AOC-30 Series - Features

Autoinjector / Autosampler

Reliable Automatic Operation

High Reproducibility

AOC-30 automates the analysis, reduces an operator's workload, and enables continuous analysis with a high degree of accuracy that cannot be achieved by manual operation. Shimadzu's unique injection method achieves high reproducibility while preventing septum damage and liner contamination.

 

Injection method suppressing damage to septa and contamination of liner (Patent Pending)

The injection speed is controlled stepwise by the septa structure to achieve excellent performance and reduce damage to the septa.

Injection method suppressing damage to septa and contamination of liner

Chromatogram Overdraw (N=10)

Area Reproducibility (%RSD)

1 n-Decane                  0.162
2 n-Octyl alcohol          0.163
3 2,6-Dimethylphenol   0.160
4 n-Undecane              0.145
5 2,6-Dimethylaniline   0.149

6 Methyl nonanoate      0.157
7 Methyl decanoate      0.141
8 Methyl dodecanoate   0.180
9 Dicyclohexylamine     0.208

Long-term Stability

Long-term Stability

Various advances in sample washing enable worry-free long-term analysis. Furthermore, by using AOC-30 in conjunction with Shimadzu's genuine, high-quality consumables, the maintenance frequency can be significantly reduced. Less maintenance leads to less downtime and, therefore, higher efficiency.

Comparison of C12 area reproducibility of Xtra Life inlet septa and Premium Green septa for 1000 continuous injections
Comparison of C12 area reproducibility of Xtra Life inlet septa and Premium Green septa for 1000 continuous injections

10-times Longer Septa Life

The unique structure of Shimadzu's Xtra Life Inlet Septa results in excellent injection durability and enables continuous analysis of approximately ten times that of conventional systems, up to 1000 injections before replacement.

Space-saving Efficiency

Configurable for Analysis Purposes

The single tower system provides automated analysis of up to 30 samples, covering a wide range of analysis needs, and is recommended as the first selection. Injectors and samplers can be added to increase analysis capacity.

Space-saving Design

Space-saving Design

When combined with the Nexis™ GC-2030, the AOC-30 single tower/sampler offers a space-saving design with system widths of just 553 mm/851 mm to maximize lab space use.

Space-saving Sampler Configuration (patent pending)

To save lab space, even as the system expands, the housing structure was devised to make the installation area, including the sampler, as compact as possible.

30 samples 60 samples 150 samples* 150 samples*

Single Tower

 
Single Tower
 
 
 

Cleaning/waste vial

4 mL x 4

Dual Tower

 
Dual Tower
 

Simultaneous dual-line analysis is possible

Cleaning/waste vial

4 mL x 8

Sampler System

 
Sampler System
 
 
 

Cleaning/waste vial

4 mL x 12

Dual Sampler System

 
Dual Sampler System
 

Simultaneous dual-line analysis is possible

Cleaning/waste vial

4 mL x 24

* 150 samples for 1.5 mL vials. 96 samples for 4 mL vials.

Dual Tower System

Dual Tower System Doubles Throughput

Installing two AOC-30 systems on one GC enables analysis of up to 60 samples. It saves space by eliminating the need for two GCs, doubles analysis throughput, and is recommended for those who want more productivity.

Built-in Pro Tips

ANALYTICAL INTELLIGENCE

Sampler Navigator, Built-in Injection Expertise

Injection may seem trivial, but in reality it is a very complex process that requires a lot of optimization. The Sampler Navigator reduces the guesswork involved by letting you choose from a carefully curated list of optimized methods, meticulously prepared by experts in gas chromatography. Get up and running with a single click.

Sampler Navigator

 
 

Simply enter the injection volume and solvent type and choose a preset. (patent pending)

The animation of the icon displayed along the sequencing process shows what changes by applying the preset. After you apply a preset, you can finetune it for a more optimal sequence.

Sampler Navigator

 
 
 

Application: Highly viscous sample

For highly viscous samples, such as glycerin, engine oil, and lemon oil, analyzed without dilution, the parameters are optimized to achieve more accurate injection.

 

 

 

 

Sample injection may not be accurate with standard injection settings

Continuous analysis of viscous lemon oil

Continuous analysis of viscous lemon oil

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