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Sorter with 10 compartments

The ATRAS R4 is a device that we at HTS Labs have been using for the separation, registration, and sorting of non-centrifuged primary in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) tubes containing blood or urine samples. We are now offering one of our ATRAS R4 units for sale.

The ATRAS R4 has been operated exclusively by experts since its acquisition and has been inspected and prepared for resale.

Automatic Separation and Sorting: The ATRAS R4 automates the process of separating bulk arriving tubes, registering them, and directing them into specific collection containers according to predefined rules, either originating from the Laboratory Information System (LIS) or stored on the device.

Modular Design for Maximum Flexibility: The modular construction of the ATRAS R4 allows easy retrofitting with additional modules. Expand the device with additional bulk modules or the RS2 Rack & Bulk Output module to ensure compatibility with the latest developments from T&O LabSystems.

Versatile Configurations: Each device can be equipped with up to 5 target bin modules, providing 10 target bins plus an external container for questionable samples (SIQ). The basic configuration includes at least one bulk module with two target bins. Additionally, there is the option to expand the device using the "Extension Module" from T&O LabSystems.

Acceptance of Common Tube Types: The ATRAS R4 accepts commonly used cylindrical tubes in clinical laboratories. It is essential that all tubes are reliably sealed, horizontally transportable, and non-sticky. Caps must be made of solid plastic, as rubber caps are not allowed to minimize the failure rate.

If you are interested in acquiring this ATRAS R4 unit or have any further inquiries, please contact us for detailed information and pricing.

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  • Width: 750 to 1550 mm (+150 mm for 1 to 5 modules + SIQ)
  • Separation module: 550 mm
  • Bulk module: 200 mm
  • Height: 1150 mm
  • Depth: 600 mm
  • Weight: Up to 260 kg (570 lbs.), depending on configuration
    • Separation module: ~130 kg (285 lbs.)
    • Bulk module: ~26 kg (57 lbs.)

Electrical Data Connections & Supply

  • Supply voltage: AC 100-240 V (± 10%)
  • Supply frequency: 50-60 Hz (± 5%)
  • Consumption: Approx. 250 VA, depending on configuration and workload
  • Current consumption: App. 400 mA (stand-by) to 600 mA (operation)
  • Mains connection: IEC connector C14
  • Power supply cable:
    • EU: C13, CEE / VII, length: 2.5 m, 3 x 1 mm² (10A / 250 VAC, 50 Hz)
    • U.S.: C13, NEMA 5-15, length: 2.5 m, 3 x 18 AWG (10A / 125 VAC, 50/60 Hz)
    • Other countries: Cable must meet specific standards of the country

Environmental Requirements

  • Ambient temperature:
    • Operation: +15 °C to +32 °C
    • Storage: -25 °C to +55 °C
    • Transport: -25 °C to +70 °C
  • Ambient humidity:
    • Operation: 40 to 80%, non-condensing
    • Storage & Transport: < 90%, non-condensing
  • Altitude: Up to 2000 meters above sea level
  • Atmospheric pressure: 70 kPa to 106 kPa
  • Pollution degree: II (2)
  • Operating location: Indoor use only
  • Storage location: Indoor only
  • Load-bearing capacity:
    • Total load: 1000 kg (2204 lbs.)
    • Point load (Ø 50 mm): 250 kg (551 lbs.) (safety factor = 4)


  • User interface: 7” touch screen, colored
  • Status indicator: Tri-color signal lamp
  • Barcodes: All common 1D-barcode types
  • Sorting modes: Stand-alone or via LIS communication
  • Sorting basis: Barcode, cap-color (optional), tube dimensions (optional)
  • Automatic start when filling the device input
  • Target bins: Up to 5 modules with 10 target bins, 1 external bin for samples in question (SIQ) capacity


  • Additional bins separately available
  • Cap-color detection: ‘CapID’ for cap-color identification via spectrometer
  • Verified sorting: ‘Bin Control’ to verify successful sorting
  • Archiving: Target bins with distinct identification via barcode

Capacity and Performance

  • Input module capacity: Up to 700 tubes
  • Target bin capacity: 150-200 tubes
  • SIQ capacity: Up to 120 tubes
  • Throughput: Up to 3000 tubes/h (under normal conditions)
  • Storage compartment: Up to 8 additional target bins can be stored

Fuse (Mains Input)

  • 5 x 20 mm, 250 VAC/150 VDC, 4 A, time lag
  • Overvoltage Category: II (2)
  • Insulation: 500 V
  • LIS Connection: Ethernet, RJ45
  • PC Connection: Ethernet, RJ4

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For all inquiries and the acquisition of laboratory equipment, our competent contact person Michael Bonin is at your disposal. 

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