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Sensitivity merged with efficiency

Ultra-high sensitivity detecting trace-level compounds / For fast LC and ultra-fast analysis / Easy maintenance reduces running costs

(PresseBox) (Duisburg, ) Shimadzu, one of the world leaders in analytical instrumentation, has introduced a new series of fluorescence detectors. The RF-20A and RF-20Axs cover the full range of applications from routine analysis to highperformance analysis particularly in food, pharmaceutical and environmental applications as well as for the determination of amino acids. The highend version RF-20Axs is the most sensitive fluorescence detector worldwide enabling the detection of tracelevel compounds.

For fast LC and ultrafast analysis

The detectors complete the prominence LC / UFLC families with ultrahigh sensitivity and fast LC capabilities. The RF-20A and -Axs series are based on a newly developed optical system. They offer a dualchannel mode and a data acquisition speed of up to 100 Hz, enabling ultrafast analysis of just 10 ms response and an ultrahigh sensitivity. They serve applications requiring lowest possible detection limits.

The highend RF-20Axs provides a cell temperature control with cooling function. It ensures a constant detector cell temperature leading to excellent reproducibility without any loss of sensitivity. Furthermore, the RF-20Axs supports automatic validation of the wavelength by a builtin Mercury lamp. This feature supports multiple components analysis.

Ease of maintenance reduces running costs

The flow cell and the lamp are accessible from the frontside and provide easy maintenance, reducing running costs and downtime. No tools are required to replace the flow cell. In comparison to previous models, the life time of the Xenon lamp has been extended by a factor of 4 up to 2,000 hours. Due to a preadjusted lamp on a special holder it is unnecessary to adjust and tune the optical system after a lamp exchange.

Both detectors, the RF-20A and RF-20Axs offer an outstanding priceperformanceratio.