The 500 Series GC is a unique new concept in Gas Chromatography. The machine can perform Conventional, Fast and Ultra-Fast chromatography in one instrument.
Temperature Programmable injector
The 500 Series GC comes equipped with a temperature programmable detector as standard. The injector can be used as a conventional split / split-less injector isothermally. The injector also has the capability to be rapidly heated to temperatures of up to 600ºC at rates of up to 900ºC/min.
Conventional and Fast Chromatography
When using the 500 Series GC in conventional mode, the GC can accept standard capillary and packed columns. These are then heated in a hot air oven. The 500 Series GC uses the unique patented heat exchanger flow through oven system. Originally developed for the 200 Series GC the innovative technology delivers industry standard heating performance whilst dramatically reducing energy consumption. The system works by drawing in air that then passes through the heat exchanger and a heater, this then circulates in the oven compartment before exiting back out via the heat-exchanger where the heat from the outgoing air is passed to the incoming. When the GC has finished the run the heat exchanger and heater are bypassed and ambient air can be passed through to rapidly cool the oven. The flow through design also makes using hydrogen carrier gas a much safer option as the constant air flow through the oven helps prevent a potential hydrogen build-up in the event of a column leak.
The 500 Series GC can also perform Ultra-Fast Chromatography when used with metal ultra-fast GC Columns. When in Ultra-Fast mode rather than using the hot air oven to heat the column, an electrical current is passed directly though the column resistively heating it. This allows for significantly faster temperature ramping, and then because only the column has been heated rather than an entire oven, the cool down time is greatly decreased.
Conventional air blown chromatography
Ultra-Fast Direct column heating
The 500 Series GC will be avaialble with an FID at launch with other detector options following soon after.
Size: 45cm (H) x 22cm (W) x 57cm (D)