Mass Spectrometry

Mass Spectrometry

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After the successful introduction of the first generation of mass spectrometers, the  MS Q12 Series C, featured a revolutionary design, providing the power of three mass spectrometers in a single platform. These was achieved with fast and easy interchangeable ionisation sources for EI/CI/+/-, ESI/APCI/+/- and DIP/DEP/EI/CI/+/- . The next  generation of GIBNIK-KONIK MSs are being focussed to achieve, rather than flexibility, utmost sensitivity, resolution, robustness, reliability, with high speed and sample throughput in optimised stand alone distinctive Q2 GC-MS and/or Q4 HPLC-MS systems. These new platforms can be easily expandable to the unique and innovative Multidimensional HPLC+GC-MS GIBNIK Systems, trading the previous multisource modularity for unique analytical performance and sample preparation simplicity. Overall specifications and performance of these Multidimensional Systems are not available in any other MS System. All these combined features make it suitable for research of unknowns as well as for routine, qualitative and quantitative analysis of target compounds. Please contact us if you wish us to evaluate your current problem(s) by clicking here.

The new GIBNIK MS Q2 Series C features a revolutionary design, providing the power of three mass spectrometers in a single platform with fast and easy interchangeable ionisation sources for EI/CI/+/-, ESI/APCI/+/- and DIP/DEP/EI/CI/+/- in a compact benchtop instrument.

The concept design of the GIBNIK MS Q2 makes it unique in the world. Besides the unsurpassed modularity and flexibility, it provides utmost sensitivity, resolution, robustness, reliability and high speed not available in any other benchtop quadrupol mass spectrometer. All these features make it suitable for research and routine, qualitative and quantitative analysis.

image003The GIBNIK MS Q2® is designed for unrivaled performance and flexibility

Unique automatic sample preparation and sample introduction

ROBOKROM™ Multimode Autosampler meets the most demanding requirements of accuracy, precision and performances. It can be easily configured in seven working modes: GC liquid sampler, HPLC liquid sampler, Head Space, Purge & Trap, Solid Phase Micro Extraction, Thermal Desorption and Fraction Collector.

State-of-the-art GC pneumatics and sample injector

New patented KONIK’s EPC (Electronic Pneumatics Control) provides true flow and pressure programming. The EPC, combined with the top design of the tight purge-less cold septum capillary injector, prevents high volatile discrimination, sample degradation and saves gas. The high precision digital flow programming coupled to the ultra-high GC oven temperature accuracy (0.1ºC displayed) provides the most stable and reproducible retention times and chromatography separation.

Direct GC/MS Interface

The high temperature GC/MS interface has been optimised over the years to prevent hot spots that degrade the sample and cold spots to condense the sample. PID temperature control up to 350ºC allows accurate temperature settings and the SS/quartz transfer line assures a total inertness.


Versatile and inert EI and CI ion source

For both positive and negative ions as standard. The unique design of the ion source provides extremely fast exchange. Ultra-high efficiency Electron Impact and Chemical Ionization ion source with removable ionsation chamber, source exit lenses and long-life emission filament for fast and easy maintenance and replacement. Inert materials used in the ion source ensure better ionisation efficiency and long term day-to-day reproducibility. It can be chosed dedicated ion sources (for EI or for CI) for ultimate sensitivity or the new dual inlet source for both EI and CI without components replacement.

Temperature of the ion source is independently controlled up to 300ºC. Emission current is programmable from 0 to 2 mA and electron energy from 0 to 250 eV for maximum flexibility, covering the widest range of applications.

The Chemical Ionization source with small aperture facilitates higher pressure and increases ion residence time to maximise the ion reaction and yields to better ionisation efficiency. EPC control of the CI reagent gas leads to maximum reproducibility and ionisation stability. The system can accomodate one or two reagent gases at the same time.

Optional ACE™ Automated EI/CI switching between EI and CI modes allows both spectra to be obtained during the same chromatographic run even with fast eluting peaks.

The most performance vacuum system

Based in a high vacuum machined aluminium analyser chamber. Differential pumping between source and analyser is provided by two low-noise, air-cooled 200 l/s hybrid turbomoleculardrag pumps, backed by a 5 m3/h (GC mode) or a 21 m3/h (LC or LC-GC mode) dual stage oil-sealed rotary vane pump. The differential pumping, unique in a benchtop MS, improves the overall instrument performance while enhances high mass transmission.

The low turbopump rotation nominal speed, only 36,000 rpm, makes them field repairable, increases the pump life-time and therefore reduces drastically the system down-time and operational cost.
Large bore flanges for higher throughput and higher conductance increases the pumping efficiency.
The pump down time is minimum, less than 3 minutes from atmospheric to operational vacuum. In addition, the high pumping capacity increases the system applications to widebore 0.53 mm ID columns with unlimited choice of stationary phases, allowing flows in EI mode up to 6 ml/min and fast solvent elimination in all the LC/MS modes.

Computer-controlled electrovalves and gauges provide automatic vacuum operation by a simple click of a mouse. All the heaters and high voltages are automatically switched-off in case of a leak failure. The venting valve can be attached to an inert gas supply to purge the complete system, avoiding Oxygen, moisture and water vapour contamination.

Long life photomultiplier detector

Detector for Positive and Negative ions

The MS Q2® detector is based in a ±7 kV off-axis post acceleration high energy dynodes and a long-life gas-sealed photomultiplier that ensures years of reproducible analysis and reduces the operational cost to the minimum. The detector design ensures comfortable routine work and stable quantitation at high mass.

This photomultiplier-based detector is a new dimension from the commonly used electron multipliers from other manufacturers. The detector offers two or three orders of magnitude linear dynamic range more than similar benchtop MS without cross calibration and PMT tube lifetime is guaranteed to exceed ten years under normal operation.

The Focus-Out electrostatic lens focuses the ions exiting the quadrupole and injects them to the HED.

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