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Beckman Coulter, Power Processor


Beckman Coulter, Power Processor

Laboratory automation systems and workcells, September 2017

Contact Information

Beckman Coulter
Raymond Tecotzky
rhtecotzky@beckman.com
250 S. Kraemer Blvd.
Brea, CA 92822
714-961-3753


Name of system/First year installed/No. of contracts signed in 2016 Power Processor/1998/60
No. of live sites installed in N. America/Europe/Asia, Australia >350/>100/>200
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 yes/yes/yes/yes
• Automated functions: Storage retrieval/Intelligent sample routing yes/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/automation SW feature
• Online real-time help system/QC/Stats and management reports automation SW feature/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)
• 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/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 SCC, Siemens, Cerner, McKesson, GE, Meditech, Per Sé, others/Direct, HL7/yes
Transportation systems available yes
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)*/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5 Power Processor II/—/yes
• Containers device accommodates/Average throughput in cm per second 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; Sarstedt/—
• Supports automatic rerouting for reflex, repeat, dilutions yes
• Modular HW/Installed options/Device can operate in track and manual mode yes/floor and subfloor mounted/yes
• Required utilities/Required maintenance compressed air, electricity/monthly
• Carrier type/Scalable system single specimen container per carrier/yes
Automated centrifugation available yes
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5 Power Processor II/—/yes
• Maximum throughput per hour/Containers device accommodates 300–450/16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; Sarstedt
• 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
Automated input/accessioning available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Power Processor II/—/yes/900
• Containers device accommodates/Dedicated lanes for stat samples 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; Sarstedt/yes
• Maximum No. of samples that can be loaded/Maintenance required 200/monthly
Automated decapping available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Power Processor II/—/yes/600
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; Sarstedt/monthly
• Removes multiple size tube caps per run/Removes screw type sample caps yes/no
Automated sorting available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Power Processor II/—/yes/500
• Containers device accommodates/Software can sort by 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; Sarstedt/method, output
Specimen integrity monitor available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Power Processor II/—/yes/90
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; Sarstedt/monthly
Automated aliquotting available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Power Processor II/—/yes/140 primary samples
• Containers device accommodates 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75; Sarstedt
• Inspects samples for barcode/Detects and reports clots in specimen yes/yes
• Detects and reports quantity not sufficient specimens/Maintenance required yes/daily, weekly
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 robotic arm interface/point-of-reference sampling, robotic arm interface/point-of-reference sampling, robotic arm interface
• Immunoassay/Urinalysis point-of-reference sampling, robotic arm interface/point-of-reference sampling
Instruments to which your system or product is interfaced AU680, 5400, 2700, 5800; Abbott Architect, Axsym; Siemens Advia, Atlas; Beckman Coulter LX 20, DxC, DxI; Ortho 950, 250, Eci; Roche Modular; Stago STA-R
Other robotic products, components to which system or product is linked
Automated recapper or sealer available recapper
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Power Processor III/—/yes/500
• Recaps, seals multiple size tubes simult./Containers device accommodates no/13 × 100; 13 × 75; Sarstedt
• Maintenance required weekly
Automated storage and retrieval available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** Power Processor III/—/yes/500
• Containers device accommodates/Connects to the track 13 × 100; 13 × 75; Sarstedt/yes
• Room temperature/Minimum and maximum number of tubes stored per module yes/1 and 5,440
• Multiple size tubes can be stored in the same module/Maintenance required no/weekly
• Refrigerated storage and retrieval capability yes
Longitudinal upgrade pathway or plan to protect users’ investments Power Processor is expandable for upgrades as lab needs grow
Average time to install/Who provides service, support/Hours support is available 7–21 days/Beckman Coulter/24–7
On-site biomedical engineer required/User group meets regularly no/yes
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) refrigerated storage with recapping and auto rerun; totally open system; intelligent aliquoting; consistent turnaround time results
* For basic building block unit
** Average throughput in specimen containers per hour per device
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