Tube and Vial Handlers

The XL100 and XL200 vial handlers can be used for various applications in support of COVID-19 vaccine research, test development & test kit preparation

We are committed to supplying instruments to all laboratories addressing various aspects of the fight against COVID-19. While we have had to limit production in our SF Bay Area factory, we want to let you know that we do expect to continue to be able to ship most instruments. We have existing inventory that can be shipped right away, and are developing protocols to safely manufacture and assemble future instruments with a limited staff. We will do everything we can to ensure we do not limit the supply of critical equipment you need.

During this time of emergency, we are waiving all Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) fees for unique customizations you need.

We Offer Both Benchtop and High Performance Tube and Vial Handlers

BioMicroLab’s XL Series of reliable, flexible and affordable robotic pick and place systems automate critical sample management tasks such as organizing, reformatting and analyzing samples.

We design, engineer and assemble in our facility, which enables us to provide your laboratory with an instrument configured just with the capabilities you need. Whether it is liquid transfer, volume detection, sample identification/verification, labeling, capping/de-capping and more, the XL Series Tube & Vial Handlers accelerate your workflow.

XL Series Tube & Vial Handler Models


XL9 Tube Handler

With a 9 rack capacity deck, the small footprint of the XL9 makes it an excellent choice for labs with limited benchtop space. 

XL20 Tube Handler

The XL20 is the workhorse your lab will rely upon for years to come. Flexible and adaptable with a 20 rack deck capacity, the XL20 is an industry favorite that tackles intricate tube handling tasks with ease.

XL100 Tube & Vial Handler

The XL100 performs complex tube and vial handling tasks such as volume detection of very low sample volumes, liquid transfer, capping/de-capping, labeling and more. For labs needing to switch between multiple tube and vial types, the 20 rack capacity XL100 is an excellent choice.

XL200 Tube & Vial Handler

The latest offering in the XL Series line, the XL200 is similar to the XL100 in capabilities, but offers ten additional rack spaces (30 in all!). This is ideal for laboratories using any type of labware with high volume runs!

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Why Labs Around the World Choose XL Series Tube Handlers


Flexible. Modular. Adaptable.

We build each instrument with just the capabilities your lab needs!

Powered by Robust Software

Operators enjoy the user-friendly interface and integration capabilities of our software.

Supported by an Experienced Team

Our entirely in-house team has been engineering robotic instruments for 24+ years. We commit to providing you with unparalleled support through the life of your instrument!

Modular by Design


Re-array, Reformat, Cherry Pick

This core feature, included with all models, is central to all tube handling operations. That’s why we designed the XL Series to include universal pick fingers that adjust to a wide variety of tubes and vials. It’s easy to remove and replace and is compatible with ANSI/SLAS format tube racks, including honeycomb format rack

Sample Identification & Tracking

Whether your tubes have 2D data matrix barcodes on the base, or 1D barcodes* on the side, the XL Series Tube Handlers seamlessly integrate barcode decoding with all other tube handling operations.

Label Printing & Application

Labeling tubes by hand is labor intensive. Let the all electric XL Series do it for you! The labeling module prints and applies high-resolution 1D & 2D barcodes as well as human readable text and symbols, and user-friendly software allows operators to generate unique or identical labels using a variety of label materials and sizes.

Volume Detection

To verify volume upon receipt of samples, or before/after liquid transfer operations, the XL Series Tube Handlers integrates precision balances to automate the collection of sample weight data. We offer 4-place and 5-place integrated automated balances from Sartorius and Mettler Toledo, and we maximize readability with internal and external ionizers and vibration absorption mats.

Liquid Transfer

We offer automated liquid handling with the Tecan ADP pipetting module, configured on your XL Series Tube Handler via a separate Z-axis to allow seamless integration with other tube handling tasks. The Cavro ADP single channel pipette uses air displacement technology or conductive tips to aspirate or dispense fluids to and from any tube, vial or rack position!

Capping & De-capping

To eliminate the strain and time needed to cap and decap screw cap vials by hand, the XL Series robotic platforms provide robust automation for capping and decapping applications. Caps can be held while other functions, such as liquid transfer or volume detection, are performed, and either re-capped or discarded so a new, fresh cap can be applied.

Sample Temperature Integrity

We offer cost effective solutions to temperature management! Depending on your application, we may recommend a model built for Cool Room environments, or if you wish to operate in an ambient temperature room, we may recommend a system integrated directly onto the XL Series instrument platform, such as Solid State Cooling system or Mécour Thermal block, to maintain steady sample temperatures.

Enclosures & More

When operator safety is a concern, your XL Series instrument can be enclosed so that the instrument automatically shuts off when the door is opened. Clear, acrylic walls allow maximum light and visibility into the instrument for operator ease-of-use. We also offer transfer stations so that racks can be moved to other robotic instruments in your lab.

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