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PinAAcle 900T Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing the best in both flame and THGA furnace atomic absorption (AA), the PinAAcle 900T is a combined flame/longitudinal Zeeman furnace system.

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The PinAAcle 900T has the flexibility to switch between flame and furnace in seconds, and its high light throughput optical system, combined with a solid-state detector, provides the highest-quality efficiency and signal-to-noise performance of any AA system on the market. In addition, it features cutting-edge fiber optics for improved detection limits and TubeView color furnace camera for easier autosampler tip alignment and sample dispensing, as well as to monitor drying and pyrolysis during analysis for simpler method development. All of this in the smallest flame/furnace AA footprint, saving valuable bench space.

The PinAAcle 900T is controlled by the new Syngistix for AA Software, a workflow-based software designed to speed and simplify the journey from sample to results across a wide range of atomic absorption techniques.


21 CFR Part 11 Compatible Yes
Height 64.0 cm
Model Name PinAAcle 900T
Portable No
Product Brand Name PinAAcle
Warranty 1 Year
Weight 141.0 kg
Width 95.0 cm
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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).

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

This work has demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 900 AA spectrometer to reliably and effectively analyze breakfast cereal samples for Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Zn, K, Na, and Ca over a wide range of concentrations. Using the FAST Flame 2 sample automation accessory along with the PinAAcle 900 minimizes user error when performing dilutions and making calibration standards, increases throughput and provides excellent long-term stability, increasing productivity for the laboratory.

Analysis of Micronutrients in Fresh and Dried Fruits by Flame AA Using Microwave Digestion and Fast Flame Sample Automation

PerkinElmer’s PinAAcle 900 AA spectrometer is shown to reliably and effectively analyze fresh and dried fruit samples for Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Zn, K, Na, and Ca over a wide range of concentrations. Using the FAST Flame 2 accessory along with the PinAAcle 900 minimizes user error when performing dilutions and making calibration standards, increases throughput, and provides excellent long-term stability, increasing productivity for the laboratory.

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

This work demonstrates the ability to rapidly and accurately measure nutritional elements in fruit juices using flame AA with a FAST Flame sample automation system.

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

Internal quality control and the possibility of external monitoring provide strong incentive for the ability to quickly, accurately and easily monitor micronutrients in milk. In this work, we demonstrate the ability of PerkinElmer’s PinAAcle 900 atomic absorption spectrometer (operating in flame mode) coupled to a FAST Flame sample automation accessory to analyze common nutritional elements in a variety of milks.

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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Compendium - Reliable Methods for Nutritional & Toxic Analysis of Breakfast Foods

Breakfast is an important meal in providing essential nutrients to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. How do we ensure the food and beverages we consume are healthy, nutritious and safe? Following is a collection of application notes highlighting solutions that will help you identify micronutrients in milk, cereal, juice and fresh and dried fruits as well as toxic metals in tea, dairy products and apple juice to ensure safety of your breakfast foods.

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.

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.

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

Contamination of food products may result from metals present during cultivation and/or processing. The analysis of the various SRM materials clearly demonstrates the ability of the PinAAcle 900T spectrometer to generate quality data incorporating THGA tubes, longitudinal Zeeman background correction and STPF conditions for interferencefree, accurate quantitation

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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.

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

Knowledge of the type and concentration of inorganic components in beer is of considerable interest from various perspectives, as they may affect taste, appearance, product stability. The PinAAcle 900 FAAS provides an intuitive, highly efficient system capable of simplifying analyses while maintaining peak performance and unmatched productivity.

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Fast Digestion Analysis of Lead and Cadmium in Rice Using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption

Lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are common pollutants in grains and are extremely toxic. In this work, a rapid, accurate method for trace-level analysis of Pb and Cd in rice grains is established and verified using fast digestion with GFAAS.

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

Cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni) and zinc (Zn) are all essential elements, not only for mammals, but also for plants. They play important roles in many biological processes.However,at high level these elements can be toxic.The trace element content of food items for all the essential elements mentioned above must be controlled on a daily basis. Methods were developed for the accurate determination of Co, Cu, Mn, Ni, and Zn in spice mixtures using the PinAAcle 900T atomic absorption spectrometer in the FAAS mode and microwave digeston.

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Simple and Reliable Determination of Heavy Metals in Soil with the PinAAcle 900H AA Spectrometer

The heavy metal contamination of soil is one of the most widespread and severe environmental problems. This pollution not only decreases crop production, but also affects the health of people consuming the resulting food. With the increased knowledge about the impact of heavy metals from food on human health, the quality of soil resources has attracted considerable attention and concern.

Because they do not degrade and are toxic, heavy metals accumulate in the human body, leading to various serious diseases, including cancer. Cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and chromium (Cr) are commonly regarded as extremely toxic elements since they are harmful to humans, even at low concentrations. Zinc (Zn), nickel (Ni) and copper (Cu) are essential metals for plants at trace concentrations but are toxic if present at higher concentrations. Therefore, routine monitoring of these six metals in soil is vitally important to protect the quality and safety of food.

This work describes the analysis Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Ni, and Zn in soil using the PinAAcle 900H AA spectrometer, leveraging a rapid digestion procedure which uses less acid than conventional digestion methods.

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

A simple and accurate method for determining the concentrations of elements of interest in wine. PinAAcle 900 AA spectrometer accurately measure Cu, Fe, and Mn in a variety of wine samples at levels which meet the regulations imposed by China for imported wine.

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

This work is to demonstrates the applicability of FAAS using the PerkinElmer® PinAAcle 900T for the analysis of mineral content in dietary supplements. Seven elements are determined in two commercially available multi-mineral tablets, a NIST® Standard Reference Material, and a commercial reference material which simulates a mixed food diet.

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

The quality of edible oils with regard to freshness, storability and toxicity can be evaluated by the determination of metals. Trace levels of metals like Fe, Cu, Ca, Mg, Co, Ni and Mn are known to increase the rate of oil oxidation. Metals like As, Cd, Cr, Se etc. are known for their toxicities. In this work a simple method for the sequential quantitative determination of trace metal impurities in edible oil samples is shown. The developed method has been validated by using reference material and the method has been successfully applied for the analysis of different edible oil samples.

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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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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.

PinAAcle 900 Series AA Spectrometers Brochure

The PinAAcle series of atomic absorption (AA) spectrometers brings AA performance to new heights. Engineered with an array of exciting technological advances, it offers a variety of configurations and capabilities to deliver exactly the level of performance you need:

  • Flame only, furnace only, or space-saving stacked designs featuring both
  • Flame, furnace, flow injection, FIAS-furnace and mercury/hydride capabilities on a single instrument
  • Choice of Deuterium or longitudinal Zeeman background correction
  • TubeView color furnace camera simplifies autosampler tip alignment and sample dispensing
  • Syngistix for AA, a workflow-based software designed to speed and simplify the journey from sample to results
  • And no matter which model you select (900F, 900Z, 900H, 900T), you’ll discover an intuitive, highly efficient system capable of simplifying your journey from sample to results—even with the most difficult matrices. Experience peak performance and unmatched productivity. Step up to the PinAAcle series from PerkinElmer.

    Download the brochure to learn more.

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    Refinery and Natural Gas Analysis

    Oil refineries and natural gas producers around the world require their lab operations to perform large numbers of analyses before their products are used in industries and by consumers. Detection of even the slightest impurities, accurate process control and hydrocarbon distribution analysis is critical to the success of these operations.That’s how PerkinElmer can help. As a global scientific leader and solutions provider to refining and natural gas labs, PerkinElmer's proven technology and experience meets the ever-changing needs of the oil and gas industry. PerkinElmer is committed to the success of your oil and gas sample analysis by providing the instrumentation, software, consumables, and services you need for fast, easy and precise testing. The result: better control of your operations and improved product quality.

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    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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    5 Tips to Improving Your Sample Digestion

    Sample preparation is one of the most critical steps in your analytical process. Often accounting for 60% of your analytical timetable, it has a fundamental impact on laboratory throughput and analytical performance. Any errors within the sample preparation process will undermine the quality of your food data at all subsequent stages of your analysis. Here are five tips to improving your sample digestion for food samples.

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

    This guide provides a basic overview of the most commonly used atomic spectroscopy techniques and provides 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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    Regulatory Compliance Certification

    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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