Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has launched the AOC-30 Series autoinjector/autosampler, designed to enable gas chromatography (GC) users to produce high-quality results with less downtime.
Shimadzu's injection method achieves high reproducibility while preventing septum damage and liner contamination.
The structure of Shimadzu's Xtra Life inlet septa results in injection durability and enables continuous analysis with up to 1,000 injections before replacement.
Sample washing functionality provides continuous analysis:
Four 4 mL vials (up to 11.2 mL) can be used in a single tower
Twelve 4 mL vials (up to 33.6 mL) can be used with the full tower and sampler system
Users can customize cleaning solvent types and cleaning sequences to optimize the cleaning effect for each analysis.
When combined with Shimadzu’s Nexis GC-2030, the AOC-30 single tower/sampler offers a space-saving design with system widths of just 553 mm and 851 mm. The single-tower system provides automated analysis of up to 30 samples.
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The built-in Sampler Navigator, powered by Analytical Intelligence, allows users to choose from a curated list of optimized injection methods prepared by experts in gas chromatography. Analysts can enter the injection volume and solvent type and choose a preset, which can be fine-tuned for a more optimal sequence.
The AOC-30 overlap feature allows users to initiate pre-processing operations for the next sample injection at specified times, such as during or after GC analysis. The pre-treatment operation, immediately before sample loading/injection, is overlapped to increase throughput during continuous analysis.
To prevent errors, the AOC-30 is also equipped with a transmissive vial sensor that can detect the presence or absence of vials.