Member since: 2017
Organization: ABF GmbH
Application Area: Analytics
"Markes' BenchTOF's quality allows it to be adjusted to fit (almost) any GC instrument. However, there are a lot of problems considering the compatibility, which often caues breakdowns of the system and additionaly with various file types, which need to be translated before further handling. The support is okay, but often unfortunately cannot solve all the bugs that come from the incompatibility."
Member since: 2017
Organization: Owlstone Medical
Good product, good performance
Application Area:Breath clinical biopsy
"It has a different interface compared to other TOF and the files to upload the methods have a different format and they can mainly be open through the instrument. For this reason, it is a bit difficult sometimes. Although it is designed to be more user friendly. Once the method is created and the everything is set up to run automatically it is easier to use."
Manufacturer's ResponseThanks for your review. We are committed to improving our LIMS compatibility to streamline your workflows. We are already discussing this with your organisation
Member since: 2016
Organization: Odournet SL
High sensitivity and resolution
Application Area:Chemicals in waste water treatment
"It is a very innovative high-technology, very fast analysis, very high sensitive and mass range and very high resolution."
Member since: 2014
Organization: Cranfield University
Application Area:Bioanalytical Science
"This is not the easiest instrument in the world to get to grips with, but it is worth the time and effort. Its great advantage for our work on biomarker discovery is the ability to look at selected ions without degradation of limit of detection or the need to carry out separate SIR analyses. Other applications would benefit from the high level of mass resolution and sensitivity which are also available. The support and expertise of the manufacturer is outstanding. New software is expected to largely resolve any issues of usability."
BenchTOF2™ is a time-of-flight mass spectrometer for use with both GC and GCxGC for a wide range of applications.
BenchTOF2 has the option to include Tandem Ionisation®, which provides simultaneous hard and soft electron ionisation data. This patented technique provides complementary spectra for characterisation of targets and unknowns in a single run, without any hardware changes or additional method development.
BenchTOF2 incorporates powerful ChromSpace® software for full instrument control and data processing.
BenchTOF2 is fully certified for use with hydrogen carrier gas, resulting in faster chromatographic separations, reduced running costs, faster return on investment, and mitigation of gas supply issues.
Together, these tools enable scientists to discover more about their samples, and to deliver higher throughput for both research and routine applications.
Key features and benefits