PinAAcle 900F Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
For laboratories needing a high-performance flame atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, the PinAAcle™ 900F is a flame-only system with a true double-beam design for fast start-up and exceptional long-term stability. It features cutting-edge fiber optics to maximize light throughput for improved detection limits, as well as an eight-lamp mount, and automated flame and burner assembly optimization for enhanced productivity. The PinAAcle 900F is controlled by the proven WinLab32™ for AA software – whoever the user and whatever the application, WinLab32 software makes it fast and easy to get from sample to results. By reducing the time required for method development, sample analysis and report generation, WinLab32 streamlines every step of your workflow for enhanced laboratory productivity.
  1. Features
  2. Specification


  • True double-beam design delivers fast start-up and exceptional long-term stability
  • Cutting-edge fiber optics maximize light throughput for improved detection limits
  • Intuitive WinLab32 for AA software for enhanced laboratory productivity


System Design

  • PinAAcle 900F System: The 900F (Flame) system incorporates the spectrometer and the flame components only on a single instrument.
  • Monochromator: Littrow design with motorized drive for automatic wavelength selection and peaking.
  • Wavelength Range: 190 – 900 nm. Diffraction grating: 1800 lines/mm blazed at 236 nm and 597 nm.
  • Spectral Bandwidths: User selectable automatic slit widths of 0.2, 0.7 and 2.0 nm at their optimized slit height.
  • Detector: Wide-range segmented solid-state detector, including a built-in low-noise CMOS charge amplifier array.
  • Automatic Lamp Selection: 8-lamp mount with built-in power supplies for PerkinElmer® cableless Lumina™ hollow cathode and patented electrodeless discharge lamps. Computer-controlled lamp selection and alignment via WinLab32™ for AA software. Lamp elements and recommended operating currents are automatically recognized and set when using Lumina hollow cathode lamps.

Background Correction

  • Deuterium Arc Lamp:  Built-in continuum source double-beam background correction using a high-intensity deuterium arc lamp.

Flame Atomizer

  • Gas Controls:  Fully computer-controlled with oxidant and fuel monitoring. Keyboard-activated remote ignition system with air-acetylene. Acetylene flow is automatically adjusted prior to the oxidant change when switching to or from nitrous oxide-acetylene operation.
  • Safety Functions:  Interlocks prevent ignition if the proper burner head, the nebulizer/end cap, or the burner drain system is not correctly installed; the liquid level in the drain vessel is incorrect; or gas pressures are too low. Interlocks also will automatically shut down burner gases if a flame is not detected, or if any of the other interlock functions are activated. Provision is included for safe shutdown from all operating modes in the event of a power failure.
  • Sample Introduction System: Modular sample introduction system consisting of the quick-change spray chamber, burner head and nebulizer units. Alignment of the flame in the light beam is fully automatic, using a motorized burner mount for vertical and horizontal burner adjustment and automatic software-controlled self-optimization of the burner position. The optimization of the operating flame condition is also fully automatic and software-controlled. The introduction system is equipped with a high-strength inert mixing chamber, angled to ensure proper drainage. There is a choice of high sensitivity corrosion-resistant plastic nebulizer or durable stainless steel nebulizer. The standard is all-titanium, 10-cm, single-slot burner head for air-acetylene operation.

Data System

  • Data Control System: Complete PC control using WinLab32 for AA software operating under the Microsoft®

Windows® 7. Provides complete control of the instrument and its major accessories plus data handling and storage.

  • Data Handling: Instrument readings linear in absorbance (-0.500 A to +2.000 A), concentration or emission intensity with continuously variable scale expansion from 0.01 to 100 times. Integration times operator-selectable from 0.1 to 120 sec in increments of 0.1 sec. Reading modes include time-averaged integration, non-averaged integration (peak area), and peak-height measurement. Includes built-in statistics. Up to thirty (30) standards and a choice of proven calibration equations. Reslope of the analytical curve using a single operator-selected calibration standard. Built-in Ethernet interface for computer connection and use of optional accessories. Data collection time of up to 20 mins.

Physical Data – Instruments

  • Dimensions and Weight (without controller and cooling system): Dimensions: 95 cm x 73 cm x 68 cm; Weight: 94 kg
  • System Power Requirements:   230V (±10%), 50/60 Hz (±1%), single phase alternating current, 800 VA (maximum)
  • Electrical Protection: As defined in EN 61010-1; Insulation Class I; Installation Category II; Pollution Degree 2.
  • Certification: Designed and tested to be in compliance with the legal requirements for laboratory instruments. The instrument is developed and produced in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. WinLab32 for AA software provides required control parameters for GLP and instrument performance validation.
  • Safety Standards: EN 61010-1, EN 61010-2-061, CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1, CSA C22.2 No. 1010.2.061. The instruments bear the CE Mark and the CSA/NRTL Certification Mark.
  • EMC Standards:  EN 61326, EN 55011, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3.
  • Environmental Requirements: Ambient temperature: +10 °C to +35 °C. Relative humidity: 20 to 80% non-condensing.