HPLC Systems

By Lab Manager Magazine

Top 8 Signs That You Should Service or Replace Your HPLC System

article image article image New applications require more modern, speedy, and sensitive methods.
article image When any piece of hardware repeatedly suffers from the same malfunction.
article image If one is unable to obtain spare parts, then its replacement should be considered.
article image When any piece of hardware is beyond economical repair.
article image If the software is too inflexible to meet current requirements, then an alternative software package should be considered.
article image If an item of hardware of the HPLC system is not sufficiently flexible to cope with current or future requirements, then an alternative item of hardware should be considered.
article image If it is not possible to obtain customer support for that item.
article image An organization is standardizing the HPLC systems they use.

Top 6 Questions That You Should Ask When Buying an HPLC Columns

article image How flexible is the system? Ask about whether the system can be optimized to meet your laboratory requirements.
article image What tubes, vessels, vials can it accommodate? Can components (such as additional detectors, valves, etc.) be upgraded in the future?
article image Is the software easy to use and operate? Can a demo version be put in place to get a feel for how the software functions for your laboratory’s workflow?
article image How is the system (not just components) qualified during installation as to meeting manufacturer performance expectations?
article image Who provides the support and service for the product? Is it the manufacturer or a third party service group? If it is a third party service group, are they factory-trained?
article image Finally, ask about cost of the purchase; not just the price of the product being installed but the total cost of ownership, which includes price, service expectations, warranty, etc.

Recently Released HPLC Systems


  • Includes new design improvements such as updated electronics and user interface
  • Updated system maintains key Alliance performance specifications and control algorithms to ensure that catalysts can seamlessly replicate their existing methods
  • Changes will not affect established, validated HPLC methods
  • Suited to help scientists enhance their HPLC methodologies through the use of Waters eXtended Performance [XP] 2.5 μm columns


Merit HPLC Range

  • Easy-to-use, low cost system reduces the time needed for software familiarization
  • Offers performance of the highest specification
  • The fully PC controlled isocratic and binary systems with the new Merit software provide automatic integration of chromatograph peaks without operator intervention
  • Suited for screening, quality assurance, method development, teaching and use by novices

Cecil Instruments

1290 Infinity Binary LC System

  • Emulates other HPLC and UPLC systems, connects to all Agilent and many non-Agilent software
  • Provides high performance and flexibility
  • Features HPLC-like service costs—UHPLC productivity
  • Boasts an infinite power range that combines ultra high pressure up to 1200 bar and high flow rates up to 5 mL/min
  • Quaternary version also available


Dionex UltiMate 3000 System

  • Provides increased application flexibility with binary and quaternary solvent delivery for HPLC and UHPLC
  • Options from 9,000 psi standard to 15,000 psi RSLC available
  • Gives users excellent analytical reproducibility with ultrafast sampling speeds and extremely low carryover
  • Also provides maximum separation efficiency and retention time precision with column temperature control

Thermo Fisher Scientific

HPLC System Manufacturers

Agilent www.agilent.com

Beckman Coulter www.beckmancoulter.com

Bio-Rad www.bio-rad.com

Buck Scientific www.bucksci.com

Cecil Instruments www.cecilinstruments.com

Eksigent www.eksigent.com

Gilson www.gilson.com

Hitachi High Technologies www.hitachi-hta.com

Jasco www.jascoinc.com

Knauer www.knauer.net

PerkinElmer www.perkinelmer.com

Shimadzu www.shimadzu.com

SSI LabAlliance www.laballiance.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific www.thermoscientific.com

Waters www.waters.com


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2013/2014 Product Resource Guide

Published: August 9, 2013

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