A wide variety of sample preparations can be
automated efficiently and safely with CHRONECT Robotic RSI. Functions
such as liquid injection, headspace, solid phase microextraction (SPME),
vortex mixer or wash stations are available.
The RSI is an XYZ robot that can be installed on or beside any
chromatographic system. Stand-alone installations for offline sample
preparation are also possible. The arrangement of accessories under the
crossbar is free so that the system can be individually adapted to all
requirements of the application.
Intelligent control with CHRONOS
The CHRONOS automation platform is the basis for the
CHRONECT system solutions. They automate entire workflows and can be
adjusted to meet the different needs of laboratories. The control via
CHRONOS allows the full and individual control of the RSI by easy to
create methods. CHRONOS facilitates the creation and management of
sample lists, because it has many interfaces and can therefore establish
the connection to many chromatography data systems. Only one sample
list is necessary. CHRONOS shows its strengths especially when the RSI
is used for time-consuming, automated sample preparation steps that take
longer than the actual GC/MS run, such as headspace analyses with long
equilibration times, SPME applications or online derivatizations.
Instead of being integrated into MS data systems itself, CHRONOS
integrates the data systems so that autosampler and MS or GC data system
can work independently of each other. Sample sequences created in
CHRONOS can be easily exported to the chromatography or MS data systems.
The CHRONOS EBIS module also allows the import of
results from the chromatography data systems. A results-based control of
the analytical systems becomes possible, new workflows can be defined.
For example, an automatic washing step can be inserted if blank values
are too high.
CHRONECT Robotic is based on the PAL autosamplers by CTC analytics and the CHRONOS software from Axel Semrau.