Pentra C200

Clinical Chemistry Analyzer

  • A high degree of automation, ergonomics and quality of results in one compact bench top analyser
  • User friendly interface via ergonomic and intuitive software providing all the functions you need
  • Proven technology delivering the best quality of result


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Segment: Medical
Division: Clinical Chemistry
Manufacturing Company: HORIBA ABX SAS
Base product: Pentra C Range


  • Fixed cycles provide continuous throughput of 90 colourimetric tests/hour
  • Optional high throughput ISE module (270 tests/hour)
  • Reagent management with unique "Pentra" cassette
  • Fully automatic cuvette management - 2 racks of 96 single use cuvettes
  • Dedicated waste compartment for used cuvettes and contaminated liquid
  • Integrated computer and cooling unit (Peltier)


Product Description

  • Analysis Method Types:
    • Spectrophotometry: Colorimetry and Turbidimetry
    • Potentiometry: Direct (Serum or Plasma) and Indirect (Urine)
  • 15 parameters per reagent tray
  • Optional ISE Module (Na+, K+, Cl-)
  • Maximum Throughput: up to 360 test/h (140 tests/h in standard configuration)
  • CE Marked


Sample Handling

  • Sample Capacity: 15 positions in refrigerated compartment
  • Dedicated stat position in Random access
  • Positive Sample Identification: Integrated Barcode Reader
  • Sampling Needle: Level, and Shock Detection
  • Sample Collection Format: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10 mL (diameter: from 13 to 6mm)
  • Sample Specimen: Serum, Plasma, Urine, CSF, Homogeneous Fluids
  • Sample Volume: 2 to 45 µL (0.1 µl increment)
  • Automatic Sample Dilution: from 1/2 to 1/30,625
  • ISE: 20 µL (Indirect) or 93 µL (Direct)
  • Automatic Post Concentration: from x2.0 to x 20.0
  • Automatic Re-run


Calibrator/Control Handling

  • Calibrator/Controls Positioning on Sample Tray in the Refrigerated compartment
  • Automatic Standard Dilution Series:
    • Dilution Factors: Main Direct 1/2 - 1/175
    • Dilution Factors: Main Indirect 1/176 - 1/30 6258


Reagent Handling

  • 15 parameters on board in a closed refrigerated area (8-15°C)
  • Positive Reagent Identification: Integrated Barcode Reader
  • Reagent Needle: Level Detection and shock detection
  • Reagent management with cassettes: Automated Reagent On-board Stability Check plus continuous test countdown check by capacitive effect.
  • Reagent Volume: from 20 to 350 µL


Reaction System

  • Reaction Volume: 120 to 450 µL
  • Reaction Temperature: Air bath at 37°C
  • Photometer Reaction Cycle:20 seconds
  • Homogenization with Stirring Paddle
  • Reaction Time: 1 to 29 cycles
  • Disposable Acrylic Cuvettes
  • Automatic Cuvette Changer
  • Cuvette Capacity: 192 cuvettes (2 racks of 96 cuvettes)
  • 7 Integrated Calculation Algorithms


System Size 75.5 cm x 72.5 cm x 57 cm (W x L x H)
System Weight 95 Kg
Printer Optional Laser printer
Sound level < 60 dBa
Operating temperature from 15 to 30°C
Operating Humidity from 45% to 85%
Total Power Requirements 600 VA
Water De-ionized/Distilled Water - 10L Tank
Water specifications Resistivity > 5 MegOhms
Conductivity < 0.2 µS/cm

Computer & Sofware 

Operating system Windows XP
Data processing 10.4” inch Color LCD Touch Screen
Database Capacity: 100,000 results
Processor: 400 MHz
RC 232C: Patient results, QC to LIS with ASTM protocol
Intuitive and ergonomic software  
Quality Control Management Levey Jennings, statistics, lot number management and 10 Westgard rules
Logs with multi level security access  
Automatic user functions Programmable wake-up function
Maintenance workhour table
Automated maintenance process
Export of archived data USB key in Microsoft Excel format
Audible alarms  
Interactive Help

HTML Format

 Optical System

Tungsten-halogen Lamp  
Measurement Principle

Bi-chromatic light absorbance
Choice of 8 wavelengths from 340 to 700 nm
Wavelength selection with filter wheel

Sensor Photo diode

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