Porvair introduces automated barcode applicator for microplates and petri dishes

Porvair Sciences has introduced eGecko² – an automated barcode application system that provides the a high throughput solution for precisely applying barcode labels onto racks of plates and Petri dishes.

Based upon a robust and proven label printer and print engine, the eGecko² is a completely integrated printer and application unit in one, requiring only an electrical supply for operation.

A choice of easily exchangeable operating heads enables labels to be applied on both flat and curved surfaces. Programmable Z axis motion control application macros allow the eGecko² to automatically adjust between plate types (shallow to deep well) and Petri dishes and then position and apply the labels accordingly.

Powerful, yet highly intuitive software enables the creation of label position and the ability to run the eGecko² automation simultaneously. Integrated third party software, Bartender, is used to directly drive data to the printer. Alternative data can be used upon request.

Using its fully integrated PC, eGecko² can connect to a network LIMS system to allow live data transfer and validation of application labels. Running in the on-board optional verification mode, eGecko² all labels can be verified to ensure no unreadable labels enter the workflow.

For more information, visit: www.kbiosystems.com/Label-applicators/I11.htm