Simple, robust & reliable, the Automated Fluid Handling System works seamlessly with BWB Flame Photometers.
 

BWB customers rely on our instrumentation to run all day processing tens or even hundreds of samples. Until now, this operation has been a manual process requiring and operator to introduce each sample. Many organizations seek greater efficiency and automation of their laboratory processes and  BWB has the solution. The new Automatic Fluid Handling System (AFHS), offers fast, reliable and effective automation of the flame photometry process.

New “Auto Read” Technology is the foundation for automation
The goal of an automated system is to perform tasks accurately, reliably and autonomously without the need for human intervention. By clever software/firmware handling of the input from our multiple channel detectors, stability of readings are analytically determined and no longer a subjective user decision. 

Printer
This ultra reliable thermal printer sits atop the main flame photometer enclosure for footprint reduction in valuable lab space. The printer is supplied with print stock derived from recycled paper, has a 10 year shelf life and comes with soy based ink as standard.


The dimensions of the unit were also designed to offer compatibility with standard calculator print paper available globally from any high street.

Autosampler
The BWB auto sampler is available as an optional extra for all the latest models of the BWB flame photometer.

Autodiluter
BWB has introduced a 10:1 and 100:1 auto-diluter for the latest models of the BWB flame photometer.

FEATURES

 

  • BUILT AROUND BWB’S PROPRIETARY “AUTO READ” TECHNOLOGY 
     

  • “IRS” (INTERNAL REFERENCE STANDARD) AVAILABLE 
     

  • COMPATIBLE WITH ALL 2014 BWB FLAME PHOTOMETER MODELS 
     

  • 5 USER SELECTABLE TRAY CALIBRATION CORRECTION POINTS
     

  • USER SELECTABLE DILUTION RATIO
     

  • PURPOSE BUILT AUTO DILUTER 
     

  • ON DEMAND PRINTING OF KEY ANALYSIS DATA WITH BWB’S INTEGRATED PRINTER
     

  • A SINGLE SHARED POWER SOURCE FOR THE AUTO SAMPLER AND AUTO DILUTER
     

  • OTHER DILUTIONS ASIDE FROM THE STANDARD OF 100:1 AND 10:1 ARE AVAILABLE WITH THE SAME AUTO DILUTER.  CONTACT US FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION.
     

  • UP TO 89 SAMPLES 
     

  • INTERCHANGEABLE SAMPLE TRAY

Automated Fluid Handling Systems 

The next generation of automation

Check out the AFHS system in action with the BWB BIO flame photometer

Example - BWB BIO with AFHS Technical Data

AFHS is available with most BWB Flame Photometers

Sample rate 

4ml/min
 

Tubing materials 

Translucent PTFE and Tygon®  

Amount of fluid used per sample
based on dilution ratios, 

DR1 – 5ml
DR10 – 0.5ml 

DR100 – 0.05ml
 

Specificity 

Na/K/Li = <0.5% to each other when
equal in concentration at <100ppm
 

Required desk space for Instrument  

50cm (H) x 65cm (W) x 63cm (D)

*BIO Flame photometer with BWB Recommended set up positioning. For Safety reasons the Flame photometer requires 1m of unobstructed space above to allow dissipation of heat from the chimney.
 

Instrument size 

BIO Flame Photometer
51cm (H) x 38cm (W) x 41cm (D)
(20in x 14in x 16in)
 

Auto Diluter
30cm (H)  x 30cm (W) x 43cm (D)*
(12in x 12in x 17in)
 

Auto Sampler
30cm (H)  x 18cm (W) x 11cm (D)**
(12in x 7in x 4in)
 

Shipping
62cm (H) x 55cm (W) x 47cm (D) x 2 boxes
(24in x 22in x 19in)

*Inclusive of Cannula operating arm.
** Excluding Dilution Reservoir. 

 

Weight 

BIO Flame Photometer – 15.3kg
Auto Diluter – 3.75kg
Auto Sampler – 6.9kg
 

Shipping
BIO Flame Photometer – 25kg
AFHS unit – 17kg 

 

Optimal range

Multi-point calibration

Na – 0.2 – 300mmol/l*

K – 0.2 – 200mmol/* 

Li – 0.2 – 20mmol/l*

Ca – 1 – 20mmol/l*

*With required Dilution Ratios
 

Reproducibility 

<1% Coefficient of variability for 10 consecutive samples within optimal range.
(After instrument stabilisation).
 

Limit of detection (LOD) and
limit of quantification (LOQ) displayed 

LOD                                 LOQ        

Na – 0.0013mmol/l       Na – 0.0043mmol/l 

K – 0.0005mmol/l         K – 0.0013mmol/l 

Li – 0.003mmol/l           Li – 0.0072mmol/l 

Ca – 0.0075mmol/l       Ca – 0.025mmol/l 
 

Time to stability 

Less than 15 seconds after sample
is introduced into the flame

Single sample time  

With Auto Diluter: 130 Seconds including Sample Preparation, Acquisition and flush 

Without Auto Diluter: 80 Seconds
including Acquisition and flush

Amount of samples measured per hour 

With Auto Diluter: 25
Without Auto Diluter: 40

Ions measured
Serum Na and K or Li and Ca
Urine Na and K or Li and Ca
 

Dilution reservoir size
2.5L with inbuilt low level control 
Optional 5L tank available

Amount of samples per
dilution reservoir

2.5L – 120*       5L – 240*

*dependant on idle times between traysand sample
set-ups. 

Amount of samples per tray
89 with additional interchangeable trays
to speed up sampling time. 
 

Calibration concentrations 

URINE    

Point 1                Point 2               Point 3
Na 25mmol/l     Na 50mmol/l     Na 100mmol/l
K   25mmol/l      K   50mmol/l     K   100mmol/l
Li   2.5mmol/l    Li   5mmol/l       Li   10mmol/l
Ca 2.5mmol/l     Ca 5mmol/l       Ca 10mmol/l

Point 4                 Point 5    
Na 200mmol/l    Na 300mmol/l    
K   150mmol/l    K   200mmol/l    
Li   15mmol/l     Li   20mmol/l    
Ca 15mmol/l      Ca 20mmol/l    

SERUM    

Point 1                Point 2                Point 3
Na 120mmol/l   Na 130mmol/l   Na 140mmol/l
K   3mmol/l        K   4mmol/l        K   5mmol/l
Li   0.5mmol/l    Li   0.5mmol/l    Li   1mmol/l
Ca 1.5mmol/l     Ca 2mmol/l        Ca 2.5mmol/l

Point 4                Point 5    
Na 150mmol/l   Na 160mmol/l    
K   6mmol/l        K   7mmol/l    
Li   1.5mmol/l    Li   2mmol/l    
Ca  3mmol/l       Ca 3.5mmol/l
 

Recommended minimum warm up
time based on ambient temperature

21°C – 40 minutes     
    

Power requirements 

100V – 250V AC at 50 or 60Hz
 

Fuel requirement 

Propane, Butane or Natural Gas*
regulated to 19Bar. Flow rate of 0.4l/min

*with modifications. BWB Technologies recommends either Propane or Butane for optimum results. 
 

Readout

LCD, four line, alpha numeric, back lit.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

 

  • PC Leads USB and RS232

  • Selection of 3 Power cables
    to suit all regions

  • Gas Hose

  • Aspiration Kit

  • Manuals covering all aspects
    of the BIO FP and AFHS

  • Quick Start guides 

  • Warranty Registration Form 

  • Certificates of analysis for all provided Fluids 

  • Material Safety Data Sheets for all provided Fluids 

  • IQ, OQ, PQ On-line Documentation. Certificate of Compliance will be issued upon completion of the
    PQ testing.

  • The FP-PC Software installation CD 

  • 1L of BWB recommended
    cleaning solution 

  • Complete set of calibration fluids including Diluent Concentrate 

  • 250 x 5ml AFHS screw top
    sample Vials

  • 100ml conical flask with screw lid

  • 100 disposable sample cups 

  • 1L of De-Ionised water

  • 2m of waste tube    

  • Set of spare fuses

  • 10 x 10ml pipettes 

  • 10 x 1ml pipettes

BWB Technologies USA LLC

18032 Lemon Dr. C-427 

Yorba Linda, CA 92886 

800-608-9870

admin@bwb-america.com

Providing distribution,installation, training, scheduled maintenance

and service in the USA and Canada

Flame Photometers
Proudly Engineered
and Manufactured
in England

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