Hamilton Storage, Franklin, Mass, has upgraded its LabElite decapper and ID capper, and its LabElite ID reader, for continued workflow efficiencies in tube-based sample management. A six-channel head on the LabElite decapper and ID capper enables use of 24-well tube racks in addition to 48- and 96-well tube racks. A wide variety of internally or externally threaded microtubes, cryovials, and specialty tubes—such as those for sputum collection—can be rapidly decapped and capped so that laboratories can work with tube volumes and types that are most appropriate for their specific applications. The compact LabElite ID capper adds an extra layer of efficiency and space-savings by combining decapping/capping and high-speed 2-D barcode reading without the need for additional hardware. The LabElite ID reader now features ColdScan technology to scan tube racks quickly and accurately directly out of a freezer without compromising sample integrity or risking identification errors. For more information, visit Hamilton Storage.