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Our Target is to
design and provide universal, automatic and reproducible
sample preparation, and sample introduction devices into any
system for all separation modes (GC, HPLC, CE,...) coupled
with unequivocal sample identification (HPLC+HRGC, GC/HPLC/MS,...)
at lowest detection limits, in any sample matrix, with the
minimum possible error, in qualitative and quantitative
analysis, at the lowest obsolescence, with true integral
modularity, upgradability and ergonomy, with easy
maintenance and minimum down-time.
The most innovative technology in quality and productivity
The new KONIK MS Q12 Series C features a revolutionary
design, providing the power of three mass spectrometers in a
single platform with fast and easy interchangeable
ionisation sources for EI/CI/+/-, ESI/APCI/+/- and DIP/DEP/EI/CI/+/-
in a compact benchtop instrument.
The concept design
of the KONIK MS Q12 makes it unique in the world. Besides
the unsurpassed modularity and flexibility, it provides
utmost sensitivity, resolution, robustness, reliability and
high speed not available in any other benchtop quadrupol
mass spectrometer. All these features make it suitable for
research and routine, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
The KONIK MS Q12® is designed for unrivaled performance and
automatic sample preparation and sample introduction
ROBOKROM™ Multimode Autosampler meets the most demanding
requirements of accuracy, precision and performances. It can
be easily configured in seven working modes: GC liquid
sampler, HPLC liquid sampler, Head Space, Purge & Trap,
Solid Phase Micro Extraction, Thermal Desorption and
State-of-the-art GC pneumatics and sample injector
New patented KONIK’s EPC (Electronic Pneumatics Control)
provides true flow and pressure programming. The EPC,
combined with the top design of the tight purge-less cold
septum capillary injector, prevents high volatile
discrimination, sample degradation and saves gas. The high
precision digital flow programming coupled to the ultra-high
GC oven temperature accuracy (0.1ºC displayed) provides the
most stable and reproducible retention times and
The high temperature GC/MS interface has been optimised over
the years to prevent hot spots that degrade the sample and
cold spots to condense the sample. PID temperature control
up to 350ºC allows accurate temperature settings and the
SS/quartz transfer line assures a total inertness.
Versatile and inert EI and CI ion source
For both positive and negative ions as standard. The unique
design of the ion source provides extremely fast exchange.
Ultra-high efficiency Electron Impact and Chemical
Ionization ion source with removable ionsation chamber,
source exit lenses and long-life emission filament for fast
and easy maintenance and replacement. Inert materials used
in the ion source ensure better ionisation efficiency and
long term day-to-day reproducibility. It can be chosed
dedicated ion sources (for EI or for CI) for ultimate
sensitivity or the new dual inlet source for both EI and CI
without components replacement.
Temperature of the ion source is independently controlled up
to 300ºC. Emission current is programmable from 0 to 2 mA
and electron energy from 0 to 250 eV for maximum
flexibility, covering the widest range of applications.
The Chemical Ionization source with small aperture
facilitates higher pressure and increases ion residence time
to maximise the ion reaction and yields to better ionisation
efficiency. EPC control of the CI reagent gas leads to
maximum reproducibility and ionisation stability. The system
can accomodate one or two reagent gases at the same time.
Optional ACE™ Automated EI/CI switching between EI and CI
modes allows both spectra to be obtained during the same
chromatographic run even with fast eluting peaks.
The most performance vacuum system
Based in a high
vacuum machined aluminium analyser chamber. Differential
pumping between source and analyser is provided by two
low-noise, air-cooled 200 l/s hybrid turbomoleculardrag
pumps, backed by a 5 m3/h (GC mode) or a 21 m3/h (LC or
LC-GC mode) dual stage oil-sealed rotary vane pump. The
differential pumping, unique in a benchtop MS, improves the
overall instrument performance while enhances high mass
The low turbopump rotation nominal speed, only 36,000 rpm,
makes them field repairable, increases the pump life-time
and therefore reduces drastically the system down-time and
Large bore flanges for higher throughput and higher
conductance increases the pumping efficiency.
The pump down time is minimum, less than 3 minutes from
atmospheric to operational vacuum. In addition, the high
pumping capacity increases the system applications to
widebore 0.53 mm ID columns with unlimited choice of
stationary phases, allowing flows in EI mode up to 6 ml/min
and fast solvent elimination in all the LC/MS modes.
Computer-controlled electrovalves and gauges provide
automatic vacuum operation by a simple click of a mouse. All
the heaters and high voltages are automatically switched-off
in case of a leak failure. The venting valve can be attached
to an inert gas supply to purge the complete system,
avoiding Oxygen, moisture and water vapour contamination.
Long life photomultiplier detector
Positive and Negative ions
The MS Q12® detector is based in a ±7 kV off-axis post
acceleration high energy dynodes and a long-life gas-sealed
photomultiplier that ensures years of reproducible analysis
and reduces the operational cost to the minimum. The
detector design ensures comfortable routine work and stable
quantitation at high mass.
This photomultiplier-based detector is a new dimension from
the commonly used electron multipliers from other
manufacturers. The detector offers two or three orders of
magnitude linear dynamic range more than similar benchtop MS
without cross calibration and PMT tube lifetime is
guaranteed to exceed ten years under normal operation.
The Focus-Out electrostatic lens focuses the ions exiting
the quadrupole and injects them to the HED.
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