Erytra Eflexis Automated System
Physical, Electrical, and Environmental Requirements
(W x D x H; without monitor)
110 x 71 x 91 cm (43.3 x 27.9 x 35.8 in)
  • 173 kg (381 lb)
  • With packaging: >193 kg (425 lb)
Voltage 100-240 V
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power 600 W; 30 VA consumption in inactive state
(±10% of the nominal voltage)
Fuses 2 x T6.3AL 250 V, 5 x 20 mm (0.8 in)
Protection against electric shocks Class I
Installation category Overvoltage category II (local levels, instruments, portable equipment, etc.)
Operational temperature 15-30°C (59-86°F)
Operational humidity 85% (non-condensing)
Altitude 3000 m (9843 ft)
Contamination grade 2
Functional Specifications
Sample Station Specification
Load capacity Up to 72 tubes simultaneously
Loading system Up to 6 removable holders with 12 positions/each
Continuous sample loading/unloading Yes
Emergency sample management Yes
Sample containers
  • Material: plastic or glass tubes
  • Dimensions: 9 ≤ Ø ≤ 16 mm and length ≤100 mm
Adaptors for sample tubes
  • Standard: No
  • Pediatric: Yes; same Erytra pediatric rack (16.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 cm; 6.5 x 2.2 x 3.7 in)
Sample positioning Continuous and random
Number of probes 1
Level detection Yes, on the probe
Clot detection for samples Yes, on the probe
Sample dilution Yes, by using the DG Gel Sol diluent in a dilution station with a self-washing cup
Positive sample identification Yes
Sample barcode type
  • Interlaced 2 of 5
  • Code 3 of 9
  • Codebar
  • EAN-8, EAN-13, JAN-8, JAN-13
  • Codes 128 A, B, & C (ISBT 128)
  • Others under configuration
Total speed
  • Maximum throughput: 50 cards/hr (400 results/hr)**
  • Full ABO/Rh blood group typing: 35 samples/hr***
  • Antibody screening (I, II, III): 72 samples/hr
  • Type & screen: 23 samples/hr****
Useful life 7 years
Liquid Reagent Station Specification
Reagent positions Up to 46 liquid reagents (34 RRBC + 2 DG Gel Sol + 10 liquid antisera)
Reagent agitation Yes, up to 34 positions (RRBC)
Reagent loading system Through 2 removable, lineal racks with continuous access
Authorized reagents Reagents authorized by Grifols
Reagent vials Diameter: 17 ≤ Ø ≤ 21.3 mm
Positive automatic reagent identificiation Yes, by barcode reading
Card Station Specification
Loading capacity A maximum of 200 cards (1600 tests)
Loading system DG Gel card racks, directly in the 2 independently opening drawers
Service rack 12 positions
Continuous loading and unloading Yes
Number of different DG Gel card types on board Up to 8 different DG Gel card types
Centrifuges and Incubators Specification
Number of centrifuges 2 independent centrifuges
Centrifugal capacity 12 cards per centrifuge (total 24 cards)
Centrifugation time 9 minutes
Incubation time 15 minutes (as needed)
Incubation temperatures 24-37°C (75.2-98.6°F; depending on the requested tests)
Number of incubators 3 independent incubators
Incubator capacity 12 cards/incubator
Reading Station Specification
Reading system High-resolution color reading using a CCD camera
System and Waste Solutions Specification
System solutions
  • Grifols DG Fluid A diluted for the fluidic system
  • Grifols DG Fluid B diluted for external washing and final washing of the fluidic system
Containers and capacity
  • 1 container for Grifols DG Fluid A (6 L) (extendable to 12 L*)
  • 1 container for Grifols DG Fluid B (6 L) (extendable to 12 L*)
  • 2 containers for waste solutions (6 L/each container)
  • 1 container for processed card disposal (up to 100 fully used cards)
Waste liquid drainage Option to drain waste liquid directly to the laboratory drainage system
Container weight (when full) ≤6 kg
Container monitoring Yes, by monitoring the volume by weight
Software/Computer Specification
Operating system Windows 7
Software installed Erytra Eflexis software
Antivirus McAfee embedded control program
LIS connection protocol ASTM protocol
Outputs to peripherals Standard interfaces:
  • 3 RS232 connections
  • 8 USB ports (4 front, 4 rear)
  • 2 LAN connections
Remote connection Yes, the web application provides access for authorized operators to:
  • Worksheet
  • Results
  • Database
  • Quality control
  • User management
Remote diagnostics: technical/specialist support can remotely connect to the system

The Erytra Eflexis analyzer is CE marked in accordance with the Directive 98/79/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 1998 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices

*With optional waste liquid drainage.
**Throughput depends on the profiles being processed; results obtained with DG Gel Rh Pheno + Kell.
***Throughput depends on the profiles being processed; results obtained with DG Gel ABO/Rh (2D)(profile: A, B, AB, D1, D2, Ctl., N/A1, N/B).
****Throughput depends on the profiles being processed; results obtained with DG Gel ABO/Rh (2D) and antibody screening (I, II, III).

This information is intended for physicians and healthcare professionals only.

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