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Pump technologies

Tecan Cavro® pumps at the heart of your OEM instrument

At the heart of Tecan's OEM product range are the Cavro brand OEM pumps. The extensive range includes both air and liquid displacement pumps – as well as continuous flow technologies – to meet the needs of a broad variety of applications in sample preparation, autosampling and IVD applications.

All Cavro pumps benefit from Tecan's quality workmanship and over 40 years of expertise in OEM component design, helping to ensure there is a Tecan Cavro pump to suit virtually any application. Alternatively, our experienced engineering team can develop a customized solution to meet your exact requirements.

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Air displacement pumps


Syringe pumps

Diaphragm pumps

Peristaltic pumps

Air displacement pipettor

Cavro pumps portfolio include one of the smallest and most sophisticated air pipettors on the market, combining advanced pipetting, process security and tip eject functionalities in a single unit.

Designed for easy integration into compact instruments, this pipetting module is ideal for applications that use disposable tips to prevent carry-over or contamination, such as molecular diagnostics and cell cultures.

It offers high performance liquid handling with improved process security – including pressure-based liquid level detection, tip presence confirmation and pressure data streaming – simplifying workflows and reducing integration requirements.


Air displacement pipettor (ADP)
Air displacement pipettor

Syringe pumps

Cavro brand OEM syringe pumps are world-renowned for their precision, accuracy and reliability. With a choice of 30 or 60 mm stroke pumps offering various performance characteristics – as well as the multi-channel Cavro XMP – you can be sure to find a Tecan Cavro syringe pump to suit your application.

Cavro centris pump
  • Exceptional pipetting performance
  • Unparalleled flow rate control
XLP 6000 pump
  • Reliable workhorse
  • Widest application range
XCalibur pump
  • Proven performance
  • Compact form factor
XMP 6000 pump
  • Parallel pipetting
  • Proven performance
XE 1000 pump
  • Exceptional value
  • Compact dimensions

Diaphragm pumps

Tecan Cavro’s compact and easy-to-use continuous flow diaphragm pumps offer flow rates of up to 150 ml/min for applications such as system priming, tip washing or bulk fluid dispensing.

The module has many uses, including aspirating or dispensing fluids with a wash head (plate washing), rapidly pumping fluids through a dispense probe (probe washing), and moving fluids in and out of active wash stations.

MiniWash pump

Peristaltic pumps

Compact units for continuous flow applications requiring highly reproducible flow rates with minimum pulsation.

The eight-roller unit features PharMed® tubing and nylon barbs for long life of all fluid contact surfaces.


Smart Peristaltic pump

Key benefits

Building quality systems for regulated markets

All of our pumps are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards, in an environment which meets ISO13485, ISO9001 and FDA 21 CFR Part 820 requirements. This is particularly beneficial for diagnostic instrument designers and IVD system manufacturers, dramatically reducing risk throughout the entire instrument lifecycle.

In addition, Cavro components follow national and regional compliance – such as Europe’s 2011 RoHS Directive, REACH and Conflict Minerals requirements – with extensive documentation and regulatory certificates available to support auditing activities.

Accelerating instrument development

In today’s fast-paced environment, time-to-market is a major consideration for any instrument designer. However, the efforts required to comply with regulatory standards often have an impact on development and production timelines.

The need for extensive component testing and validation data can hold up release of new products, potentially harming your position in the marketplace. One way to accelerate development and simplify regulatory approval of your instruments is to use proven OEM components that have already been extensively tested and verified.

Precision liquid handling for every job

Tecan Cavro brand components have provided innovative and reliable liquid handling to instrument designers for many years, offering robust solutions for almost any application in clinical diagnostics, life sciences research or analytical chemistry.

We are a world-leading supplier of OEM pumps, robotics and other liquid handling components for laboratory automation, giving you peace of mind and complete confidence in the performance, workmanship and dependability of our products. All Tecan Cavro pumps have been specifically developed to offer flexible integration and rapid prototyping, allowing you to quickly and easily set up and run them.