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Automatic diagnostics continually monitor system functionality and real time usage and will alert the operator when routine or corrective maintenance is required. The system is designed to allow our specialist engineers to diagnose problems or run the instrument remotely from our service centres using our modem based TechConnectTM system.Key features such as the PlasmaScreen Torch, the S-Option and AutoRange Plus provide significant improvements in data quality, accuracy and detection limits. Whilst VERTEX the new user-focused support program provides the
Sample introduction into the ICP-MS is via a nebulizer/spray-chamber system, supplied by a computer controlled variable speed peristaltic pump. The sample introduction system (nebulizer, spraychamber and torch) is cassette based and the plasma torch is of a one-piece construction, ensuring accurate and consistent alignment. The sample aerosol is carried to the plasma by a nebulizer gas flow supplied through a mass flow controller. The sample droplets are dried, dissociated, atomised and ionised, before passing through the patented sample and skimmer cones, into the mass-spectrometer.
Extensive research into the design of the interface region of the
The mass spectrometer triple-stage vacuum system consists of a rotary pump for the expansion stage and two turbo-molecular pumps for the intermediate and analyser stages. This ensures excellent peak resolution, abundance sensitivity and uniformly low backgrounds, whilst maintaining the high ion transmission necessary for best detection limits.
The ion lens system, situated in the intermediate vacuum stage, is fully computer controlled and can be optimized manually or automatically using the inbuilt intelligent autotuning routines. The optic design ensures optimum ion transmission across the mass range, together with exceptionally low background count rates.
Ions are focused through the entrance of the high performance quadrupole mass spectrometer, where they are separated on the basis of their mass to charge ratio and takes full advantage of the good operating vacuum, to give excellent abundance sensitivity and peak shapes.
The detector used in the
A fully automated dual mode ion source, which is designed to operate in the standard (high energy) mode for the majority of elemental determinations and in a cool plasma mode for the determination of selected elements.
The cool plasma virtually eliminates the interferences and
background noise which have, until now, impeded the determination
of the "problem" elements such as Na, K, Fe, Ca, etc. The
automated design of the PlasmaScreen Torch combined with the
auto-tuning capability of the
An ultra-high efficiency ion sampling interface designed for both solution and solids-based applications where routine measurements at ultra-trace levels are needed. This unique interface improves sensitivity by approximately an order of magnitude above the standard instrument performance, while the background intensity remains unchanged. This allows routine elemental determination at ppq levels.
Furthermore, the S-Option can be used in conjunction with
the PlasmaScreen Torch giving the ultimate in cool plasma
performance. The full automation of the
This advanced detector system provides a linear dynamic range of 8 orders of magnitude through simultaneous monitoring of both the analog and pulse counting outputs of its discrete dynode electron multiplier. This sophisticated detection system ensures that all elements over a wide concentration range (108) will be determined accurately, whether from steady-state or transient signals generated by sampling accessories. These include the PrepLab and UV MicroProbe laser ablation system. AutoRange plus also increases productivity for routine sample analyses, e.g. environmental analyses, which involve the determination of elements at both high and low levels in the same samples.
The VERTEX program provides all
VERTEX is designed to be more than a service package. Before an order is placed, your local service group will contact you to ensure that you are familiar with the benefits of the program. VERTEX provides guaranteed levels of support for you wherever you might be and instant access to our full range of support services around the world. Priority response in the important areas of spare parts, technical advice and field service are key to the successful operation of any laboratory. VERTEX membership guarantees these are available.
Membership can be extended beyond the standard warranty period through our comprehensive range of service and maintenance contracts.
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