AutoMate™ 2500 Family Sample Processing Systems by Beckman Coulter

Manufacturer Beckman Coulter

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AutoMate™ 2500 Family Sample Processing Systems

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AutoMate™ 2500 Family Sample Processing Systems.

AutoMate 1200, AutoMate1250, AutoMate 2500, AutoMate 2550

When you need to improve lab efficiency, turn to the AutoMate for an automation system that fits your lab's unique requirements.

The AutoMate has everything you need to streamline pre- and post-analytical processes and position your lab for optimal performance and labor usage. Plus, with the AutoMate, your lab can accommodate greater workflow by eliminating steps between sample receipt and analytical stage.

AutoMate™ 2500 Family Sample Processing Systems Features:

  • Single point of entry, to manage all tubes, from sample receipt to archiving
  • Advanced, automated sample loading and sorting, to minimize manual handling
  • Through-the-label sample volume detection
  • Sorting speeds of 800-1,200 tubes per hour
  • Intelligent aliquotting* and tube labeling to eliminate manual sample preparation errors and ensure faster, more accurate secondary tube preparation
  • Intuitive software to facilitate ease of use
  • Recapper for safe and convenient transfer to archiving
  • Cap color analysis validates sample type against test ordered, for error prevention

Single Point of Entry

  • Manages sample tubes from entry into the laboratory until archiving
  • Re-sorts samples for pending test routing or for storage, when samples have volume remaining
  • Sorts stats to separate locations
  • Up to 24 dynamically-configurable rack locations for unparalleled sorting flexibility
  • Unloads/loads instrument-specific racks

Sample Loading

  • Easy-loading drawer offers convenient and continuous access to racks for loading samples, while robotic handlers safely and efficiently process samples through the AutoMate
  • Dedicated stat input area enables priority processing for rapid test turnaround time
  • Processes tube sizes from 10.5-17 mm in diameter; 70-110 mm in height (with cap)
  • Recognizes most standard bar codes in compliance with the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly known as NCCLS)

Sample Receipt

  • Sample bar-code reader ensures positive patient sample identification and notifies the Laboratory Information System (LIS) of sample receipt
  • Automated measurement of sample diameter and height ensures proper sorting and aliquotting

Tube Inspection Unit (TIU) Cap Color Recognition

  • Unique 3-D cap color analysis validates sample type against test ordered for error prevention
  • Detection of newest generation of coded caps

Volume Determination

  • Automated measurement of each sample's volume prior to dispensing into aliquot tube or for storage
  • Automated measurement of plasma or serum volume ascertains whether all aliquots can be created
  • RTL (Read Through Labels) infrared volume detection up to 3 layers of labels on the tube


  • Up to 2 decappers, designed for maximum efficiency and lab safety, to minimize exposure to biohazardous aerosols
  • Compatible with rubber stoppers, plastic and screw-style caps
  • "Smart" decapping: caps are selectively removed for closed-tube sampling, based upon analyzer
  • Caps are automatically disposed


  • Processes up to 600 total samples per hour, including 300 primary and 300 secondary tubes
  • Creates up to 7 aliquots per primary tube
  • Conductive tips with graphite fraction mean accurate measurement of filling level
  • "Intelligent" aliquotting transfers the proper volume for samples with single or multiple tests
  • Computerized prioritization of aliquots ensures most critical samples are created first, if sample volume is minimal
  • Detects clots and routes samples for manual processing

Sorting to Sample Racks

  • "Open" system architecture sorts to generic 50-tube racks or analyzer racks, accommodating transfers to instruments, other lab sections or send-out test requirements
  • 1,200-sample capacity and up to 24 generic racks, which can be subdivided to create up to 150 sorting locations
  • Drawers are freely definable and dynamically configurable; can use the standard 50 position rack or instrument specific racks

Re-Sorting to Sample Racks

  • Allows re-sorting of samples from personality racks after analysis for routing to next analyzer or sample storage; sample routing determined by duration or user-defined destination


  • Can process up to 1,200 tubes per hour
  • Can handle standard tube sizes
  • Prevents sample evaporation using cost efficient Parafilm

Simple to Use

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Customizable sorting rules with Sorting-Drive

Trouble-Free Maintenance

  • Load secondary 13 x 75 mm tubes in bulk
  • Replace bar-code label stock for aliquot tubes via easily accessible slide-out bin; user can define contents of the secondary-tube label*
  • Integrated storage space for consumables
  • Aliquot tips are ready for use

Easy to Install

  • Small footprint enables easy installation and requires minimal lab reconfiguration
  • Allows "dynamic" rack configuration to accommodate workload changes
  • LIS interface
  • Accepts multiple tube sizes and styles as well as multiple bar-code symbologies

* Optional feature (only available for AutoMate 1250 and AutoMate 2550)
** Optional feature
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AutoMate™ 2500 Family Sample Processing Systems

Manufacturer Beckman Coulter

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