Brooks Automation

Brisbane,  Queensland 
  • Booth: 654

Booth Profile

Aim Lab specializes in the development of smart automation solutions to manage the way samples are processed in pathology labs worldwide. We believe automation should be accessible and affordable to all labs, big or small. Our PF350D Decapper Sorter and PF350A Archiver (capper sorter) are compact benchtop systems for pre- and post-analytical processing of sample tubes in labs processing up to 2,500 samples/day. Come to booth 654 to see how our automation can make a difference in your laboratory.

 Press Releases

  • Aim Lab Automation Technologies Tube Sealer Module (TSM) is specifically designed to automatically foil seal the contents of plastic sample tubes in readiness for storage or transportation. The TSM is compact in size, fully electric and generates no waste. 

    Speaking about the latest addition to its product range, Aim Lab’s CEO Chris Whitaker said, “Aim Lab pioneered foil sealing technology in its PathFinder tube management automation products back in the early 90’s for sealing opened blood collection tubes after testing was complete. Foil sealing a plastic sample tube is a cheaper alternative to a push on cap and can be easily removed and re-applied if further testing is required. What’s more, foil sealed tubes can be stored down to a temperature of -80 deg C without leakage. It made sense to make this technology available as a module suitable for integration into an analyser or track based system.”

    Key improvements with the new TSM include a higher throughput (up to 600 tubes/hour) with lower energy usage and without the need for pneumatics or vacuum. The laminated foil tape is clamped onto the uncapped tube before it is cut in-situ from a roll and then welded on to the tube. There are no hot surfaces to touch and the weld time can be configured by tube type to optimise seal quality. The TSM has an on-board capacity of up to 20,000 foil seals before the capping roll needs to be replaced.


  • PathFinder 350D Plus Decapper/Sorter
    Looking to improve productivity across all labs in your network? Aim Lab’s PathFinder 350D Plus is a bench top workstation to automatically decap and sort incoming specimen tubes into various analyzer racks ready for testing. Throughput is 600 tubes/hour. Because of its compact size, the PF350D Plus is ideally suited for satellite laboratories....

  • Aim Lab’s PathFinder 350D Plus is the extended version of the PathFinder 350D; a benchtop pre-analytical workstation for decapping and sorting incoming sample collection tubes into various analyzer racks. Doubling the deck capacity allows for more input and destination racks resulting in more efficient operation and increased walkway time.  It also increases the sample throughput from 350 to 600 tubes per hour. The PF350D Plus can de-cap presented tubes of different sizes and cap types as well as align tube bar codes when decapped tubes are sorted into analyzer racks. Together with Aim Lab’s PF350A Archiver, they provide an economical solution for pre and post analytical processing of sample tubes in labs handling up to 2,500 tubes a day.

 Additional Info

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PathFinder Automation products
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