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Vial weighing and labelling system

A versatile, automated bench-top robotic system designed to weigh and apply labels to a variety of different vial types.
Labman custom system: Vial weighing and labelling system

Key features

Vacuum PickingVials are picked using a vacuum gripper with interchangeable heads
WeighingIntegrated 5-place Mettler Toledo balance with interchangeable balance pans
LabellingIntegrated SciPrint SOLO label printer from Scinomix with interchangeable vial rollers
Barcode ScanningLeuze 2D barcode scanner mounted to the X-Axis for easy barcode reading between process stages
Balance ValidationSet of coloured “validation weights” to validate and track the balance accuracy during process runs
VersatilitySystem is capable of processing 10 different vial types, these range from 50ml Centrifuge tubes down to 2ml glass vials


Overview

The Vial Weighing and Labelling System is a bench-top XYZ robot that weighs and applies labels to 10 different specified vial types. Up to 11 racks of vials are loaded into the system by the user at the start of the run. Each vial is picked by the robot, labelled or its barcode scanned, then weighed. The weight of each vial is recorded in a .csv file saved on the system PC. The system is controlled from an external desktop PC using software written by Labman specifically for this application. The system performs the following individual functions: • Weighing vials on a balance • Printing and applying labels to vials

“I would like to express my gratitude for the outstanding work you have done for our project. My overall general experience working with your team has been excellent. From start to finish, you were professional, easy to work with, and provided us with everything we needed to make our project a success. Your technical expertise is truly impressive, and it was evident that you were able to work through every issue with ease. I appreciate your team’s agreeable nature and your willingness to satisfy our needs even when a few processes needed some tweaking. Your charming personalities, humor, and patience while working through red tape were remarkable, and made the process much more enjoyable. The thoroughness and timeliness with which you solved any issues that arose during our project without disrupting our workflow was truly impressive. Your team’s dedication to delivering excellent results and attention to detail were much appreciated. Overall, my experience working with Labman was great. I want to thank you for your hard work, technical expertise, and commitment to excellence. I look forward to working with your team again in the future.”

Carrie Nicora, Pacific Northwest National Lab

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“I would like to express my gratitude for the outstanding work you have done for our project. My overall general experience working with your team has been excellent. From start to finish, you were professional, easy to work with, and provided us with everything we needed to make our project a success.”
— Carrie NicoraSenior research scientist (chemist III)

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