PerkinElmer Introduces Micro-Channel Wafer Technology for the Clarus Gas Chromatographs
Product News Mar 06, 2009
PerkinElmer’s exclusive Swafer technology provides Clarus® Gas Chromatograph users with additional application flexibility, while delivering richer sample information, increased sensitivity, lower maintenance costs and increased sample throughput.
Company claims that this technology can enhance productivity for most analytical laboratories and, in specific configurations and high-throughput environments, the Swafer can pay for itself in a couple of weeks. From simple techniques like connecting two detectors to one column and removing unwanted material from a column, to sophisticated multidimensional separations on complex samples, Swafer’s capabilities cover a wide range of applications.
Two versions of the Swafer are now available. The S-Swafer is a scalable splitting device designed for sample-stream splitting between a range of detectors or columns. The D-Swafer is based on the classic Deans’ Switch principle. Both the S-Swafer and the D-Swafer can be configured in multiple ways, offering a variety of additional capabilities.
This new technology integrates all paths in contact with samples into a single circular disk only 20 mm in diameter and 3 mm in thickness. The Swafer is inert and easily installed on any existing or new PerkinElmer® Clarus 500 or 600 GC with programmable pneumatics. The technology is available immediately and globally and will be on display at Pittcon at booth #942.