The Skalar BluVision™ discrete analyzer is developed for the automation of colorimetric applications. The analyzer is based on Skalar's well-proven XYZ robotic platform. The BluVisionTM was designed to handle a variety of sample types and matrices found in today's diverse laboratories. The central focus for the BluVision™ discrete analyzer's design was to incorporate Skalar's expertise in automated wet-chemistry analysis and transfer it to an easy-to-use, low maintenance, user friendly instrument with unsurpassed detection limits.
The BluVision™ system contains 200 sample positions, 4 racks of 50 samples each, one rack of 50 positions for QC’s and standards. The user also has a free choice of assigning QC/standard positions for samples and vice versa, which illustrates the flexible concept of the BluVision™ discrete analyzer. The high sample number and extensive parameter list allows the unit to run easily overnight without operator assistance. Furthermore the BluVision™ has 10 dedicated sample positions for priority samples, allowing these to be added whilst an analysis run is in progress.
A total number of 36 reagent positions are available to cover the reagents required for 14 different analytical parameters to be analyzed on the same batch of samples. This high number of parameters and sample capacity make the BluVision™ the ideal tool for running large series of samples for a few parameters or a wide range of parameters on a few samples. This design illustrates the flexibility of the BluVision™ for application in a variety of laboratory settings and provides true “walk-away” automation.
The key element of the BluVision™ discrete analyzer is Skalar's own uniquely designed photometric detection system which handles thirty-eight 20-positions disposable cuvette racks. Each cuvette has a 1.5 cm optical path-length which allows accurate low ppb level detection. The use of disposable cuvettes was incorporated to eliminate any carry-over between samples and reduced operator intervention.
During the last three decades, Skalar has become the world leader in automating wet-chemistry applications. Our application library contains over 400 well-proven automated wet-chemistry methods. Our applications conform to regulatory bodies such as ISO, EPA, Standard Methods or ASTM to name a few.
The BluVision™ discrete analyzer is designed to perform basic colorimetric analysis for the environmental field.
Typical application areas for the BluVision™ are:
- Drinking water
- Waste water
- Ground water
- Surface water