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An automatic chemical analyzer suitable for chemically analyzing a number of analysis items is disclosed. Samples in sample containers are sequentially dispensed to an array of reaction vessels using a first pipetting tube. Reagent solutions selected in accordance with the analysis items are fed to the reaction vessels using a second conductive pipetting tube. The reaction solutions in the reaction vessels are measured by a photometer. When the reagent solutions are sucked into the second pipetting tube, the liquid levels of the reagent solutions in the reagent containers are detected by a liquid level sensor formed by the second pipetting tube and a conductive electrode. The amounts of the reagent solutions remaining in the reagent containers are determined based on the position of the liquid level sensor and the numbers of times of dispense allowed to the reagent solutions with respect to the analysis items are displayed on a cathode ray tube.

Title
Automatic chemical analyzer
Application Number
6/319078
Publication Number
4451433
Application Date
November 6, 1981
Publication Date
May 29, 1984
Inventor
Kei Kida
Katsuta
JP
Yoshio Matsuoka
Katsuta
JP
Hirotaka Sato
Hitachi
JP
Hiroshi Umetsu
Katsuta
JP
Katsuji Yamashita
Katsuta
JP
Agent
Antonelli Terry & Wands
Assignee
Hitachi
JP
IPC
G01F
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