Automated Tube Labeling Systems

Microtube and Vial Labeling with the XL LabelPro™

The XL LabelPro™ system provides a cost effective module for applying labels to tubes and vials commonly found in life science laboratories. The module attaches to the front of any XL Series Tube & Vial Handler and can also be used in standalone mode. Design your label with barcodes, human readable text, jpgs, symbols and more. Then, import a worklist of label information for print and automatic application to your vials.

All designed, fabricated, and tested in our Concord, CA facility made from the highest quality materials.

XL LabelPro integrated with the XL9 tube handler

XL LabelPro™ Tube & Vial Labeling Systems

Our customers tell us how happy they are to STOP labeling tubes by hand. The XL LabelPro automates the time intensive (and very boring!) process of printing and applying labels by hand.

Design and layout of labels is accomplished with BioMicroLab’s label design software. Labeling functions are embedded in the XL Work List Manager Software which provides the ability to print the same data on all labels or merge variable data on each label. Project based workflow allows for easily reprinting and applying commonly run labels.

Labeling Made Easy

With the XL LabelPro™ you can design your label, start your project, and return to racks of perfectly labeled tubes!

Key Features

Print 1D & 2D Barcodes

Our easy to use label design software allows you to include barcodes, human readable text, images, symbols and more, using any font!

Print Identical or Unique Labels

Apply the same label to all your tubes (print on demand or using pre-printed labels), or apply unique labels to each tube! 

Excellent Resolution

The thermal printer provides excellent resolution at 300-600 dpi! 

Labels Designed to Last

Our labels contain chemical resistance and temperature tolerance properties! The labels are designed for LN2 (-196°C) and freezer  (-80°C) environments, and the thermal printer resin is rated super premium for DMSO and alcohol chemical resistance (T84/T85).

Close up of the XL LabelPro
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4 Models Available

The XL LabelPro™ is an automated labeling module that attaches to the front of any of our XL Series Tube & Vial Handlers. Your instrument can be configured to be a dedicated tube labeler or also include additional capabilities such as volume detection, capping, liquid transfer and more.

XL LabelPro integrated with the XL9 tube handler from BioMicrolab

XL9 with Labeling

With the smallest footprint and a 7 rack capacity, the XL9 with LabelPro for labeling microtubes is ideal for labs with minimum benchtop space. Fact Sheet (PDF)

The XL LabelPro integrated with the XL 100 tube sorting instrument from BioMIcroLab

XL20 with Labeling

With an 18 rack capacity, the XL20 offers the largest throughput for labeling microtubes, still within a vary small footprint! Fact Sheet (PDF)

The XL LabelPro integrated with the XL 100 tube sorting instrument from BioMIcroLab

XL100 with Labeling

Compatible with microtubes and larger vials (up to 100 mm high), and available with capabilities not available on the XL9 or XL20, such as liquid transfer, capping, and more, the XL100 is ideal for laboratories with larger vials. Fact Sheet (PDF)

THe XL LabelPro integrated with the XL200 tube and vial handler from BioMicroLAb

XL200 with Labeling

Compatible with microtubes and larger vials (up to 125 mm high), and available with capabilities not available on the XL9 or XL20, such as liquid transfer, capping, and more, the XL200 has our highest rack capacity (30 racks!) and is best for maximum throughput! Fact Sheet (PDF)

Compatible Labware

The XL LabelPro™ is compatible with a wide range of microtubes, cyovials, glass tubes and more. When operated in standalone mode, any vial up to 1″ (25mm) diameter can be labeled. When attached to an XL Series Tube Handler (XL9, XL20, XL100, XL200), you can label all tubes and vials compatible with those instruments.

  • 300µL – 20mL + Up to 125 mm tall, such as 4mL, 8mL glass vials, 15mL conical tubes & Cryovials
  • ANSI/SLAS 96, 48, 24, 12, 6 format plastic or glass tubes
  • Vials up to 1” (25mm) diameter (in standalone mode)
Compatible Manufacturers
  • Altemis
  • Argos Polarsafe
  • Biosero
  • Biosigma
  • Brooks Automation
  • Corning
  • FluidX
  • Greiner
  • LVL
  • Micronic
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific (Matrix, ABgene, Nunc)
  • Wheaton
  • Ziath
  • and more!
Various Size Tubes with Labels

XL LabelPro™ Software

Design and layout of labels is accomplished with BioMicroLab’s label design software. Labeling functions are embedded in the XL Work List Manager Software which provides the ability to print the same data on all labels or merge variable data on each label. Project based workflow allows technicians to easily repeat common labeling jobs.

 

  • User-friendly Windows-based software
  • Design your label with text and/or barcodes
  • Input worklist file controls all tube operations (.csv)
  • Merge data from external sources (.csv or .xml)
  • Easy to repeat previous labeling jobs
  • Output file is user-definable (.csv)
  • LIMS integration ready
Image of XL LabelPro software screen
Print symbols icons and more
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XL LabelPro™ Components

The labeling module attaches to the front of any of the XL Series Tube Handlers, and also operates in standalone mode!

XL-LabelPro-Standalone-tube-labeler-diagram

Instrument Features

  • Automated tube labeling with the XL Series Tube Handlers–just label, or combine with other tube handling tasks such as barcode decoding, capping, liquid transfer, weighing & more.
  • Easily affix human readable labels to tubes and vials
  • Eliminate human error associated with manual tube labeling
  • Easy to load ribbon and label materials
  • Fast start-up and unattended operation
  • All electric operation; no compressed air
  • All tubes in the rack will be labeled and oriented in the same precise way
  • Small footprint with convenient design
  • Systems are sized for your lab’s needs
  • Compatible with ceramic labels for permanent application
  • Labeling module can be removed when not in use, freeing up 2 rack positions
  • Your lab’s existing XL Series Tube Handler can be easily upgraded in the field

Instrument Specifications

Models
Models Rack Capacity* Compatible Labware

XL9 LabelPro

Fact Sheet

Product Presentation (PDF)

7 Tube Racks Plastic and glass 96 format microtubes

XL20 LabelPro

Fact Sheet

Product Presentation (PDF)

18 Tube Racks Plastic and glass 96 format microtubes

XL100 LabelPro

Fact Sheet

Product Presentation (PDF)

18 Tube Racks 6, 12, 24, 48, 96 format ANSI/SLAS tubes
Plastic and glass tubes 300µL – 20mL
Cryovials, glass vials, 15mL conical tubes, etc
Max tube height 100mm

XL200 LabelPro

Fact Sheet

Product Presentation (PDF)

28 Tube Racks 6, 12, 24, 48, 96 format ANSI/SLAS tubes
Plastic and glass tubes 300µL – 20mL
Cryovials, glass vials, 15mL conical tubes, etc
Max tube height 125mm

Standalone LabelPro

Fact Sheet

N/A All tube and vial types up to 1″ (25mm) diameter Learn More

*Labeling module can be removed when not in use to free up 2 rack positions

Dimensions

The LabelPro module itself measures: _________

When attached to an XL Series Tube Handler, the module adds 10″ of depth to an XL9 or XL20, and 7.5″ of depth to an XL100 or XL2000. If your lab bench is not deep enough, we offer a powder coated sheet metal Benchtop Extender which supports the labeling module.

XL9 + LabelPro: 18” W x 27” D x 16” H (46 x 69 x 41 cm)
XL20 + LabelPro: 28.5” W x 31” D x 16” H (72 x 79 x 41 cm)
XL100 + LabelPro: 40” W x 34” D x 28” H (102 x 86 x 71 cm)
XL200 + LabelPro: 48″ W x 38″ D x 34″ H (122 x 97 x 86 cm)

Actual operating dimensions, including cable clearances, increase the dimensions above.

Operating Environment

50° – 95° F (10° – 35° C)

Electrical

100-240VAC ~ 50/60Hz 

System Requirements

Operating System:  Windows 10, 8, 7
USB Ports:  One

Weight

The LabelPro module itself weighs 22.5 lbs. When combined with an XL Series tube handler, weight will vary based on the modules installed on the tube handler:

XL9 + LabelPro: ~62.5 lb (28.3 kg), configuration dependent
XL20 + LabelPro: ~82.5 lb (37.4 kg), configuration dependent
XL100 + LabelPro: ~152.5 lbs (~69.1 kg), configuration dependent
XL200 + LabelPro: ~197.5 lbs (~89.6 kg), configuration dependent

Label & Media Material

BioMicroLab Cryo labels contain chemical resistance and temperature tolerance properties that make them the superior choice for labs. The strong permanent acrylic adhesive is very suitable for demanding label applications! Cryo label material is compatible with extremely cold storage temperatures found in genetics, virology, microbiology and other related fields. The cryo labels are designed for vapor phase liquid nitrogen (-196°C) and freezer (-80°C) environments, and are made of durable plastic—resistant to water, grease, smudging and tearing. Labels hold up to alcohol, methanol, oils and other chemicals.

The Thermal Printer Ribbon Resin is rated super premium for DMSO and alcohol chemical resistance (T84/T85).

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Color Coded Labels Now Available!

Labels now available in your choice of color!

Label Features

  • Labels designed for vapor phase liquid nitrogen (-196°C) and freezer (-80°C) environments
  • White or color coded Labels
  • Compatible with ceramic labels for permanent application
  • Easy to load ribbon and label materials
  • Fast start-up and unattended operation
  • All electric operation; no compressed air
  • Small footprint with convenient design
  • Labeling module can be removed when not in use
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Fact Sheet

Download a printable PDF with
detailed information about Label Media.

Specifications & Ordering Information

Label Sizes
Labels
Label Size Temp Range Labels Per Roll White Label Item #
0.4″ x 1.3″ (10.16mm x 33.02mm) -196°C to 93°C 1200 BML-LP-L105
0.6″ x 1.3″ (15.24mm x 33.02mm) -196°C to 93°C 1200 BML-LP-L107
1″ x 1″ (25.4mm x 25.4mm) -196°C to 93°C 1400 BML-LP-L104
1″ x 1.5″ (25.4mm x 38.1mm) -196°C to 93°C 1000 BML-LP-L109
1″ x 2″ (38.1mm x 50.8mm) -196°C to 93°C 1000 BML-LP-L106

Inquire about additional sizes and colors

Label Properties
Label Properties
Label Stock Adhesive Liner
Type Plastic Permanent Acrylic Silicone Paper
Color Matte White Clear or
Your Choice of Color
White
Caliper 3.0 mil 0.6 mil 3.2 mil
Brightness  >90%
Opacity  90%
Min. Application Temperature  -10°F (-23°C)
Service Temperature Range  LN2 (-321°F) to 200°F
(-196°C to 93°C)

Cryo labels are made of durable plastic—resistant to water, grease, smudging and tearing. Labels hold up to alcohol, methanol, oils and other chemicals (colored labels may lose color fastness when in contact with alcohol or other chemicals).

Ribbon Specs

Thermal printer ribbon resin is rated super premium for DMSO and alcohol chemical resistance (T84/T85)

Compliance
RoHS, RoHS II Recast and REACH SVHC Candidate List dated December 16, 2013

Health & Safety

  • Meets 21 CFR 175.105 For indirect food contact in presence of functional barrier
  • Meets 21 CFR Part 801 For natural rubber content
  • Meets 16 CFR 1500.3 For toxicity and Primary Dermal Irritation
Ribbon
Ribbon Size Temp Range Imprints Per Roll Item #
1.57″ x 984.3′ (40mm x 300M) -196°C to 93°C ~9100 label imprints BML-LP-R201

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