Altair™ 240 Automated Benchtop Chemistry Analyzer


The Altair 240 is the ideal solution for labs, doctors’ offices, clinics and veterinary labs in need of a benchtop chemistry analyzer.

The Altair 240 is the ideal solution for any lab in need of a benchtop chemistry analyzer.  The analyzer is supported by a full-range of bar-coded, liquid-stable, ready-to-use Stanbio Chemistry reagents and at less than a meter in length the unit fits easily into most laboratory benches.

With positions for 43 reagents and the ability to configure open channels if needed, the Altair 240 provides a comprehensive solution tailored to meet the demands of your laboratory.

The Altair 240 automatically reads and manages barcoded reagent bottles and primary sample tubes. Most reagents have 30-day on-board stability to minimize waste.

The built-in cuvette washing system also allows you to reuse cuvettes, lowering operating costs for your lab.

  • Set up patient samples and order tests with ease
  • View work sessions in real-time, check reagent test levels and perform STAT procedures
  • Call up results ‘by patient’ or ‘by method’ at the touch or a button
  • View QC results quickly, using Levey-Jennings plots on three levels of controls

Automated performance

The Altair™ 240 Benchtop Chemistry Analyzer automatically reads and manages barcoded reagent bottles and primary sample tubes. Most reagents have 30-day on-board stability to minimize waste. The intuitive Windows®-based software screens make learning and operating the analyzer quick and easy.

Fast and efficient

The Altair™ 240 Automated Benchtop Chemistry Analyzer can run up to 400 tests per hour with an optional Ion Sensitive Electrode (ISE) module; it will also run 240 tests per hour without the ISE module. Dual reagent probes translate to higher throughput and faster patient turn-around time. The increased efficiency of reusable cuvettes allows lower operating costs for your lab.

Touchscreen software

The intuitive touchscreen allows you to easily program work lists, perform actions inside working sessions and view results.

Ordering Information

Description Reference Number Pack Qty
Altair™ 240 Analyzer Without ISE Module G6000-001 1 Each
Altair™ 240 Analyzer With ISE Module G6600-001 1 Each
Description Reference Number Pack Qty
Systemic Solution Concentrate A0310-001 1 x 1 liter
Cuvette Cleaner Concentrate A0315-002 2 x 2 liters
Sample Cups (Clear) 9950-001 1 bag of 1000
Extra Wash Cuvette Cleaner A0300-002 1 x 2 liters
Probe Cleaner A0305-320 9 x 36 washes
R1 Bottles Set A0400-020 20 x bottles/caps
R2 Bottles Set A0405-020 20 x bottles/caps
Tube Holders P3140000269 1 box of 10
Description Reference Number Pack Qty
ISE Reagent Pack (Cal. A & CAL. B) S3141000290 1 Pack
ISE Cleaning Solution S3141000292 90 mL
Chloride Electrode S3141000286 1 Each
Lithium Electrode S3141000287 1 Each
Potassium Electrode S3141000285 1 Each
Reference Electrode S3141000288 1 Each
Sodium Electrode S3141000284 1 Each
Spacer Electrode S3141000289 1 Each
ISE Pump Tube Kit S3141000293 1 Kit
ISE Fluid Tubing Kit S3141000294 1 Kit
ISE Urine Diluent S3141000351 1 x 125 mL


Key Features

Up to 400 tests per hour (with ISE)
Integrated cuvette washing station
Robust and reliable
43 reagent positions and 49 sample positions
User-friendly Windows® interface


Methodology – Photometric method using monochromatic and bichromatic measurement

Photometric linearity – 0 to 3.0 OD

Wavelengths – (8 discrete) 340, 405, 492, 505, 546, 578, 630, 700 nm

Throughput – Double-arm functionality yields up to 400 tests per hour, or up to 240 tests per hour w/o ISE

Sample volume – 1 to 300 µL

Reagent volume – 1 to 400 µL

Software – All-in-one touchscreen computer with Windows® 10 operating system and LIS bi-directional connectivity

Water consumption – 4.5 liters per hour

Weight – 60 kgs

Dimensions – 93 x 72 x 60 cm

Analyzer pack includes

Analyzer, accessories, keyboard, user manual, touch screen computer, screen lever arm and mouse

Frequently asked questions

The Altair™ 240 is an open channel chemistry system. It is calibrated to run the range of Stanbio Chemistry range of reagents, but can also be configured to meet the needs of individual laboratories.

The Altair™ comes with an all-in-one touchscreen computer with Windows® 10 operating system and LIS bi-directional connectivity.

Other core features include:

  • Programmable instrument stand-by and wake-up functions
  • Display of quality control levels with Levey-Jennings graphics
  • Self-diagnosis and alarm procedures
  • Customizable profiles to easily manage workload
  • Powerful, expandable archive for patients test results and QC results
  • Active monitoring of reagents and main instrument liquid levels
  • Water supply, wash solution, and waste level tank alarms

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