Accelerator a3600

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Scalable and configurable


The ACCELERATOR a3600 is a total laboratory automation system that provides the power and flexibility to meet the needs of the laboratory, both today and in the future. Combined with informatics and lean principles, the ACCELERATOR a3600 maximizes efficiency by providing consistent, predictable sample management and helps improve patient care by minimizing opportunities for error.

The modular design of ACCELERATOR a3600 allows you to create a design that is customized to fit your laboratory. The ACCELERATOR a3600 offers open third party analyzer connectivity* which provides the flexibility to meet changing demands.

Our workflow specialists work closely with you to understand your operations, needs and goals. We use a stepwise approach, including goal identification and understanding, process and system design, 3D visualization, CAD generation, and solution realization.

*Requires third party vendor and Abbott agreement to connect to the ACCELERATOR a3600 in each case.

Refer to the operations manual or user guide for warnings, precautions and limitations for proper use of the instrument.
Operating AltitudeUp to 2000 meters above sea level
Operating Temperature Range16°C to 30°C (60°F to 86°F)
Operating HumidityMax 80% at 30°C (86°F)
OvervoltageCategory 1
PollutionDegree 2
Heat OutputAverage heat output in BTU is calculated based upon final system configuration and number of modules
Dedicated Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)Required – Your local project team will provide requirements for the UPS based upon your track design
Electrical Main Line Frequency50/60 Hz
Electrical Main Line Voltage FluctuationUp to ± 10%
Electrical Main Line VoltageSingle phase configuration with UPS-small systems: 230V ~3680 VA
Electrical Main Line VoltageSingle phase configuration without UPS-medium systems: 230V ~9200 VA
Electrical Main Line VoltageThree phases configuration without UPS-large systems: 400 V 3N ~ 27600
External Source of Compressed Air Is Required

Required flow rate is calculated based upon final system configuration

Compressed air must be clean, oil free and dry

Compressed air pressure range 7 to 9 bar
Bar Code Readers

One or more barcode readers emitting laser beams

Class 2 laser device
Lateral Vision System

Optional system to replace barcode readers on the Input/Output Module, Bulk Input Module and Rack Input Module

Detects sample tube type (diameter and height)

Detects capped/uncapped status

Detects cap color

Performs barcode label recognition

Automation System Supported Barcode Symbologies

Code 128

Code 39 with and without check digit

Interleaved 2 0f 5 with and without check digit

USS Codabar

Note: When check digit is enabled, it is enabled for all symbologies that allow for check digit configuration (Code 39 and Interleaved 2 of 5)
Aliquoter Module Label Printer Supported Barcode Symbologies


Code 128: maximum 12 characters

Code 39: maximum 9 characters

Interleaved 2 0f 5: maximum 20 characters

USS Codabar: maximum 13 characters

Note: It is not possible to enable check digit for Code 39 and Interleaved 2 0f 5 symbologies on the Aliquoter Module printer

Electromechanical Safety

Automation system meets the requirements of the following standards

  • EN IEC UL 61010 – 1:2001

  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1-04

  • EN IEC 61010-2-081:2001 + A1:2003

  • EN IEC 61010-2-101:2002

  • EN IEC 61010-2-051:2003

  • CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010 -1-04

  • CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010 -2-081-04

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)Automation system conforms to relevant provisions of: Directive 2004/108/EC
Radio Frequency TrackingAutomation system complies with Part 15 of the United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC) r ules subject to the following two conditions:
  1. The device may not cause harmful interference

  2. The device must accept all interference received, including interference that may be undesired operation

The CANBUS antenna wiring incorporated in this equipment has been modified to comply with Part 15 (subpart B and C) of the FCC rules. Ferrite Fair Rite 046117645 Bin H4 has been added on transponder cables
Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE)The RFID antenna system mounted in this equipment complies with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of: Directive 1999/5/EC
Available Abbott Analyzer ConnectionsARCHITECT  c16000
CELL-DYN Sapphire
CELL-DYN SlideMaker Stainer
Open Connectivity

Third party analyzer connections are available in some countries and all require agreement by the respective vendor prior to Abbott offering the connection

Connections to the following testing modalities are available: 

  • Coagulation

  • Immunoassay

  • Clinical Chemistry

  • Hematology

  • HPLC

  • Immunology

  • ESR

Specific information regarding 3rd party connections is available from your Abbott Sales Representative
Acceptable types of plastic tubes that can be sealed using the Sealer Module

PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)

PS (Polystyrene)

PP (Polypropylene)


Contact your Abbott sales representative for additional system specifications.


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