Automated Chemistry Analyzers | Competitive Review

Automated Chemistry Analyzers | FIA Laboratory Instrument Competitive Review 

Laboratories who have formally used Hach’s Lachat Quickcehm Flow Injection Analysis System have found themselves looking for Flow Chemistry alternatives. 2020 has been the year of unusual circumstances, so Xylem Lab Solutions, wants to ensure laboratories are comfortable and confident when they venture to find a FIA alternative. Xylem Lab Solutions’ team of experts have collaborated to create a brief comparison chart of the top competing alternative for Lachat customers.  

If you find yourself looking for an alternative and want an easy way to consider all your options, see the information below. We have created a brief comparison chart of the top competing alternatives for Lachat customers. We have researched different pieces of laboratory equipment and categorized them by testing methods, software options, channel quantity, the numbers of samples per hour, flexibility, dimensions, certifications and additional accessories.

Company

Testing Method

Software Option

Number of Channels

Samples per Hour

Flexibility

Size

Certifications

Accessories

Seal Analytical

Model: AA500

SFA

 

AACE

6

Not Published Online

Modular

Not Published Online

Not Published Online

Robotic handling, digestion and sampling

Skalar

Model: San++ Automated Wet Chemistry Analyzer

SFA

San++

San++FlowAccessTM V3

1-16

20-120

Modular

Not Published Online

ISO 9001

100-

576 Position AutoSampler Options,

Detectors

Astoria Pacific:

Model: Astoria Analyzer

 

SFA

FASPac2

2-6

80-90

Modular

Not Published Online

Not Published Online

90-270 Position Autosampler Options, Detectors, Pumps, Cartridge Base

FIALab

Model FIA: FIAlyzer-1000

 

SFA: Flex

 

FIA

FIAsoft

4

 

 

250

Modular

9.5 in H x

6 in W

9.5 in D

Not Published Online

Flow cells, Detectors, 180 – 720 Position Autosamplers

OI Analytical

 

Model: FS 3700

SFA & FIA

FlowView

2

180

Modular

 

31 in. W x 17.5 in D x

10.5 in H

78.4 cm W x 44.45 cm D x 26.67 cm H


CE Safety EN 61010-1
EMC Immunity & Emissions EN 61326-1:2006

 

180 Position AutoSampler, 360 Position AutoSampler

 Table 1 – Automated Chemistry Analyzers Competitive Review

 

 

1)         Seal Analytical’s AA500

If your laboratory is looking for a product to perform segmented flow analysis, SFA, only, the AA500 may be a strong option. Seal Analytical, a Porvair brand, offers five different analyzers with varying features and size. With modular flexibility, six different channels a valuable software option and discrete analyzers, robotic handling, digestion, and sampler options, the AA500 makes for a strong alternative.

2)         Skalar’s San** Automated Wet Chemistry Analyzer

Similar to Seal, Skalar’s ACA unit is exclusively for SFA. They offer a singular modular analyzer with additional accessories and attachments. This specific unit may serve as an ideal alternative for larger laboratories, as it produces 20 – 120 samples per hour. Skalar’s range of instrumentation also includes discrete analyzers, robotic analyzers, total organic carbon,and total nitrogen analyzers.

3)         Astoria Pacific’s Astoria Analyzer

Astoria offers two different analyzer options which are specifically made for segmented flow analysis (SFA). The Astoria analyzer produces 80-90 units per hour and has many optional accessories.

4)         FIAlab’s FIAlyzer 1000

FIAlab specializes in flow injection analysis (FIA) and sequential injection analysis (SIA). They offer instrumentation in both segmented flow and flow injection analysis, though these are separate instruments. FIAlab also offers SIA instrumentation and detectors in their product portfolio.  

5)         OI Analytical’s FS3700

At OI we have developed a solution that can do both SFA and FIA simultaneously! With our Flow Solution FS 3700 Analyzer we have developed a flexible and easy to use solution for your automated chemistry needs. With many certifications, large sample sizes and modular flexibility, this unit makes for a great alternative for previous Lachat users. If you want to learn more about the FS 3700, visit our website, or watch a quick video!

                                                

                                                         OI Analytical's FS3700



 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       OI Analytical’s FS3700

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