Whether you have already ordered an iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer or plan to do so, you might wonder how to unbox and install this instrument properly. Don’t worry; this blog will show you how to unbox, install, and start your new iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer in a few easy steps. Let’s get started!
Unboxing the analyzer
The first thing you need to do is to inspect the packing carton that contains the machine. Make sure that the transportation safety labels are intact and indicate that the box was handled with care during transportation. Contact the manufacturer or local distributor immediately if you notice any signs of damage, such as cracks, dents, or holes.
Next, you need to open the box and take out the analyzer. You will need some tools, such as a utility knife, an Allen wrench, and a pair of gloves. Be careful not to cut yourself or damage the analyzer while opening the box. Follow these steps:
- Use the utility knife to cut along the edges of the packing carton and remove the protective foam.
- Use the Allen wrench to unscrew the fasteners take out the analyzer.
- Lift the analyzer out of the box with the help of another person.
- The analyzer is quite heavy (80kg), so ensure you have enough strength and balance to carry it safely.
- Place the analyzer on a sturdy table that meets the installation requirements. The table should be 700-800mm in height and surface area should be no less than 680mmx550mm.
Choosing the installation location
Now that you have unboxed the analyzer, you must choose a suitable location. The location should meet the following criteria:
- Enough space around the analyzer for adequate cooling and ventilation and access for maintenance and cleaning. The recommended distance is 50 cm from the wall or other equipment on all sides.
- A reliable power supply that matches the specifications of the analyzer. The power supply should have a disconnection device, such as a power switch, a power input socket, or a plug, that is easy to access in an emergency.
- A stable temperature and humidity that are within the operating range of the analyzer. The recommended operation temperature is 21-28°C and the recommended humidity is below 80%.
Checking the accessories
Before you connect the analyzer to the power supply and the external devices, you need to check the accessories that come with the machine. These include:
- Power Cable
- Sample Rack
- External Container for Cleaning Solution (1-Port Cap)
- External Container for Wash Buffer (2-Port Cap)
- External Container for Liquid Waste (2-Port Cap)
- Double Float Switch
- Double Float Switch
- Small Quick Tubing Connector
- Big Quick Tubing Connector
- Male Aviation Connector
- Female Aviation Connector
- Allen Key Set
- Waste Tray
- Silicone Tubing (For External Pipeline) 3*7mm/1.5m
- Silicone Tubing (Spare) 3*7mm/4m
- Silicone Tubing 9*13/1.2m
- Silicone Tubing (Spare) 9*13/4m
- Liquid Level Detection Sensor Cable
- Reagent Rack Set
- Diluent Bottle Set
- Liquid Waste Tubing Maintenance Solution Bottle
- Substrate Bottle
- Maintenance Solution
- Pipettor Probe Clot Removal Tool
- Cylindrical Filter
- Wireless Keyboard Mouse Set
- Ground Wire
Please check the Operations Manual that comes with the machine for more details. Make sure that all the items are present and in good condition. If you receive any missing or damaged items, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Connecting the analyzer
Now, you can connect the analyzer to the power supply and the external devices. Follow these steps:
- Remove the accessories from the accessory box and lay them on the table.
- Confirm that the main power rocker switch on the back of the machine is in the “power off” state.
- Plug the power cord into the power input socket on the back of the machine and the other end into the power outlet.
- Take out the silicone tubing, the tubing connector, and the liquid level monitoring sensor from the accessory box.
- Connect them according to the symbols on the left side of the machine. The symbols are:
- L1: liquid level monitoring sensor for wash buffer
- L2: liquid level monitoring sensor for cleaning solution
- L3: liquid level monitoring sensor for liquid waste
- P1: tubing connector for wash buffer (2 tubing)
- P2: tubing connector for cleaning solution (1 tubing)
- P3: tubing connector for liquid waste (2 tubing) Position the end of the tubing into the corresponding external containers. The containers should be labeled and filled with the appropriate solutions.
- Open the door of the RV waste and substrate compartment on the right side of the analyzer. Check whether the substrate tubing is connected correctly and whether there are any ruptures or leaks in the tubing.
- Install a biohazard bag on the RV waste container and place it into the waste compartment.
- Install the barcode reader on the front of the analyzer.
- Load the RVs into the RV hopper on the top of the analyzer. To load the RVs, take them out of the accessory box, open the cover of the RV hopper, and pour the RVs into the hopper.
- Check the above steps to confirm that all the connections are correctly done.
Starting the analyzer
You’re almost finished! Simply press the power button on the front of the analyzer to start it. Wait for the machine to complete its self-check process and conduct initial tests to ensure proper functionality.
You have successfully unboxed and installed your new iA1000 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer! You are now ready to use it for your immunoassay tests. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
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