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Single point of entry

Automating a single point of entry for multiple tube types, vendors and disciplines, giving labs the flexibility to support their workflow needs.

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Scalable solutions

Whether your automation needs are basic, intermediate, or advanced, Roche has a scalable stand-alone solution to meet the different workflow needs of different labs.

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Compact footprint

Roche’s stand-alone systems are designed in compact configurations that sacrifice nothing in functionality when compared with their larger-sized competitors.

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Workflow flexibilty

Our open automation concept gives you the flexibility to handle any tube for any discipline for virtually any analytical vendor.

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Worldwide adoption

Proven, reliable systems used globally, every day. Roche stand-alone automation portfolio is globally established and accepted with >1,130 systems worldwide and counting.


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cobas® p 512 and cobas® p 612 Technical Specifications

Throughput cobas p 512: Up to 1,000 primary tubes per hour (with sorting and archiving)
cobas p 612: Up to 1,000 primary tubes per hour1 (with aliquoting, sorting and archiving)
Secondary Tube Sarstedt secondary tube 13x75 mm
Sarstedt false bottom 13x75mm
Greiner Bio-One false bottom 16mm twin tube
Dimensions cobas p 512: W approx. 6.2 ft x D (with touch screen) approx. 5.2 ft x H (incl. signal lamp) approx. 6.9 ft
cobas p 612: W approx. 10.4 ft x D (with touch screen) approx. 6.1 ft x H (incl. signal lamp) approx. 6.5 ft
Weight cobas p 512: approx. 1,918 lbs including centrifuge
cobas p 612: approx. 2,425 lbs
Power cobas p 512: 115 V, 60 Hz, 4950 VA
cobas p 612: 115 V, 60 Hz, 1800 VA
Centrifuge One centrifuge – Hettice Rotanta 46 RSC Robotic
Sample Tube cobas p 512: Accepts most 3, 5, 7 or 10 ml plastic tubes with an external tube diameter between 11.5 and 15.5 mm and a total height between 65.5 and 108 mm
cobas p 612: Accepts most 3, 5, 7 or 10 ml plastic tubes
Both systems are able to open sample tubes with hemogard, rubber stopper or screw cap type closure
Sample Carrier RD Hitachi MPA racks (5 positions) for input and output buffer
Other third-party racks possible
Aliquot Tips cobas p 612: Use of disposable pipette tips for secondary tube generation: 1100 μl volume conductive or 1000 μl volume non-conductive (depending on the selected camera)
384 tips on board in 4 tip racks
Operating Conditions For indoor use up to 2000 m above sea level
Operating Temperature +15°C to +30°C (+59°F to +86°F)
Air Conditions 20–80% relative humidity
Compressed Air D\Dry and oil free, min 6.0 bar (87.02 psi), max 8.0 bar (116.03 psi)
Consumption approx. 40.0 l (10.6 gals) per min
Consumption approx. 66.0 l (17.4 gals) per min with recap unit
Sample Identification Positive sample identification via bar code; able to handle most of the standard bar code formats such as Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 39, Codabar (NW 7), Code 128, others2
Interface ASTM protocol
Network connection via TCP/IP or serial connection via RS 232

1. Final throughput is contingent on various parameters, such as aliquot volume or number of aliquots per primary tube

2. Other bar code types can be checked on request


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