PERKIN ELMER AANALYST 200 ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROMETER
Whether you choose the AAnalyst™ 200 or AAnalyst 400, you’ll discover an easy, affordable and reliable flame atomic absorption (AA) solution. We’ve simplified the process of AAanalysis, from sample introduction to results. We’ve made it easy for anyone with a basic understanding of AA to get fast, reliable results every time, and we’ve made the quality and reliability of PerkinElmer available to everyone with these affordable systems. Easy to use, easy to own, and featuring many of the advances that have made PerkinElmer the market leader, the AAnalyst 200 and 400 are the perfect choice for any laboratory needing a reliable, trouble-free solution for flame AA analysis.
The AAnalyst 200 provides a no comprise approach to Atomic Absorption - from sample introduction to results. Confusing keypads and tiny screens have been replaced with a large full-color, easy-to-use touch screen, so virtually no training is required.
The modular plug-and-play design ensures easy maintenance and allows you to simply switch out components for quick service, saving time and getting your instrument up and running right away.
The AAnalyst 200 dramatically changes the way instruments are used and serviced, while maintaining all of the performance users have come to expect from PerkinElmer. The system incorporates innovations typically only offered on expensive research-grade instrumentation. True double-beam Echelle optics, combine with the power of a solid-state detector, deliver performance levels not typically available with flame AA. And, Fully automated gas controls and integrated safety checks yield the safest flame AA system available today.
WHAT IS ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY?
Atomic spectroscopy is the technique for determining the elemental composition of an analyte by its electromagnetic or mass spectrum. Several analytical techniques are available, and selecting the most appropriate one is the key to achieving accurate, reliable, real-world results. Proper selection requires a basic understanding of each technique since each has its individual strengths and limitations. It also requires a clear understanding of your laboratory’s analytical requirements. The following pages will give you a basic overview of the most commonly used techniques and provide the information necessary to help you select the one that best suits your specific needs and applications.
Many industries require a variety of elemental determinations on a diverse array of samples. Key markets include:
Control and Data System
User Interface: Complete control of the AAnalyst™ 200 through an innovative touch-screen interface. Flexible software for lamp setup, flame control, parameter selection and sample analysis. The tools menu provides access to recommended conditions, sample information, method storage and recall, data transfer and service diagnostics screens. The AAnalyst 200 supports multiple languages, including Spanish, English, French, Russian, Japanese, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Polish, Greek and Chinese.
Display: Full-color 10.4” LCD touch screen. VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels). Coated for maximum durability and lifetime.
Data Handling: The parameters page is used for setting up the analysis. Users can select up to eight calibration standards or a reslope standard and choose from seven different calibration algorithms. Integration times are operator-selectable from 0.1 to 60 sec. Print choices include method, replicates and calibration curve. Signal measurement modes include time-averaged integration, manual continuous graphics and peak-height measurement. An optional footswitch to trigger a read is also available.
Sample Analysis: The sample-analysis page is used for manual or automated analysis. All results are displayed on the screen. Separate buttons for blank, standards and samples allow for easy analysis. Sample ID and dilution factor are available on this page as entered in the tools/sample information menus. The calibration curve can be displayed and printed with correlation coefficient, slope and intercept. Peaks can be displayed and printed when using the MHS-15 accessory.
Accessories: Automated analysis can be performed with a PerkinElmer® autosampler and the sample information tool. The MHS-15 can be used for the determination of hydride-forming elements and mercury.
System: True double-beam echelle optical system. Front surfaced, reflecting optics with protective coating. Deuterium background corrector and built-in EDL power supply available on some models.
Optical System: Echelle monochromator. Focal length: 300 mm. Grating: 36 x 185 mm area, 79 lines/mm, blaze angle 76°. Fused-quartz prism: 95 x 40 mm, 60°. Wavelength range: 189-900 nm. Spectral bandpass: 0.15 nm at 200 nm. Reciprocal linear dispersion: 2.4 nm/mm. The photometer optics are covered to protect against dust and corrosive vapors. For maximum protection, the optical system can be purged with an inert gas.
Detector: High-efficiency, segmented solid-state detector.
Light Sources: Hollow cathode lamps (HCLs) and electrodeless discharge lamps (EDLs). EDLs provide much higher light output and longer lifetime when compared to conventional HCLs. Lamp elements, recommended operating currents and slit selection are automatically recognized and set when using PerkinElmer Lumina™ series AA lamps. Lamp alignment is completely automatic in models with a four-lamp turret.
Processor: Internal 300 MHz GX1 with 64 Mbytes of DRAM and 128 Mbytes of flash program memory on a PC104 interface-style printed circuit board. Includes real-time clock.
Graphics: 32-bit controller on PC104 board.
Ports: RS232 C, 9-pin, parallel printer and 10BaseT Ethernet on some models.
E-box: All electronics are located in a single user-replaceable module. The operator can just slide the module out from the front of the instrument and replace it with a new one. Instrument operators can replace most parts quickly and easily without a service visit.
Gas Controls and Burner System
Flame Gas: Fully automated gas box with computer-controlled oxidant selection with automatic gas sequencing, oxidant and fuel monitoring and control.
Control: Touch-screen actuated ignition with air/acetylene. Acetylene flow is automatically adjusted when switching to or from nitrousoxide/acetylene operation.
Flame Safety Features: Fully interlocked operation prevents ignition if the proper burner head, the nebulizer, end cap or burner drain system is not correctly installed, the level of the liquid in the drain vessel is incorrect, or gas pressures are too low. Interlocks will automatically shut down the gasses if a flame is not detected. The flame is automatically and safely extinguished in the event of a power failure or when the emergency flame-off button is used.
Burner System: An inert polymer mixing chamber provides superior analysis of corrosive and high-solid matrices. The spray chamber is manufactured from a high-strength composite, eliminating the need for pressure-relief devices. The high-precision inert nebulizer maximizes stability and sensitivity.
A 10-cm single-slot solid titanium burner head for air/acetylene operation is included.
Optional burner heads include:
5-cm nitrous-oxide/acetylene, 10-cm 3-slot air/acetylene and 5-cm single-slot air/acetylene.
Sample Area: 25 cm wide x 25 cm deep sample compartment for easy access to burner components.
Dimensions: 70 cm wide x 65 cm deep (0.46 m2) x 65 cm high
Weight: 49 kg
Power: 100-230 V (±10%), 50/60 Hz (±1%), 300 VA (maximum)
Technical: Classified as a laboratory instrument. Complies with the applicable European Union directives and standards for safety and electromagnetic compatibility for CE Marking, the safety requirements for Canada and the United States for CSA/NRTL certification and the FCC requirements for radio-frequency emissions. The instrument was developed and produced in compliance with ISO 9001.
Environmental: Dust-free, free of vibrations, ambient temperatures: +15 °C to +35 °C with a change rate of a maximum 3 °C per hour. Relative humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing.