cube rack scanner

Scans all SBS racks and cryoboxes

A fast camera based scanner capable of imaging and decoding a rack in one to two seconds. Intuitive software that is simple to integrate with LIMS and other automation.

easy to install and use

simple installer, no dongles required

reliability you can depend upon

durable construction with a 2-year guarantee

economical use of space and budget

smallest ‘scan all’ scanner with free software upgrades for life

cube rack scanner

productive use of time

rapid scanning and simple data export

versatility to suit your needs

benchtop, or integrated use. Multiple 2D tube format compatibility

high quality scanning ensured

innovative hardware and software design

Easy to set-up and easy to use

The cube scanner offers easy set-up straight out of the box, just plug in and download the software. Cube's scanner can image and decode SBS and non-standard racks plus cryoboxes. DataPaq™ software makes it simple to export to Excel, XML, JSON, or directly to a database. Scanned images can also be saved. The cube can be used with the optional Linear Reader to scan barcodes on the side of the rack, allowing hands-free operation with Activator technology.

Reliable scanning 

Condensation is often a problem when scanning tubes straight from cryogenic storage. Our unique cryoprotective coating reduces the occurence of condensation; and as our method does not use electircal components, fans or heat, the operation is silent, reliable and does not compromise samples by thawing tubes.

tube rack of a cube sample scanner
Intuitive technology

Intelligent scan information

The software displays the results of the scan and can identify the difference between a correctly scanned tube, a damaged barcode or a missing tube.

Technical specifications

Tube formats
SBS tube: 24, 48, 96, 240 and 384
cryoboxes: 81 and 100
Barcode type
all 2D barcode manufacturers
1-2 seconds per rack
Data export format
Excel, text, XML and database
Physical dimensions (W x D x H)
152 mm x 174 mm x 146 mm
6.0 in x 6.9 in x 5.7 in
Ordering information
3106-00800 cube 2D Barcode Reader for racked tubes with Cryoprotection
SZZ00183 cube linear rack scanner v2 for 1D rack barcode (optional)
Operating systems:
Windows 10 and 7 (7 until the end of 2020)
2 years, additional years may be purchased
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