Laboratory equipment supplier AFYS3G, Flevoland, the Netherlands, has launched the Lambda8, a laser-based system for marking labware with 100% reliability. The manual marking system of the Lambda8 engraves labware with a laser to ensure that markings are definite. It can be used to engrave labware with any shape, text, or code.

Because the system uses a laser to engrave high-resolution markings, there is no need to change labels or ink ribbons. The laser-engraved markings are resistant against chemicals, mechanical abrasion, and extreme temperatures. Consequently, the markings cannot be separated from the labware, and can never wear off.

The laser can also be used to mark labware under extreme conditions. For example, the Lambda8 can mark sample storage tubes directly out of a –80°C freezer without any difficulty. Overall, the system can ensure the absolute traceability of sample storage tubes for long-term use.

Lamda8 can engrave markings onto a variety of tube formats in sizes from 0.30 mL to 15 mL, and can mark multiple tubes at once. By changing adapters and software settings, the system can be used for tubes from many suppliers, including Brooks, Greiner, LVL, Micronic, and Thermo. Because a variety of adapters are available, the system can also mark ANSI/SLAS format racks, caps, and other labware.

User-friendly software enables users to create, select, and execute custom markings. The software also allows laboratory staff to position the laser on an optimal marking area for a specific application. For example, markings can be engraved onto a nontransparent area of a sample storage tube, allowing markings to be read regardless of the type or color of samples.

AFYS3G’s laboratory benchtop equipment is designed and assembled in-house by specialists at the AFYS3G headquarters. Because AFYS3G assembles equipment in-house, the Lambda8 can be made compatible with specific applications.

For further information, visit AFYS3G.