Information at Your Finger-tips
Analysts will benefit from the touch panel interface, which features clear graphics that display information instantly whenever needed. The user-friendly interface leaves the operator free to focus on obtaining optimal analytical results.
Main settings controllable via the touch panel on the GC unit:
- Analytical conditions
- Automatic carrier gas leak check
- Chromatogram display
Minimized Running Costs
- Automatic Start and Stop Functions -
The automatic start and automatic stop functions reduce running costs. The automatic stop function can save electricity by automatically stopping GC temperature control when analysis is completed. Later, after a specified time has elapsed, it also stops carrier gas and detector gas control. The automatic start function starts gas control after a specified period of time and then starts temperature control.
Comparison Between With and Without Using the Automatic Start/Stop Functions
Minimized Helium Gas Consumption
- Carrier Gas Saver Function -
Lowering the split ratio during analysis using split/splitless sample injection decreases the carrier gas consumption by reducing the amount of carrier gas discharged outside from the split flow channel.
Diagnoses Instrument Operating Status
- Self-Diagnostic Function -
The instrument operating status can be confirmed using the self-diagnostic function (system check). The status can be checked in detail to determine the septum/insert usage status, presence of active temperature sensor errors, gas supply pressure, status of each gas control function, ignition activity status, direct current voltage, and to confirm that the Analog / Digital converter or other functions are functioning properly. Periodically diagnosing the instrument status can help prevent unexpected downtime.
Automatic Notification of Replacement Timing
- Monitoring Function -
The Nexis GC-2030 includes various monitoring functions. These functions remind users when to replace consumables and help ensure data quality. Power consumption can also be monitored in real time.
- Syringe usage counter
- Refrigerant consumption monitor
- Septum usage counter
- Power consumption monitor
- Insert usage counter
Making Routine Analysis Convenient with ClickTek™
Software Improves Laboratory Productivity
LabSolutions Software Fully Integrates LC and GC Functionality
The LabSolutions series is a next-generation workstation software that integrates GC control, LC control, and additional improvements to functionality, while maintaining back-compatibility with the previous GCsolution. It offers sophisticated functionality, easy operation, highly extensible report functions, and other customizable features. In addition to inheriting these and other concepts from GCsolution, LabSolutions shares a common operating environment.
Freely Accessible Analytical Networks with LabSolutions CS
LabSolutions CS manages all analytical data on the network server, so that the data can be loaded to any computer connected to the network. In addition to sending analysis instructions, monitoring, and controlling instruments not directly connected to the computer (client computer), LabSolutions CS can also be used to directly control non-Shimadzu LC or GC units.
LabSolutions Direct Enables Remote Control and Monitoring
LabSolutions Direct is a new LabSolutions series remote access tool used to remotely control or monitor GC systems via a simple user interface on a commercially-available smartphone or tablet. Consequently, analyses can be performed while remotely monitoring the status of instruments from locations away from the laboratory.
GC Systems Customized for Specific Needs
The Nexis GC-2030 provides powerful support for configuring custom GC systems tailored to user needs. These systems are adjusted and tested at the factory for the given application before shipment, so they are ready to use for measurements as soon as they are delivered. That means no time is required for developing methods after the system arrives. Two TCD detectors and one FID detector can be installed at the same time. An optional valve box can be added to control up to eight valves from the original four.
Examples of System GC Configurations
Advanced Flow Technology
Advanced Flow Technology (AFT) function increases analytical productivity with backflush, detector splitting, and other systems. With the Nexis GC-2030, methods can be specified either via the LabSolutions GC software or directly via the touch panel on the GC unit, without having to use any tedious specialized wizard software. It supports a variety of carrier gas control modes (such as constant linear velocity, constant flowrate, and constant pressure control modes), which ensures analytical conditions can be transferred smoothly from previous systems. Multiple AFT lines can be connected to the same GC unit as well.
Multiple Chromatograms Obtained from a Single Analysis
- Detector Splitting System
Multiple chromatograms can be obtained at the same time by using the detector splitting system to split the flow exiting the analytical column and send the eluted components to multiple detectors. Consequently, much more information can be obtained from each analysis, which improves productivity by saving time and reducing costs.
High separation analysis is possible
- Heart-cut System
Heart-cut is a method of performing separation using two columns with different selectivity. In this system, components that could not be separated by the first column are introduced into a second column with different properties, and further separation is performed. Heart-cut system can achieve high resolution performance analysis, which is normally difficult to attain by single column analysis.
Faster Analysis with Hydrogen Carrier Gas
Hydrogen can be a safe and highly effective carrier gas. As a highly efficient carrier gas with a flat Van Deemter curve, it maintains its separation efficiency across a wide linear velocity range. This makes it both a good substitute for Helium and also a great choice for speeding up analysis times. We know safety is paramount, which is why the Nexis GC-2030 offers an optional built-in hydrogen sensor*. It not only maintains a safe standby mode for early detection of any potential leaks, but also shuts off hydrogen flow. The main unit also includes an automatic carrier gas leak check function, which is very helpful when using hydrogen as a carrier gas.
* As of May 2017, according to a Shimadzu survey
High-Sensitivity Detectors Support a Wide Variety of Analyses
High-Sensitivity Simultaneous Analysis of Inorganic Gases and Lower Hydrocarbons Using Dual BID System
The barrier discharge ionization detector (BID-2030) is a universal detector that offers high-sensitivity analysis by using a low-frequency dielectric barrier discharge plasma for ionization. The BID generates a helium (He) plasma by applying a high voltage to a quartz glass tube. The light energy from the He plasma then ionizes the target components and the ions are collected and output as peaks using a collection electrode. Its universal detection capability and high sensitivity make it the perfect choice for the analysis of inorganic gases and light hydrocarbons at ppm-level concentrations. The Nexis GC-2030 can be equipped with up to two BID-2030 detectors for increased productivity or separation versatility.
Analysis of Residual Solvents in Pharmaceuticals
The jet and collector structure on the flame ionization detector (FID-2030) has been optimized to provide improved performance. Noise levels were also decreased by improving the stability of the signal processor and flow controller. This results in the world's most sensitive FID.
This makes the Nexis GC-2030 the best choice to measure residual solvents in pharmaceuticals.
Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Effluent Water
The electron capture detector, ECD-2010 Exceed, features a uniquely designed internal structure that protects the source from contamination while providing exceptional sensitivity. The result is a detector that will last longer between cleanings to provide greater productivity and maximize your ROI.
Analysis of Organic Phosphorus Pesticides in Food
The flame photometric detector (FPD-2030) features an optimized flame shape and a more advanced dual-focus system, which result in the world's most sensitive FPD*. It can detect ultra-trace quantities of organic phosphorus pesticides in food with higher sensitivity.