Summary: Azenta Life Sciences’ new IntelliXcap Automated Septum Cap Decapper/Recapper, is a precision instrument designed for high-throughput environments such as biobanking, compound libraries, and other sample storage applications. 


  1. The IntelliXcap is designed to improve operational efficiency by automating the decapping and recapping processes. This eliminates the need for manual handling, thereby reducing labor costs and increasing throughput in labs.
  2. The instrument is compatible with multiple types of sample storage tubes from various SBS format tube manufacturers. 
  3. The IntelliXcap operates via an intuitive touch panel and does not require compressed air, which simplifies installation. 

The new IntelliXcap Automated Septum Cap Decapper/Recapper from Azenta Life Sciences is a precision tube decapping/recapping instrument for use within high-throughput environments such as in biobanking, compound libraries, and other storage applications.

Improved Sealing Solution

Offering advanced automation to increase throughput, the IntelliXcap is designed to provide secure sealing—eliminating the need for manual intervention, while preserving vital sample integrity, the company says.

Automated Tool to Increase Productivity

Operating at high speed to increase your productivity, this whole rack tube decapper and capper instrument automatically removes, recaps, or disposes of septum caps from a full 96-format SBS rack of sample storage tubes as well as offering provision for capping of Azenta tubes from a cap mat.

Fully compatible with multiple sample storage tube types from all manufacturers of SBS format tubes, the versatile instrument can be used as a standalone unit or part of a fully automated robotic system.

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With no compressed air required the IntelliXcap is quick to install. Operated via an intuitive touch panel the instrument is truly easy-to-use. The instrument is also designed to provide long term reliability over a wide operating temperature range of 15°C to 35°C.

Featured image: IntelliXcap Automated Septum Cap Decapper/Recapper. Photo: Azenta Life Sciences