0ml Glass Jacket Tube Cap
46-6002-9 Gripper Kit, Diam 50mm Cap for Glass Container
46-6002-10 Gripper Kit, Azenta/Greiner Ext & Starsted Internal Cap
46-6002-11 Gripper Kit, Greiner/Corning 1.2-5.0ml Cap
46-6002-12 Gripper Kit, Fisher Custom Tube Cap Diam 16mm
46-6002-13 Gripper Kit, Falcon 15mm Diam Centrifuge Tube
46-6002-14 Gripper Kit, Azenta 96 Format External & Internal Co-Molded Caps
46-6002-15 Gripper Kit, Starsted 12ml Screwcap Tube (60.9922.937), Diam 16mm
46-6002-16 Gripper Kit, 3.5ml 14mm Diam False Bottom MarketLab Tube(Inpeco tube, EXT)
46-6002-17 Gripper Kit, Glass Vials, 4.0ml (Diam 15mm, Length 48mm, GNF)
46-6002-18 Gripper Kit, 50ml, Green Cap, Diam 35.8mm, Customized Tube for Optimum Processing



Parameter Semi-Automated Screw Cap Single Tube Decapper/Recapper
Dimensions (L x W x H) 333 x 110 x 300mm
Weight 6.0kg
Power requirements AC 100 -240V, 50/60Hz, 26W
Cycle time decap < 3 sec per tube
Cycle time cap < 3 sec per tube
Compatibility standard sized tubes with screw cap (verify gripper list)


Fast & Consistent Capping

  • The same torque is applied to each cap, according to tube manufacturer specification, to ensure consistent seal quality
  • Automation reduces sample handling time, increasing sample throughput and workflow
  • Screw caps can be held within the unit whilst the user fills, or accesses, the sample tube
  • Caps can subsequently be re-applied to the same tubes, eliminating the risk of cross-contamination

Broad Compatibility

  • The Semi-Automated Screw Cap Single Tube Decapper/Decapper is compatible with sample storage tubes from almost every manufacturer, as long as the screw cap can be gripped with cap drivers and the cap has a diameter from 9mm up to 40mm
  • By adjusting the tube pitch required for each tube manufacturer, the Semi-Automated Screw Cap Single Tube Decapper/Recapper ensures caps are not cross threaded during the capping cycle

Multiple Torque Control & Interchangeable Cap Driver

  • Quick, user-friendly, interchangeable cap driver
  • Cap driver can be changed in less than 5 seconds
  • Torque is adjusted to fit the majority of tubes, allowing users to determine the optimal setting for their tubes
  • 3 different torque settings: low, medium and high
  • Easy to use