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Choose to Transform Your Laboratory

As the health care landscape evolves, the demands placed on laboratories continues to grow. Laboratories face constant pressure to increase test volume and decrease turnaround times - all while managing with fewer resources and increased scrutiny on quality of results

Through ACCELERATOR p540 automation, your laboratory gains...
  • The insights of a trusted automation partner through LEAN qualified laboratory designers, implementation and service teams
  • The efficiency of a solution that maximizes resources and delivers workflow improvements
  • The flexibility to plan for the future, allowing you to scale the system to meet the growing demands of your laboratory
system specs
accelerator p540  
Tube Types Open/closed, various diameters
Applicable Primary Tube Sizes Diameter: 13mm, 16mm; Height: 100mm, 75mm
Sample ID Vision based barcode reader
Sample Barcode Formats CODE39, ITF, NW-7 (Codabar), CODE128
Sample Loading Capacity Aliquoter Module:  Capacity of 200 samples max. (40 racks, 5-position rack) 
Centrifuge Module: Capacity of 290 samples max. (58 racks, 5-position rack)
Output Sorting Capacity Aliquoter Module:  Max. capacity of 280 samples (56 racks, 5-position rack) including error position 
Sorter Module: Max. capacity of 400 samples (8 racks, 50-position racks)  
Multiple rack output capable with varying capacity
Sorting Destinations Multiple
Sample Access Front
Priority/STAT Sample Bypass Lane Aliquoter and Centrifuge Modules: One 5-position rack
Error Positions Yes
Configurable Destinations Yes
Load Consumables While in Operation Yes
Compatible with 3rd Party Analyzer Racks Selective
Automated Capping Aliquot (Secondary) Tubes No (push caps available for order)
Primary Tube Recapping/Resealing No
Primary Tube Decapping Yes 
Cap Color Recognition Yes, optional module
Tube Type Detection Detects height, diameter and cap presence/absence
Tube Imaging Yes
Sample Integrity Check (HIL Analysis) No
Aliquoting Capability Yes
Aliquot Volume Per Aspiration 200μL – 800μL
Secondary Tube Volume 5,000μL Max.
Secondary Tube Dimensions Approximately 13mm x 75mm
Aliquot Tube Labeling Direct printing onto the aliquot tube
Onboard Aliquot Tube Capacity 384 (4 x 96 tube trays)
Aliquot Tip Type and Packaging Plastic, 1,000 per cartridge
Onboard Aliquot Tip Capacity 1,000
Centrifuge Capability Yes
Barcode Orientation in Analyzer Racks Aliquoter Module:  Yes (secondary tubes only); Sorter Module:  Yes (ARCHITECT carriers only)
100% Sorting Aliquoter Module:  1,000 tubes/hour; Sorter Module: 600 tubes/hour
100% Decapping Up to 570 tubes/hour; Rubber caps, Overcaps (Hemogard type closures); Screw caps
100% Aliquoting Up to 540 tubes/hour (500μL aspirated, 1:1 aliquot)
Centrifugation Up to 300 samples per hour; Selective centrifugation
 Physical Attributes
Dimensions (WxDxH) Aliquoter Module:  W1670mm (65.7”) x D1155mm (45.5”) x H1470mm (57.8”) 
Sorter Module: W1000mm (39.4”) x D850mm (33.5”) x H1473mm (57.9”) 
Centrifuge Module: W1530mm (60.2”) × D850mm (33.5”) × H1470mm (57.9”) 
Aliquoter and Sorter Modules Combined: W3000mm (118.1”) (includes bridge) x D1155mm (45.5”) x H1473mm (57.9”) 
Centrifuge, Aliquoter and Sorter Modules Combined: W4530mm (178.3”) x D2005mm (79.0”) x H2943mm (115.8”)
Weight Aliquoter Module:  460kg, 1,012lbs; Sorter Module: 300kg, 661lbs; 
Centrifuge Module: 365kg, 805lbs
Floor Model Yes
Waste Container or Floor Drain Required Yes for QC module cooler condensate drainage
Power Consumption Aliquoter Module:  Single phase AC 200-240V +/- 10% 50-60 Hz 2.0kVA 
Sorter Module: Single phase AC 200-240V +/- 10% max. 1.0kVA 
Centrifuge Module: Single phase AC200-240V ± 10% 50/60Hz max. 1.0kVA
Compressed Air Not required 
User Interface 19” color touchscreen display
Online Interface TCP/IP HL7
LIS Connection Ethernet, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX
Data Storage Yes
Middleware Yes
Operating Temperature and Humidity 16°-32° C; Humidity 10%-85%RH
Noise <65dBA with aliquoter and sorter modules; ≤68dBA with optional centrifuge module
 Unique Features 
Onboard, Automated QC Sample Storage and Processing 16 on board (with cooling function)


why automation?


The ACCELERATOR p540 automates primary tube accessioning, decapping, aliquoting, sorting, and centrifugation to improve workflow efficiency for laboratories limited by space or budget. Trust the Accelerator p540 to provide your laboratory with the insights of a trusted partner, the efficiency of a modular solution to maximize resources and deliver workflow improvements, and the flexibility to scale and personalize to meet the growing demands on your laboratory.





seamless integration

The ACCELERATOR p540 can connect with the ARCHITECT ci8200, ci16200, c8000 and c16000, for pre-analytic automation that integrates within your laboratory’s overall workflow and ensures maximum efficiency and flexibility. 




Automates Sample Tube Sorting

The ACCELERATOR p540 sorting module is equipped with drawers that can be configured for use with multiple system racks, racks for archiving, or to send out for testing. The ACCELERATOR p540 is personalized to fit your laboratory’s need to save significant staff time and reduce the potential for errors. 



 Aliquoter Module



  • Load samples using 5-position racks
  • Sample identification
  • Decapping
  • Aliquotting
  • Sorting into 5-position racks
Sorting Module


  • 5-position/50-position racks
  • Stago STAR Evolution Expert Series racks
  • Phadia 250 racks
  • IL ACL Top 700 racks
 Centrifuge, Aliquoter and Sorter



  • Configure spin time and speed
  • Refrigerated
  • Selective centrifugation
  • Self balancing
  • STAT and routine loading
  • Cap detection
ARCHITECT Connection
 Centrifuge, Aliquoter, Sorter and ARCHITECT Connection


  • Provides enhanced workflow capabilities by automatically loading and unloading sample carriers to the ARCHITECT Retest Sample Handler (RSH)
  • Connections to the ARCHITECT ci8200, ci16200, c16000 and c8000 systems


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