All Ziath 2D barcode scanners are available with a cryoprotection coating, which prevents the build-up of condensation on the under-side of the scanner window. The occurrence of condensation whilst scanning 2D datamatrix tubes straight from cryogenic storage is well known. Ziath's proprietary coating completely eliminates the occurance, and ensures uninterrupted scanning. Also, as we do not use an internal fan as the solution, there is no additional noise emitted from our scanner.
Ziath DataPaq™ scanner with (left) and without (right) Cryoprotection™
"We have used the scanners to check our whole compound library and the anti-condensation coating meant that we could take plates straight from the freezer to the scanner without any problems."
Tests were performed on all our 2D barcode scanners to show the efficiency of the Cryoprotection™. Cryogenically frozen 2D barcoded tubes were taken straight from the freezer and scanned, using the Ziath DataPaq 2D barcode scanners with and without Cryoprotection™. The results are shown in the images, below. For information on the scanners, either click on the links throughout this page, or click on Products then Barcode Scanning in the navigation, above.
DataPaq™ Single Tube Scanner
DataPaq™ Single Tube Scannerwith (left) and without (right) Cryoprotection™. In repeated scans, the scanner with Cryoprotection™showed no signs of condensation, proving Ziath's Cryoprotection™ works
DataPaq™ High Speed Rack Scanner
DataPaq™ High Speed Rack Scanner with (left) and without (right) Cryoprotection™. The scanner with Cryoprotection™ shows no sign of condensation, proving Ziath's Cryoprotection™ works
DataPaq™ Deep Focus Rack Scanner
DataPaq™ Deep Focus Rack Scanner with (left) and without (right) Cryoprotection™. The scanner with Cryoprotection™ shows no sign of condensation, proving Ziath's Cryoprotection™ works
Tests were also performed on our DataPaq™ Multi-Rack Scanner, with similar results.
"After using the Ziath scanner for months now, we can say that it does a very good job. Coming from a -80°C freezer, empty racks can be scanned right away, without any pre-treating or condensation coming up while the process. When the racks are filled, a quick touch in an ethanol bath is enough to remove external ice to reach the same good results. Further the Ziath device shows great reliability concerning its hardware, as it does not show any changes in the quality of its parts after using it with deep cooled racks for nearly a year now."