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Simplify complex tube and vial handling tasks

The BioMicroLab XL100 simplifies complex tube and vial handling tasks including volume detection of low sample volumes, liquid transfer, labeling, capping, de-capping, and re-arraying. Compatible with tubes and vials up to 125 mm in height and designed with an interchangeable pick-head, laboratories benefit from the flexibility of using the same instrument for different tubes and vials.

Multiple capabilities within a single instrument to streamline workflows
Multiple capabilities within a single instrument to streamline workflows

The XL100 brings together scanning, decoding, re-array, labelling, weighing, capping/decapping, and liquid transfer capabilities within a single user-friendly instrument. Its modular design offers researchers and operators the flexibility to use it for individual tasks, or to accomplish multiple tasks as part of a single workflow.

Generous 20 rack capacity deck maximizes efficiency
Generous 20 rack capacity deck maximizes efficiency

The generous capacity enables researchers to pre-load 20 racks, reservoir plates or pipette tip boxes, removing tasks from the critical path and increasing research productivity. For a 30 rack capacity deck, see the XL200.

Re-array, reformatting, and cherry-picking designed for compatibility
Re-array, reformatting, and cherry-picking designed for compatibility

The instrument’s pick fingers adjust to a wide variety of tubes and vials, and the XL100 is compatible with ANSI/SLAS format tube racks, including honeycomb format racks and PCR plates.

Efficient sample identification and tracking
Efficient sample identification and tracking

The XL100 seamlessly integrates 2D and 1D barcode decoding with other tube handling operations for easier sample identification and tracking.

Simplify label printing and application with integrated labeling module
Simplify label printing and application with integrated labeling module

Our LabelPro module applies high-resolution labels printed with 1D & 2D barcodes, symbols and human readable text to tubes and vials - reducing the burden of manual labeling tasks and eliminating bottlenecks.

Efficient collection of sample weight data
Efficient collection of sample weight data

To verify volume upon receipt of samples, or before/after liquid transfer operations, the XL100 integrates precision balances to automate the collection of sample weight data.

Robust and reliable day-to-day operations
Robust and reliable day-to-day operations

The XL100 has a proven track record of reliability, ensuring maximum uptime for day-to-day automated sample management operations and safeguarding research productivity.

Benchtop and high performance tube and vial handling

XL Series Tube and Vial Handlers streamline liquid transfer, volume detection, sample identification/verification, labeling, capping/de-capping tasks to eliminate bottlenecks and transform tube handling workflows.

User-friendly Windows based software is included with all XL Series instruments to manage sample processing modes and robotic operations. BioMicroLab offers software developer toolkits for your instrument and workflow integration projects.

XL Work List Manager Software

Included with all XL Series instruments, the XL Work List Manager Software offers user-friendly management of vial pick and place operations. It provides multiple tube processing modes for common tube handling applications to meet varied workflow needs and allows researchers flexible control to increase your throughput. Output files can be easily configured to meet LIMS system requirements. Easily managed by multiple users, our full featured tube processing software provides walk away operation to meet throughput requirements even for demanding environments with advanced system error handling options. Software features include:  

  • User-friendly point-and-click Graphical User Interface
  • Data collection and worklist based processing modes
  • Functionality carefully guides the user through the tube rack loading and unloading process
  • Interactive interface provides feedback while processing tubes
  • Dynamically processes extended work lists handling more racks than the XL Series platform capacity
  • Integrates with hand-held barcode scanners for rack identification
  • LIMS integration ready output files in .csv file format
  • Tracks and logs all system activity
  • Provides robust error-handling options for unattended tube processing
  • SDK & ActiveX toolkits available

Cost effective solutions to temperature management are available depending on the application.  Options include models built for cool room environments, or a system integrated directly on the XL Series instrument platform, such as Solid State Cooling system or Mécour Thermal block, to maintain steady sample temperatures.

The XL100 is compatible with commonly used microtubes, cryovials and vials up to 125 mm in height!  

  • 96, 48, 24, 12, 6 format SBS tube racks
  • 0.2 mL to 15 mL+ tubes and vials
  • 2 mL cryovials
  • 4 mL, 6 mL, 8 mL glass vials
  • conical tubes (i.e. 15mL Falcon tubes)
  • Vacutainers

Please inquire if you do not see your labware listed, as it still may be compatible!

When operator safety is a concern, the XL100 can be enclosed so that the instrument automatically shuts off when the door is opened. Clear, acrylic walls allow maximum light and visibility into the instrument to support comfortable user conditions. Enclosures are now available with HEPA filtration.

The LabelPro module prints and applies high-resolution 1D & 2D barcodes as well as human readable text and symbols. User-friendly software allows operators to generate unique or identical labels using a variety of label materials and sizes.

Download XL100 LabelPro Flyer

The XL100 seamlessly integrates 2D data matrix barcode decoding with other tube handling operations, decoding up to 500 tubes per hour. BioMicroLab’s software captures and reports each tube’s 2D barcode, tube location, weight, volume and more to LIMS systems.

The instrument integrates either a precision 4-place or 5-place automated balance to automate the collection of sample weight data and easily verify volume upon receipt of samples, or before/after liquid transfer operations.

We offer automated liquid handling with the Tecan ADP pipetting module, configured on your XL Series Tube Handler via a separate Z-axis to allow seamless integration with other tube handling tasks. The Cavro ADP single channel pipette uses air displacement technology or conductive tips to aspirate or dispense fluids to and from any tube, vial or rack position!

Technical Specification

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Dimensions (W x D x H) XL100: 45in x 28in x 35in (115cm x 72cm x 89cm)

XL100 with Labeling: 45in x 36.5in x 35in (115cm x 93cm x 89cm)

XL100 with Labeling and Cap Feeder for Glass Vials: 52in x 36.5in x 35in (132cm x 93cm x 89cm)

XL100 with Cap Feeder for Sarstedt Tubes: 70in x 28in x 35in (177cm x 72cm x 89cm)
Electrical 100-240VAC 60Hz
Weight XL100: Starts at 100 lbs (45.5 kg)
XL100 with Labeling: Starts at 122.5 lbs (55.6 kg)
Actual weight depends on the configuration options
Operating Environment -10°C to 40°C, 10-90% RH
Sample temperature may be ambient or frozen.
Temperature Integrity Systems available to maintain steady sample temperature between -90°C to 250°C
System Requirements Operating System: Windows 10, 8, 7; ~2GB RAM Recommended
USB Ports: Two
Serial Ports: One
Throughput (Operational Module - Tubes/Hour)

Re-array only: 500
Re-array and 1D or 2D Decode: 300
Re-array, 2D Decode and Weigh: 170
Re-array and Weigh: 170
Decap / Recap: 160
Label: 150
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