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Laser Markers

The Lambda8 can laser-etch a variety of labware like sample storage tubes, ANSI/SLAS format rack, caps, and microscope slides. It can also laser-etch materials like aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium.

Yes. The Lambda8 can laser-etch tubes filled with samples.

Yes. The Lambda8 can laser-etch tubes straight from the freezer.

The Lambda8 can laser-etch 1 tube in approximately 1-3 seconds. Throughput depends on two things: the number of tubes in the adapter and the amount of information being etched onto each tube. Please note: the time needed to manually pick and place tubes into the adapter is not included in this approximation.

Tubes must have at least one opaque wall to be compatible with the Lambda8.

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The Lambda8 only laser-etches the tube surface, so there’s no risk to the sample within the tube.

Yes. The software included with the Lambda8 is comprehensive and has the option to connect/refer to other programs and/or lists (e.g. Excel).

Since the Lambda8 "burns" into the plastic of each tube, the air must be extracted and cleaned during operation.

The Lambda576 can hold up to 6 ANSI/SLAS format racks of sample storage tubes at once.

Once the user places each rack into the Lambda576, a gripper arm selects a tube and carries it to the camera. The camera detects the laser-friendly part of the tube, and then the gripper arm positions the tube in front of the laser. The laser etches a permanent marking onto the tube, and then the gripper arm returns it to its original position in the rack. The gripper arm picks up the next tube and repeats this process for every tube in the unit.

The Lambda576 can laser etch various markings, including: 2D codes, 1D barcodes, logos, text, or sample IDs.

Tubes must have at least one opaque wall to be compatible with the Lambda576.

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The Lambda576 only laser-etches the tube surface, so there’s no risk to the sample within the tube.

The software included with the Lambda576 is comprehensive and has the option to connect/refer to other programs and/or lists (e.g. Excel).

Since the Lambda576 "burns" into the plastic of each tube, the air must be extracted and cleaned during operation.