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Power Processor
Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Maintenance
Job Aids
Table of Contents
Power Processor Daily Operational Checks With Aliquot Upgrade ............................. 3
Power Processor Daily Operational Checks Without Aliquot Upgrade ...................... 15
Power Processor Weekly Maintenance With Aliquot Upgrade .................................. 23
Power Processor Weekly Maintenance Without Aliquot Upgrade ............................. 33
Power Processor Monthly Maintenance .................................................................... 41
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Power Processor Daily Operational Checks
With Aliquot Upgrade
Introduction
Follow these procedures to perform daily maintenance and checks. This
checklist combines all of the procedures from the Daily Checklist, Daily
Maintenance, Daily Startup and Daily Shutdown contained in the IFU into one
convenient list.
There are two versions presented in this document. This version is used with a
Power Processor with an Aliquot Module.
Use the maintenance checklist based on your Power Processor configuration.
Be sure a module is Paused prior to performing maintenance on it.
This document is based on the Power Processor Instructions for Use
p/n 968232-AF, revised 12/2009.
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Daily Operational Checks (with Aliquoter Module)
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1. Wait for all samples to be processed and sorted to outlet/storage
modules.
2. Remove any sample tubes sorted to Outlets (Hematology Outlet,
Outlet 1A and Outlet 1B if present). If no samples are present
proceed to step 3.
• Select the RACK LOAD button on the Outlet Module keypad.
The RACK LOAD button flashes and the alarm activates
• Press the ALARM button to silence the alarm
- The Transfer Arm completes the current operation and
moves to the Home position
- The RACK LOAD button stays lit
• Remove all racks containing samples from the Outlet Module.
• Remove samples from the racks
• Place empty rack(s) back onto the Outlet Module. Racks are
keyed to fit only one way in each loading position. Make sure
to replace personality racks with the same configuration of
personality rack. The PAUSE/RUN light flashes after racks are
loaded
• Select PAUSE/RUN
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3. Check that the centrifuge sample tube holders swing freely
• Select PAUSE at the centrifuge module keypad
• Remove the centrifuge safety shield
• Release the centrifuge lock by turning the switch on the front of
the centrifuge to the right
• Open the centrifuge lid
• Verify the centrifuge sample tube holders swing freely by
manually tilting each one
• Close the centrifuge lid
• Replace the centrifuge safety shield
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4. Check the aliquot tube supply. If necessary load tubes:
• Select RACK LOAD from the labeler module keypad
• Press the ALARM button to silence the alarm
• Open the Labeler unit right side door
• Slide the aliquot tube rack out of the system and place in the
support tray.
• Load a full rack of tubes in the Labeler Unit. The PAUSE/RUN
light flashes when the rack of tubes is properly loaded
• Close the Labeler unit door
• Select PAUSE/RUN
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5. Check aliquot tube labels. If necessary load labels
• If the Labeler is configured with a Type II TEC printer (pictured
below), use the procedure contained in the Instruction for Use
manual, Section D, How to Replace the Roll of Labels in the
Labeler Unit for the Type II TEC printer
NOTE: There are three different printers in use on Power
Processor systems. These are identified as Type 1, Type 2,
and Type 3 printers. The label replacement procedure differs
slightly between the three types.
Printer Power
Switch
Printer
Handle
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6. Check/Load aliquot tips. If necessary load tips:
• Select RACK LOAD from the aliquot module keypad
• Press the ALARM button to silence the alarm
• Open the Aliquot Unit door
• Slide the aliquot tip rack out the system and place in the
support tray.
• Load a full rack of tubes in the Labeler Unit. The PAUSE/RUN
light flashes when the rack of tubes is properly loaded
• Close the Aliquot Unit door
• Select PAUSE/RUN
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7. If your automation has LX/DxC connections:
• Select the PrtScrn key on the keyboard
• From the pop-up window, select PrepLink
• Press the ENTER key on the keyboard
• Verify the LX/DxC instrument is in Standby mode
• Select the Setup tab
• Select Instrument Mode
• Select the drop-down Tarrow under “Current Status” next to
the LX/DxC connection
• Select Manual
• Repeat for each LX/DxC connection
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8. Shutdown the Line Control Computer:
• Select PrtScrn from the keyboard.
• Select Line Computer, press ENTER
• Select System Operation from the Line Control
Computer menu bar.
• Select Shutdown in the System Operation menu
• Select OK in the Shutdown dialog box
• If a pop-up window appears referring to samples on the
line, verify there are not any samples on the line then
select OK
• If a black pop-up window appears, minimize the pop-up
window
• Verify the System Status box is OFF and the Host
Communication box is OFFLINE.
9. If your Power processor configuration has connected instruments,
send extra sample tube carriers through the system to the return
lane.
• Select System Setup from the Line Controller Main screen
• Select System Setup
• Select Thru Lane On/Off
• Select OK
• Once the sample tube carriers pass the track’s H lane, select
Exit
10. Press the red power OFF button at the Inlet Module.
Perform the following maintenance procedures
with the line power OFF
11. Inspect each module for foreign objects on the track.
• Remove any caps, tubes, tips or other foreign objects if found
on the track
12. Ensure the Decapper Module biohazard chute is free from
obstructions
• Place a cap in the chute and verify it falls freely into the
biohazard container
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13. Empty the Decapper Module biohazard container.
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14. Empty the rejected aliquot tube drawer located on the lower
section of the Aliquot Labeler
• Discard aliquot tubes with labels
• Discard any damaged aliquot tubes
• Aliquot tubes without labels and undamaged may be put into
inventory
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15. Check/Clean the label printer area in the Aliquot Labeler Unit.
• Open the left Labeler Unit door
• Turn the printer power switch to the OFF position
Printer Power
Switch
Printer
Handle
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Pull out the printer drawer using the printer handle
Open the printer door by pushing in the top and bottom printer
door release tabs
With a soft brush, gently wipe away any debris from the Black
mark sensor, Strip sensor, Feed gap sensor and any other
areas within the printer showing dust
Press the “raised dots” on the top and bottom corners of the
printer door. You should hear two clicks when the door is
properly closed
With a soft brush, clean the outside of the printer
Push the printer drawer all the way in
Turn the printer power switch to the ON position
Close the left Labeler Unit door
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16. Check the serum drip trays located in the Aliquot Module. If
serum is present:
• Using biohazard protection, place a finger under the tray
and hold the sides of the tray with thumb and finger of
your other hand. Lift trays up and out of the Aliquot Unit
• Clean the trays with swabs moistened with 10% bleach
solution or laboratory biohazard cleaning solution
• Rinse trays with distilled water
• Replace the serum drip tray by aligning the square peg
on the bottom of the drip tray with the square opening on
the drip tray mounting plate
Two Aliquot
Tip Nozzles
Serum Drip
Trays
Aliquot Module
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17. Clean the three Aliquot Tip Nozzles located in the Aliquot Module.
Two are located behind the left door (shown above), and one is
located above the front left corner of the Aliquot tips storage rack
(not shown)
• Moisten a lintless tissue with alcohol-free window cleaner
• Gently clean each aliquot tip nozzle with the tissue
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18. If a Recapper is present, remove caps from the Rejected Cap
Container and place the caps into the Cap Container. The
rejected cap container is accessible from the back of the line.
Rejected Cap
Container
Recapper Module
Rear View
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19. Fill the Cap Container with additional caps if necessary. Only fill
the cap container (accessible from the top of the Recapper
module) to the red maximum fill line.
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20. If a refrigerated Stockyard is present, verify the temperature is
within the laboratory established range.
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21. Perform Daily Shutdown of PrepLink software
• Press PrtScrn on the keyboard to select PrepLink
• From the pop-up window, select PrepLink, press ENTER
• Select Shutdown in the lower left corner of the PrepLink
screen. The Shutdown dialog box appears and asks,
“Shutdown the PrepLink?”
• Select Yes in the Shutdown dialog box. The desktop
appears.
• NOTE: The PrepLink saves sample programming
information to its database at each exit
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22. Perform Daily Startup
• Press the green ON button on the Inlet Module
• Double-click on the PrepLink Icon on the PrepLink
desktop. The PrepLink screen appears
• If you have a LX/DxC connection:
• Verify the LX/DxC is in Standby
• Select the Setup tab
• Select Instrument Mode
• Select the drop-down T selection next to the LX/DxC
connection
• Select Automation
• Press PrtScrn on the keyboard
• From the pop-up window, select Line Computer, press
ENTER
• Select System Operation from the Line Control
Computer menu bar
• Select Startup. The Startup dialog box appears
• Select the Delete Processed Samples Only button.
• Select OK in the Startup dialog box
• Verify the System Status box in ON and the Host
Communication box is ONLINE
• Make sure the Line Control Computer Main screen track
is blue color, which indicates routine operation. If parts of
the track diagram are not blue, this indicates a
communication error. If there is no communication error,
proceed to the next step
• If a communication error did occur, select the Screen
Refresh button. If the track is still not blue, then follow
the instructions that relate to the software version in your
laboratory contained in the Instructions for Use manual
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button two times at the Inlet
Module keypad to place the module in Auto mode. The
RACK LOAD button will be solid lit and the system is
ready to process samples
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Power Processor Daily Operational Checks
Without Aliquot Upgrade
Introduction
Follow these procedures to perform daily maintenance and checks. This
checklist combines all of the procedures from the Daily Checklist, Daily
Maintenance, Daily Startup and Daily Shutdown contained in the IFU into one
convenient list.
There are two versions presented in this document. This version is used with a
Power Processor without an Aliquot Module.
Use the maintenance checklist based on your Power Processor configuration.
Be sure a module is Paused prior to performing maintenance on it.
This document is based on the Power Processor Instructions for Use
p/n 968232-AF, revised 12/2009.
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Daily Operational Checks (without Aliquoter Module)
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1. Wait for all samples to be processed and sorted to outlet/storage
modules.
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2. Remove any sample tubes sorted to Outlets (Hematology Outlet,
Outlet 1A and Outlet 1B if present). If no samples are present
proceed to step 3.
• Press the RACK LOAD button on the Outlet Module keypad.
The RACK LOAD button flashes and the alarm activates
• Press the ALARM button to silence the alarm
- The Transfer Arm completes the current operation and
moves to the Home position
- The RACK LOAD button stays lit
• Remove all racks containing samples from the Outlet Module.
• Remove samples from the racks
• Place empty rack(s) back onto the Outlet Module. Racks are
keyed to fit only one way in each loading position. Make sure
to replace personality racks with the same configuration of
personality rack. The PAUSE/RUN light flashes after racks are
loaded
• Select PAUSE/RUN
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3. Check that the centrifuge sample tube holders swing freely
• Select PAUSE at the centrifuge module keypad
• Remove the centrifuge safety shield
• Release the centrifuge lock by turning the switch on the front of
the centrifuge to the right
• Open the centrifuge lid
• Verify the centrifuge sample tube holders swing freely by
manually tilting each one
• Close the centrifuge lid
• Replace the centrifuge safety shield
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4. If your automation has LX/DxC connection:
• Select the PrtScrn key on the keyboard
• From the pop-up window, select PrepLink
• Press the ENTER key on the keyboard
• Verify the LX/DxC instrument is in Standby mode
• Select the Setup tab
• Select Instrument Mode
• Select the drop-down Tarrow under “Current Status” next to
the LX/DxC connection
• Select Manual
• Repeat for each LX/DxC connection
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5. Shutdown the Line Control software
• Select PrtScrn from the keyboard
• Select Line Computer, press ENTER
• Select System Operation from the Line Control
Computer menu bar
• Select Shutdown in the System Operation menu
• Select OK in the Shutdown dialog box
• If a pop-up window appears referring to samples on the
line, verify there are not any samples on the line then
select OK
• If a pop-up window appears, minimize the pop-up window
• Ensure the System Status box is OFF and the Host
Communication box is OFFLINE.
6. If your Power processor configuration has connected instruments,
send extra sample tube carriers through the system to the return
lane.
• Select System Setup from the Line Controller Main screen
• Select System Setup
• Select Thru Lane On/Off
• Select OK. Sample tube carriers may pass through the system
to the H lane
• Select Exit
7. Press the red power OFF button at the Inlet Module
Perform the following maintenance procedures
with the line power OFF
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8. Inspect each module for foreign objects on the track
• Remove any caps, tubes, tips or other foreign objects if found
on the track
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9. Ensure the Decapper Module biohazard chute is free from
obstructions
• Place a cap in the chute and verify it falls freely into the
biohazard container
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10. Empty the Decapper Module biohazard container.
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11. If a Recapper is present, remove caps from the Rejected Cap
Container and place the caps into the Cap Container located on the
top of the Recapper module. The rejected cap container is
accessible from the rear side of the line
Rejected Cap
Container
Recapper Module
Rear View
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12. Fill the Cap Container with additional caps if necessary. Only fill the
cap container (accessible from the top of the Recapper module) to
the red maximum fill line
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13. If a refrigerated Stockyard is present, verify the temperature is within
the laboratory established range
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14. Perform Daily Shutdown of PrepLink software:
• Select Shutdown in the lower left corner of the PrepLink
screen. The Shutdown dialog box appears and asks,
“Shutdown the PrepLink?”
• Select Yes in the Shutdown dialog box. The desktop
appears.
• NOTE: The PrepLink saves sample programming
information to its database at each exit
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15. Perform Daily Startup
• Press the green ON button on the Inlet Module
• Double-click on the PrepLink Icon on the PrepLink desktop.
The PrepLink screen appears
• If you have a LX/DxC connection:
• Verify the LX/DxC is in Standby mode
• Select the Setup tab
• Select Instrument Mode
• Select the drop-down T selection next to the LX/DxC
connection
• Select Automation
• Press the PrtScrn key on the keyboard
• From the pop-up window, select Line Computer
• Press the ENTER key on the keyboard
• Select System Operation from the Line Control Computer
menu bar.
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• Select Startup. The Startup dialog box appears and wait
until it self terminates
• Select the Delete Processed Samples Only button.
• Select OK in the Startup dialog box
• Ensure the System Status box is ON and the Host
Communication box is ONLINE
• Ensure the Line Control Computer Main screen track is blue
(which indicates routine operation). If parts of the track
diagram are not blue, this indicates a communication error.
If there is no communication error, proceed to the next step.
• If a communication error did occur, select the Screen
Refresh button. If the track is still not blue, then follow the
instructions that relate to the software version in your
laboratory contained in the Instructions for Use manual
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button two times at the Inlet
Module keypad to place the module in Auto mode. The
RACK LOAD button will be solid lit and the system is ready
to process samples
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Power Processor Weekly Maintenance
With Aliquot Upgrade
Introduction
Follow these procedures to perform weekly maintenance and checks. This
document combines all of the procedures for Weekly Maintenance contained in
the IFU into one convenient list.
There are two versions presented in this document. The first version is used with
a Power Processor with an Aliquot Module. The second version is used with a
Power Processor without an Aliquot Module.
Use the maintenance checklist appropriate to your Power Processor
configuration. Be sure a module is Paused prior to performing maintenance
on it.
This document is based on the Power Processor Instructions for Use
p/n 968232-AF, revised 12/2009.
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Power Processor
Weekly Maintenance Checks
(with Aliquot Module)
Only perform the
maintenance on
modules specific to
your configuration
Wait for all samples to be sorted to Outlets
Do not process any samples on the Power Processor
while performing maintenance
Remove all samples from Outlets
Inspect and clean each module’s
gripper fingers and pads
Inspect the external Transfer Arm for loose screws
and tighten as needed
Inspect and clean the centrifuge
Clean each group of five red fiber optic sensors
Clean all bar code readers
Inspect and clean all bar code spinners
with orange O-rings
Inspect and clean the five tube nozzles
located in the Labeler Unit
Inspect and clean the three tip nozzles
located in the Aliquot Unit
Clean the Serum Drip Trays
located in the Aliquot Unit
Clean the Aliquot Tip Ejector Chute
Empty the Rejected Caps Container
at the Recapper Module
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Power Processor
Weekly Maintenance Checks
(with Aliquot Module)
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1. Wait for all samples to be processed and sorted to outlet/storage
modules. Do not process any samples on the Power Processor
while performing maintenance procedures.
2. Remove any sample tubes sorted to Outlets (Hematology Outlet,
Outlet 1A and Outlet 1B if present). If no samples are present
proceed to step 3
• Select the RACK LOAD button on the Outlet Module keypad.
The RACK LOAD button flashes and the alarm is activated.
• Press the ALARM button to silence the alarm
- The RACK LOAD button stays lit
• Remove all racks containing samples from the Outlet Module.
• Remove samples from the racks
• Place empty rack(s) back onto the Outlet Module. Racks are
keyed to fit only one way in each loading position. Make sure
to replace personality racks with the same configuration of
personality rack. The PAUSE/RUN light flashes after racks are
loaded
• Select PAUSE/RUN
3. Inspect and clean each module’s gripper fingers and pads:
• At the module keypad you are working with, press the
AUTO/MANUAL button twice to change to MANUAL mode.
The AUTO/MANUAL button light flashes, then stays lit to
indicate that the module is in MANUAL mode
• Press the FUNCTION +/- buttons to set the display at
“54”
• Press the ENTER button on the keypad to open the
gripper
• Inspect and clean the gripper fingers and pads with a
dampened laboratory tissue or cotton tipped applicator
stick moistened with alcohol-free window cleaner.
Window cleaner with ammonia is acceptable. If gripper
pads are missing or worn, replace them using the
procedure on D-12. If the gripper fingers are damaged,
contact a Beckman Coulter Representative
• After maintenance is completed, press the
AUTO/MANUAL button twice to return to AUTO mode.
This also homes the transfer arm
4. Inspect the external Transfer Arm and gripper finger for loose
screws. Tighten as needed
• Use a screwdriver to tighten any loose screws you find on the
external Transfer Arm
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5. Inspect and clean the centrifuge
• Press PAUSE/RUN at the centrifuge module keypad
• Remove the centrifuge safety shield
• Release the centrifuge door lock by turning the door release
switch on the front of the centrifuge to the right
• Open the centrifuge door by pulling up from the handle on the
top
• Wipe the centrifuge sample tube holders, rotor and bowl with
alcohol
• Ensure each tube holder is tightly attached to its bucket. Pull on
each tube holder. If it feels loose contact a Beckman Coulter
Representative
• Close the centrifuge door by firmly pressing down on the
centrifuge door with the palms of your hands
6. Clean each group of five red fiber optic sensors located at the Inlet
Module and each centrifuge with a laboratory lens cleaner:
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button twice at the Inlet Module to
change to MANUAL mode. The AUTO/MANUAL button light
flashes, then stays lit to indicate that the module is in MANUAL
mode
• Moisten laboratory lint free tissue with lens cleaner and
gently wipe each group of five fiber optic sensors at the
Inlet Module and at each centrifuge
• Press the PAUSE/RUN at the centrifuge to un-pause it
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button twice at the Inlet
Module to change to Auto mode. The AUTO/MANUAL
button light flashes, then stays lit to indicate that the
module is in Auto mode
7. Clean all of the bar code readers with a laboratory lens cleaner:
• Moisten laboratory lint free tissue with lens cleaner and
gently wipe the glass lens on each bar code reader
8. Inspect and clean the bar code spinners with orange O-rings using
window cleaner containing no alcohol. Window cleaner containing
ammonia is acceptable
• For bar code spinners with covers, remove only one screw from
the cover, and slide the cover to access the spinner’s orange Oring in order to clean it. Some bar code spinners will not have
covers, simply clean the O-ring
• Clean the orange O-rings with swabs moistened with alcoholfree window cleaner
• Gently move the O-ring and clean the outside circumference.
• For bar code spinners with covers, move the cover into position
and replace the screw
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9. Clean the bar code spinner O-ring at the Generic Connection
Aspiration Bar Code Reader
• Press the PAUSE/RUN button on the Generic Connection
Module keypad to put the module in the PAUSE mode. Verify
that the PAUSE/RUN button is lit.
• Remove the 4 screws from the LAS (Laboratory Automation
System) sample pipette cover.
• Carefully lift and remove the cover
• Remove the screws from the Bar Code Spinner Cover in front of
the Aspiration Bar Code (BCR02)
• Lift and remove the cover
• Clean the orange O-ring with swabs moistened with alcohol-free
window cleaner. Window cleaner with ammonia is acceptable.
• Gently clean the outside circumference of the O-ring
• Replace the covers and screws
• Press the PAUSE/RUN button on the Generic Connection
Module keypad to resume routine operations.
10. Inspect and clean the five tube nozzles in the Labeler Unit.
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button two times using the Labeler
Module keypad to place the module in Manual mode.
• Wait for the tube to be ejected from the single nozzle located
above the label printer and all internal components to stop
moving
• Open the Labeler unit right side safety shield door
• Inspect the four tube nozzles located above the aliquot
tube storage tray. If worn or torn, contact a Beckman
Coulter Representative
• Clean the four tube nozzles with a lint free tissue
moistened with alcohol-free window cleaner. Window
cleaner with ammonia is acceptable
• Inspect the single tube nozzle located above the label
printer. If worn or torn, contact a Beckman Coulter
Representative
• Clean the single tube nozzle with a lint free tissue
moistened with alcohol-free window cleaner. Window
cleaner with ammonia is acceptable.
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button on the keypad display
two times to place the module back into Auto mode
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11. Inspect and clean the three tip nozzles in the Aliquot Unit.
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button two times using the
Aliquot Module keypad to place the module in Manual
mode
• Wait for the two Aliquot tips to be ejected from the nozzles
located behind the left side door and all internal
components to stop moving
• Open the Aliquot unit left side safety shield door
• Inspect the two tip nozzles. If worn or torn, contact a
Beckman Coulter Representative
• Clean the two tip nozzles with a lint free tissue moistened
with alcohol-free window cleaner. Window cleaner with
ammonia is acceptable
• Inspect the single tip nozzle located behind the right door
above the Aliquot tip storage tray in the front left side. If
worn, contact a Beckman Coulter Representative
• Clean the single tip nozzle with lint free tissue moistened
with alcohol-free window cleaner. Window cleaner with
ammonia is acceptable
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12. Clean the two Serum Drip Trays located in the Aliquot Tip Unit
• Verify the Aliquot Module is in Manual mode
• Open the left side safety shield door to the Aliquot Tip Unit
• Using biohazard protection, place a finger under the white
serum drip tray and hold the sides of the tray with the thumb
and finger of your other hand
• Lift the tray up and out of the Aliquot Unit
Serum Drip
Trays
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Clean the tray with swabs moistened with 10% bleach solution
or laboratory biohazard cleaning solution
Rinse tray with distilled water
Align the bottom of the tray with the square opening on the
mounting plate, and replace the tray
Repeat these steps for the second tray
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13. Clean the Aliquot Tip Ejector Chute
• Verify the Aliquot Module is in Manual mode
• Remove the safety cover that is mounted on the lower front
exterior panel of the Aliquot Module
• Open the left side safety shield door
• Clean any residue from the inside of the chute with cotton tipped
applicator sticks and a laboratory biohazard cleanser.
• Locate the area where the tip ejection chute opens on the outside
of the Aliquot Unit
• Release any tips that may be sticking in the chute
• Wipe clean any residue from the inside the chute. You may use
paper towels, gauze, forceps and biohazard cleaning solution
• Close the left side safety shield door
• Replace the safety cover on the lower front exterior panel of the
Aliquot Module
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button two times using the Aliquot
Module keypad to place the module in Auto mode
14. Empty the Rejected Caps Container at the Recapper Module
• Open the rear door to the Recapper
• Remove the Rejected Caps Container
• Empty the the caps into the Cap Container located at the
top of the Recapper
• Re-install the Rejected Caps Container with the slanted
side to the right
• Close the rear door of the Recapper Module
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Rejected Cap
Container
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Power Processor Weekly Maintenance
Without Aliquot Upgrade
Introduction
Follow these procedures to perform weekly maintenance and checks. This
document combines all of the procedures for Weekly Maintenance contained in
the IFU into one convenient list.
There are two versions presented in this document. This version is used with a
Power Processor without an Aliquot Module.
Use the maintenance checklist appropriate to your Power Processor configuration.
Be sure a module is Paused prior to performing maintenance
on it.
This document is based on the Power Processor Instructions for Use
p/n 968232-AF, revised 12/2009.
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Power Processor Weekly Maintenance Checks
(without Aliquot Module)
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1. Wait for all samples to be processed and sorted to outlet/storage
modules. Do not process any samples while performing
maintenance procedures.
2. Remove any sample tubes sorted to Outlets (Hematology Outlet,
Outlet 1A and Outlet 1B if present). If no samples are present
proceed to step 3.
• Select the RACK LOAD button on the Outlet Module keypad.
The RACK LOAD button flashes and the alarm is activated.
• Press the ALARM button to silence the alarm
- The RACK LOAD button stays lit
• Remove all racks containing samples from the Outlet Module.
• Remove samples from the racks
• Place empty rack(s) back onto the Outlet Module. Racks are
keyed to fit only one way in each loading position. Make sure
to replace personality racks with the same configuration of
personality rack. The PAUSE/RUN light flashes after racks are
loaded
• Select PAUSE/RUN
3. Inspect and clean each module’s gripper fingers and pads:
• At the module keypad you are working with, press the
AUTO/MANUAL button twice to change to MANUAL mode.
The AUTO/MANUAL button light flashes, then stays lit to
indicate that the module is in MANUAL mode
• Press the FUNCTION +/- buttons to set the display at
“54”
• Press the ENTER button on the keypad to open the
gripper.
• Inspect and clean the gripper fingers and pads with a
dampened laboratory tissue or cotton tipped applicator
stick moistened with alcohol-free window cleaner.
Window cleaner with ammonia is acceptable. If gripper
pads are missing or worn, replace them using the
procedure on D-12. If the gripper fingers are damaged,
contact a Beckman Coulter Representative
• After maintenance is completed, press the
AUTO/MANUAL button twice to return to the module to
AUTO mode. This also homes the transfer arm
• Repeat these steps for each module that has gripper
pads
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4. Inspect the external Transfer Arm and gripper finger screws.
Tighten if necessary
• Use a screwdriver to tighten any loose screws you find on the
external Transfer Arm
5. Inspect and clean the centrifuge
• Press the PAUSE/RUN at the centrifuge module keypad
• Remove the centrifuge safety shield
• Release the centrifuge door lock by turning the door release
switch on the front of the centrifuge to the right
• Open the centrifuge door by pulling up from the handle on the
top
• Wipe the centrifuge sample tube holders, rotor and bowl with
alcohol
• Ensure each tube holder is tightly attached to their buckets.
Pull on each tube holder. If it feels loose contact a Beckman
Coulter Representative
• Close the centrifuge door by firmly pressing down on the
centrifuge door with the palms of your hands
6. Clean each group of five red fiber optic sensors located at the Inlet
Module and each centrifuge with a laboratory lens cleaner:
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button twice at the Inlet to
change it to MANUAL mode. The AUTO/MANUAL button
light flashes, then stays lit to indicate that the module is in
MANUAL mode
• Moisten laboratory lint free tissue with lens cleaner and
gently wipe each group of five fiber optic sensors at the
Inlet Module and at each centrifuge
• Press the PAUSE/RUN at the centrifuge to un-pause it
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button twice at the Inlet
Module to change to Auto mode. The AUTO/MANUAL
button light flashes, then stays lit to indicate that the
module is in Auto mode
7. Clean all of the bar code readers on the Power Processor with a
laboratory lens cleaner:
• Moisten laboratory lint free tissue with lens cleaner and
gently wipe the glass lens on each bar code reader
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8. Inspect and clean the bar code spinners with orange O-rings
located across from each bar code reader
• For bar code spinners with covers, remove only one screw
from the cover, and slide the cover to access the spinner’s
orange O-ring in order to clean it. Some bar code spinners will
not have covers, simply clean the O-ring
• Clean the orange O-rings with swabs moistened with alcoholfree window cleaner. Window cleaner containing ammonia is
acceptable
• Gently move the O-ring and clean the outside circumference
• For bar code spinners with covers, move the cover into position
and replace the screw
9. Clean the bar code spinner O-ring at the Generic Connection
Aspiration Bar Code Reader
• Press the PAUSE/RUN button on the Generic Connection
Module keypad to put the module in the PAUSE mode. Verify
that the PAUSE/RUN button is lit
• Remove the 4 screws from the LAS (Laboratory Automation
System) sample pipette cover
• Carefully lift and remove the cover
• Remove the screws from the Bar Code Spinner Cover in front
of the Aspiration Bar Code (BCR02)
• Lift and remove the cover
• Clean the orange O-ring with swabs moistened with alcoholfree window cleaner. Window cleaner with ammonia is
acceptable
• Gently clean the outside circumference of the O-ring
• Replace the covers and screws
• Press the PAUSE/RUN button on the Generic Connection
Module keypad to resume routine operations.
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10. Empty the Rejected Caps Container at the Recapper Module
• Open the rear door to the Recapper
• Remove the Rejected Caps Container
• Empty the the caps into the Caps Container located at
the top of the Recapper
• Re-install the Rejected Caps Container with the slanted
side to the right
• Close the rear door of the Recapper Module
Rejected Cap
Container
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Power Processor Monthly Maintenance
Introduction
Follow these procedures to perform Monthly Maintenance and Checks. This
document combines all of the procedures for Monthly Maintenance contained in
the IFU into one convenient list.
Only perform maintenance on the modules configured in your facility. Be sure a
module is Paused prior to performing maintenance on it.
This document is based on the Power Processor Instructions for Use
p/n 968232-AF, revised 12/2009.
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Power Processor
Monthly Maintenance Checks
Only perform the
maintenance on
modules specific to your
configuration
Wait for all samples to be sorted to Outlets
Do not process any samples on the Power Processor
while performing maintenance
Remove all samples from Outlets
Check all visible air hoses for kinks
and loose connections
Check cooling fans for proper operations
Check the centrifuge’s orange washers
Check the green transfer belts
Clean the Stockyard’s gripper pads
Set the LX/DxC connection to Manual mode
Shutdown the
Line Control Software
Turn the power off at the Inlet Module
Perform the following maintenance
with the power to the Line off:
Check all surface screws on the system
Clean the cooling fans
Clean the track belts
Perform a Daily Startup
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Monthly Maintenance Checks
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1. Check all visible air hoses
• Check all visible air hoses for loose connections or kinks
• Reconnect loose connections and un-kink hose as needed
• For damaged or worn air hose, contact a Beckman Coulter
Representative
2. Check cooling fans for proper operations
• Locate the cooling fans on the lower panels of the Power
Processor
• Verify each fan is rotating and blowing air
• Contact a Beckman Coulter Representative if a fan is not
operating properly
3. Check the centrifuge’s orange washers
• Press the PAUSE/RUN at the centrifuge module keypad
• Remove the centrifuge safety shield from the top of the
centrifuge
• Release the centrifuge door lock by turning the door release
switch on the front of the centrifuge to the right
• Open the centrifuge door by pulling up from the handle on the
top
• Locate the orange washers on both sides of each sample tube
holders buckets inside the centrifuge
• Ensure the orange washers are not damaged or worn
• Contact a Beckman Coulter Representative if the orange
washers are damaged or worn
• Close the centrifuge door by firmly pressing down on the
centrifuge door with the palms of your hands.
• Replace the centrifuge safety shield
• Press the PAUSE/RUN at the centrifuge module keypad
4. Check the green transfer belts
• Ensure the green belts are not cracked, frayed, or rubbing the
sides of the track on the entire length of the Power Processor
• Contact a Beckman Coulter Representative if the belts are
cracked, frayed, or rubbing the sides of the track
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5. Clean the Stockyard’s gripper pads
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button twice on the Stockyard’s
keypad to change the Stockyard to MANUAL mode.
• The AUTO/MANUAL button light flashes, then stays lit to
indicate that the module is in MANUAL mode
• Press the FUNCTION +/- buttons to set the display at
“54”
• Press the ENTER button on the keypad to open the
gripper
• Inspect and clean the gripper pads with a dampened lint
free tissue or cotton tipped applicator stick moistened
with alcohol-free window cleaner. Window cleaner with
ammonia is acceptable. If gripper pads are missing or
worn, or if the gripper fingers are damaged contact a
Beckman Coulter Representative
• Inspect and clean the gripper pads for each level of the
Stockyard as needed
• After maintenance is completed, press the AUTO/MANUAL
button twice to return to AUTO mode. This homes the internal
transfer arms
6. Set the LX/DxC connection(s) to Manual if these instruments are
connected to the line
• Press the PrtScrn on the keyboard
• From the pop-up window, select PrepLink, press ENTER
• Select the Setup tab
• Select Instrument Mode
• Select the drop-down d arrow under “Current Status” next to
the LX/DxC Connection
• Select Manual
• Repeat for each LX/DxC connection
7. Shutdown the Line Control software.
• Select the PrtScrn key on the keyboard
• Select Line Control, press ENTER
• Select System Operation from the menu bar.
• Select Shutdown in the System Operation menu
• Select OK in the Shutdown dialog box
• If a pop-up window appears referring to samples on the
line, verify there are not any samples on the line then
select OK
• If a pop-up window appears, minimize the pop-up window
• Make sure the System Status box is OFF and the Host
Communication box is OFFLINE
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8. Press the red power OFF button at the Inlet Module
• The power to the line is off
Perform the following maintenance procedures
with the line power OFF
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9. Check all surface screws on the system
• Check for loose surface screws on paneling and system
components on the Power Processor. Tighten any loose
screws as needed using a screwdriver
10. Clean the cooling fans
• Locate the cooling fans on the lower panels of the Power
Processor
• Clean each fan using a vacuum or a brush
• Contact a Beckman Coulter Representative if a fan is not
operating properly
11. Clean the track belts
• Vacuum the exposed areas of green track
• Vacuum the edges and seams where the belts intersect
• Contact a Beckman Coulter Representative if a track belt is
worn or damaged
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12. Perform a Startup
• Press the green ON button on the Inlet Module.
• Press the PrtScrn key on the keyboard
• From the pop-up window, select Line Computer, press
ENTER
• Select System Operation from the Line Control
Computer menu bar.
• Select Startup. The Startup dialog box appears.
• Select: Delete Processed Samples Only.
• Select OK in the Startup dialog box.
• Make sure the System Status box in ON and the Host
Communication box is ONLINE.
• Make sure the Line Control Computer Main screen shows
the track in a blue color, which indicates routine
operation. If parts of the track diagram are not blue, this
indicates a communication error.
• If a communication error did occur, select the Screen
Refresh button. If the track is still not blue, then follow
the instructions that relate to the software version in your
laboratory contained in the Instructions for Use manual
• Change the LX/DxC instrument mode in PrepLink to
automation if you have an LX/DxC connection. (The
LX/DxC must be in Standby.)
• Press the PrtScrn key on the keyboard
• From the pop-up window, select PrepLink, press ENTER
• Select the Setup Tab
• Select Instrument Mode
• Select the drop-down T selection next to the LX/DxC
connection
• Select Automation
• Repeat for each connected LX/DxC
• Press the AUTO/MANUAL button twice at the Inlet
Module keypad to prepare the system for sample
processing. The RACK LOAD button will be lit solid and
the system is ready to process samples
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