The Sarstedt BL 1200 is a modular accessioning and sorting instrument that can be used in conjunction with any analytical platform. The unit features a Bulk Loader that eliminates manual sorting and pre-racking. Multiple tube sizes and types are accepted, and capped tubes are simply poured into the loader for walk-away processing. Tubes are automatically singularized and the tube type and barcode are identified. Sort and distribution rules are customized to analyzer specific or generic racks, centrifuge adapters, or to bulk bins. Up to 1,200 tubes can be processed per hour, and an optional Pick and Place module allows the BL 1200 ID to be connected to a track system.