May 10 2017

Shimadzu’s New Nexis GC-2030 Gas Chromatograph Offers a Modern Approach to a Classic Chromatographic Technique


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Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of its new Nexis GC-2030. This new instrument incorporates a host of technologically advanced features, resulting in a modernized instrument that improves user connectivity and ease of use, increases throughput, produces superior results, and ultimately yields a higher return on investment.

Engineered with the analyst in mind, the GC-2030 provides users with information at their fingertips through a touch panel interface that features clear graphics that display information instantly. This user-friendly interface with intuitive graphic icons ensures easy monitoring of the system’s operating status. The Ethernet based communication allows the user to remotely connect to the GC via pc or the operator’s mobile device. This allows the operator to monitor run status or launch a new batch of analyses from a remote location. Analysts will appreciate other conveniences such as: tool-free column installation and inlet maintenance and the built-in oven light.

The GC-2030 offers exceptional versatility and expandability that help realize a faster ROI. It allows for up to three analytical lines for greater productivity or for the versatility of more analyses to be packaged into one GC. A choice of four inlets, six detectors, and specialized valve accessories enables configurations tailored to fit the needs of laboratories in areas such as petrochemical, environmental, food and pharmaceuticals.

Innovations that reduce operating costs include an “Eco mode” to optimize the use of carrier gas such as helium and reduce electricity use when idle. The Nexis GC-2030 also includes day and time programming, a system self-check feature, and automatic notification of when to replace consumables.

Hydrogen can be a safe and highly effective carrier gas. It maintains its separation efficiency across a wide range of linear velocities, making it a great substitute for helium and a great choice for speeding up an analysis. The GC-2030 has an optional, built-in sensor to monitor real time levels of hydrogen in the oven. The GC will respond to elevated levels by shutting down the hydrogen flow maintaining a safe working environment.

Further enhancing productivity is LabSolutions workstation software that fully integrates LC and GC functionality. It offers both easy operability and extensive functionality. This includes a new data browser, convenient for comparing multiple sets of data simultaneously, and a Quick-Batch Function that simplifies the tedious process of creating injection sequences.

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