GCMS-QP2010 Ultra High-End GC-MS
The GCMS-QP2010 Ultra is Shumadzu most advanced gas chromatograph mass spectrometer. Descended from the GCMS-QP2010 Plus, it features best-in-class scan speed and sensitivity. A newly designed and patented technology called ASSP™ (Advanced Scan Speed Protocol) allows this GC-MS to scan at 20,000 u/sec without sensitivity loss or spectral distortion. This improved data collection speed makes this the perfect instrument for Fast GC or comprehensive GC/MS (GCxGCMSq) analyses. Lab productivity and sample throughput are automatically increased. Ecology mode saves power and carrier gas consumption allowing for a lower cost of ownership and less environmental stress.
High-Sensitivity Ion Source
The effect of filament potential on the ion source is reduced by placing more distance between the filament and ion source box, and installing a shield plate. The result is that generated ions are transported more efficiently to the MS. In addition, filament shielding protects thermally labile compounds.
Overdrive Lens (Noise Elimination Technology)
The installation of an overdrive lens, in front of the electron multiplier, has reduced the random noise that occurs with ion transmission, improving the S/N ratio. Through the application of a voltage to the lens, the noise component in the vicinity of the lens is reduced, and the effect of focusing ions from the mass filter improves the S/N ratio. (Patent: US6737644)
Equipped with High-Speed Data Acquisition and Processing Via the Newly Developed ASSP™ Function
The relatively slow scan speeds of conventional GC-MS systems have proven to be a limiting factor when adapting the techniques of "Fast GC" or comprehensive GCxGC to the GC-MS platform. Data acquisition speeds of 30Hz or less and 10,000 u/sec are too slow to provide enough points across an ultra-sharp fast GC or GCxGC peak for reliable quantitation. New technology in mass spectrometry has been developed which allows us to increase the scan speed of our GC-MS system. This technology, called ASSP™, is the key to faster data acquisition. Equipped in the new GCMS-QP2010 Ultra, it is a firmware protocol that optimizes the ion transmission hardware parameters with a highly efficient data collection algorithm, allowing acquisition speeds of 20,000 u/sec and 100Hz. The ASSP™ provides the added benefit of maintaining system sensitivity at elevated scan speeds. (Patent:US6610979)
High Sensitivity and High-Speed Scanning
Fast GC/MS analysis is performed using ultra narrow-bore capillary columns at higher head pressures. The resulting peaks are very sharp and elute very quickly. To fully define these peaks, 10 to 20 points are needed. In some cases, data collection at the conventional rate of between 10 and 30Hz is inadequate. The GCMS-QP2010 Ultra provides the solution with a 20,000 u/sec scan rate and 100Hz collection and processing speed.
Scan/SIM Simultaneous High-Speed Data Acquisition Capability
FAAST (Fast Automated Scan/SIM Type) is a data acquisition technique that allows the user to collect Scan data and SIM data in a single analysis. Introduced in the previous model, it is used in the dual role of collecting qualitative spectral data (Scan) and quantitative data (SIM).
Twin Line MS System Eliminates the Need to Swap Columns
The GCMS-QP2010 Ultra is capable of accepting installation of two narrow-bore capillary columns into the MS simultaneously. This allows you to switch applications without physically modifying the column installation. Simply decide which column is best for your analysis and choose the associated injection port.
Installing two columns in one MS is possible with the GCMS-QP2010 Ultra because of its high-capacity dual-inlet turbomolecular pump.
Eco-Friendly Design for Lower Running Cost in the Laboratory