Thermo Scientific - Focus GC
| Year of introduction
The FOCUS GC is the Thermo product conceived to maximize productivity of QA/QC labs with fast chromatography, yielding high quality results and yet requiring minimum operator’s training. Compact in size and very affordable, FOCUS GC is the ideal solution for every budget conscious laboratory looking for an instantly productive GC environment.
FOCUS GC - Real workhorse single channel GC
Specifically targeted for routine quality control and high productivity laboratories, the FOCUS GC is a single channel gas chromatograph, available with either FID or TCD. Conceived and built around the "core" of the TRACE GC Ultra's high quality hardware and unique features, it incorporates also new, best of breed electronics. This instrument is therefore to be considered the reference for precision and accuracy of results, as well as a standard for ruggedness for QA/QC and high throughput environments.
Small footprint for bench space optimization.
The accessibility of a wide oven with front opening, permits easy installation of capillary columns mounted on standard diameter cages.
Optimized User Interface
Permits easy control of the main functions of the GC still preventing access to the more critical parameters of the method from unauthorized personnel. In line with the requirements of QA/QC environments.
Automatic Column Characterization
Automatic measurement of the effective column's resistance for exceptional column-to-column and instrument-to-instrument Retention Time reproducibility at no additional cost.
Automatic leak check function for routine system control.
Additional Instrument Control
Real time clock programming (with auto-start), instrument start-up diagnosis, real-time system diagnosis, on-line help on each parameter, logbook with deviation records for temperature, local keyboard lock.
Thermo GCs, including the versatile dual channel TRACE GC Ultra and the single-channel high productivity workhorse FOCUS GC, offer fast separation capabilities combined with the most innovative GC injection techniques.
110 V and 230 V power supply
Height: 430 mm, Depth 510 mm, and Width 350 mm
Compatible with standard capillary column cages
from few degrees above ambient to 350 °C
0.1 to 120 °C/min
Typical cool-down time:
350 °C to 50 °C in 270 seconds
Typical heat-up time:
50 °C to 350 °C in 270 seconds
Temperature range: 50 °C to 375 °C
Temperature range: 50 °C to 400 °C. Suitable for both wide bore and packed columns
Digital Pressure/Flow Controller (1000 kPa)
High pressure pneumatic module
Ambient temperature compensation:
Ambient pressure compensation:
Automatic column characterization:
Automatic leak check:
Base Body with Gas Control for FID
Includes a complete base body with all relevant pneumatic controls for three gas lines
The temperature of the base body is finely controlled in the range of 50 °C to 375 °C in 1 °C increments
The pneumatic module includes three pressure controllers, calibrated restrictors, and on/off valves for H2, Air, and make-up gases
Flame Ionization Detector
MDA: 2 x 10-12 gC/sec
Linearity: Better than 107
Selectivity or additional features: Flameout detection and timed programming capability. Acquisition rate: 300 Hz
Thermal Conductivity Detector
MDA: 600 pg Ethane/mL He
Selectivity or additional features: Automated software switch function
Gas Sampling Valve
6-port sampling/switching valve available as an optional accessory for petrochemical and industrial applications. Equipped with selectable sampling loops.
FOCUS GC is compatible with AI 3000 Autoinjector, AS 3000 Autosampler, and TriPlus™ Autosampler