cobas® 6000 analyzer series

cobas® 6000 analyzer series

Empower your lab to get ahead and stay ahead.

 

 

Just as every patient requires individualized care, every laboratory is unique. Striking the
balance between high standards and efficient operation required tailormade solutions. 

The cobas 6000 analyzer series does just that by offering medium workload
laboratories flexible solutions for clinical chemistry and immunochemistry testing. 

 

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The cobas 6000 modular analyzer is composed of
a core unit and a combination of up to 3 analytical modules to best suit your needs

cobas® 6000 Technical Specifications

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cobas® 6000 Technical Specifications

System 2nd Generation SWA: modular, analytical system platform, consolidated work area for Clinical Chemistry and Immunology, expandable and re-configurable on site
Types of modules
  • cobas c 501 module: Photometric measuring unit (incl. ISE)
  • cobas e 601 module: Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) technology measuring unit
Number of configurations 7 module combinations; Up to 3 modules in one core unit
  • cobas c 501 modules: 1 to 2 modules
  • cobas e 601 modules: 1 to 2 modules
  • cobas c 501 | cobas e 601 modules: 2 to 3 modules (only 2 units of 1 module type for SWA combinations possbile)
Sample throughput Up to 120 racks/hour or 600 samples/hour
Test throughput 
(theoretical max)
  • 170 up to 2,170 tests/hour: overall
  • 1,000 up to 2,000 tests/hour:with cobas c 501 modules
  • 170 up to 340 tests/hour:with cobas e 601 modules
  • 1,170 up to 2,170 tests/hour: with cobas c 501 and cobas e 601 modules
Number of reagent channels 
(reagent slots)
Up to 151 channels, in total 63 channels (including ISE, automatic setting) on cobas c 501 module 25 channels on cobas e 601 module
Sample material Serum, Plasma, Urine, CSF
Core unit analytics
  • Rack: 5 position rack, RD standard rack
  • Rack types: Routine, STAT, Control, Calibrator, Rerun (manual), Wash
  • Tray: Tray with 15 racks/75 samples, RD standard tray
  • STAT port: STAT samples are processed with true STAT interrupt
Sample container types
  • Primary tubes: 5 to 10 mL; 16 x 100, 16 x 75, 13 x 100, 13 x 75 mm
  • Sample cup: 2.5 mL
  • Micro cup: 1.5 mL, (exception: cobas e 601 module)
  • Cups on tube: Cup on top of a 16 x 75/100 mm tube; Cup on top of one non standard tube
  • False bottom tube (FBT): One type is definable
Sample volume 1–35 µL
Sample dilution 3–121 times
Sample clot detection Available for cobas c 501 and cobas e 601 module
Minimum sample volume
  • Primary tubes: 700 µL
  • Sample cup: 100 µL
  • Micro cup (FTB): 50 µL
Sample barcode types Code 128; Codabar (NW 7); Interleaved 2 of 5; Code 39
System interfaces RS 232 serial interface, bi-directional Interface to cobas link data station for cobas teleservice functionalities and automatic download
Sample data base 10.000 routine/STAT samples
Test methods For photometric modules: 1 point, 1 point + prozone check, 2 point, 2 point kinetic, 2 point + prozone check, 3 point, 1 point + kinetics Rate A, Rate A + serum index, Rate A with blank, Rate B
Calibrator/QC input Via specified racks through the input buffer or STAT port
Calibration methods Start-up, Re-calibration For photometric modules: Linear, non-linear multi-points, 2 point calibration, K-factor up to 100 different calibrators pre-programmable Storage of up to 180 curves Preventive calibration of the stand-by cobas c and cobas e packs on cobas c 501: Two k-factor can be defined for different sample types
QC methods For e- and photometric modules: Real-time QC, individual QC, cumulative QC Up to 100 controls pre-programmable Preventive QC after calibration of the stand-by cassettes/rack packs Auto QC: QC without operator intervention (timer triggered)
Rerun/reflex function Automatic rerun and manual rerun; Automatic reflex is supported by the system, reflex request to be provided by Roche Middleware Solutions
Electrical requirements
  • Power requirements: 230 Volts AC; 110 Volts AC 2.4 kVA (for cobas c 501 | e 601)
  • Frequency: 50 Hz or 60 Hz +/- 0.5%
Water/waste requirements
  • Water: Bacteria free, deionised water supply: resistance of < 1,0 µS/cm
  • Water pressure: 0.5 – 3.5 kg/cm3, (49–343 Kpa)
  • Biohazards waste: Separate container behind the system
  • L. concentrated: Central drain port, diameter: = 50 mm / 2 inches
  • Waste drain < waste: 100 mm above the floor / 4 inches
Water consumption
  • Max flow rate: cobas c 501 module: approx. 40 L/hour
  • Typical consumption: cobas e 601 module: approx. 30 L/hour
Operational conditions
  • Ambient temperature: 15 to 32°C / 59 to 90°F
  • Ambient humidity: 30 to 85% (RH, without condensation)
  • Heat output: 1.5 kW (5400 kJ/hr for cobas c 501, 4320 kJ/hr for cobas e 601)
  • Noise output: < 65 dB
Physical dimensions
  • Width: 188 to 498 cm / 74 to 196 inches
  • Core unit: 69 cm / 27.2 inches cobas c or cobas e module: 120 cm / 47.2 inches
  • Depth: cobas c or cobas e module: 98 cm / 38.6 inches Core unit: 104 cm / 41 inches
  • Height: 130 cm / 51 inches
  • Control unit: Width: 80 cm / 31.5 inches, depth: 80 cm / 31.5 inches
Weight
  • cobas c 501 module: 330 kg / 730 lbs
  • cobas e 601 module: 360 kg / 795 lbs
  • Core unit (sample loader, control unit, rack rotor): 180 kg / 400 lbs