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PinAAcle 500 Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Our PinAAcle 500 is the world’s first completely corrosion-resistant flame atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, designed to withstand the harshest environments and most corrosive samples. It offers superior durability, longer life, lower maintenance costs, and the fastest return on investment of any flame AA.

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Overview

The PinAAcle 500 is a robust, fully-integrated, flame-only benchtop system, ideal for laboratories needing a reliable, easy-to-use, yet high-performance flame AA. It is equipped with an innovative touchscreen interface with the flexibility to operate via its easy-to-use Syngistix Touch software or the more comprehensive, optional Syngistix for AA Software.

The PinAAcle 500 is designed for:

  • Exceptional sensitivity and precision, allowing analysis of lower concentrations with the accuracy of higher-end AA systems
  • Fast, simple, reproducible operation through the intuitive, icon-based interface of Syngistix Touch or Syngistix for AA
  • Harsh environments and samples thanks to its corrosion-resistant sample introduction components
  • Minimum maintenance and maximum speed with a rugged design that virtually eliminates maintenance, reducing operating costs

The PinAAcle 500 is engineered to deliver an uncompromising level of performance at an unbeatable price, putting the industry’s most robust, reliable flame AA within reach of even the most budget-conscious laboratories. Discover an instrument engineered to outlast and outperform… and take your laboratory to a new PinAAcle of productivity and profitability. 

Specifications

21 CFR Part 11 Compatible Yes
Height 64.0 cm
Model Name PinAAcle 500
Portable No
Product Brand Name PinAAcle
Warranty 1 Year
Weight 57.0 kg
Width 67.0 cm
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Application Note

Accurate Determination of Lead in Dairy Products by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption

The performance of this method was validated by assessing the Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and China National Institute of Metrology (NIM) as well as by comparing these results with those obtained using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) after complete sample digestion by microwave method.

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Analysis of Arsenic, Cadmium and Lead in Chinese Spice Mixtures using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption SPectrophotometry

This application note describes an accurate and reliable microwave-assisted sample pretreatment procedure for the determination of arsenic, cadmium and lead in spices using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry (GFAAS).

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Analysis of Fish and Seafood with the AAnalyst 800 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer for Trace Metal Contamination in Accordance with AOAC Methods 999.10 and 999.11

Increased knowledge about the nutrient content of biological organisms is essential for a thorough understanding of ecological stoichiometry and nutrient transport in and among ecosystems.

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Analysis of Lead, Cadmium, and Arsenic in Spice Mixtures

With an inherent toxicity, a tendency to accumulate in the food chain and a particularly low removal rate through excretion, lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) cause harm to humans even at low concentrations.

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Analysis of Micronutrients in Fruit Juice Using FAST Flame Sample Automation for Increased Sample Throughput

Consumers select fruit juice because it is a tasty, convenient beverage and generally understood to be a more nutritious alternative to carbonated beverages. For 100% juice products, the nutrition content of the original fruit itself is well known, which translates to the expected nutritional value of the final juice product. Detailed labeling is required on food products; for consumers, any comparative variance can be a strong incentive to choose one product over another. In an effort to appeal to consumers and address market needs, many juice products may also be fortified with micronutrients to boost or add to what is already present naturally.

While ICP-OES is generally favored as a multi-element analytical method, the cost savings, simplicity and speed of operation of flame atomic absorption (AA) provides an attractive alternative. This work demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 900 AA with a FAST Flame sample automation accessory to rapidly and accurately measure nutritional elements in fruit juices.

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Analysis of Micronutrients in Milk by Flame Atomic Absorption Using FAST Flame Sample Automation for Increased Sample Throughput

Milk is an important source of nutrients, mainly for children. Because of its importance, milk is available in several different forms, most commonly as fresh, but it is also available in nonperishable forms (such as powdered and evaporated). Therefore, the requirement exists to analyze several forms of milk for nutritional elements. While ICP-OES is generally favored in a multi-element analytical environment, the cost savings, simplicity and speed of operation of a flame atomic absorption (AA) system provide an attractive alternative. Measuring multiple elements by flame AA requires each sample to be analyzed individually for each element, which impacts the speed advantage of flame AA – however, to address the speed issue, a fast, high-throughput sample automation system can be used.

This work demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 900 AA spectrometer to reliably and effectively analyze common nutritional elements in a variety of milks over a wide range of concentrations. Coupling the PinAAcle 900 with the FAST Flame 2 sample automation accessory minimizes user error when performing dilutions and making calibration standards increases throughput and provides excellent long-term stability, increasing productivity for the laboratory.

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Analysis of Micronutrients in Soil by Using AA 800 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

Soil is used in agriculture, where it serves as the primary nutrient base for the plants. Soil material is a critical component in the mining and construction industries. Soil serves as a foundation for most construction projects.

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Analysis of Organic Fertilizers for Nutrients with AAnalyst 800 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

The fertilizer industry helps to ensure that farmers have the nutrients they need to grow enough crops to meet the world's requirements for food, feed, fiber and energy.

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Analysis of Pb, Cd and As in Tea Leaves Using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

For many years, graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry (GFAAS) has been a reliable technique and the preferred method for this heavy metals analysis of tea leaves.

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Analysis of Vanadium, Nickel, Sodium and Iron in Fuel Oils using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

Elemental analysis of fuel oil is an important step in quantifying its quality. While ICP-OES and ICP-MS instrumentation may receive more attention when it comes to metals analyses, FAAS is a viable option particularly in the petroleum industry.

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Determination of Arsenic in Baby Foods and Fruit Juices by GFAAS

Arsenic can find its way into food through a variety of paths. In the recent past, various organic arsenicals were used as herbicides and antimicrobial agents in growth fields as well as applied directly on fruits and fruit trees.

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Determination of As, Se and Hg in Waters by Hydride Generation/Cold Vapor Absorption Spectroscopy

Contamination of industrial and municipal water supplies with arsenic (As), selenium (Se), and mercury (Hg) can occur from natural deposits, industrial discharge, runoff from mining, landfill and agricultural operations.

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Determination of Toxic, Trace and Essential Elements in Food Matrices using THGA Coupled with Longitudinal Zeeman Background Correction

Ingestion of trace elements from food can be linked to nutrition, disease, and physiological development. Whether they are needed for proper nutritional value or contain toxic elements, the presence of major and minor elements in food needs to be verified to help determine health effects for the consumer. Acute or chronic exposure to heavy metals can lead to damaged nervous system function and have detrimental effects on vital organs. Food safety laboratories performing these analyses are often high-throughput and require a detection tool that is efficient and cost effective.

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Determination of Various Elements at Ultra-trace Levels in Ultrapure Acids and Photoresist Stripper Solutions by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption

To protect the integrity of semiconductor and electronics end-products, semiconductor researchers and developers (R&D) and manufacturing QA/QC functions face unique challenges to reduce contaminates, sometimes down to ultra-trace levels. Metal determination in the sub-ppb range are required for the analysis of complex sample matrices and corrosive acids.

To meet these requirements, high-performance analytical techniques such as inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) are preferred for rapid multi-element analysis, however, diagnosing problems can also involve only a few elements, in which graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS) is recommended.

Learn how GFAAS can help diagnose problems in semiconductor R&D and QA/QC processes.

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Elemental Analysis of Beer by Flame Atomic Absorption with the PinAAcle 900

This work demonstrates the ability to measure several elements in beer with Flame atomic absorption using the PinAAcle 900. No significant differences were observed between beers in glass bottles or metal cans.

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Micronutrients in Fortified Breakfast Cereal by Flame AA Using Microwave Digestion and FAST Flame Automation

Fortified breakfast cereals are an important source of nutrition for children, and consumers have come to expect high quality from a variety of cereals and continue to select fortified products over non-fortified products in the marketplace. The efficient production of these nutritionally fortified breakfast cereals requires careful formulation and uniformity batch to batch. Ongoing analytical measurement of nutritional additives and the total micronutrient content in the cereal is one way in which food producers can quantify the quality and consistency of their cereal products.

While ICP-OES is generally favored as a multi-element analytical method, the cost savings, simplicity and speed of operation of flame atomic absorption (AA) provides an attractive alternative. This work demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 900 AA with a FAST Flame sample automation accessory to rapidly and accurately measure nutritional elements in a variety of fortified breakfast cereals.

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Micronutrients in Fresh and Dried Fruits by Flame AA Using Microwave Digestion and FAST Flame Automation

With an increased focus on healthy living and the consumption of healthy foods, interest in the nutritional quality of the fruit we consume has become more important. When fresh fruit is not available, dried fruit is often substituted, and manufacturers and customers would like to know that the dried fruit has not lost some nutritional value during processing. One way of monitoring the quality of fresh or dried fruit is by measuring the micronutrient concentration contained within. Micronutrients are represented by trace elements considered to be nutritionally valuable, and it is these elements that can be analyzed via various inorganic analytical methods.

While ICP-OES is generally favored as a multi-element analytical method, the cost savings, simplicity and speed of operation of flame atomic absorption (AA) provides an attractive alternative. This work demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 900 AA spectrometer coupled to a FAST Flame sample automation accessory to analyze common nutritional elements in a variety of fresh and dried fruit.

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Quantification of Essential Metals in Spice Mixtures for Regulatory Compliance Using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

There is an increasing need to monitor the essential element levels in food samples at ever decreasing concentrations. For this purpose, very sensitive, yet rapid and inexpensive methods are necessary. The quantification of trace metals in food samples has routinely been carried out by ICP-OES, ICP-MS, graphite furnace atomic absorption (GFAA) and flame atomic absorption (FAA). Compared with other techniques, FAA has the characteristics of good precision and simplicity with lower cost and minimum operator proficiency.

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The Analysis of Baby Foods and Juices for Metals to Protect a Sensitive Population

Foods, infant formula, milk, and water provide significant exposure routes for metal contaminants. The effect of lead exposure at low levels has been well established and levels below toxic have been shown to contribute to behavioral and learning issues. In this work both the GFAA and ICP-MS methods capable at the concentration levels of interest and under control during sample measurement are shown. GFAA has detection limit capability well below the level of concern and provides an economical choice for smaller laboratories or those with a smaller workload. ICP-MS provides excellent detection limits and offers efficient multielement capability for the detection of other hazardous elements in the same run, such as lead.

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The Analysis of Copper, Iron, and Manganese in Wine with FAST Flame Atomic Absorption

This work demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 900 flame AA spectrometer to measure Cu, Fe, and Mn in wines to comply with Chinese wine import regulations coupled with FAST Flame sample automation for increased throughput.

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The Analysis of Major Elements in Drinking Water Using FAST Flame Sample Automation for Increased Sample Throughput

This work demonstrates the analysis of mineral elements in a variety of drinking waters using the PinAAcle 900 AA spectrometer coupled with a FAST Flame accessory.

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The Analysis of Minerals in Drinking Water with the PinAAcle 500

This work demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 500 Flame AA spectrometer to accurately measure major components in drinking waters.

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The Analysis of Precious Metals in Mining with the PinAAcle 500

When mining for precious metals, ores are extracted from the ground and subjected to various sample preparation procedures in order to remove the metals of interest. A commonly used procedure to isolate metals from the ore is fire-assay, which leaves a matrix-free “button” of the metal. This work focuses on the analysis of precious metals in simulated digested precious metal buttons, and demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 500 Flame AA spectrometer to accurately measure low-level gold, palladium, platinum, copper, and silver in matrices which result from the fire-assay preparation of ore samples.

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The Determination of Minerals and Metals in Multi-Mineral/Multi-Vitamin Tablets by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

There are many mineral dietary supplements available in today's marketplace to ensure that mineral deficiencies do not occur in one's diet. The mineral content of these products must be verified for quality control purposes.

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Toxic Trace Metals in Edible Oils by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

Graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry (GFAAS) has been widely applied to the determination of trace elements in food due to its selectivity, simplicity, high sensitivity, and its capability for accurate determinations in a wide variety of matrices. Edible oils are generally low in trace element concentrations, however, metals such as arsenic (As), lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), and selenium (Se) can be found and are known for their toxicities which affect the health of consumers.

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Trace Elemental Characterization of Edible Oils with Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

The determination of the inorganic profile of oils is important because of the metabolic role of some elements in the human organism. On the one hand, there is knowledge of the food's nutritional value, which refers to major and minor elements.

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Trace Metals in Waters by GFAAS, in Accordance with U.S. EPA and Health Canada Requirements

Precise and accurate measurements at the regulated levels are an important factor for assuring safe drinking water. U.S. EPA Method 200.91 is the method cited by EPA, Health Canada, and the WHO for the use of graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy (GFAAS). In evaluating a GFAAS system for determination of these elements, it must provide good sensitivity, low noise, limited drift, and accuracy in matrices with high salt content (hard water) that might be found in drinking waters. In this work, the PinAAcle™ 900T, with a unique optical system, is evaluated for the use of EPA Method 200.9 for As, Cd, Pb, Se, and Tl in drinking waters.

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Brochure

Comprehensive Testing Solutions for Feed Millers

Feed milling today is a complex business, and agribusinesses both large and small need to balance the nutritional and safety needs of livestock with availability of raw ingredients and their seasonality and variability. Add to that the valuable supplementation and medication that millers supply, and it’s clear: you’re creating a complete nutritional delivery system, not just a simple mix of grains.

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Grain Testing Solutions Brochure

The grain industry is very complex. It’s global, diverse, and can also present analytical challenges. Today’s grain users demand more when it comes to quality, safety, and uniformity. In addition, they seek diverse products with unique characteristics.

PerkinElmer is equipped to help the grain industry in its quest to feed the world – nutritiously and economically. Our testing and analysis solutions encompass the three primary areas required for complete knowledge of grains and their derivatives – composition, functionality, and safety.

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Meat and Seafood Testing Solutions

Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently - all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. Your commitment to ensuring meat and seafood are safe for consumption, as demand increases, is an uphill battle.

Our commitment to you: to provide a range of solutions across multiple technologies, products, and services that meets or exceeds the testing needs of food processors. Our solutions offer more efficiency and increased accuracy and sensitivity for better yields in real time with minimal training.

From instrumentation and software to consumables and reagents to service and support, we are dedicated to providing you with end-to-end solutions that ease your everyday challenges of automation, throughput, service, and time to results.

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PinAAcle 500 Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Brochure

The PerkinElmer PinAAcle 500 - the world’s first flame atomic absorption spectrometer engineered for complete corrosion resistance. Learn more.

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Catalog

Atomic Spectroscopy 2018-2019 Consumables & Supplies Catalog

With instruments that are the industry standard worldwide, PerkinElmer accessories, consumables, methods and application support meet the most demanding requirements and are the preferred choice in thousands of laboratories globally.

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Data Sheet

PinAAcle™ 500 Flame AA Consumables Sell Sheet

All of the PerkinElmer consumables and supplies for your PerkinElmer PinAAcle 500 Flame AA.

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Ebook

Palm Oil Analysis. Complete lab solutions from upstream to downstream

Quality control-monitoring and testing are important in ensuring the quality of palm oil. The quality control parameters are used to judge the quality of palm oil products and it can be monitored and tested to ensure that the palm oil is not deliberately or accidentally adulterated.

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Flyer

High Quality and Performance in Atomic Absorption Grain Testing Ensemble Flyer

Consumers are exposed to low levels of heavy metals on a daily basis and long term exposure can have negative health impacts. Since the elements themselves are distributed unevenly throughout, for example, cereal grain, with the germ and the outer layers having the highest concentrations, analyzing these grains to detect low analyte levels with accuracy and controlled reproducibility is a challenge.

The atomic absorption analysis technique provides a high performance option with features like a closed-furnace design that is sealed at both ends with easily removable bayonet-mount windows. In addition, independently controlled external and internal gas streams provide maximum flexibility, tube life, and sensitivity.

Systems like the PinAAcle 900 AA spectrometer make it faster and easier to get from sample to results by reducing your grain method development time, while PerkinElmer consumables and superior services will keep your lab at peak performance.

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Guide

Atomic Spectroscopy, A Guide to Selecting the Appropriate Technique and System

Atomic spectroscopy is a family of techniques for determining the elemental composition of an analyte by its electromagnetic or mass spectrum. Several analytical techniques are available:

  • Atomic absorption (AA): flame and graphite furnace
  • Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

And selecting the most appropriate one is the key to achieving accurate, reliable, real-world results.

This guide provides a basic overview of the most commonly used techniques and the information necessary to help you select the one that best suits your specific needs and applications.

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PinAAcle 500/900 AA Spectrometers - Preparing Your Lab

This document provides detailed instructions regarding the space, accessories and utilities required to operate PerkinElmer’s PinAAcle family of atomic absorption (AA) spectrometers (500 and 900 series) and other major AA accessories.

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Product Note

Syngistix for AA Express Software - Only Three Steps to Reliable Results

PerkinElmer’s Syngistix for AA Express software for the PinAAcle 900H AA spectrometer reduces complexity and speeds analysis time for an unmatched user experience.

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Regulatory Compliance Certification

Product Certificate - PinAAcle 500

Product Certificate for the Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Model PinAAcle 500

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Technical Note

Analytical Quality with Genuine PerkinElmer Graphite Parts

The production of high-quality graphite components for atomic absorption spectroscopy requires stringent quality control. To ensure high quality and consistency, a specific high-density base graphite material has been developed for use with PerkinElmer graphite furnace systems.

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White Paper

The Determination of Metals in Non-Medical Face Masks

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of face masks by the general public has become a critical personal protective measure to minimize person-to-person transmission. While health care workers use medical or surgical masks, the general population uses non-medical, otherwise known as hygienic, face masks to greatly reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by capturing droplets and aerosols from those infected with the virus.

In response to the increased demand for both the number and variety of non-medical face masks, many companies are now producing them to meet the public’s need, and with this great variety, the quality and the safety of the face masks must be assessed. This work describes the considerations surrounding metal analysis in hygienic face masks used to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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