Altair™ 240 - Chemistry Analyzer


Key features

  • Automated benchtop analyzer
  • Up to 400 tests per hour
  • Dimensions: 93 x 72 x 60 cm

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Fully-automated benchtop clinical chemistry analyzer

The Altair™ 240 by EKF Diagnostics 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 Altair 240 fits easily into most laboratory benches. It’s the ideal solution for labs, doctors’ offices, clinics and veterinary labs in need of a benchtop analyzer.  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 sample tubes.  Most reagents have 30-day on-board stability to minimize waste.  The built-in cuvette washing system allows you to reuse cuvettes, lowering operating costs for your lab.


Automated and semi-automated analyzers designed for busy laboratories of all sizes.

Automated performance

The Altair™ 240 automatically reads and manages barcoded reagent bottles and 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 can run up to 400 tests per hour with an optional Ion Sensitive Electrode (ISE) module. Dual reagent probes translate to higher throughput and faster patient turn-around time. The increased efficiency of reusable cuvettes translates into lower operating costs for your lab.


  • Adaptive for various size primary tubes
  • 49 patient positions
  • Integrated bar code ID reader
  • STAT interruption permitted during analysis


  • <43 reagent positions
  • Bar-coded and ready-to-use liquid reagents
  • Continual 24 hour on-board cooling
  • Open channel configuration

Altair™ 240 key information

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Altair™ 240 Software

  • Windows© 10 operating system
  • All-in-one touchscreen computer
  • LIS bi-directional connectivity
  • Programmable instrument stand-by and wake-up functions
  • Display of quality control levels with Levey-Jennings graphics
  • Self-diagnosis and alarm procedures are an integral part of the Altair™ 240 software
  • 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


Windows®-based Altair™ 240 interface

The touchscreen is ideal for displaying Levey-Jennings graphics of quality control levels and work sessions and allows users to access everything they need at the touch of button, including :

  • Direct measurement of reaction cuvette
  • Monochromatic and bichromatic measurement
  • Wave lengths: (8 discrete) 340, 405, 492, 505, 546, 578, 630, 700 nm

Altair 240 also features an expandable archive for storing and viewing patient test results and quality control results.


Altair 240 studies and evaluations

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

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Analyzer consumables

Analyzer consumables

Ordering information Reference no. Contents
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 liter
Probe Cleaner A0305-320 4 x 80 washes
R1 Bottles Set – bottles & caps A0400-020 20 x bottles/caps
R2 Bottles Set – bottles & caps A0405-020 20 x bottles/caps
Altair 240 Tube Holders P3140000269 1 x 10 pieces

Speciality Chemistry

Speciality Chemistry

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Altair Direct Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c) A0360-300 2 x 150 tests

ISE consumables

ISE consumables

Ordering information Reference no. Contents
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 S31410003651 1 kit
ISE Fluid Tubing Kit S3141000294 1 kit
ISE Urine Diluent S3141000351 1 x 125mL