Shimadzu Scientific Instruments announced on Thuesday March 8 the release of its new ICPMS-2030 inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer. Featuring unique analysis assistant functions and incorporating proprietary cost-reducing capabilities, the ICPMS-2030 provides efficient, sensitive trace element analysis for environmental testing, food and agriculture studies, and pharmaceutical work.
The new instrument
The ICPMS-2030 is the first ICP-MS in the
industry to include assistant functions that develop methods and perform
post-run diagnostics. The system’s Development Assistant automatically
selects the optimal mass and internal standard for the target elements,
and suggests concentration ranges for calibration curves, allowing any
user to develop reliable methods with ease. The Diagnosis Assistant
identifies the presence or absence of mass interference based on
qualitative analysis to quickly generate reliable results.
The ICPMS-2030 mass spectrometer significantly
reduces operating costs utilizing Shimadzu’s proprietary technology.
This includes a Mini-Torch system, which effectively reduces the amount
of argon gas needed to generate plasma, and ECO mode, which minimizes
the flow rate and power consumption during standby. The instrument can
also operate on 99.95% purity argon gas, instead of the more expensive
99.999% argon gas generally used.
The ICPMS-2030 offers unrivaled sensitivity
and easy maintenance, while suppressing molecular interference through
optimization of the newly developed collision cell and internal ion path
geometry. Standard benefits and features of the ICPMS-2030 include:
- Best-in-class sensitivity through effective molecular ion removal and efficient elemental ion transmission
- Nine orders of magnitude dynamic range with a secondary
electron multiplier, enabling analysis of major and trace-level
components in the same sample
- An off-axis lens configuration that eliminates photoelectric
effects, optimizing the instrument’s compatibility with laser ablation
- Easy-to-maintain interface that allows all parts to be removed
and installed without the need for tools, resulting in greater uptime
- Easy-to-maintain sample injection system and compact vacuum system
The ICPMS-2030 mass spectrometer is operated
with Shimadzu’s LabSolutions ICPMS software, which supports laboratory
networking. A server PC can be used to remotely manage the analytical
results from a wide variety of lab instruments, while the software
provides complete compliance with necessary electronic regulations such
as FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
The Shimadzu ICPMS-2030 will be exhibited at
Pittcon 2016 Conference & Expo, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, the
week of March 6, 2016.
Related EVISA Resources
Instrument database: Shimadzu Europe - ICPMS-2030
Company databse: Shimadzu (Europe)
Brief summary: ICP-MS: A versatile detection system for trace element and speciation analysis
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