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Thermo Scientific Gallery discrete analyzers automate photometric (colorimetric and enzymatic) and electrochemical (pH and conductivity) analysis providing fast, reproducible results in a compact, benchtop design. The discrete cell technology allows laboratories to measure multiple analytes simultaneously while reducing total analysis and operator time. The unique low volume cuvette design accommodates small reagent volumes, minimizes reagent waste, and as a result, reduces reagent costs. The discrete analyzers cover a wide range of applications including food and beverage analysis, environmental testing, and industrial quality control. There are over 50 ready-to-use system reagents to further simplify analysis, saving technician time and reducing errors.
What is automated discrete analysis?
Automated discrete analysis is a technique that utilizes colorimetric and enzymatic measurements of several analytes simultaneously from a single sample through photometric analysis. Optional modules for some discrete analyzers can also conduct electrochemical analysis for pH and conductivity, or bitterness in finished beer through fully automated sample preparation and photometric detection. Each individual reaction cell is isolated and temperature is stabilized, enabling highly controlled reaction conditions. Discrete analyzers usually consist of dispensing probes, an incubator, a mixer and a photometry unit.
Typical automated discrete analysis workflow
After the reagents and samples are prepared, they are loaded onto the instrument and the probes dispense fixed amounts of reagents and samples into the individual cuvettes. Next, the individual cuvettes are loaded into the incubation chamber, then mixed, and finally undergo photometric detection depending on the absorbance of specific wavelengths of light. These data are then interpreted through integrated computers and software platforms.
Other traditional automated techniques, such as continuous flow analysis, segmented flow analysis, and flow injection analysis, are not particularly flexible since dedicated modules are needed for specific chemistries and they typically can run only up to six tests simultaneously with at least two dedicated skilled technicians to monitor the run. Automated discrete analysis is much more flexible, performing many different reactions within a single instrument while simultaneous analyzing multiple analytes and requiring only one technician. Automated discrete analysis is used to analyze a wide range of applications including food and beverage analysis, environmental testing, and industrial quality control.
Automated Discrete Analysis vs. Standard Continuous Flow Analysis (CFA) or Segmented Flow Analysis (SFA)
Compare gallery systems
|Gallery Discrete Analyzer||Gallery Plus Discrete Analyzer||Gallery Plus Beermaster Discrete Analyzer|
|Rapid, simultaneous photometric analysis of multiple analytes for various applications||Rapid, simultaneous photometric analysis of multiple analytes at a higher sample capacity for various applications||Fast, efficient and fully automated photometric analyzer dedicated for beer, malt, and wort quality control and analysis|
|Sample capacity||90 samples||108 samples||108 samples|
|Sample volume||2 - 120µL
(possibility to extend up to 240µL)
|2 - 120µL
(possibility to extend up to 240µL)
|2 - 120µL
(possibility to extend up to 240µL)
|Reagent capacity||30 positions||42 positions||42 positions|
|Reagent volume||2 - 240µL||2 - 240µL||2 - 240µL|
|Tests/hour||200 tests/hour||350 tests/hour||350 tests/hour
(approx. 8 bitterness tests/hour with the BCM)
|ECM unit||Optional electrochemical unit uses ion selective electrodes for pH and conductivity measurement||Optional electrochemical unit uses ion selective electrodes for pH and conductivity measurement||—|
|BCM unit||—||—||automated bitterness measurement|
Discrete analyzers and system reagents
Improve productivity while achieving reproducible results in minutes with the Thermo Scientific Gallery Discrete Analyzer. The discrete analyzers are robust, easy-touse, and provide parallel measurement of multiple analytes, including those used in photometric (colorimetric and enzymatic) and electrochemical (pH and conductivity) analysis. All necessary analysis steps are automated and low detection levels can be achieved. The Gallery Discrete Analyzer includes a combined sample and reagent disk for a maximum capacity of 90 samples and 30 reagents, with the capacity to perform up to 200 tests per hour.
Reduce hands-on time and simplify laboratory testing during your analytical process with the Thermo Scientific Gallery Plus Discrete Analyzer. This integrated platform provides two measurement techniques for photometric (colorimetric and enzymatic) and electrochemical (pH and conductivity) analysis, which can be run simultaneously. Parallel determination of multiple analytes from a single sample as well as the presence of several automated features ensures analytical efficiency. The Gallery Plus Analyzer can accommodate 108 samples and 42 reagents in its separated sample and reagent disks, with the capacity to perform up to 350 tests per hour.
Dedicated for beer, cider, malt, and wort analysis, the Thermo Scientific Gallery Plus Beermaster Discrete Analyzer provides greater efficiency in quality monitoring, and its Bitterness Column Module (BCM) includes unique automated pretreatment and measurement of bitterness. This benchtop analyzer automates the determination of analytes, including betaglucan, FAN, and SO from the same single sample and offers fast sample turnaround to expand laboratory analytical capability. The discrete analyzer can accommodate 108 samples and 42 reagents in its separated sample and reagent disks, with the capacity to perform up to 350 photometric tests per hour and 8 bitterness tests per hour with the BCM.
Eliminate reagent preparation and save time with the Thermo Scientific Gallery System Reagents for environmental and industrial analysis designed for the Gallery and Thermo Scientific Aquakem discrete analyzers. The unique low volume cuvette design accommodates small reagent volumes and minimizes reagent waste.
Gallery System Reagents for food and beverage analysis are ready-to-use, eliminate extra preparation steps, and save valuable laboratory time. Designed for the Gallery and Thermo Scientific Arena discrete analyzer, the volume-optimized system reagents minimize reagent waste, while continuous monitoring of volume, lot, and expiration dates provides real-time reagent information.
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Learn how discrete analyzer technology has found its way from the clinic to the beer brewing industry – and beyond in The Analytical Scientist online article.
Featured Gallery discrete analyzer systems videos
Achieving product consistency for malt, beer, wine, cider and other beverage analysis requires analysis of multiple parameters using several automated instrumentations and/or bench-top chemistry procedures. This webinar discusses how a integrated discrete analyzer simultaneously automates analysis from a single sample offering fast turnaround, reduced human error, reduced reagent use, and expanded laboratory analytical capabilities.
On-Demand Webinar: Fast and Accurate Sugar, Acid and Sulfite Analysis using Automated Discrete Analysis
The analysis timeline is critical in winemaking to assure the quality of the finished product. Discrete analyzers assure fast, reliable and repeatable results by utilizing specific enzyme reactions, and robust robotics to streamline laboratory analysis during critical times of the year, like harvest. In this webinar, learn about the principles of photometric analysis, important parameters to analyze in grapes and wine, and how a discrete analyzer is used in a wine laboratory.