In order to evaluate analyses reliably and quickly, tubes must be labeled uniquely. In practice, 2D codes or linear barcodes are printed on self-adhesive labels and the labels are applied on the tubes. Print resolutions of 300 or 600 dpi, a sharp-edge print image and high contrast enable even tiny 2D codes to be verified. Thermal direct and thermal transfer printing are possible.
AXON 1 suits for tube labeling one by one by hand or automatically in a sample processing system. Tubes of diameters 10 to 26 mm (on request up to 35 mm) can be processed, capped or uncapped. Printing and labeling take less than two seconds. Self-explanatory symbols enable intuitive operation. The label roll and the ribbon are easy to remove. If it comes to cleaning or in cases of wear, print rollers and transport rollers can be removed easily by the operator with the help of a tool attached. AXON 1 may be integrated in a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Data transfer from a PC is possible via interfaces such as RS232, USB, Ethernet, or via WLAN. In stand-alone operation, when no PC is connected, variable data are set with a keyboard or a scanner.