The Sarstedt BL 1200 Sort Connect is a pre-analytical accessioning and sorting instrument that can be connected to integrated systems or analyzer lines. The unit features a bulk loader that eliminates manual sorting and pre-racking, and multiple tube sizes are accepted. Capped tubes are simply poured into the loader for walk-away processing, and tubes are automatically singularized as the tube type and bar code are identified. Based on customized sort and distribution rules, tubes are placed into targeted analyzer racks, and a robot arm transfers them to the laboratory line. Partially filled racks are automatically completed with balancing tubes for centrifugation. Samples not destined for the laboratory line are placed into racks or bins for manual extraction. Up to 1200 tubes can be processed per hour.