Ion Chromatography

ION CHROMATOGRAPHY PROGRAMME: The KONIK IC 590 Plus

GIBNIK offers a full range of inert Ion Chromatography modules, components and subsystems (pump, ion suppression, special columns and mobile phases, as well as conductivity, electrochemical detectors, and other...)  optimised as Anion and or Cation dedicated Ion Chromatography Analyzers. Please inquire about the latest developments made for target anions and cations of your interest. Download Catalog

PASSION FOR INNOVATION, FOCUS AND EXPERTISE IN CHROMATOGRAPHY GIBNIK’S DRIVING FORCE!

The team behind the GIBNIK-KONIK instrument development programme has been active in Chromatography since 1978 when the KONIK 2000 A GC purposely designed for capillary chromatography was introduced. In 1985 the same team developed the first low pressure mixing, gradient forming HPLC that among other options could perform, with the limitations at the time, ion analysis. In 1997 developed the first multimodal robotics and autosamplers for GC (HS, P&T, SPmE;...) and HPLC . in 2002 the first multimodal Quadrupole MS with exchangeable sources optimized for EI/CI GC-MS and ESI/APCI HPLC-MS.

KONIK IC 590 Plus1

 

 

WHY GIBNIK‘S ENTERS ION CHROMATOGRAPHY NOW?

Expiration of key patents in suppression technology and long time positive experience of inert thermoplastic materials such as Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK), with excellent mechanical properties and chemical inertness, that GIBNIK uses for a long time in other designs of their current product programme, encompassed with the experience gained in the development and manufacturing of other related instruments such as the KONIK HPLCs and GCs , facilitated GIBNIK to enter the ion chromatography selected group of manufacturers. We did this with confidence, likewise we did with the other instruments to date, adding value to the “IC turn key solution packages” that we are currently offering and those that we will continue to develop in the near future.

 

 

 

 

GIBNIK IS DRIVEN BY EXCELENCE, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE

In fact there are a few technologies integrated in modern IC,s that GIBNIK did care to optimize at every level based on their life long experience of near 40 years of designing and manufacturing advanced analytical equipment. Among these technologies the pump and fluidic parts play a key role, the multiple types of available columns and column oven compartment too, the conductivity, electrochemical, and photometric detectors, as well as the optional suppression technologies, all play significant roles in IonChromatography.

In the KONIK IC 590 Plus we have integrated what matters most under a user’s point of view:

- PERFORMANCE, ROBUSTNESS AND RELIABILITY: Derived from strict quality controls in place

- FLEXIBILITY, MODULARITY AND EASY OF USE: Streaming from the innovative designs made

- SENSITIVITY AND LOW DETECTION LIMITS: Result of the proprietary technologies developed

- WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION: Based on our unique “Turnkey-Zero Risk” policy

including training of end users in Barcelona prior delivery of the systems and commissioning by factory qualified engineers.

The KONIK IC 590 Plus PEEK Pump

Purposely designed for ION Chromatography all wetted materials are totally chemically inert. Pump head and flow path are integrally made of PEEK and non-metallic materials. The whole system is inert and resistant over the whole range of pH: 0-14

KONIK IC 590 Plus2

With a flow rate of 0.01 to 5.00 ml/min. and a pressure limit of 35 MPa ( 5.000 psi) this pump is suited for optimal applications in Ion Chromatography. It is designed with main and auxiliary pump heads connected in series following the KONIK HPLC 500 Isokinetic Flow Delivery System patented back in 1985, with a piston diameter of 1/8”. This new sophisticated pump unit achieves precise and reproducible isocratic flows with utmost reliability, safety and precision. Backwashing of pistons is standard (Plunger cleaning: double plunger with continuous automatic cleaning). Pump maintenance is also now easy as seals, washers, and pistons are easy to disassemble. Degassing is included to prevent bubble formation (Single,or Dual optionally, automatic online)

 

The KONIK IC 590 Pump is supported by KONIKROM PLUS software, but can be independently controlled by the pump front panel as well, with its own display and elegant keyboard and cursor.

Other KONIK IC 590 Pump Technical Parameters

KONIK IC 590 Plus3

 

- Accuracy of flow rate (1ml/min. 12MPa H2O) ± 2,5%
- Repeatability of flow rate (1ml/min. 12MPa H2O) ± 0.2% RSD
- Accuracy of pressure measurement ± 2%
- Adjustable lower pressure limit 0.0 – 35.0 MPa (protection) the lower
- Adjustable upper pressure limit 1.0 – 40.0 MPa
- Limit can be set lower than the upper limit. If it exceeds set limit, the pump automatically stops.
- Setting of components concentrations* 0.0 – 100.0 %.
- Communication RS485, Optional USB.

 

KONIK IC 590 Plus5

KONIK-IC-590-Plus7

 

ALL-IN-ONE INTEGRATED SUPPRESSOR, ELUENT AND COLUMN OVEN

KONIK IC 590 Plus8

The heating/cooling column oven with a big compartment room can accommodate up to 2 columns and the suppressor (anion and/or cation). Unit is controlled by keypad or via RS232 . Precise temperature control enhances separation and reproducibility while improving the quality of analysis. Peltier technology offers the possibility of heating and cooling shielding the unit from room temperature variations.

ELECTROCHEMICAL SUPRESSOR

Suppression mode: recycling
Inhibiting amount: Anionic 100mmol NaOH
Equilibration time: <15min
Anion suppressor current control: 0-200mA, with 1mA increments.

KONIK IC 590 Plus9

ELUENT GENERATOR

Eluent concentration range: 0.1-50mM
Eluent species: OH-, CO3, 2-/HCO3, -, MSA
Incremental concentrations: 0.1mmol / L
Flow rate range: 0.5-3 .0mL/min
Operating temperature: -40 ºC temperature
Operating Humidity: 5% -85% relative humidity, non-condensing.

 

 

IC CONSUMABLES

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KONIK IC 590 Plus DETECTORS

HIGH SENSITIVITY KONIK IC 590 CONDUCTIVITY DETECTOR

KONIK IC 590 Plus14

The IC 590 Conductivity Detector is an integrally digital, micorprocessor controlled, detecotr. The conductivity cell can be operated at up to 10 kHz. It features a wide dynamic and measuring range from 0 to 15000μS. The conductivity cell tempeerature can be set by the user anyhwhere for room temeprature to 60 ºC. Temperature Stability is ≤ 0.005 60ºC. The small volume (<1μL) conductivity cell, likewise the rest of fluidic parts of the KONIK 590 IC Plus, is made integrally of PEEK.

 

 

KONIK IC 590 Plus15

The version IC PEEK of this classic HPLC detector has continuously variable wavelength in the range of 190 600 nm and noise level is ± 3•10-6 AU. It is easy to operate; light intensities for reference and sample channels are available for detector diagnostics as well as information on lamp operating hours. The detector performs automatic wavelength calibration after the lamp has been switched on. High standard deuterium lamp in a special socket enables easy exchange. Output signal is available in both digital and analogue form. Detector could be controlled, programmed and used together with KONIKROM PLUS software via RS232 or Ethernet interface. The cell can be easily removed from the front of the unit. All fluidic parts are PEEK for maximum chemical inertness.

 

ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTOR

With a low dead volum the cell maintains the efficiency of the separation, while the mirror polished cell avoids hydrodynamic disturbances. Low noise elec tronics provides sensitive and selecti - ve detection in the picogram range. The electronic transfer between electrode and compound in solution occurs only if the working potential is held at the right value to oxidize or reduce the compound ; the detector is blind when the compounds react above this value. The digital display shows all important parameters for efficient interpretation : volt or nA / V, output data, volt or nA / V, offset, potential, time constant, base line decay, sensivity, chromatogram, etc.

GIBNIK WAY TO COSTUMER SATISFACTION IS BASED ON “ZERO RISK SALES POLICY”

GIBNIK Zero Risk-Turnkey® Sales Policy is based on a five steps procedure.

  • Step 1: Clear assessment and definition of the customer need(s) or the problem(s) faced.
  • Step 2: Professional proposal and quotation of the optimum System configuration in accordance of the above.
  • Step 3: Evaluation of the specific training needs of the End Users. If required this will be done in the GIBNIK Training Centre of Barcelona with their own system prior to delivery. Might include method(s) adjustment with standards for chosen analytes, checking of any critical parameter (eg. Detection limits for any substance,…), etc.
  • Step 4: Installation and complementary training in the customer premises by a qualified GIBNIK Engineer. In addition to the above GIBNIK’s Special Products Department will be proud to take the challenge to develop “Turnkey Specially Engineered Analytical Solutions” based on GIBNIK core technologies and specialization. A prior feasibility study might be occasionally necessary.
  • Step 5: 24 hours support via email with return tele or videoconference (skype) when necessary.

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