|Basic specifications||Retrieval of samples within three minutes after ordering|
Identification of primary sample tubes
Automated storage, disposal, and retrieval of sample tubes
Selective recapping of tubes for storage
Selective decapping of tubes for retrieval
|Storage throughput||Up to 760 tubes/hour|
|Retrieval throughput||Up to 70 tubes/hour (retrieval, without influence on storage throughput)|
|Easy access to samples||Anytime due to the walk-in refrigerator area|
|Storage capacity for samples||cobas p501:13,500 tubes|
cobas p701: 27,000 tubes
Designed for customized blood sample archiving. cobas p 501 and p 701 help lab professionals to simplify workflow, improve quality and provide a safe and satisfying work environment. They reduce time spent on low-value activities like sample archiving.
Tubes can be loaded into the input area in a Hitachi 5 position rack. A single rack can be loaded into a dedicated line or using trays of 30 or 15 racks. Tubes for add-on testing are provided in HHT 5 position racks in the output area. The empty racks are sorted according to rack range in the rack output.
The cobas p 501/701 post-analytical units can be connected to the cobas® connection modules and cobas® 8100 automated workflow series. The connection offers a total laboratory automation solution including all pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical steps with-out any direct interaction of the operator with the sample.
The open tubes are sorted into the restoppping area for closing. The rack range can also be used to determine the storage duration of tubes.
Open tubes are closed using a flexible archiving cap. The cobas p 501/701 post-analytical units can be equipped with a de-stopping unit. During the retrieval process and according to the customer request tubes can be opened.
The storage area is continuously monitored for keeping a stable temperature around 4 - 8 ºC to guarantee optimal sample storage conditions. Tubes are stored in barcoded high density storage racks with 41 positions. Two different storage durations can be defined by the users.
Integrated, smart and safe disposal concept. After the expiration of the storage duration tubes will be wasted automatically. The filling height of the waste containers is monitored.