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December 5, 2013 - Offering repeatability through precise control of gas flow rates, HS-20 Series includes Loop model for traditional static headspace methods, and Trap model, which adds dynamic headspace technique for applications requiring greater sensitivity. Units hold up to 90 sample vials and can accommodate both 10 and 20 mL headspace vials within same sequence without special attachments. To save on electricity and carrier gas, automated shutdown feature switches system to standby at end of sequence.

Shimadzu Scientific

7102 Riverwood Dr., Columbia, MD, 21046, USA

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New High-Performance HS-20 Series Headspace Samplers Provide Reliable and Robust Solution for Volatile Compound Analyses

Press release date: November 25, 2013

COLUMBIA, Md., — Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has launched the HS-20 Series of headspace samplers, which provides a reliable and robust headspace solution for any application analyzing volatile components in a difficult matrix. The HS-20 Series consists of two models: a Loop model for the traditional static headspace methods, and a Trap model, which adds the dynamic headspace technique for applications requiring greater sensitivity.

The HS-20 Series achieves a new industry standard for repeatability through precise control of gas flow rates, and a mechanism that allows a sample vial to enter the oven from the bottom. This technique minimizes heat loss and thermal instability during the equilibration step. The oven can be heated to 300 °C, enabling accurate analysis of higher-boiling compounds. Additionally, both models have been engineered with a short, inert sample pathway to minimize carryover from one sample to the next.

The HS-20 Series tray holds up to 90 sample vials. It accommodates both 10-mL and 20-mL headspace vials within the same sequence without the need for special attachments. The open architecture of the HS-20 tray provides easy access to all vials for loading and enables stress-free maintenance from the top of the instrument for improved productivity and minimal downtime.

The automated shutdown feature switches the system to standby at the end of a sequence to save on electricity and carrier gas. An optional barcode reader records sample ID for reliable traceability. The HS-20 headspace sampler is also compliant with CFR 21 Part 11 through LabSolutions chromatography data system.

The HS-20 Series has been proven in a wide variety of headspace applications, such as analysis of residual solvents in pharmaceutical products, determination of blood alcohol, QA/QC of foods and beverages, competitive analysis of the essential ingredients in flavor/fragrance samples, and quantitation of VOCs in environmental matrices.

For more information about the HS-20 Series, visit http://www.shimadzu.com/an/gcms/hs-20.html.

About Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $3 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/Industrial and Analytical Instruments. In the United States, SSI has a network of more than 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service and technical support. Visit www.ssi.shimadzu.com for more information.

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