Fully-automated clinical chemistry analyzer

The Altair 240 by EKF Diagnostics is supported by a full-range of bar-coded, liquid-stable, ready-to-use Stanbio Chemistry reagents and at less than a meter in length the Altair 240 fits easily into most laboratory benches.

It’s the ideal solution for labs, doctors’ offices, clinics and veterinary labs in need of a benchtop analyzer.

With positions for 43 reagents and the ability to configure open channels if needed, the Altair 240 provides a comprehensive solution tailored to meet the demands of your laboratory.

The Altair 240 automatically reads and manages barcoded reagent bottles and sample tubes.

Most reagents have 30-day on-board stability to minimize waste.

The built-in cuvette washing system allows you to reuse cuvettes, lowering operating costs for your lab.

  • Adaptive for various size primary tubes
  • 49 patient positions
  • Integrated bar code ID reader
  • STAT interruption permitted during analysis
  • <43 reagent positions
  • Bar-coded and ready-to-use liquid reagents
  • Continual 24 hour on-board cooling
  • Open channel configuration

The Altair™ 240 automatically reads and manages barcoded reagent bottles and sample tubes. Most reagents have 30-day on-board stability to minimize waste. The intuitive Windows®-based software screens make learning and operating the analyzer quick and easy.

The Altair™ 240 can run up to 400 tests per hour with an optional Ion Sensitive Electrode (ISE) module. Dual reagent probes translate to higher throughput and faster patient turn-around time. The increased efficiency of reusable cuvettes translates into lower operating costs for your lab.

Key information

Integrated ISE module
  • Auto calibration
  • Individual electrode replacement
  • Easy operation
  • Easy servicingtemperature
  • Reagent volume: 1 to 400 µL
  • Water consumption: 4.5 liters per hour
Optical absorption measuring unit
  • Direct measurement of reaction cuvette
  • Monochromatic and bichromatic measurement
  • Wave lengths (8 discrete) :
    • 340
    • 405
    • 492
    • 505
    • 546
    • 578
    • 630
    • 700 nm
  • Tungsten halogen lamp
  • Photometric linearity: 0 to 3.0 OD
Reagent system
  • Liquid ready-to-use Stanbio reagents
  • 43 reagents on board plus diluent
  • 30-day onboard stability for most reagents
  • Automatic inside and outside probe washing after each reagent addition
  • On-board reagent cooling 14 °C below ambient temperature
  • Reagent volume: 1 to 400 µL
  • Water consumption: 4.5 liters per hour
Sampling unit
  • High precision micro-metering pump to dispense reagents and samples (no syringe)
  • Sample containers:
    • Standard cup
    • Blood collection tubes:
    • 12×75 mm
    • 12×100 mm
    • 13×75 mm
    • 13×100 mm
  • Integral barcode reader for primary tubes
  • Sample volume: 1 – 300 µL
  • Auto re-run capability
  • STAT interruption permitted during analysis
  • Automatic inside and outside probe washing after each sample addition
  • Automatic sample dilution
Specifications
  • Dimensions: 93 x 72 x 60 cm
  • Ambient temperature: 18-32 °C
  • Power supply: AC 110 – 240V 50/60 Hz
  • Weight: 60 kgs
Throughput
  • Double-arm functionality yields up to 400 tests per hour
  • Up to 240 tests per hour w/o ISE