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Abbott Diagnostics, ACCELERATOR a3600

Abbott Diagnostics, ACCELERATOR a3600

Laboratory automation systems and workcells, September 2017

Contact Information

Abbott Diagnostics
Jody Gross
jody.gross@abbott.com
100 Abbott Park Rd., Dept. AIOC, Bldg. CP01-5
Abbott Park, IL 60064


Name of system/First year installed/No. of contracts signed in 2016 ACCELERATOR a3600/2013/>60
No. of live sites installed in N. America/Europe/Asia, Australia >50/>40/>70
Automation products that are available:
• Preanalytical processor/Total laboratory automation yes/yes
• Automated functions: Accessioning/Track load/Centrifugation/Decapping yes/yes/yes/yes
• Automated functions: Rack specific sort/Aliquot/Tube relabeling/Resealing no/yes/yes/yes
• Automated functions: Storage retrieval/Intelligent sample routing yes/yes
• SW: Dedicated process control/Middleware control using LIS/Architecture yes/yes/closed
Company has dedicated automation support team/Remote system monitoring yes/yes
Software features/functionality:
• Patient demographics and insurance data/Rules-based architecture LIS feature/automation SW feature
• Supports data retrieval/Internet connectivity automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Online real-time help system/QC/Stats and management reports automation SW feature/automation SW feature/—
• Evaluates validity and releasability of results from automated analyzers automation SW feature
• Specimen tracking/Priority processing/Random-access spec. movement automation SW feature/automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Supports accession number redundancy (duplicate specimen ID) LIS feature
• Supports specimen carrier and level identification automation SW feature
• Unique barcode number per container required LIS feature
• Specimen routing/Multistop routing (one tube to multiple workstations) automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Specimen scheduling/Instrument scheduling automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Routes test to workstation/Automatic reflex, repeat, dilutions automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Supports multiple HW configuration/Supports other proprietary transport. HW automation SW feature/—
• Sample storage and retrieval SW/Supports approved CLSI standards automation SW feature/automation SW feature
LIS(s) and versions interfaced and live with LAS/How LIS(s) are interfaced with LAS/Can use LOINC to identify tests when communicating with LIS Cerner Classic and Millennium, Cortex, GE Ultra, Lab Track, MediSolution, Meditech 5.4, Misys, SCC, Siemens, others/ASTM/yes
Transportation systems available yes
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)*/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5 ACCELERATOR a3600 TM/40 × 90.5 × 17 in./yes
• Containers device accommodates/Average throughput in cm per second 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; many others/17.5 (3,600 per hour)
• Supports automatic rerouting for reflex, repeat, dilutions yes
• Modular HW/Installed options/Device can operate in track and manual mode yes/floor mounted/yes
• Required utilities/Required maintenance compressed air, electricity/monthly
• Carrier type/Scalable system single specimen container per carrier/yes (connects 99 modules/nodes)
Automated centrifugation available yes
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5 ACCELERATOR a3600 CM (Hettich Rotanta 460 Robotic)/59 × 37.4 × 55.5 in./yes
• Maximum throughput per hour/Containers device accommodates 300/16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; many others
• Can identify tube types for custom programmed rate and spin times per run no
• More than one centrifuge can be connected to track system yes
• For multiunit centrifuge: each centrifuge operates independently for rate and time yes
• Maintenance required weekly, monthly
Automated input/accessioning available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** ACCELERATOR a3600 IOM, others/54.3 × 77.6 × 42.7 in./yes/—
• Containers device accommodates/Dedicated lanes for stat samples 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; many others/yes
• Maximum No. of samples that can be loaded/Maintenance required 780/—
Automated decapping available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** ACCELERATOR a3600 DCM/46.7 × 34.7 × 17 in./yes/800
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; many others/daily, monthly
• Removes multiple size tube caps per run/Removes screw type sample caps yes/yes
Automated sorting available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** ACCELERATOR a3600 IOM/54.3 × 77.6 × 42.7 in./yes/750
• Containers device accommodates/Software can sort by 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; many others/specimen, method, output
Specimen integrity monitor available yes, on ARCHITECT Chemistry Systems
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** ARCHITECT c8000, c16000/35.2 × 37.5 × 61.4 in./yes/1,800
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; many others/daily, weekly, quarterly, monthly
Automated aliquotting available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** ACCELERATOR a3600 AQM/35.2 × 37.5 × 61.4 in./yes/500 (100 primary)
• Containers device accommodates 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; many others
• Inspects samples for barcode/Detects and reports clots in specimen yes/yes
• Detects and reports quantity not sufficient specimens/Maintenance required yes/daily, weekly, monthly
Instrument (analyzer) interfaces:
• Rules-based instrument interface control subsystem yes
• Process control of instrument via control subsystem yes
Physical/hardware (instrument/specimen) interface:
• Hematology/Chemistry/Coagulation pick-and-place robotics/point-in-space sampling/point-in-space sampling
• Immunoassay/Urinalysis point-in-space sampling/—
Instruments to which your system or product is interfaced Abbott ARCHITECT immunochemistry; CELL-DYN hematology and CP3000 coagulation systems; more than 20 other market-leading testing platforms
Other robotic products, components to which system or product is linked
Automated recapper or sealer available recapper and sealer
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** ACCELERATOR a3600 RCM, RSM/49.2 × 44.9 × 17 in./yes/800
• Recaps, seals multiple size tubes simult./Containers device accommodates yes/16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; many others
• Maintenance required monthly
Automated storage and retrieval available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** ACCELERATOR a3600 TSM/101.1 × 76.7 × 70 in./yes/800
• Containers device accommodates/Connects to the track 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; many others/yes
• Room temperature/Minimum and maximum number of tubes stored per module no/9,216 or 15,360
• Multiple size tubes can be stored in the same module/Maintenance required yes/daily, monthly
• Refrigerated storage and retrieval capability yes
Longitudinal upgrade pathway or plan to protect users’ investments flexible modules and track configurability enable future expansions
Average time to install/Who provides service, support/Hours support is available site dependent/Abbott Diagnostics/24–7
On-site biomedical engineer required/User group meets regularly no/no
List price
Individual list prices for components:
• Process control SW/Transportation systems/Auto. centrifugation
• Auto. input, accession/Auto. decap/Auto. sort/Auto. storage and retrieval
• Specimen integrity monitor/Automated aliquot
• Instrument (analyzer) interfaces/Automated recap
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) ACCELERATOR a3600 is an open automation system that consolidates sample management across all disciplines of the laboratory including chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, coagulation, HPLC, ESR, immunology, and protein electrophoresis; Abbott’s technical experts will actively partner with customers to customize a system that will fully deliver key performance metrics
* For basic building block unit
** Average throughput in specimen containers per hour per device
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