The Hemox Analyzer is an automatic system for the recording of blood oxygen equilibrium curves and related phenomena. The recording can be performed in the association or dissociation modes, utilizing fresh whole blood or hemolysate. A recording can be performed with as little as 2 μl of blood, but for routine measurement it is best to use 30 to 50 μl.
The operating principle of the Hemox Analyzer is based on dual wavelength spectrophotometry for the measurement of the optical properties of hemoglobin and an oxygen electrode for measuring the oxygen partial pressure in millimeters of mercury. The resulting signals from both measuring systems are fed to the X Y recorder or PC, which plots the resulting curve.
- Accuracy P50: +1mm Hg at controlled pH of 7.40 +.01 and a temperature of 37°C
- Sample Size: Selectable from 5 to 50μl of whole blood or hemolysate.
- Plotting Time: 30 minutes or less for a complete dissociation or association curve.
- Photometric System: Dual Wavelength Photometer, split beam type, dual photomultiplier detector with log/ratio converter for linear concentration read out, PC-Board circuitry, front panel controls.
- P02 Meter: The Oxygen Electrode system has a digital readout meter with 0.5 mm Hg readability.
- Gas System: Multi Gas System for use with commercial air and nitrogen tanks, featuring one 2 way and one 3 way solenoid selector valves for gas selection by front panel control.
- Sample System: Built in Pressure-Vacuum Pump for sample filling and flushing of the cuvette, controls located on front panel.
- Temperature Control: Electric cuvette heating system for operation at 37°C, precision proportional temperature controller with thermistor control, digital temperature read out of sample chamber temperature with accuracy of 0.2°C. Optional water bath hook up to heat up the cuvette block (water bath not included)
- Dimensions: 24" W x 16" D x 9" H (60 x 40 x 23 cm)
- Weight: 46 lbs. (20 kg)
- Power: 120 VAC (North America)