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The all-new ASP SortPro Tubesorter

Efficient sample registering and sorting

 

Enhanced precision in sample detection and identification of errors

SortPro Tubesorter detects a wide range of special materials automatically and saves you time and money. Gain time to evaluate, search and recognize your sample material with comprehensive analysis software. Above all, quickly deliver sample material to analysis departments with the fastest and most reliable sorter available today.

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Hassle free customization

A Bulksorter for your laboratory needs!

SortPro Tubesorter is the only tubesorter capable of assessing the correctness of the samples it handles and thereby minimizes erroneous diagnoses and downtime in analytics due to defective tubes or samples.
SortPro Tubesorter uses artificial intelligence and advanced computing power to support the work in the accessioning area of laboratories while remaining easily operated.
TubeIdent, which is a high definition optical detection unit, is the very base of ASP SortPro’s intelligence, meaning a huge leap forward regarding other solutions still relying on barcode readers and inaccurate spectrometers.
Barcodes can be used to identify blood and urine samples

Barcode

1D up to 16 digits (2D upon request) Code 128, Codabar, Code 39/93, UPC A, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-13, Code 2 of 5, GS 1 DataBar Omnidirectional / Expanded / Limited
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Target compartments with status display

A threecolor LED-band above each target bin displays their respective fill level. Additionally and individually, an e-ink display shows a description of which samples are going to that drawer according to the active sorting rule.
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Priority input

Feed in samples directly to detection unit bypassing the conveyor belt to rapidly process urgent samples. Simultaneously, the device reports this special prioritization to the LIS.
ASP SortPro Bulksorter can be connected to any IT provider

Connectivity to other industry players*

Easy-to-use interfaces enables rapid implementation for data exchange across different platforms.
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Hassle-free operation

Removing a target bin is possible at any time, because of the integrated sample buffers, SortPro runs non-stop, even if the staff removes a target bin to bring samples to their the next phase.
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Bulk sample input

The sample inlet holds hundreds closed (capped) sample tubes. Additionally, laboratory staff put in new samples continuously. The device starts and stops automatically. The system transports the samples to the detector quickly and with low vibration.
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TubeIdent

TubeIdent enables the detector unit to distinguish samples by cap color, coding ring color (Sarstedt) and tube shape. 64 million shades of color are detected, including color combinations (tiger caps). It distinguishes length, thickness and shape of all commercially available tube types.
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Customization

Adjust destination target bins, sorting criteria and other specificities according to your needs.
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The fastest Bulksorter

Free up your staff from distributing and sorting samples!

The ASP SortPro Tubesorter processes up to 3,600 tubes per hour while identifying all visible features that laboratory staff normally use to identify sample tubes and assign them for further processing. Most importantly, these features are actively used as sorting criteria. For example, this includes the type of tube, manufacturer, centrifugation status or the complete removal of plunger for aspiration blood sampling systems (e.g. Sarstedt). SortPro recognizes much more than just barcodes and cap colors!

Complex laboratory operation? No problem!

Optimize the workflow as you want with an easy implementation of SortPro Tubesorter in any medical laboratory environment

SortPro Bulksorter offer individual configuration possibilities for each laboratory environment. Consequently, it adapts to changing laboratory processes at any time!

Adaptable and easy to set-up sorting rules
Your laboratory staff can easily change SortPro Tubesorter’s sorting rules without the need of extra technical service!
Individual configuration
SortPro offers customization possibilities. For example, you can choose between 6 and 16 sorting destinations and adapt it with various aditional options to flawlessly support your laboratory.
Can be used in any laboratory process
SortPro is IVD, LIS and middleware independent. In other words, laboratories can combine it with any existing system. Additionally, SortPro processes all standard cylindrical sample containers.
Universal and future-proof detector unit
The optical detector unit can detect any visual coding and features of the samples with a 360˚ Scanner. Therefore, SortPro will detect any subsequent future changes in the features. Unlike other, this would require a simple and secure software update.
Teach in mode
New or updated container types are quickly and easily added/updated to the database by laboratory staff. Specifically, this is done by running a few samples of the new or updated sample type through SortPro Tubesorter in teach-in mode. As soon as the bulksorter regonizes the sample, it becomes part of the sample type library. Nonetheless, saved sample types are very easy to update, for example, if cap colors undergo slight changes due to different pigment in production process.
Low space and power requirements
SortPro basic unit is very compact, starting at 1.2 m (3.93 ft) wide and 0.6 m (1.96 ft) deep. It weighs only 120 kg (264,55 lb) and requires 250 W electrical load, therefore it is easily installed in any laboratory
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Picture shows a hand with blue medical gloves touching the start button on the digital screen of ASP SortPro Tubesorter
Screenshot demonstrating the active teach in mode of the SortPro Tubesorter

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FAQ

Here you find a selection of the most frequently asked questions

You could not find the answer to your questions ? Do not worry, we will be happy to clarify any doubts you might have about the device. Get in touch with us!

How many samples can I pour into the funnel of the SortPro Tubesorter?

The funnel of the SortPro can handle more than 500 samples at once. This number may vary according to the sample containers (tubes) used and their sizes.

What is the capacity of samples per target bin?

Each target bin handles approximately 250 samples, in their maximimum capacity. As a result, this reduces the workload for the laboratory staff, enabling a higher walk-away-time.

Do I still need manual sorting alongside the SortPro Tubesorter?

No! Tube SortPro Tubesorter is designed to free up your staff for more valuable activities as it replaces manual entry of samples with automatic recognition of multiple features. Besides drastically increasing speed, SortPro not only detects the usual sorting criteria on the market (such as barcodes or cap colors), it also reliably identifies all special materials and check the correctness of the delivered samples. For this purpose, SortPro generates a 360˚ scan from each sample and evaluates it in real time using artificial intelligence. With this technology, samples arriving in the laboratory are automatically recorded (sample check in) and sorted, but defective samples will be removed from the processing procedure at an early stage, avoiding test errors and avoidable costs.

What is the capacity of samples per target bin?

Each target bin can handle approximately 250 samples, in their maximimum capacity. This reduces the workload for the laboratory staff, enabling a higher walk-away-time.

Will the samples be sorted and distributed rapidly enough?

Sorting and distrubuting up to 3,600 samples/hour, the new SortPro Tubesorter is extremely agile and the fastest tube sorter on the market.

Can I have a SortPro Tubesorter with more than 10 bins?

Yes, you can! The SortPro is available with 6, 8 or 10 target compartments. By using the external compartment for errors and an extension module, you get up to 17 sorting targets.

Who can manage the SortPro Bulksorter and change its configurations?

There are three levels of access that build on each other. Operators can perform ongoing operation and access the search functions without password protection. Firstly,device managers have access to the rule editor and the log functions. Secondly, device-specific settings and maintenance management are reserved for service department. Finally, only the service department has access to information on device details for maintenance purposes, test routines, and service documentation. Authorized personnel can view the condition and history of the device throughout its life without the need for separate documentation.