FAQ: Laser Markers

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.

More from 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.