Beckman Coulter AU480



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. 
The AU480 Chemistry System maintains many features of its predecessor the AU400 that made it successful; long life electrodes, low maintenance and superior spot photometer technology.
Depth 760 mm
Height 1205 mm
Width 1450 mm
Power Requirements 100–240v; 60 Hz/ < 3.5 kVA
Additional Specifications Analytical system:     
Fully automated, random-access chemistry system with STAT capability     
Analytical principle:     
Spectrophotometry and potentiometry     
Analytical types:     
Endpoint, rate, fixed point and indirect ISE     
Analytical methods:     
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     
ISE throughput:     
200 samples/hr.Maximum test/hr 600 if ISE only     
Sample types:     
Serum, plasma, urine, other     
Sample feeder:     
Racks with 10 samples each (barcodes on primary tubes and on racks); capacity of 80 samples; continuous loading     
Sample tubes:     
Primary and secondary tubes; diameter from 11.5 to 16 mm; height from 55 to 102 mm, nestled micro sample cups     
STAT samples:     
Up to 22 positions for STAT samples via cooled turntable. Easy to operate interrupts between tests Auto repeat run capability     
Sample volume:     
1–25 Μl in 0.1 Μl steps (1–25 Μl for repeats)     
Reagent capacity:     
76 positions for (R1+R2, detergent position).     
Holds 15, 30 and 60ml bottles     
Reagent storage:     
Refrigerated (4 °C–12 °C     
Reagent volume:     
R1: 10–250 Μl; R2: 10–250 Μl;     
(in 1 Μl increment)     
Total reaction volume:     
90–350 Μl     
Reaction cuvette:     
Permanant glass cuvettes     
Reaction time:     
Up to 8 minutes, 37.5 seconds     
Reaction incubation:     
37 °C, dry bath     
Photometry system:     
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     
Quality control:     
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     
Test requisition:     
Individual and profile test requisition via on-line, mouse, function keys and touch screen     
Sample integrity:     
Lipaemia, Haemolysis and Icterus analysis.     
Sample clot detection and probe crash protection     
RS232C. Full uni- and bidirectional communication possible     
Windows XP®     
Data Storage:     
Sample number 100,000 samples.     
Reaction Data 200,000 tests


Improved convenience      
  • New and intuitive graphical user interface     
  • Embedded maintenance videos     
  • Universal applications     
  • Plug and play calibration via 2-D barcode     
  • Reagent reduction      
  • Low consumable usage      
  • Microsampling ideal for paediatrics     
    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     
  • Combined routine and emergency work area     
    Large reagent compartment      
  • 76 refrigerated reagent compartments     
  • Ready to use liquid stable reagents     
  • Automatic bottle switch capabilities     
  • Advanced calibration     
  • Liquid detection and remaining test number calculation     
    Cuvette wheel with low maintenance    
  • Non disposable quartz cuvettes     
  • Software driven carry over elimination     
  • Dry incubation bath     
  • Environmental friendly     
    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 analysers
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    AU480® Chemistry System

    AU480® Chemistry System

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