AU480 Chemistry Analyzer

AU480 Chemistry Analyzer

Compact, reliable and cost-effective


Put the power of versatility to work for your lab. The AU480 chemistry analyzer is the ideal primary 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.

  • Description
  • Specifications


Robust testing capabilities

  • Broaden your test offerings with more than 120 different Beckman Coulter system reagent applications available
  • Conduct quick priority testing using the 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 System

Fully automated, random access chemistry system with STAT capability

Analytical Principle

Spectrophotometry and potentiometry

Analytical Types

Endpoint, rate, fixed point and indirect ISE

Analytical Methods

Colorimetry, turbidimetry, latex agglutination, homogeneous EIA, indirect ISE

Simultaneously Processed Analytes

60 photometric tests + 3 ISE, 120 pre-programmed onboard tests


400 photometric tests/hour; maximum of 800 with ISE

ISE Throughput

200 samples/hr. Maximum tests/hr: 600 if ISE only

Sample Types

Serum, plasma, urine, other

Sample Feeder

Racks with 10 samples each (barcodes on primary tubes and on racks); capacity of 80 samples; continuous loading

Sample Tubes

Primary and secondary tubes; diameter from 11.5 to 16 mm; height from 55 to 102 mm, nestled micro sample cups

STAT samples

Up to 22 positions for STAT samples via cooled turntable. Easy-to-operate interrupts between tests. Auto-repeat run capability.

Sample Volume

1–25 μl in 0.1 μl steps (1-25 μl for repeats)

Reagent Capacity

76 positions for (R1+R2, detergent position). Holds 15, 30 and 60ml bottles.

Reagent Storage

Refrigerated (4–12°C)

Reagent Volume

R1: 10–250 μl; R2: 10–250 μl (in 1 μl increment)

Total Reaction Volume

90–350 μl

Reaction Cuvette

Permanent glass cuvettes

Reaction Time

Up to 8 minutes, 37.5 seconds

Reaction Incubation

37°C, dry bath

Photometry System

Direct assay through the reaction cuvette (0–3.0 OD) mono and bichromatic measurements possible


13 different wavelengths between 340–800 nm


Auto calibration, cooled calibrator positions; master calibration established by two-dimensional barcode

Quality Control

Auto QC, cooled QC positions


1. Auto rerun and manual rerun available
2. Automatic sample increase, decrease or normal repeat
3. Reflex testing

Sample Pre-dilution

Dilution ratio: Fixed to 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 76 or 100

Test Requisition

Individual and profile test requisition via online, mouse, function keys and touch-screen

Sample Integrity

Lipaemia, Haemolysis and Icterus analysis. Sample clot detection and probe crash protection.


RS232C. Full uni- and bidirectional communication possible.


Windows XP®

Data Storage

Sample number 100,000 samples. Reaction Data 200,000 tests.

Dimensions (W x H x D)

ANL: 1,450 x 1,205 x 760

Power Supply

100–240v; 60 Hz/ < 3.5 kVA