AU480 Clinical Chemistry Analyzer
Fastest AU Analyzer Ever.
With a throughput of 400 photometric tests per hour (up to 800 with electrolytes) and an on board capacity of 63 different analytes the AU480 Chemistry System is the ideal main analyzer for small to medium sized laboratories. The AU480 Chemistry System can also fit as a special chemistry or STAT analyzer in large laboratories as well.
TheAU480 Chemistry System maintains many features of its predecessor the AU400 that made it successful; long life electrodes, low maintenance and superior spot photometer technology.
More than 120 different Beckman Coulter System reagent applications are available including Serum Indices, specially designed to match the requirements and features of the new analyzer platform. The reagents are barcoded, in addition with 2-D master calibration curves.
Guaranteed standardization of results with the implementation of Universal applications "One Application fits all for all AU systems".
The system has twin sampling capability via rack loading or a cooled STAT turntable module. The sample rack feeder can hold up to 80 primary and secondary tubes in parallel.
Different tube sizes may be mixed within the racks and can be loaded continuously. The STAT module provides quick emergency testing, on-board calibrator and QC storage for system access during auto calibration and auto QC.
New state of the art sample and reagent volumes have been reached. Sample volumes as low as 1 µl, ideal for pediatric testing and reaction volumes down to as low as 90 µl guarantees cost efficiency.
Computer controlled sample- and reagent dispensing based on CAN* technology in combination with clot detection and crash prevention are additional safety features which result in unique system reliability. The system security is further improved by context sensitive help screens and videos.
The AU480 Chemistry System has a new intuitive Graphic user interface, standardized to the AU680 minimizing any training requirements. A new ergonomically designed swing arm with a user friendly touch screen monitor is now available. User definable software options such as auto rerun via rack handler / STAT wheel and true reflex testing expand the convenience for the user.
Automated low level maintenance requiring minimum hands-on time by the operator. TheAU480 Chemistry System uses dry bath technology therefore requiring no water bath maintenance. Low consumable replacement for example permanent cuvettes, long life electrodes (guaranteed for 6 months), robust sample and reagent probes.
The AU480 Chemistry System combines versatile advanced functions that facilitate high quality testing, improve turnaround time and cut operating costs. To minimize training requirements and assure safe handling by inexperienced staff, we emphasized ‘Easy to Use’ in developing the analyzer.
TheAU480 Chemistry System will continue to live up to the Beckman Coulter reputation of being the analyzer that is "reliable and precise".
New and intuitive graphical user interface
Embedded maintenance videos
Low consumable usage
Microsampling ideal for pediatrics
Continuous loading sample feeder
Positive sample identification
Beckman Coulter flexible racks to handle all commonly used tube sizes in parallel
Barcoded racks to define different sample materials
80 samples on board at any time
Automatic repeat and reflex capability
Flexible STAT rotor
Dedicated STAT rotor with 22 positions and integrated barcode reader
Full STAT capabilities during routine operation
Refrigerated area for calibrators and controls
Large reagent compartment
76 refrigerated reagent compartments
Ready to use liquid stable reagents
Automatic bottle switch capabilities
Cuvette wheel with low maintenance
Non disposable quartz cuvettes
Software driven carry over elimination
Dry incubation bath
Best in class ISE
High quality ISE for Na, K and Cl
6 months shelf life
18 months shelf life for reference electrodes
600 tests/hour (if ISE mode only)
Same technology across the whole range of analyzers
Fully automated, random access chemistry system with STAT capability
Spectrophotometry and potentiometry
Endpoint, rate, fixed point and indirect ISE
Colorimetry, turbidimetry, latex agglutination, homogeneous EIA, indirect ISE
Simultaneously processed analytes
60 photometric tests + 3 ISE, 120 pre-programmed onboard tests
400 photometric tests/hour; maximum of 800 with ISE
200 samples/hr.Maximum test/hr 600 if ISE only
Serum, plasma, urine, other
Racks with 10 samples each (barcodes on primary tubes and on racks); capacity of 80 samples; continuous loading
Primary and secondary tubes; diameter from 11.5 to 16 mm; height from 55 to 102 mm, nestled micro sample cups
Up to 22 positions for STAT samples via cooled turntable. Easy to operate interrupts between tests Auto repeat run capability
1–25 μl in 0.1 μl steps (1–25 μl for repeats)
76 positions for (R1+R2, detergent position). Holds 15, 30 and 60ml bottles
Refrigerated (4 °C–12 °C
R1: 10–250 μl; R2: 10–250 μl; (in 1 μl increment)
Total reaction volume
Permanent glass cuvettes
Up to 8 minutes, 37.5 seconds
37 °C, dry bath
Direct assay through the reaction cuvette (0 – 3.0 OD) mono and bichromatic measurements possible
13 different wavelengths between 340 – 800 nm
Auto calibration, cooled calibrator positions; master calibration established by two-dimensional barcode
Auto QC, cooled QC positions
1. Auto rerun and manual rerun available
2. Automatic sample increase, decrease or normal repeat
3. Reflex testing
Sample Pre Dilution
Dilution ratio: Fixed to 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 76 or 100
Individual and profile test requisition via on-line, mouse, function keys and touch screen
Lipaemia, Haemolysis and Icterus analysis. Sample clot detection and probe crash protection
RS232C. Full uni- and bidirectional communication possible
Sample number 100,000 samples. Reaction Data 200,000 tests
Dimensions (W x H x D) mm
ANL: 1,450 x 1,205 x 760
100–240v; 60 Hz/ < 3.5 kVA