1 HyperChrom GC based System can replace 5 (or more) conventional GC systems:
Traditional GC is a very mature technology but slow. HyperChrom has redeveloped the GC. Now it is possible to measure from 60 seconds cycle time. Without compromise: Resolution is very high, retention time stability on laboratory level. Due to the spatial temperature gradient, fast high temperature GC is possible. Recooling is almost instantaneous. An integrated cooling circuit allows chromatography to start at 20°C.
Lower investment and service costs
For high-throughput laboratories, the cost per sample is the relevant value. Here, the HyperChrom GC beats all alternatives. Depending on the method, the sample throughput is 5 to 10 times higher. Thus, much fewer measurement systems are needed, e.g. much fewer mass spectrometers and samplers. This significantly reduces laboratory space and service costs. Of course, energy consumption and air conditioning costs are also much lower. And consumables such as separation columns are also massively saved.
Broadened range of use
HyperChrom GC has unique features. One is the spatial thermal gradient along the column. The gradient not only increases resolution, but leads to much lower elution temperatures. The HyperChrom GC therefore is an ideal high-temperature GC. It was demonstated that alkanes up to C60 elute with sharp signals below 60 seconds. The other unique feature is the integrated liquid cooling of the column support. The low starting temperatures extend the measurement range also to the high volatile substances. At low temperatures, retention is high enough to result in sharp signals.
Easy to use
Different, but still gas chromatography. The HyperChrom GC works much faster, but can be used like a conventional GC. Even all consumables are identical. This makes the use of the hyper-fast GC very easy. Users do not need to relearn, but can fully utilize their experience. Method development and optimization is much easier and faster. Instead of days of development time, only hours are needed.
Lower running costs
Imagine a GC that replaces 5 to 10 GCs. It needs much less carrier gas. In times of helium shortage, this is a significant advantage. Only one short piece of a separation column is needed, not 5 to 10 long separation columns. And the use of consumables such as liners, ferrules, septa is also much lower with just one GC.
We talk a lot about the carbon footprint. With the HyperChrom GC, it is very small. The system only consumes about 150 watts. A classic GC, on the other hand, consumes around 1000 watts. And 5 GCs replaced with the HyperChrom therefore 5000 watts! A rare resource is the carrier gas helium. Here, there have already been several shortages. The HyperChrom GC consumes little of it and replaces 5 to 10 consumers. In addition, the use of hydrogen as a carrier gas is possible without any problems.