Shimadzu GC Driver for Chromeleon™

HS-20 Driver

Control Shimadzu Nexis GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10 Headspace sampler.

Now Thermo Scientific™ Chromeleon™ 7.2 Chromatography Data System (hereinafter called Chromeleon) Software can control the Nexis GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10 Headspace sampler with the driver software. Shimadzu GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10 instrument parameters can be set seamlessly via the Chromeleon 7.2.

The ePanel shown in the Chromeleon provides functions for the direct control of Shimadzu GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10. It is also equipped with monitoring functions to allow system operating status to be assessed at a glance as well as a system check function for monitoring the usage of consumables by various instruments. After completing the sequence analysis, it is also possible to shutdown the Nexis GC-2030 automatically and safely by the shutdown function. As a result, this software supports total from inspection before analysis to stop of equipment after analysis Also, Shimadzu instrument control parameters are set through the method editor embedded in the Chromeleon software. These parameters are stored and handled as standard Chromeleon method files.


Instrument Method Editor

Maximize Productivity with Optimum Sample Injection

In addition to standard liquid analysis using an AOC-20i autoinjector, the following types of analysis are also supported.

  • Simultaneous analysis of two lines using a dual injection system
  • Successive switching between liquid and headspace analysis by installing both AOC-20i and HS-20 units

​This optimal sample injection system helps maximize analytical productivity.

Using Instrument Methods for Smart Switching Between HS-20 and AOC Units

Full use of Nexis SCD-2030 features

It is possible to use features built into the Nexis SCD-2030 from Chromeleon, enabling benefits such as:

  • Reliable analysis thanks to excellent stability and high equimolar response
  • Higher productivity due to various automated features and superb ease-of-maintenance
  • World-leading sensitivity in analysis

Experience world-first automation

SCD-2030 status viewed from the SCD control screen

Compared to other general GC detectors, SCD detectors have many units that need to be controlled, and complicated procedures are necessary to prepare for analysis. The Nexis SCD-2030 is equipped with various automated functions to reduce the time and labor required for such procedures.
For example:

  • Auto-startup and -shutdown
    Steps required for system startup such as vacuum pump startup, gas control, temperature control, and conditioning are carried out automatically, simplifying analysis preparations. It is also easy to check the status of the SCD detector or the usage data for consumable parts.
  • Automatic conditioning
    The user can easily set up and run automatic conditioning to support a high-sensitivity analysis, ensuring the best performance. Automatic conditioning can also be run when restarting the device after replacement of the inner pyro-tube.


Through the automation of manual procedures, the Nexis SCD-2030 supports a more efficient workflow, and can reduce the possibility of damage due to human error.

Product Lineup

Description Versions with Functionality Verified
Shimadzu GC Driver for Chromeleon 7.2 (English) Chromeleon 7.2 SR1 to Chromeleon 7.2 SR5
Chromeleon 7.2.8

* This product supports control of the Nexis GC-2030 and HS-20/HS-10 or individual unit control of the HS-20. The GC-2010/GC-2010 Plus/GC-2014 can be controlled using the driver from Thermo Fisher Scientific included with Chromeleon 7.2.

Controllable Hardware

The Shimadzu GC Driver for Chromeleon 7.2 supports control of the following units.

GC Unit Nexis GC-2030
Options AOC-20i (Plus) autoinjector, AOC-20s autosampler, HS-20/HS-10 headspace sampler, dual injection system
Unit Product Name
Sample Injector SPL-2030, WBI-2030, OCI-2030, PTV-2030
Detector FID-2030, TCD-2030, ECD-2010 Exceed, FPD-2030, FTD-2030, BID-2030, SCD-2030
Advanced Flow Technology Backflush, detector splitting, detector switching, heart-cut system
Additional temperature controller Auxiliary temperature control unit
Additional flow controller APC (3 auxiliary channels), APC (1 auxiliary channel)
Options Low-temperature control solenoid valve set: CRG-2030
External equipment control relay: PRG-2010 Plus, PRG Box

The units below can be controlled using the driver from Thermo Fisher Scientific included with Chromeleon 7.2. Using the Shimadzu GC Driver for Chromeleon together with the individual unit controller for the HS-20, it is possible to control the GC as well as the HS-20.

GC Unit GC-2010 (Plus), GC-2014
Options AOC-20i (Plus) autoinjector, AOC-20s autosampler, HS-20 headspace sampler
Unit Product Name
Sample Injector GC-2010 (Plus) : SPL-2010 (Plus), OCI / PTV-2010 (Plus)
GC-2014    : SPL-2014, DINJ-2014
Detector GC-2010 (Plus) : FID-2010 (Plus), TCD-2010 (Plus)
          ECD-2010 (Plus), FPD-2010 (Plus), FTD-2010 (Plus)
GC-2014    : DFID-2014, SFID-2014, TCD-2014, ECD-2014
Additional flow controller GC-2010 (Plus) : APC (3 auxiliary channels)
Low-temperature oven controller GC-2010 (Plus) : CRG-2010 low-temperature control solenoid valve unit

* When setting up a network, up to 6 Shimadzu GC instruments can be connected to one instrument control server.

* When setting up a network, it is not possible to connect Shimadzu GC instruments and instruments from other vendors to the same instrument control server. Please acquire a dedicated server to connect Shimadzu GCs.

* SCD-2030 is only compatible with Nexis GC-2030.


Nexis is a trademark of Shimadzu Corporation.
Thermo Scientific and Chromeleon are trademarks of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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