Aim Lab Automation Technologies Pty Ltd.

15 Lisgar Street
Brisbane,  Queensland  04014

  • Booth: 5457


Aim Lab Automation Technologies is an Australian based designer and manufacturer of innovative laboratory automation systems. We specialize in pre- and post analytical solutions to improve workflow, improve TAT and eliminate manual errors . We offer a range of instruments to suit any lab from small bench top systems to a modular standalone system that can identify, decap, aliquot, cap, sort and/or archive samples. Come and meet us to discuss how our Automation can make a difference in your lab.

 Press Releases

  • San Diego, CA: At the AACC Expo 2017, the Australian designer and manufacturer of lab automation systems, Aim Lab Automation Technologies Pty Ltd, will unveil its latest PathFinder automation platform – the PathFinder 350D - for automating the de-capping and sorting of incoming blood collection tubes directly into various analyzer racks ready for analysis.

    Speaking about the latest addition to the PathFinder family, Aim Lab’s CEO Chris Whitaker said, “Developing a bench top de-capper/sorter for pre-analytical processing was a natural progression in the company’s quest for making automation more accessible for small to medium pathology laboratories. Aim Lab already has a bench top capper/sorter for post analytical processing of samples, which has proven to be very successful, along with a bench top sorter module for general sorting applications. It was just a matter of marrying the de-capping technology from our larger PathFinder 900 system with our PathFinder 450S bench top sorter. However, we also used this as an opportunity to make a number of product improvements in the process”.

    Incoming sample tubes are loaded onto the PathFinder 350D in a generic sample rack. The tubes are transferred in turn to the ID carousel where the tube barcode information is read and relayed to the LIS along with the date and time of presentation. Based on the LIS response, each tube can be selectively de-capped and sorted to one or more destination racks. If required, the barcode label on the tube can be automatically aligned with the viewing window in the analyzer rack when placed in the rack. Any samples that have no data entered or can't be identified are transferred to a holding rack for further investigation.

    It is possible to double the available deck space by adding an additional Sorter module. This has the added advantage of increasing the throughput. This configuration - two sorter modules on either side of a de-capping module - is referred to as the PathFinder 600D.

    The PathFinder 350D or 600D de-capper/sorter ideally compliment Aim Lab's PathFinder 350A Archiver to provide an economical and space efficient automated solution for pre- and post analytical processing of specimen collection tubes for laboratories handling from 500 - 3,000 tubes per day.

    About Aim Lab Automation Technologies Pty Ltd. Aim Lab ( is a designer and manufacturer of specialist laboratory automation robotics to assist in managing large numbers of samples prior to analysis in industrial and pathology laboratories. Originally founded in 1975, Aim Lab has designed, manufactured and distributed over 15,000 automation systems through various analyzer manufacturers around the world. In 2016, Aim Lab was awarded both the Australian and Queensland Export Awards for manufacturing.


  • PathFinder 350D Decapper/Sorter
    Designed specifically for small to medium labs, Aim Lab’s new PathFinder 350D is a compact pre-analytical workstation to decap and sort incoming specimen tubes into various analyzer racks ready for testing. Throughput is 350 tubes/hr. The flexibility in design can expand throughput to 600 tubes/hr, double the deck space and align tube barcodes....

  • Aim Lab is introducing its latest bench top PathFinder automation station, the PathFinder 350D. The PF350D marries a PathFinder sorter with a decapper module. Sample tubes of all types and sizes are loaded in one or more input racks. The system registers receipt of each incoming sample and then based on the LIS response, selectively decaps and sorts the tubes into one or more destination racks. If required, tube barcode alignment is an option as is adding a second sorter module to double the available sample area and increase throughput. The PF350D compliments Aim Lab’s PathFinder 350A Archiver to provide an economical solution for pre- and post analytical processing of specimen collection tubes in labs handling 500 – 3,000 tubes a day.

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