CDS Analytical, LLC. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of laboratory instruments for sample preparation and analysis for four decades. Best known in the field of analytical pyrolysis, CDS has supplied instrumentation for a wide range of additional analyses including catalyst screening, reaction optimization, organic headspace analysis, and environmental testing.
Incorporated as Chemical Data Systems, Inc., CDS introduced its first product, the Pyroprobe®, in 1969. The Pyroprobe was used with pyrolysis-gas chromatography to analyze solids. In 1977, CDS produced the 310 Sample Concentrator, a manual purge and trap instrument for environmental analysis. Later we introduced the first microprocessor controlled purge and trap instrument, the CDS Model 320. By the mid-1990s CDS recognized the need for laboratory automation and developed the AS-2500 Pyrolysis Autosampler.
At the start of the new Millennium, CDS Analytical, Inc. and Dynatherm Analytical Instruments Inc. combined forces, adding additional thermal sampling instrumentation to the CDS product line. Dynatherm instruments provide laboratory personnel with the means to collect trace organic chemicals from air, water, and soil samples, as well as diverse food products such as coffee, grains, juices, chocolate, flavorings, and their packaging materials.
In years to come CDS Analytical will continue to support customers by developing the next wave of sample introduction instruments.