Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Jan. 15, 2009
Mass Spectrometer Features the World’s Fastest Scanning Capabilities
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments introduces the compact LCMS-2020 single quadrupole mass spectrometer, which features the world’s fastest scanning capabilities.Utilizing ultrafast (UF) technology, the LCMS-2020 has faster measurement speeds and greater sensitivity than any other single quadrupole analyzer. This provides more accurate detection of trace impurities in pharmaceuticals, environmental pollutants and other contaminants. The UFscanning technology achieves mass spectrum measurement speeds of 15,000 u/sec without sacrificing sensitivity or resolution, thus obtaining the best chromatography for the fastest LC conditions. The UFswitching technology achieves 15 ms polarity switching, enabling accurate data from even the fastest chromatographic peaks without any loss of peak height. Shimadzu redesigned the ion transfer section to provide 50 to 300 percent greater sensitivity than other quadrupole analyzers for commonly measured substances. Users can now inject less and keep the analyzer cleaner longer. It also has improved high mass operation with sensitivity increased by more than 500 percent for masses above 1,000. In addition to better performance, the LCMS-2020 allows easier maintenance, permitting users to replace the ionization unit and inlet capillary to the MS from the LC without breaking the vacuum.LCMS-2020 control and data processing are handled by an updated version of LCMSsolution software. The software displays multiple sets of LC or MS data, allowing overlay and analysis of multiple data results for easy searching and comparison. The software controls the LCMS-2020 and is fully integrated with Shimadzu’s Prominence Series of ultrafast and nano HPLCs.