Triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (TQMS) is a versatile tool for quantitative analysis. Experience the excellent performance and robustness of Shimadzu’s LCMS-TQ instruments, which offer a choice of speed, sensitivity and resolution to meet the demands of high-throughput routine analysis and/or more specialized applications. 

Compare Shimadzu’s triple quadrupole LC-MS/MS systems below. 

Triple Quadrupole LC-MS/MS Comparison

  LCMS-8060NX LCMS-8060 LCMS-8050 LCMS-8045 LCMS-8040
Features On top of the architecture of the LCMS-8060, it adds flexibility in optimizing parameters to achieve unsurpassed sensitivity. New ion optic components all increase robustness without compromising on a high ion transmission rate. A new vision in sensitivity. It is suitable for drug discovery, manufacturing, clinical research, food safety, environmental, or drugs-of-abuse analysis. The first mass spectrometer to achieve a scan speed of 30,000 u/sec and 5 msec polarity switching time. It boasts the ideal balance of good data quality, high throughput and affordability for a wide range of challenging and routine applications. Designed specially for robust data acquisition with best-in-class sensitivity. It withstands long periods of continuous operation in laboratories in demand of reliable data. Introduces the new UF-Lens™ and UFsweeper™ II, the hallmark technologies underlying fast ion transmission and high sensitivity.
Sensitivity (S/N) 5 5 4 3 2
Scan Speed 5 5 5 5 3
Ionization Unit Compatibility ESI        
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Collision Cell UFsweeper III*3) UFsweeper III*3) UFsweeper III*3) UFsweeper II*3) UFsweeper II*3)
  LCMS-8060NX LCMS-8060 LCMS-8050 LCMS-8045 LCMS-8040
  • DUIS: The dual ion source continuously performs both electrospray ionization (ESI) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI).
  • Synchronized Survey Scan: Synchronized Survey Scan (SSS) automatically performs a product ion scanning whenever a pre-set survey scan threshold is exceeded.
  • UFsweeper: UFsweeper is a unique technology that delivers unparalleled efficiency and speed. UFsweeper accelerates ions out of the collision cell by forming a pseudo-potential surface. 

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