The system table is made of anodised aluminium profiles and is enclosed by sliding doors with interlocks to protect the operator against the moving system. The upper level contains the working space of an XY-robot, the blocks to store the labelled tubes and 2 identical labelling stations to apply a label on the tube. The lower level contains the electrical distribution boxes, the compressed air distribution panel and a vibration unit to separate tubes, one by one.
Two types of tubes are used:
Labels are printed on command and pasted on both types of tubes by means of an in-house developed labelling station. Identical labelling stations are used to label the 2 types of tubes in the system. Total handling time of 1 tube is approximately 20 seconds.
TM are fed in bulk with a capacity of approximately 1600 tubes. Maximum system capacity (a complete run) is 1536 TM.
TA are presented in 32 blocks giving a capacity of 3072 tubes.