AU480 Chemistry Analyzer

AU480 Chemistry Analyzer (Semi-Automated)

Compact, reliable and cost-effective

Put the power of versatility to work for your lab with a smart and efficient clinical chemistry analyzer solution. The AU480 chemistry analyzer is the ideal primary clinical chemistry analyzer for low- to mid-volume hospitals and laboratories, or dedicated specialty chemistry or STAT analyzer for larger laboratories. With throughput of up to 400 photometric tests per hour (up to 800 with ISEs), increased onboard testing, reduced sample volume and easy operation, the AU480 delivers efficiency for laboratories around the world.

AU480 Chemistry Analyzer

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Robust testing capabilities

  • Broaden your test offerings with more than 120 different Beckman Coulter system reagent applications available
  • Conduct quick priority testing using the AU 480 clinical chemistry analyzer’s STAT wheel
  • Turn around critical samples fast with sample pre-dilution and auto-repeat of over-range results

Efficient reagent and consumable use

  • Minimize hands-on time and reduce daily reagent inventory tasks with ready-to-use liquid concentrated reagents
  • Experience lower total cost of ownership with low consumable requirements

Convenient operational features

  • Provide the right operator support when needed using context-sensitive help screens and instructional videos
  • Simplify operations with user-friendly graphical user interface design and touch-screen monitor
  • Reduce tech-to-tech variation and achieve consistent result quality with AU family of chemistry analyzers’ standardized processes


Analytical SystemFully automated, random access chemistry system with STAT capability
Analytical PrincipleSpectrophotometry and potentiometry
Analytical TypesEndpoint, rate, fixed point and indirect ISE
Analytical MethodsColorimetry, turbidimetry, latex agglutination, homogeneous EIA, indirect ISE
Simultaneously Processed Analytes60 photometric tests + 3 ISE, 120 pre-programmed onboard tests
Throughput400 photometric tests/hour; maximum of 800 with ISE
ISE Throughput200 samples/hr. Maximum tests/hr: 600 if ISE only
Sample TypesSerum, plasma, urine, other
Sample FeederRacks with 10 samples each (barcodes on primary tubes and on racks); capacity of 80 samples; continuous loading
Sample TubesPrimary and secondary tubes; diameter from 11.5 to 16 mm; height from 55 to 102 mm, nestled micro sample cups
STAT samplesUp to 22 positions for STAT samples via cooled turntable. Easy-to-operate interrupts between tests. Auto-repeat run capability.
Sample Volume1–25 μl in 0.1 μl steps (1-25 μl for repeats)
Reagent Capacity76 positions for (R1+R2, detergent position). Holds 15, 30 and 60ml bottles.
Reagent StorageRefrigerated (4–12°C)
Reagent VolumeR1: 10–250 μl; R2: 10–250 μl (in 1 μl increment)
Total Reaction Volume90–350 μl
Reaction CuvettePermanent glass cuvettes
Reaction TimeUp to 8 minutes, 37.5 seconds
Reaction Incubation37°C, dry bath
Photometry SystemDirect assay through the reaction cuvette (0–3.0 OD) mono and bichromatic measurements possible
Wavelength13 different wavelengths between 340–800 nm
CalibrationAuto calibration, cooled calibrator positions; master calibration established by two-dimensional barcode
Quality ControlAuto QC, cooled QC positions
Rerun1. Auto rerun and manual rerun available
2. Automatic sample increase, decrease or normal repeat
3. Reflex testing
Sample Pre-dilutionDilution ratio: Fixed to 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 76 or 100
Test RequisitionIndividual and profile test requisition via online, mouse, function keys and touch-screen
Sample IntegrityLipaemia, Haemolysis and Icterus analysis. Sample clot detection and probe crash protection.
OnlineRS232C. Full uni- and bidirectional communication possible.
SoftwareWindows 7®
Data StorageSample number 100,000 samples. Reaction Data 200,000 tests.
Dimensions (W x H x D)ANL: 1,450 x 1,205 x 760
Power Supply100–240v; 60 Hz/ < 3.5 kVA


Addendum, AU480 Chemistry Analyzer, EN

Line / Series / ProductAU480 DownloadItem / Ref No.Document No.B58153.AAReleased Date4/20/2015

Quick Response Guide – AU480

Line / Series / ProductAU480 DownloadItem / Ref No.Document No.B28625.AAReleased Date6/24/2014

AU480 Chemistry Analyzer Addendum for ISE Tubing Maintenance

Line / Series / ProductAU480 DownloadItem / Ref No.Document No.B97470.AAReleased Date1/25/2017

AU480 Chemistry Analyzer User’s Guide

Line / Series / ProductAU480 DownloadItem / Ref No.Document No.B28624.AAReleased Date6/25/2014

Addendum, IVDR Requirements, AU480, AU680, AU5800

Line / Series / ProductAU480, AU5800, AU680 DownloadItem / Ref No.Document No.C79006.AAReleased Date5/7/2021

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