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Abbott Diagnostics, ACCELERATOR p540

Abbott Diagnostics, ACCELERATOR p540

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 p540/2014/>15
No. of live sites installed in N. America/Europe/Asia, Australia >5/>10/>15
Automation products that are available:
• Preanalytical processor/Total laboratory automation yes/—
• Automated functions: Accessioning/Track load/Centrifugation/Decapping yes/no/yes/yes
• Automated functions: Rack specific sort/Aliquot/Tube relabeling/Resealing yes/yes/yes/no
• Automated functions: Storage retrieval/Intelligent sample routing no/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/LIS feature
• Supports data retrieval/Internet connectivity LIS 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
• Specimen tracking/Priority processing/Random-access spec. movement automation SW feature/automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Supports accession number redundancy (duplicate specimen ID)
• Supports specimen carrier and level identification automation SW feature
• Unique barcode number per container required automation SW feature
• Specimen routing/Multistop routing (one tube to multiple workstations) automation SW feature/—
• Specimen scheduling/Instrument scheduling
• Routes test to workstation/Automatic reflex, repeat, dilutions
• Supports multiple HW configuration/Supports other proprietary transport. HW automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Sample storage and retrieval SW/Supports approved CLSI standards
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 —/HL7, Ethernet 10 base T or 100 base TX/—
Transportation systems available yes
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)*/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5 ACCELERATOR p540/57.8 × 65.7 × 45.5 in./—
• Containers device accommodates/Average throughput in cm per second 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75/—
• Supports automatic rerouting for reflex, repeat, dilutions
• Modular HW/Installed options/Device can operate in track and manual mode yes/floor mounted/—
• Required utilities/Required maintenance electricity/monthly
• Carrier type/Scalable system multiple specimen container per carrier (5)/no
Automated centrifugation available yes
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5 ACCELERATOR p540 Centrifuge Connecting Module and ACCELERATOR p540 Centrifuge/57.8 × 60.2 × 36.4 in./—
• Maximum throughput per hour/Containers device accommodates 300/16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75
• Can identify tube types for custom programmed rate and spin times per run no
• More than one centrifuge can be connected to track system no
• For multiunit centrifuge: each centrifuge operates independently for rate and time
• Maintenance required weekly
Automated input/accessioning available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** ACCELERATOR p540/57.8 × 65.7 × 45.5 in./yes/540 tubes
• Containers device accommodates/Dedicated lanes for stat samples 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75/yes
• Maximum No. of samples that can be loaded/Maintenance required 200/—
Automated decapping available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** ACCELERATOR p540 (decapper is within the Aliquoter module)/—/yes/570
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75/weekly, 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 p540/57.9 × 39.4 × 33.5 in./yes/1,000
• Containers device accommodates/Software can sort by 16, 13 × 75; 16, 13 × 100/specimen, method, output
Specimen integrity monitor available no
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput**
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required
Automated aliquotting available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** ACCELERATOR p540/57.8 × 65.7 × 45.5 in./yes/540
• Containers device accommodates 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75
• Inspects samples for barcode/Detects and reports clots in specimen yes/yes
• Detects and reports quantity not sufficient specimens/Maintenance required yes/monthly
Instrument (analyzer) interfaces:
• Rules-based instrument interface control subsystem no
• Process control of instrument via control subsystem no
Physical/hardware (instrument/specimen) interface:
• Hematology/Chemistry/Coagulation
• Immunoassay/Urinalysis
Instruments to which your system or product is interfaced ARCHITECT c8000, c16000, ci82000, ci16200
Other robotic products, components to which system or product is linked
Automated recapper or sealer available no
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput**
• Recaps, seals multiple size tubes simult./Containers device accommodates
• Maintenance required
Automated storage and retrieval available no
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput**
• Containers device accommodates/Connects to the track
• Room temperature/Minimum and maximum number of tubes stored per module
• Multiple size tubes can be stored in the same module/Maintenance required
• Refrigerated storage and retrieval capability
Longitudinal upgrade pathway or plan to protect users’ investments
Average time to install/Who provides service, support/Hours support is available 1 week, dependent on middleware and LIS interfaces/Abbott Diagnostics/multiple support options; 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 p540 is a modular and scalable task-targeted system with the ability to automate accessioning, decapping, aliquoting, sorting, and centrifugation; p540 can accommodate racks from Abbott, Stago, Phadia, and other market-leading testing platforms
* For basic building block unit
** Average throughput in specimen containers per hour per device
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