TubeMarker™ 2

TubeMarker™ 2

TubeMarker™ 2 for centrifuge and cryogenic tubes

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SKU EK-75271
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TubeMarker™ 2

Includes: 
4 x tube adaptors (EK-75272, EK-75273, EK-75274 and EK-75280), AC adaptor 18W 18VDC (input 100-240VAC), USB A-B cable, operation manual, TubeMarker™ software (on USB-Stick), 12 months warranty

 

The TubeMarker™ 2 is designed to directly print text, linear barcodes, 2D codes and graphics on plastic laboratory tubes using patent pending Thermal Pixel Printing technology.

  • Prints directly on the surface of tubes from 0.2 ml to 50 ml - Labels or stickers are not required

  • Clearer and more durable marking compared to marker pen - Consistently legible text and barcodes at high resolutions

  • Resistant to alcohol, water, liquid nitrogen and mechanical abrasion - Long lasting sample identification at competitive “per mark” cost.

 

There is no need for using labels or marker pens. Marking is resistant to ethanol, isopropanol, methanol, DMSO*, pure haematoxylin, water, liquid nitrogen and mechanical abrasion. The prints are also stable over a wide temperature range (-196°C to 100°C). Markings do not transfer when touching the tubes.
 

Several lines of text can be printed, for example sample name, sampling site, your name, date, time etc. All TrueType fonts available on the connected computer can be printed with different font types and sizes determining the maximum printed content. Bold and italic type is also possible.
 

The instrument also prints linear barcodes, 2D codes and graphic files (monochrome .bmp, .gif, .tiff) such as logos. Print orientation can be vertical or horizontal (except for barcodes which print vertically only).
 

Printing straight to the tube surface is much easier and faster than marking by hand.

  • No more smudged, illegible writing on tubes! 

  • No more disappearing labelling after each ethanol wash step! 

  • No more fiddling with tiny labels! 

  • Clean, fuss-free and durable labelling of all common tube formats with the TubeMarker™ 2!

 

Technical Specifications

Dimensions (W x L x H)

270 x 280 x 122 mm

Weight

4.8 kg

Printing Area Height and Width

6 - 40 mm**

Text Orientation

Vertical or Horizontal

Max. Number of Printing Rows

8**

Power Supply

V in: AC 100-240 V; V out: 18 V DC

Communication

USB port

*Blue ribbon is resistant to 70% DMSO. Black and white ribbons are 100% resistant. 
**Dependent on tube size. Prints to straight part of tubes only.

 

Instrument Features

  • Prints directly on the surface of plastic laboratory tubes - labels and stickers are not required 
  • Most 0.2 ml - 50 ml volume tubes with a smooth surface can be used 
  • Both vertical and horizontal markings are possible 
  • Prints text, linear barcodes, 2D codes and graphic files (monochrome .bmp, .gif or .tiff) such as logos 
  • Labels printed in seconds 
  • Easy import of data from Microsoft® Excel files
  • Tube profiles created in the TubeMarker™ 2 software can be saved for future reference
  • Adjustable tube support platform for tubes without a lip or collar
  • Adjustable sled pivot point which improves overall print quality for larger label and tubes

 

Printing Quality

  • Clearer and more durable marking compared to marker pen
  • Marking is resistant to ethanol (70%), isopropanol (70%), methanol (>98.5%), DMSO*, pure haematoxylin, liquid nitrogen, water and mechanical abrasion**
  • Marking is temperature resistant up to 100°C and down to -196°C (liquid nitrogen)
  • Patent pending Thermal Pixel Printing technology

 

Equipment

  • Metallic blue, black and white ink ribbons available to print on all kind of tube colours and tubes with dark coloured content
  • Changing the ink ribbon is quick and easy
  • Wide range of adapters available for different diameter tubes

 

Economic Efficiency

  • A 300 m ink ribbon can be used to mark up to 100,000 tubes*** - competitive “per mark” cost
* Blue ribbon is resistant to 70% DMSO. Black and white ribbons are 100% resistant.
** Marking is non-resistant to Xylene and less resistant to Acetone. 
*** Depending on horizontal dimensions of the print. E.g. when printing a 6 x 6 mm 2D code, one ribbon is sufficient for 50,000 prints.

 

Tube Compatibility

The TubeMarker™ 2 delivery package contains tube adaptors with hole diameters of 8.5 mm, 11.5 mm and 12.7 mm. These tube adaptors are compatible with the most common centrifuge tubes, such as 1.5 ml/2 ml tubes, 0.5 ml tubes, 2D cluster tubes and cryo tubes. Adaptors for 2 ml screw cap tubes with 10 mm in diameter, 15 ml tubes, 50 ml tubes and Matrix tubes are available separately, see ordering information. To support tubes in the tube adaptor, the tubes require a “lip” as they are not supported from the bottom. Please contact our customer service for any custom adapter you may need. 

 

Prints per Ribbon

The maximum number of prints per ribbon depends on the horizontal length of the print.

E.g., with a horizontal print of 3 mm in width (e.g. one line of vertical text) you can print 300m : 3mm = close to 100,000 tubes.
With a 6 x 6mm 2D datamatrix print, you can print 300m : 6mm = close to 50,000 tubes.

There is minimal waste between the prints.

 

TubeMarker™ 2 Ribbons - Resistance & Compatibility

Metallic blue, white and black ink ribbons are available to print on all kind of tube colours and tubes with dark coloured content. Choose the ribbon colour that gives the best contrast to the tube colour and the colour of the tube content respectively.

 

Accessories

EK-75272

 

Tube Holder Plate for 1.5 ml/2 ml tubes, hole diameter 11.5 mm 

EK-75273

 

Tube Holder Plate for 0.5 ml tubes, hole diameter 8.5 mm

EK-75274

 

Tube Holder Plate for 2D cluster tubes, hole diameter 8.5 mm

EK-75280

 

Tube Adaptor for cryo tubes, hole diameter 12.7 mm

EK-75275

 

TubeMarker™ Ribbon, metallic blue, 300 M x 40 mm

EK-75275-10

 

as above

EK-75276

 

TubeMarker™ Ribbon, silver, 300 M x 40 mm

EK-75276-10

 

as above

EK-75277

 

Standard warranty

EK-75278

 

Warranty extension year 2

EK-75279

 

Warranty extension year 2 and 3