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Labeling tubes reliably in real-time


In order to evaluate analyses in laboratories reliably and quickly, tubes must be labeled uniquely. In practice, 2D codes or linear barcodes are printed on self-adhesive labels and the labels are applied on the tubes. Print resolutions of 300 or 600 dpi, a sharp-edge print image, and high contrast enable even tiny 2D codes to be verified. Thermal direct and thermal transfer printing is possible.

AXON 2 suits for labeling tubes individually as a manual workstation or integrated into sample processing systems

Tubes of diameters 10 to 20 mm can be processed, capped or uncapped. Printing and labeling take less than two seconds. After the tubes have been labeled, they can be removed one by one or be ejected to a tray. Self-explanatory symbols enable intuitive operation. The label roll and the ribbon are easy to remove.

If it comes to cleaning or in cases of wear, print rollers and transport rollers can be removed easily by the operator with the help of a tool attached. AXON 2 may be integrated in a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Data transfer from a PC is possible via interfaces such as RS232, USB, Ethernet, or via WLAN.

In stand-alone operation, when no PC is connected, variable data are set with a keyboard or a scanner. Power may be supplied by 110 to 240 VAC voltage or 36 to 60 VDC voltage, 24 VDC on request.

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