Tube Loader and Sorter

The FutureLab S2500 is an automated system to load and sort blood collection tubes by LIS or HIS order. It improves the work flow in clinical laboratories, particularly in the preanalytical phase in the entrance area and it allows laboratory staff to make their time more efficient and concentrate on their main tasks.

Available Tubes

The FutureLab Sorter can process and sort all types of primary tubes. Any cylindrical tube with a length of 76 – 120 mm and a diameter of 8 – 19 mm are easily handled by the machine.

Bulk Loader

Easy and continuous sample loading in bulk, with a capacity up of up to 800 tubes.

Continuous Flow

The system works on a continuous flow basis without any interruptions. More specimens can be loaded at any time without stopping the device.

User Interface

Simple operation via colored touchscreen.


Modular Structure

The structure consists of modules each containing two drawers. With the addition of modules to the system, the system can be reached to the desired number of drawers. There is no limit to the number of drawers.


The described tubes are transported with a conveyor and then wipers guide the tubes into target drawers. Unidentified tubes are collected in the box at the end of the conveyor.

Identify Specimen

Identify of tubes occurs by user-defined rules based on cap-color (optional) and/or barcode information or by LIS-transmitted rules.

Fast Processing and Sorting

The FutureLab Sorter can process up to 2500 tubes per hour, easily handling  the bottlenecks that occur during the peak hours in the lab.


Available tube
Diameter : 8 to 9 mm Length : 72 to 120 mm
Stopper : rubber, film, plast
Number of drawer
6 + (There is no limit)
Drawer capacity
200 tubes per one drawer
Processing speed
2500 tubes/hour
Tube capacity
800 tubes + Continuous Loading
Operating unit
Touch – screen with color display
Dimensions (mm)
1000 – 1500 (W) (6 – 12 Drawers) x 600 (D) x 1180 (H) mm
145 – 190 kg (6 – 12 Drawers)
Power source
100 – 240 V +- 10%, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
200 VA
Available barcodes
Code 39, Code 93, Code 128A/B/C, 2 of 5,
NW7(Codabar), Jan, Interleaved 2 of 5 etc.
TCP/IP, RS232C, Ethernet, RJ45
Sorting method
Barcode, cap-color (optional)
User Interface
Touchscreen, colored