With four models of the Pluggo Decapper we can satisfy any decapping need from 1 tube to thousands of tubes in analyzer racks. Stop popping caps manually! The Pluggo Decappers are small, bench-top instruments used to eliminate Repetitive Motion injuries during decapping. Proven reliable, efficient and affordable since 2002.
We have been using our Pluggo for years and have had no issues with it! It decaps hundreds of tubes daily for us and is a fabulous piece of equipment!
Other departments keep trying to steal it! It has had the most impact on my people for the least amount of dollars I’ve ever spent!
“Easy, fast, safe, and no more thumb calluses!”
Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) knows no age, but with a growing average age of personnel in the clinical laboratory, the problem continues to compound (MLO ’18). In 2004, the average age of a certified medical technologist was 43.7 and was aging at a 78 percent faster rate than the entire U.S. labor market.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention; regarding manual removal of sealed caps, “Several manufacturers market safety devices to help remove caps from tubes; e.g. the Pluggo from LGP, Wood River, IL.
A single employee unable to work due to RSI such as Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can result in the disbursement of thousands of dollars in worker’s compensation. One cause for CTS is the repetitive motion of decapping sample tubes.
LGP Consulting, Inc. is an independent consulting firm specialized in laboratory workflow analysis. Our consulting team has been conducting analysis and providing recommendations for laboratory efficiency improvement since 1993. We are experienced in all aspects of the laboratory workflow, including: specimen reception and processing; lab informatics; analytical departments such as chemistry, immunology, infectious diseases and hematology; and in the post-analytical operations of storage, retrieval and archiving of samples.