PerkinElmer has announced its next generation of Optima instruments for high-speed, low-level elemental determination.
Based on the Optima 4000 and 2000 series, the 5100, 5200, 5300 and 2100 systems add capabilities to further increase productivity, speed and sensitivity.
The instruments retain the dual-view capabilities used in previous systems providing the lowest detection limits and the widest detectable range of elements of any ICP-OES system.
Additionally, the Optima systems can run more samples per hour at a lower cost per analysis.
Among the enhancements are the solid-state RF power supply with increased power efficiency and new controlling firmware and software.
A purged high-performance optical system enhances reliability and ensures maximum productivity while reducing operating costs.
In the 5000 series, another productivity enhancer is the built-in spectrometer dual-computer processors, which provide a 'continuous graphics mode' allowing the user to watch the ICP emission intensity in real-time while modifying operating conditions such as nebuliser flow and RF power.
Complex samples can be examined in the new 'echellogram' spectral format as either raw or processed spectra to understand interferences.
The family can be set up to trigger external devices in applications requiring synchronisation. The instruments now support full implementation of the FIAS flow injection technique for continuous-hydride generation or speciation of difficult trace elements.
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