OPTIC-4 Multi Mode Inlet for Gas Chromatography

OPTIC is a highly advanced Gas Chromatograph multi mode inlet system with sophisticated temperature and gas flow control that can be used for the most demanding Gas Chromatograph analyses. The OPTIC has a long history starting from 1992. The current version OPTIC-4 can be used for hot injections, cold injections, large volume, on-column injections, in liner derivatisation, thermal desorption, pyrolysis and more.

OPTIC-4 Multipurpose Version

81 ✗ 5 mm

  • Main applications are liquid injections.
    Pyrolysis applications till 600°C.
  • Liner size OD: 81 x 5 mm
  • Maximum temperature is 600°C
  • Large selection of liners available.
  • This version is the original version and has the biggest installed base.
  • Very popular for Large Volume Injections and different versions of cold injections.
  • Optional integrated Cold Trap.
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OPTIC-4 TDU Version

3.5 ✗ ¼ Inch

  • Main applications are Thermal Desorption
    Also used for liquid injections.
  • Liner / TD tube size OD: 3.5 x 1/4 inch
  • Maximum temperature is 600°C
  • Standard TD tubes (glass and metal) can be used.
  • The 3.5 ✗ ¼ Inch versions can handle both glas and metal TD tubes. (Industry Standard)
  • Most popular with LINEX and CDC station for automated Thermal Desorption.
  • Optional integrated Cold Trap.
  • More information

OPTIC-4 Pyrolizer Version

81 ✗ 5 mm

  • Main applications are Pyrolysis.
    Also used for liquid injections.
  • Liner size OD: 81 x 5 mm
  • Maximum temperature is 700°C
  • For high temperatures quartz liners are available.
  • Very popular for pyrolysis.
    Micro plastic work is done on this version.
  • Most popular with LINEX for automated Pyrolysis.
    Both liquid and solid Pyrolysis.
  • Optional integrated Cold Trap.
  • More information
All versions can be supplied with options like: Cold Trap, Inlet backflush, Inlet cooling with LN2, CO2 or Peltier, Automatic Liner Exchanger, PAL System.

The patented design of the injector body helps to have the best transfer of the compounds from the inlet onto the analytical column. This can be seen both for volatile and non-volatile compounds.
OPTIC-4 Multi Mode Inlet can cool very fast because of the low thermal mass. The GC inlet system can work from cryogenic temperatures (-150°C) up to very high temperatures (600°C and 700°C for the Pyro version) with a ramp rate up till 60°C/sec.
Depending on solvent type, liner type and injection speed it is possible to inject from 0.1µl till 500µl in the OPTIC inlet.
With the optional inlet peltier cooler it is possible to cool faster and reach initial temperatures of +7°C.

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OPTIC-4 Multi Mode Inlet is designed to be compatible with most popular makes and models of GC and GC-MS instruments.

OPTIC systems consists of the injector, the control unit and the dedicated control software - Evolution Workstation. The standard supplied Evolution Workstation graphically displays all the system parameters in a real time mode and gives a possibility to save the run-time data for every injection.
The Evolution Workstation can be integrated into Master lab, MassHunter, Chemstation, Clarity, Analyst, EZChrom and Xcalibur by the Chronos master software. The PAL system can be controlled direct from Chronos as well.

There is a driver available for MassHunter, this way it is more simple to run the samples from MassHunter.

Go get the best out of your Gas Chromatograph instrument we can deilver OPTIC-4 in different configurations, with or without cryotrap, auxiliary gas control for back flush or flow modulation, different versions of the inlet body and even custom build OPTIC's are possible.