LabTie™ "Gravity" Bead Loader

BioSpec is your source for LabTie™ Bead Loaders.  The highly versitile dispenser, custom fit to your application, can quickly and accurately dispense beads, powders, seeds and irregular small partricles into a variety of industry standard plates, tubes, vials, or trays.  This gravity-type loader can dispense a wide variety of sizes, shapes, densities, amounts, and volumes.

A variety of LabTie dispensers are offered below and custom dispensers are available to fit your specific needs. Please select the Specifications Tab below to find the appropriate part number for your application.  Then highlight this catalog number in the drop-down box below and add the item to your cart.

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With typical bead dispensing applications beads are poured from a bottle or tweezers or spoons are used to fill vials and wells with beads.  These processes are inefficient and very time-consuming.  LabTie has created an innovative tool that completely solves the tedious problem of dispensing your own beads.



Each dispenser is designed, produced, and tested by LabTie.  These dispensers are used all over the world in research laboratories, universities, pharmaceutical and biochemical laboratories, and institutes.  With its modular design, the mesh plates can be interchanged allowing the dispenser to be used to dispense multiple types and amounts of beads.  The dispensers work equally well dispensing various volumes of small diameter beads or dispensing just a couple larger diameter beads.  They can be used inconjuntion with our tough Porvair microplates to load a small number of steel beads; perfect for high-throughput homogenizing of tough sample materials.  For those working with vials, the dispensers can be used with our 2.0 ml vial blocks allowing one to fill 45 microvials at a time.  Custom dispensers designed to your specifications are also available as well as dispensers designed to depositing various types of seeds.



The biggest value the LabTie Bead Dispenser offers is the huge timesaving over other loading methods, up to 60 times or greater.  By reducing costs and errors, researchers can focus on what really matters.



Please contact us if you do not find a dispenser that meets your requirements.  Many custom options are available.

Dispensers for Vials

Catalog Number           Description & Fill Volume

  • LT-45-1-50          45-Vial Bead Dispenser, 50 uL*
  • LT-45-1-100        45-Vial Bead Dispenser, 100 uL*
  • LT-45-1-250        45-Vial Bead Dispenser, 250 uL*
  • LT-45-1-1000      45-Vial Bead Dispenser, 1000 uL*

Dispensers for 96-well Microplate

Catalog Number           Description & Fill Volume

  • LT-96-1-50          96-Well Bead Dispenser, 50 uL*
  • LT-96-1-100        96-Well Bead Dispenser, 100 uL*
  • LT-96-1-150        96-Well Bead Dispenser, 150 uL*
  • LT-96-1-200        96-Well Bead Dispenser, 200 uL*
  • LT-96-1-250        96-Well Bead Dispenser, 250 uL*

Catalog Number           Description & Quantity-Diameter of Bead(s) Dispensed

  • LT-96-2-1-10       96-Well Bead Dispenser, 1-1.0 mm bead
  • LT-96-2-1-20       96-Well Bead Dispenser, 1-2.0 mm bead
  • LT-96-2-4-20       96-Well Bead Dispenser, 4-2.0 mm beads
  • LT-96-2-1-25       96-Well Bead Dispenser, 1-2.5 mm bead
  • LT-96-2-4-25       96-Well Bead Dispenser, 4-2.5 mm beads
  • LT-96-2-1-28       96-Well Bead Dispenser, 1-2.8 mm bead
  • LT-96-2-1-32       96-Well Bead Dispenser, 1-3.2 mm bead
  • LT-96-2-4-32       96-Well Bead Dispenser, 4-3.2 mm beads
  • LT-96-2-1-40       96-Well Bead Dispenser, 1-4.0 mm bead
  • LT-96-2-1-47       96-Well Bead Dispenser, 1-4.7 mm bead
  • LTSK-96-2-1-20      Starter Kit, 96-Well Bead Dispenser, 1-2.0 mm bead
  • LTSK-96-2-1-32      Starter Kit, 96-Well Bead Dispenser, 1-3.2 mm bead
  • LTSK-96-2-1-40      Starter Kit, 96-Well Bead Dispenser, 1-4.0 mm bead

* These dispensers also work well with powders and other fine particles.


There is a LabTie dispenser available for every dispensing need.  Whether you need to load a single bead per vial or fill every well in a 96-well microplate with 500 uL of beads, Labtie has a dispenser designed for you.

Please contact us if you do not find a dispenser that meets your requirements.  Many custom options are available.

Visit the Specifications Tab to find the appropriate part number for your application.


Features Details
Compatibility 96-well, deepwell, microtiter plates
45-place, 2 ml vial block (included with kit)
Powder Volume 1 µL - 1000 µL per well
Bead Size 0.2 mm to 9.0 mm diameter
Bead Quantity 1 or multiple beads per well/vial
Sterilization Yes - 70% EtOH (Not Autoclavable!)
Product Material ABS+PC, Nylon, RVS304, Alumide and 70/75 hard -anodized aluminum alloy
Expandable Yes - Main KIT can also be used to dispense beads and seeds