Pointe ISE Analyzer – 180 Impulse

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Project Description

CATALOG #: 90.P3900-180

Pointe ISE Analyzer 180 Impluse

Order Toll Free: 1-800-267-5800

The Pointe 180 impulse™ is an ISE Electrolyte Analyzer specifically designed for the direct determination of Na+, K+ and Cl by ion selective electrodes in whole blood, serum, and aqueous QC material.

Reagent packs, electrodes, and the instrument itself all contain unique electronics allowing for self calibration and monitoring for trouble shooting.

The analyzer is a bottle-free, stand alone, bench top, ISE electrolyte analyzer designed for the direct determination of Na+, K+ and Cl by ion selective electrodes. The unit contains a built in thermal dot matrix printer. The unit is programmable through custom software allowing the user to define programs following their own established protocols. The software is displayed on an interactive touch screen which guides the user step-by-step through the process using on screen prompts, error messages and graphical displays.

Reagents are supplied in packs which plug into the side of the unit with no user contact to waste material. The unit will track reagent expiration and quantity of reagent remaining. *

* Not available for clinical human blood testing in the US



  • Step by step user prompts
  • Interactive touch screen LCD with colors and graphics
  • Self-calibrating and monitoring
  • Results may be printed, stored on-board, or downloaded to a thumb drive
  • Downloadable troubleshooting ability for off-site support and analysis


Intelligent User Interface

  • Pointe 180 impulse can be easily programmed to conform to established laboratory protocols
  • The software allows selection of a variety of performance options
  • Patient and quality control reference ranges and patient and operator identification numbers are conveniently entered via the numeric keypad
  • Intuitive user-friendly screen prompts
  • Automatically stores data for Levey-Jennings plots


Convenient and Safe

  • “Smart” software provides warnings, reminders, and error messages
  • Environmentally friendly materials
  • Self-contained waste bag with safety valve protection
  • Detailed user manual
  • Fully tested for electrical safety


Method: Direct measurement by ion selective electrode
Sample Type: Whole Blood, Serum, Aqueous QC Material
Sample Size: 60µl ± 5µl
Sample Rate: 48/hour maximum without printing
45/hour maximum with printing
Measurement Ranges: Sodium           —        40 – 205 mmol/L
Potassium      —        1.5 – 15.0 mmol/L
Chloride          —        50 – 200 mmol/L
Sample Probe: 316 Stainless Steel
Vessels: Capillary tubes with adaptor, tubes up to 100mm depth, syringes, sample cups
Electrodes: Sodium (Na+) Electrode
Potassium (K+) Electrode
Chloride (Cl-) Electrode
Analysis Time: Typically < 60 seconds
Patient Data Storage: 200 results (with capability to assign a 15 character patient identifier)
QC Data Storage: 270 readings (30 readings each of 3 controls for each of the 3 electrodes, includes Levey-Jennings)
Calibration: On demand or automatic from 1 to 8 hour intervals
Power Requirements: 100 – 240VAC, 50 – 60Hz 90W maximum
Dimensions: 14”w x 12”h x 8”d (35.5cm x 30.5cm x 20cm)
Weight (with reagent pack): 14.5 lbs (6.6 kg)
Display: Interactive touch screen 3.5” (9cm) LCD color graphic display
Interface: Indirect via USB Drive (Included)
Printer: Thermal dot matrix with graphic capability, 29 character width

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


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

Typical Half Bandpass:


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)


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

Lamp saver time:

After 15 minutes idle


Reads, calculates and prints results in 3 seconds


Alphanumeric, 16 character, LCD


Thermal, dot matrix, 20 characters per line


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


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


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


Approximately 10 lbs (4.5 Kg)