The BWB AFHS
The next generation of automation
Simple, robust & reliable Automated Fluid Handling System that works seamlessly with BWB’s range of Flame Photometers.
BWB customers rely on our instrumentation that may run throughout the day processing tens or even hundreds of samples. Until now this operation has been a manual process and requires an operator present to introduce each sample. Many organisations are striving for greater efficiency and automation of their laboratory processes and in response BWB have a solution. The new Automatic Fluid Handling System (AFHS), which for the first time offers fast, reliable and effective automation
of the flame photometry process.
New “Auto Read” Technology is the foundation for automation
The goal of an automated system is to perform tasks accurately, reliably and autonomously without the need for human intervention. By clever software/firmware handling of the input from our multiple channel detectors, stability of readings are analytically determined and no longer a subjective user decision.
This ultra reliable thermal printer sits atop the main flame photometer enclosure for footprint reduction in valuable lab space. The printer is supplied with print stock derived from recycled paper, has a 10 year shelf life and comes with soy based ink as standard.
The dimensions of the unit were also designed to offer compatibility with standard calculator print paper available globally from any high street.
The BWB auto sampler is available as an optional extra for all the latest models of the BWB flame photometer.
BWB has introduced an operator configurable 1:6 to 1:100 auto-diluter for the latest models of the BWB flame photometer.
Simultaneous detection and display of all 5 atoms of interest
Intuitive user interface for true ease of use – Display prompts step by step operation
Built-in Air Compressor
Solutions and labware included
5 user selectable units of measure & data sharing via PC Link via USB
1-Year factory warranty included – Extended 5-Year Warranty Available
2 – 3.5ml/min
Silicone and Tygon®
Required desk space for Instrument
50cm (H) x 45cm (W) x 45cm (D)*
For Safety reasons the Flame photometer requires 1m of unobstructed space above to allow dissipation of heat from the chimney.
XP Flame Photometer
51cm (H) x 38cm (W) x 41cm (D)
(20in x 14in x 16in)
62cm (H) x 55cm (W) x 47cm (D)
(24in x 22in x 19in)
XP Flame Photometer – 15.3kg (33.7lbs)
Shipping – 25kg (55.1 lbs)
Single point calibration
Na 0.1 – 60ppm
K 0.05 – 100ppm
Li 0.05 – 50ppm
Ca 1.0 – 100ppm
Ba 1.6 – 100ppm
Multi Point Calibration
Na 0.1 – 1000ppm
K 0.05 – 1000ppm
Li 0.05 – 1000ppm
Ca 1.0 – 1000ppm
Ba 5.0 – 3000ppm
<1% Coefficient of variability for 20 consecutive samples over ten minutes at concentrations of 100ppm or less. (After instrument stabilisation).
Na/K/Li = <0.5% to each other when equal in concentration at <100ppm
Limit of detection (LOD) and
limit of quantification (LOQ)
Na – 0.03ppm Na – 0.1ppm
K – 0.02ppm K – 0.05ppm
Li – 0.02ppm Li – 0.05ppm
Ca – 0.3ppm Ca – 1ppm
Ba – 1.6ppm Ba – 5.0ppm
Time to stability
Less than 15 seconds after sample is introduced into the flame.
Simultaneous measurement of Na, K, Li, Ca, Ba
0-2.5 volt output (based on sample concentration linked to element of users choice)
Optional 4-20mA output in place of the above
Optional integrated printer
.csv and .pdf generated reports and files via FP-PC software
Recommended minimum warm up time based on ambient temperature
21ºC – 40 minutes
100V – 250V AC at 50 or 60Hz automatically selecting
Propane, Butane or Natural Gas* regulated to 19Bar. Flow rate of 0.4l/min
*with modifications. BWB Technologies recommends either Propane or Butane for optimum results.
LCD, four line, alpha numeric, back lit.
Our metal casework provides a sturdy portable instrument and enables future recycling opportunities. ROHS compliant components and materials are used wherever possible.
The BWB Carbon Footprint is exceptionally low, in keeping with corporate objectives of being a responsible manufacturer.
Unlike other manufacturers who charge extra for vital accessories, BWB include everything required to use the product straight out of the box. Just add Gas!! (Propane, LPG or butane).
We also provide as standard, data sharing via USB from the BWB XP to your PC. This ties the output of the BWB Flame Emission Spectrometer (FES) to the Internet or your company intranet systems and facilitates Distributed Control which is vital for Multi-National companies, Universities and various Governmental agencies.
The BWB XP is the greatest advance in flame photometry for 30 years!