9 reasons to adopt automated tube handling in your laboratory


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The modern laboratory is a hub of innovation and discovery, with vast numbers of samples being processed each day for testing and analysis. But amid this activity, repetitive tasks like scanning, weighing, sorting, and labeling sample tubes can quickly bog down the workflow. Although these steps are vital for maintaining the integrity of your samples and research, they aren’t at the top of anyone’s list to perform. 

For scientists, these tasks aren't the driving force behind their passion or the reason they ventured into laboratory work. And for lab managers, allocating their highly skilled scientists to such repetitive duties isn't just resource-inefficient, but also risks productivity dips and potential errors as the volume of samples increases. 

BioMicroLab XL20 tube handling system

Enter the BioMicroLab XL tube handlers, designed with modular and adaptable features to automate essential tasks such as labeling, sample tracking, and volume detection. They elevate your laboratory's efficiency while allowing your team to redirect their focus from routine tasks to groundbreaking research.  Whether you opt for the 9-rack capacity (XL9) or the more expansive 20-rack (XL20) variant, these automated tube handlers not only fulfil the tasks at hand, but excel at them.


What benefits would you see from a BioMicroLab XL?

  1. Streamlined laboratory workflows: With its ability to automate routine tasks, the XL rapidly eliminates bottlenecks, offering a more seamless laboratory workflow.
  2. Heightened precision and accuracy: Automation eliminates the risk of manual errors that arise from fatigue or lack of concentration. With the XL, you get an additional layer of verification throughout your workflow, supplying comprehensive QC data for your library.
  3. Seamless integration to management systems: Our intuitive software ensures that each barcoded sample and its data are captured and reported directly to your LIMS. This ensures that you always have access to the most up-to-date information.
  4. Customization to suit your needs: One size doesn't fit all in research. That’s why the XL offers a modular and flexible design. Starting with a base unit that meets your capacity needs, you can choose from a range of additional capabilities to get a tailor-made solution that works for you.
  5. High performance in a compact design: Both the XL9 and XL20 boast a compact benchtop footprint so you don't need to sacrifice premium lab space.
  6. Multi-functionality: Each functionality can be used for singular tasks or integrated into a cohesive workflow, offering unmatched flexibility.
  7. Assured durability and reliability: These aren't instruments that you'll replace in a few years. XL units are robust, designed to work soundlessly and efficiently for decades.
  8. Confidence in your compound and research integrity: More than being just a tube handler, the XL is an essential tool for compound management. Handling your samples with utmost precision, the XL gives you confidence in the integrity of your samples and data.
  9. Wide labware compatibility: The XL series supports the 96-well ANSI/SLAS standard tube racks, making them easy to integrate it into your existing setup. 

Looking for larger deck capacity or additional capability?  

Our XL100 (20 rack) and XL200 (30 rack) systems offer additional features including capping and liquid handling. These systems provide ideal solutions to those processing high volume runs or requiring deck space for reagents, wash areas or tip boxes.