Pointe 180 Analyzer

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CATALOG #: 90.P5025-180

pointe 180 Analyzer

Order Toll Free: 1-800-267-5800

The Pointe 180 is a small, semi-automated chemistry analyzer with six filters and a large test menu. It has an onboard incubator with 12 wells at 37° C, a temperature controlled cuvette well, and internal temperature control. The analyzer leads the user through test performance in a step-by-step manner. The new graphics software allows extended timed absorbance interval data and kinetic data plots to be printed.

The analyzer has 48 programmed and 21 open channels, and reads, calculates, and prints results in less than three seconds. The analyzer reads test tubes upon insertion—-no need to press a button. Optimized parameters for Pointe Scientific reagents are already entered – just select the test number. Open channels are available for programming other tests. The normal range for each test is automatically printed out, and results that are out of the normal range are flagged. Normal ranges can be edited to fit the area or population. Results generated by the Pointe 180 are comparable to results reported by hospital and reference labs.

The analyzer can use single point calibration by standard/factor, multi-point calibration with point to point curve fit, percent absorbance and rate by standard or factor. These calculation options allow the analyzer to perform endpoint, initial rate, kinetic rate and batch kinetic methodologies.

FEATURES

BICHROMATIC PHOTOMETER SYSTEM:
Differential wavelengths to correct for test tube imperfections and to help remove interfering substances.

ON-BOARD INCUBATOR:
12 wells at 37° C.

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED CUVETTE WELL:
Constant 37° C. This feature is necessary for performing kinetic assays.

INTERNAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL:
The analyzer monitors the incubator and cuvette well temperatures. The temperatures are automatically corrected and the actual temperature in degrees (°C) is displayed on the screen.

LAMP SAVING FEATURE:
The instrument automatically shuts off the lamp if the instrument has not been used for 15 minutes. This feature can preserve the lamp for up to two (2) years, depending on actual usage.

MAINTENANCE FREE:
The instrument does not require any scheduled maintenance procedures.

SELF-PROMPTING OPERATION:
The analyzer leads the user through test performance in a step-by-step manner.

TEST TUBE ACTIVATED READING:
The analyzer reads test tubes upon insertion-no need to press a button.

FAST READOUT:
The analyzer reads, calculates and prints results in under three (3) seconds.

PREPROGRAMMED CHEMISTRY PROCEDURES:
Optimized parameters for Pointe Scientific reagents are already entered-just select the test number. Open channels are available for programming other tests.

PREPROGRAMMED DATA REDUCTION:
Calculation programs for cardiac risk factors, glycohemoglobin and Iron/TIBC are part of the general test menu.

PREPROGRAMMED NORMAL RANGES:
The analyzer prints the normal ranges and can be edited to fit the area or population.

PREPROGRAMMED FLAGS:
The analyzer will flag results that are out of the normal range or exceed the linear limits of the analyzer or reagents.

AUTOMATIC WAVELENGTH SELECTOR:
The analyzer automatically positions the preselected filters for each test: 340, 405, 550, 600nm. The inclusion of the 340nm filter enables the analyzer to perform assays in the ultra-violet (UV) mode, which is the preferred mode for enzyme/kinetic, assays.

VARIETY OF CALCULATION OPTIONS:
The analyzer can use single point calibration by standard/factor, multi-point calibration with point to point curve fit, percent absorbance and rate by standard or factor. These calculation options allow the analyzer to perform endpoint, initial rate, kinetic rate, and batch kinetic methodologies.

EIA PROCEDURES:
The Pointe 180 is capable of performing enzyme immunoassay procedures such as Theophylline, TSH, TU, T4 and others based on its curve fitting calculation capability.

GLYCOHEMOGLOBIN ANALYZER:
Reads and calculates results automatically in % glycohemoglobin.

CARDIAC RISK ANALYZER:
Automatically calculates % HDL, LDL/HDL ratio, and assigns a risk factor using direct measurements of HDL, LDL, and Cholesterol. The Cardiac Risk Assessment is based on either Direct LDL Measurement or calculated LDL.

ELECTROLYTE ANALYZER:
Performs CO2 and Chloride using chemistry methodologies.

IRON/TIBC ANALYZER:
Runs Total Iron and Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity and automatically calculates Total Iron Binding Capacity.

CHEMISTRY ANALYZER:
Performs all basic chemistry procedures quickly, easily and economically, using the latest methodologies. Results generated by the Pointe 180 analyzer are comparable to results reported out by hospital and reference labs.

GRAPHIC CAPABLE SOFTWARE:
New graphic software allows extended timed absorbance, interval data, and kinetic data plots to be printed.

SPECIFICATIONS

Linear Measurement Range:

0.0 to 2.50 Absorbance Units (A)

Photometric Accuracy:

± (1% of the reading + 0.005 A) at 1.5A

                                                                       

± (2% of the reading + 0.005 A) at 1.5-2A

Light Source:

Tungsten Halogen Lamp

Wavelengths:

340, 405, 450, 490, 550, 600nm

Typical Half Bandpass:

10nm

Type of Filter:

Multiple-cavity sealed interference

Tube Size:

12mm round standard

Minimum Fill Volume:

1 mL

Maximum Fill Volume:

2 mL (for temperature control to 37°C only)

Temperature:

37°C (±0.3°), Block stays on , Cell has on/off switch

Lamp saver time:

After 15 minutes idle

Speed:

Reads, calculates and prints results in 3 seconds

Display:

Alphanumeric, 16 character, LCD

Printer:   

Thermal, dot matrix, 20 characters per line

Keyboard:

16 key, membrane switch, 4X4, audible response

Calculation modes:

Single point calibration by standard or factor

multipoint calibration with point to point curve fit

multipoint percent absorbance rate standard or factor (batch or single)

fixed time kinetic

Fuse requirements:

120VAC – 0.6 A, 3AG slo blo

Power:

Switch selectable power supply (115V or 230V indicated)

Voltage Source: 110-120/220-240 VAC from 50 to 60 Hz

Installation Category: CAT II

Power consumption: 45 Watts

Fuse: Two 0.6A, T rating, 250V slo blo, 3AG type fuses

All power cords must be approved for the country of use

Dimensions:

9.5 X 13.25 X 3.75 inches (24 X 34 X 10 cm)

Weight:

Approximately 10 lbs (4.5 Kg)