XL100 Vial Handling Instrument

Automates re-array, sample vial weighing, capping, decapping, vial labeling, and data collection for common laboratory vial sizes.

XL100 (or XL200) Series Vial Handling Instruments are robotic pick and place vial handling systems used by drug discovery and biotech laboratories.  Typical applications include sample receipt processing, vial weighing for compound dissolution, tube weighing for biotech agricultural groups, print and apply vial labeling for all types and sizes, walk-away vial capping and decapping systems, and liquid handling for the widest array of vial based sample processing with built in sample transfer verification.

 The XL Series can be manufactured with the various modules to meet your group’s automation needs.  These include a linear barcode reader to decode barcoded labels wrapped around a vial, a 2D barcode reader for data matrix barcodes on the bottom of vials, an automated balance for weighing applications, a decapper/recapper for screw cap vials, an automated capper for walk-away capping of screw cap vials, an electronic pipette for liquid handling operations, rack transfer station, and the new XL LabelPro for print and apply vial labeling.

Vial processing modes include work list, data collection, and tare/gross weighing.  For example, the XL software processes vials and collects 1D barcode and weight information.  The collected information is then provided in the form of a user defined output file (.csv or .txt).


Automation Benefits

  • 20 rack capacity provides hours of "walk away" time
  • Same procedure for processing small and large sample sets
  • Sample data output in CSV files for Excel or LIMS 
  • Re-arrays 450 vials per hour
  • Weighs 180 vials per hour


  • XL100 software controls several load & go sample processing routines
  • Data collection mode provides automated sample vial weight collection
  • Worklist mode allows re-array sample tubes from source to target racks
  • Barcoded deck streamlines loading sample vial racks, tip boxes and reservoir plates 

Labware Compatibility

Compatible 96 tube format labware

  • BioMicroLab Tubes
  • Altemis
  • FluidX
  • Micronic 
  • Thermo Scientific (Matrix / ABgene)
  • Greiner
  • Ziath/Biosero
  • Others

Compatible sample vials

  • 2mL cryo vials
  • 4mL, 6mL and 8mL glass vials
  • 15mL conical vials
  • Biosigma cryo vials
  • Cryo.s Greiner Bio-One vials
  • Matrix/Nunc 48-way honeycomb format
  • Vacutainers
  • Patient Sample Collection tubes/vials
  • Others


  • Re-array samples prior to liquid handling operations
  • Sample receipt processing with barcode and volume data collection 
  • Liquid Handling dispenses with sample transfer verification
  • Capping and decapping vials inline with liquid handling processes
  • Tube and vial labeling system

Typically Installed In

  • Compound libraries / HTS groups
  • Biobank / Biorepositories
  • Core genomic facilities
  • Combinatorial chemistry areas 


The XL100 deck holds 20 ANSI/SLAS type racks or can be configured for custom applications. Your model can be configured with the features you need, including:

Optional Add-On

SDK Software Developer's Toolkits for integration with other robotic and LIMS systems.