With a throughput of 400 photometric tests per hour (up to 800 with electrolytes) and an on board capacity of 63 different analytes the AU480 Chemistry System is the ideal main analyzer for small to medium sized laboratories. The AU480 Chemistry System can also fit as a special chemistry or STAT analyzer in large laboratories as well. The AU480 Chemistry System maintains many features of its predecessor the AU400 that made it successful; long life electrodes, low maintenance and superior spot photometer technology. The AU480 Chemistry System has a new intuitive Graphic user interface, standardized to the AU680 minimizing any training requirements. A new ergonomically designed swing arm with a user friendly touch screen monitor is now available. User definable software options such as auto rerun via rack handler / STAT wheel and true reflex testing expand the convenience for the user. Automated low level maintenance requiring minimum hands-on time by the operator. TheAU480 Chemistry System uses dry bath technology therefore requiring no water bath maintenance. Low consumable replacement for example permanent cuvettes, long life electrodes (guaranteed for 6 months), robust sample and reagent probes.