Table of ContentsIntroductionSalient Features of the SPS3Key BenefitsFlexible Rack ConfigurationPossibility to Add Diluter for Online Over-Range Dilutions Running cost is Reduced and Productivity is IncreasedHigh throughput SPS3 autosamplerLaboratory gas chromatography systemsTriple quadrupole mass spectrometer About Bruker
The SPS3 Sample Preparation System, a rapid spectroscopy sampler from Bruker, satisfies the diverse needs of high throughput analytical laboratories. A wide range of productivity boosting features are offered in order to bring down analysis times. The SPS3 can be customized with additional options in order to improve the quality of analytical results and bring down running costs.
Salient Features of the SPS3
The salient features of the SPS3 are listed below:
- It has the fastest ever sample-to-sample speed provided by the novel arm movement
- It has unlimited sample capacity with the ability to exchange sample racks during analysis
- Cross contamination is reduced and rinse usage is possible with the on-demand, flow through rinse station
- Compatible with a range of universal sample racks
- Contamination-free liquid flow path, having inert probe options using metal-free transfer lines
- Offers variable speed settings for samples of different viscosities
- Prevents settling or separation prior to analysis with the optional diluter, which enables sample pre-mixing
- Eliminates tedious and error-prone manual dilutions with the optional diluter, offering on-line, over-range sample dilution
- Prevents sample contamination from airborne particles and removes corrosive or toxic fumes during sampling with the optional environmental enclosure
The significant benefits of the SPS3 Sample Preparation System are detailed below:
- Flexible Rack Configuration
- Possibility to add a diluter for online over-range dilutions
- Reduction in running cost and increase in productivity
- High-throughput SPS3 Autosampler
An integrated peristaltic pump provides an on demand flow through rinse, which conserves rinse solution and minimizes sample contamination and carry-over.
Flexible Rack Configuration
The SPS3 is compatible with a wide range of low-cost, commercially available sample racks, offering flexibility in sample handling and accommodating tubes from 13 mm to 30 mm. Sample racks are built from chemically resistant polypropylene. 11- or 6-position standard racks can also be selected, allowing operation with small or large standard volumes.
Possibility to Add Diluter for Online Over-Range Dilutions
A high precision optional diluter can be added to the sample preparation system. The laboratory staff can now focus on other tasks and by utilizing the online over-range sample dilution. The precision syringe-based design incorporates a sample holding loop to prevent sample from ever entering the syringe. The SPS3 and diluter delivers on a standard a less than 1% dilution error and reproducibility is higher than 1%. In case the samples are prone to settling or separation, the SPS3 can be set to pre-mix samples before analysis to improve accuracy.
Running cost is Reduced and Productivity is Increased
The SPS3 is compatible with Bruker’s productivity package accessory range, offering excellent turn-around time of sample results. By enhancing the efficiency of sample introduction and removal from the system, more samples can be analyzed in less time. This results in greater revenue earning potential and reduces operating costs by minimizing gas usage and replacement of consumable items. The ICP Mass Spectrometer, SPS3 autosampler and productivity package switching valve accessory are completely controlled by the intuitive Bruker Quantum ICP-MS software, for seamless operation. An integrated peristaltic pump provides an on demand flow through rinse, which conserves rinse solution and minimizes sample contamination and carry-over.
The SPS3 is compatible with a wide range of commercially available, autoclavable, laboratory racks or customizable sample racks. The SPS3 can also be used in an optional environmental enclosure, preventing contamination of samples from airborne contaminants and/or removing any corrosive or toxic fumes during sampling. The SPS3 uses RS232 communications for controlling the PC. An RS232 interconnecting cable is supplied.
||SPS3 with Dilutor|
|Automatic Sample Delivery
|Flow Through Rinse Station
|Online Over-range Dilution
|Purge/Extraction Kit for Dust Cover
|Inert Sample Probe
High throughput SPS3 autosampler
The system has a high throughput autosampler with fast X, Z, theta arm movement. The SPS3 has the capacity for up to three sample racks and two standard racks. Racks may be exchanged during analysis for unlimited sample capacity. The SPS3 is supplied complete with two standard racks suitable for use with either 11 x 16 mm OD test tubes or 6 x 29 mm OD centrifuge tubes, and 3 x 60 position sample racks suitable for use with 16 mm OD test tubes. Any sample rack can also be used for standards. The SPS3 includes a built-in peristaltic pump for flow through rinsing with variable speed control.
|SPS3 high throughput sample preparation system
|SPS3 sample preparation system with dilutor
|SPS3 is supplied complete with:
- Serial (RS232) cable
- 0.8 mm ID PTFE sleeved probe (1.0 mm ID for the SPS3 with dilutor)
- 2 x standard racks
- 16mm OD x 125 mm height tubes (2 bags of 125 tubes)
- 3 x Bel-Art rack (60 position x 16 mm OD) and 6 x rack overlays (for 16 mm OD tubes)
Note: Additional racks required should be ordered separately.
|Options for the SPS3
|Dust cover with purging/extraction facilities
|Purge kit for dust cover
|Sample racks and overlays:
|90 position x 13 mm OD (7 mL)
|60 position x 16 mm OD (13 mL)
|40 position x 20 mm OD (25 mL)
|24 position x 25 mm OD (38 mL)
|21 position x 30 mm OD (50 mL)
|Rack overlay for 40 position rack, 18 mm OD
|Rack overlay for 60 position rack, 16 mm OD
|Probe options – a range of chemically inert probes are available to suit your sample matrix
|0.8 mm ID PTFE sleeved probe
|1.0 mm ID PTFE sleeved probe
Laboratory gas chromatography systems
The 400 Series comprises two gas chromatographs and an associated range of analyzers and solutions designed for leading applications. Using these systems, chemists and engineers can employ standard methods and/or high quality trace sample analysis, in the petrochemical, agrochemical and environmental industries. The 450-GC is a highly cost-effective and powerful analytical instrument that offers robust operation in an easy-to-use package. The system provides users a broad choice of injectors, detectors, switching and sampling valves up to three channels. The high resolution color touch screen is intuitive and supports a number of local languages. The Bruker 430-GC offers the same outstanding performance as the 450-GC but in a compact, single channel package that occupies about half the bench space of conventional multi-channel GC.
Triple quadrupole mass spectrometer
The Bruker 320-MS GC/MS is the leader among configurable triple-quadrupole mass spectrometer systems. It offers femtogram sensitivity, 10 – 2000 Da mass range, and a wide array of chromatographic and ionization configurations to uniquely match your needs - all in less than 72 cm. (28 in.) of linear bench space! In minutes, the 320-MS can be changed from EI to CI modes of operation. The 320-MS is the most sensitive, robust, and flexible triple-quadrupole MS system currently available.
Bruker is the new name in chemical analysis.
Accurate and comprehensive analysis of exogenous and discrete elements in a wide range of sample matrices are key applications for many analytical chemistry groups. To address the needs and challenges of analysts working in those areas, Bruker has expanded their product family to provide, and expertly support, a series of fully integrated solutions including:
- Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometers (GC/MS and GC/MS/MS)
- Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometers (ICP-MS)
- Gas Chromatography Systems (GC)
Widely used in food and consumer safety testing, forensic, industrial, environmental, and clinical laboratories, these systems are well accepted and established market leaders that universally deliver outstanding performance at a premium value.
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