Acaros Gravimetric

Automatic sample preparation solution designed for high accuracy. Key features include:

  • Integrated autosampler and autodiluter
  • Accurate gravimetric dilutions using integrated scale
  • Handles multiple dilution factors
  • Performs viscosity and density procedures
  • Neglectable carry-over
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Acaros Gravimetric

Integrated autosampler and autodiluter

The Acaros Gravimetric automatically prepares samples with high accuracy. It offers an integrated autosampler and autodiluter to efficiently process samples. Weighing tubes and their content, diluting, mixing, sampling, steering and transporting them to the ICP analyzer are just a few examples of preparation steps that are performed automatically by this solution. It enables processing and analyzing of samples in a controlled, highly accurate, reproducible and time-saving way. The process can be performed according international standards (e.g. ASTM or DIN). In addition, the Acaros is able to calibrate the ICP analyzer and to handle, check and interpret the gathered data.

Accurate gravimetric dilution

The integrated and automated scale allows accurate (gravimetric) dilutions. The Acaros Gravimetric handles multiple dilution factors and is able to manage various recipes or methods per sample. In addition, it performs viscosity and density procedures.

Acaros Software

The Acaros Software has been specifically developed for laboratory professionals. It allows them to perform multiple recipes per sample. Visual insight enables easy prioritizing and grouping of samples. Quality control is performed automatically. The latest technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) combined with our experience and knowledge in sample preparation are condensed in this software.

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Minimal sample to sample carry over

Sample to sample carry over is a significant source to inaccurate and unreliable analysis results. The Acaros Gravimetric is designed to minimize the amount of sample to sample carry over by offering:

  • Disposable pipets: a separate pipet is used for each sample.
  • Height sensors: an ultrasonic height-sensor ensures the pipet only goes into the sample 2 mm and moves down with the liquid surface while aspirating. A second ultrasonic height sensor ensures the needle, used to bring the diluted and mixed sample to the sample loop, to remain as clean as possible.
  • Mix tubes: each sample is homogenized in the vortex mixer using its own mix tube.

SPECTRO ICP automation

As a preferred partner of SPECTRO, our Acaros Gravimetric is specifically designed for seamless integration with ICP analyzers. This powerful integration enables fully automatic sampling, diluting and analysis. As a result, the sample throughput of laboratories is increased and the quality of the prepared samples is highly consistent and reliable.

Highly efficient sample processing

To optimize the sample preparation process, our Acaros Gravimetric offers a vortex mixer that quickly homogenizes the sample/solvent mixture. After homogenization, the diluted and homogenized sample is directly sent to the Turbolizer©. This feature significantly reduces the sample to sample time. The preparation of samples and the interactive cleaning process take place simultaneously to enable the most efficient process.

Adapted to your requirements

The Acaros Gravimetric can be fully adapted to your laboratories’ operations and integrates with the existing IT systems. The user interface allows you to customize the process to your laboratories’ workflows. Would you like to find out more? Get in touch with our specialists for a (technical) consult, we are happy to advise you on the solution that matches your laboratories’ requirements.

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Applications

Our solutions are applied to automate the preparation process of various types of fluid and solid samples. Have a look at the highlighted applications below and discover the specific challenges and benefits of automation for your application.

Automatic soil sample preparation

Soil sample preparation

Soil samples cannot be introduced to the analyzer directly. A soil sample preparation procedure is performed.

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Automatic water sample preparation

Water sample preparation

Water samples or waste water flows are tested either frequently or by continuously monitoring water flows on-site.

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Automatic oil sample preparation

Oil sample preparation

Oil samples undergo an extensive preparation procedure before they are introduced to the ICP analyzer.

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