FastSwitch

 

Fully Automated
Column Switching System Solution
With 6 or 10 Port HPLC/UHPLC
5k psi or 15k Valve

 

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FastSwitch System Solution·

The FastSwitch system solution for EZChrom, Thermo Scientific ChromQuest or Xcalibur is a highly flexible column switching system solution for controlling up to four independent 6 or 10 port valves.

Available is a 6 or 10 port valve configuration for up to 5000 psi, and a 6 or 10 port version for up to 15k psi. The EZChrom/ChromQuest or Xcalibur driver automatically detects the configuration.

The system comes as a turnkey solution for EZChrom/ChromQuest or Xcalibur.

The timetable requires an external trigger signal (contact closure) preferable from an injector to synchronise the timing (Starting the timetable).

 

Fields of Applications When Using a 10 Port Valve

  • Alternate column regeneration
  • Heart cut trapped in a loop and injected onto a second column
  • Loop sampling with backflush of precolumn to vent
  • Loop sampling with two column sequence reversal
  • Sample enrichment (cleanup) using dual precolumns
  • Sample injection and heart cut to detector
  • Sample injection, end and heart cut to column 2, front cut to detector
  • Simultaneous injection of the same sample onto separate columns
  • Two different samples to same column
  • Detector selection from two columns, or one column and auxiliary carrier
  • Microvolume sample injection
  • Backflush of precolumn to vent
  • Dual microvolume sample injection
  • Sample injection
  • Two column selection
  • Same sample to different loops

 

FastSwitch Features Summary

  • Available for 6 or 10 Port 5kpsi or 15kpsi Vici Cheminert valve
  • Additional control of up to two TTL outputs
  • External trigger input for starting timetable automatically
  • Very fast valve switching speed, only 60 ms for a 10 Port valve
  • Patented microcomputer controlled valve actuating
  • RS 232 or USB control

 

FastSwitch Interfacing EZChrom / ChromQuest / Xcalibur

Graphical Visualisation

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Timetable

 

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FastSwitch and GLP (Good Laboratory Practice)

The actual valve position of the MD 5000 valve drive is constantly reported to the MD 5000 Interface and to the driver software. Each switching cycle is recorded in a log file, including action, time and date stamp due to GLP reasons for each day. By this means the systems activities will be manageable and reproducible for the operator.

 

FastSwitch and Valve Configurations

Column switching is done by one of the approved VICI Cheminert high- or low pressure valves in combination with the MD 5000 or MD 5000 HT (only for 10 Port UHPLC) valve drive and the MD 5000 Interface.

The 6 and 10 port valve with 0.25mm bore diameter and 1/16" fittings is designed for applications for up to 5000psi or 15000psi.

 

Included in Delivery

FastSwitch comes as a ready to use system solution and consists of the following items:

  • MD 5000 or MD 5000 HT (high torque) valve drive with VICI valve
  • MD 5000 Interface (Column Switching Controller)
  • Fittings for VICI Cheminert valve (fitting type depending on valve type)
  • RS 232 cable connecting MD 5000 Interface to PC
  • Cable connecting MD 5000 or MD 5000 HT valve drive to MD 5000 Interface
  • Line cord
  • Trigger Input cable
  • Auxiliary Port cable (2 TTL outputs)
  • FastSwitch ChromQuest or Xcalibur driver
  • Instruction manual
  • CE – Declaration of Conformity

 

FastSwitch Ordering Codes

Order Code Item
   
  HPLC - 6 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 5000 psi for Xcalibur
   
ML-FTS06VF5KXCAL 6 Port HPLC Column Switching System (0.25 mm Bore, 5000psi) for Xcalibur
   
  HPLC - 10 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up tp 5000 psi for Xcalibur
   
ML-FTS10VF5KXCAL 10 Port HPLC Column Switching System (0.25 Bore, 5000psi) for Xcalibur
   
  UHPLC - 6 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 15000 psi· for Xcalibur
   
ML-FTS06VF15KXCAL 6 Port UHPLC Column Switching System (0.25mm Bore, 15000psi) for Xcalibur
   
  UHPLC - 10 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 5000 psi for Xcalibur
   
ML-FTS10VF15KXCAL 10 Port UHPLC Column Switching System (0.25mm Bore, 15kpsi) for Xcalibur
   
  HPLC - 6 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 5000 psi for ChromQuest
   
ML-FTS06VF5KCQ 6 Port HPLC Column Switching System (0.25mm Bore, 5000psi) for ChromQuest
   
  HPLC - 10 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 5000psi for ChromQuest
   
ML-FTS10VF5KCQ 10 Port HPLC Column Switching System (0.25mm Bore, 5000psi) for ChromQuest
   
  UHPLC - 6 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 15000psi for ChromQuest
   
ML-FTS06VF15KCQ 6 Port UHPLC Column Switching System (0.25 mm Bore, 15kpsi) for ChromQuest
   
  UHPLC - 10 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 15000psi for ChromQuest
   
ML-FTS10VF15KCQ 10 Port UHPLC Column Switching System (0.25mm Bore, 15kpsi) for ChromQuest
   
  HPLC - 6 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 5000 psi for EZChrom
   
ML-FTS06VF5KEZ 6 Port HPLC Column Switching System (0.25mm Bore, 5000psi) for EZChrom
   
  HPLC - 10 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 5000psi for EZChrom
   
ML-FTS10VF5KEZ 10 Port HPLC Column Switching System (0.25mm Bore, 5000psi) for EZChrom
   
  UHPLC - 6 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 15000psi for EZChrom
   
ML-FTS06VF15KEZ 6 Port UHPLC Column Switching System (0.25 mm Bore, 15kpsi) for EZChrom
   
  UHPLC - 10 Port Column Switching System Solution
  for up to 15000psi for EZChrom
   
ML-FTS10VF15KEZ 10 Port UHPLC Column Switching System (0.25mm Bore, 15kpsi) for EZChrom

 

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