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Beckman Coulter, AutoMate 2500 Family


Beckman Coulter, AutoMate 2500 Family

Laboratory automation systems and workcells, September 2017

Contact Information

Beckman Coulter
Simon Kasse
skasse@beckman.com
250 S. Kraemer Blvd.
Brea, CA 92822
+49 89 579589 3607


Name of system/First year installed/No. of contracts signed in 2016 AutoMate 2500 Family/2003/168
No. of live sites installed in N. America/Europe/Asia, Australia >100/>700/>200
Automation products that are available:
• Preanalytical processor/Total laboratory automation yes/no
• Automated functions: Accessioning/Track load/Centrifugation/Decapping yes/no/no/yes
• Automated functions: Rack specific sort/Aliquot/Tube relabeling/Resealing yes/yes/yes/yes
• Automated functions: Storage retrieval/Intelligent sample routing no/yes
• SW: Dedicated process control/Middleware control using LIS/Architecture yes/yes/open
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/—
• 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) automation SW feature
• Supports specimen carrier and level identification automation SW feature
• Unique barcode number per container required
• Specimen routing/Multistop routing (one tube to multiple workstations) automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Specimen scheduling/Instrument scheduling automation SW feature/—
• Routes test to workstation/Automatic reflex, repeat, dilutions
• 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, SCC, Atlas, McKesson, others/HL7, ASTM/yes
Transportation systems available no
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)*/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5
• Containers device accommodates/Average throughput in cm per second
• Supports automatic rerouting for reflex, repeat, dilutions
• Modular HW/Installed options/Device can operate in track and manual mode
• Required utilities/Required maintenance
• Carrier type/Scalable system
Automated centrifugation available no
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5
• Maximum throughput per hour/Containers device accommodates
• Can identify tube types for custom programmed rate and spin times per run
• More than one centrifuge can be connected to track system
• For multiunit centrifuge: each centrifuge operates independently for rate and time
• Maintenance required
Automated input/accessioning available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** AutoMate 2500 Family units/64 × 73 × 53 in./yes/1,200
• Containers device accommodates/Dedicated lanes for stat samples 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; diameter: 10.5–17.0 mm; length: 70–100 mm/yes
• Maximum No. of samples that can be loaded/Maintenance required 300, continuously/—
Automated decapping available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** AutoMate 2500 Family units/64 × 73 × 53 in./yes/1,200
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; diameter: 10.5–17.0 mm; length: 70–100 mm/—
• 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** AutoMate 2500 Family units/64 × 73 × 53 in./yes/1,200
• Containers device accommodates/Software can sort by 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; others/specimen, test order, fill level, input position
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** AutoMate 1250, 2550/64 × 101 × 53 in./yes/600
• Containers device accommodates 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; secondary tubes 13 × 75
• Inspects samples for barcode/Detects and reports clots in specimen yes/yes
• Detects and reports quantity not sufficient specimens/Maintenance required yes/daily
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
Other robotic products, components to which system or product is linked
Automated recapper or sealer available sealer
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** all AutoMate 2500 Family units/—/yes/1,200
• Recaps, seals multiple size tubes simult./Containers device accommodates yes/16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75
• Maintenance required daily
Automated storage and retrieval available
• 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 longitudinal upgrade pathway
Average time to install/Who provides service, support/Hours support is available 1 week/Beckman Coulter/24–7
On-site biomedical engineer required/User group meets regularly no/no
List price $290,000–$460,000
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) high-speed, cost-efficient way to automate pre- and postanalytical steps; improves patient safety and lab efficiency through tube inspection unit to ensure correct label is on the sample and that enough sample volume is available; allows direct sorting to most analyzers’ racks, and easy to change configurations
* For basic building block unit
** Average throughput in specimen containers per hour per device
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