New Solutions for Today’s Analytical Laboratory

Hamilton is a global manufacturer of high quality analytical products. Our well-known Microliter syringes are outstanding in all areas of precision liquid handling including sample injection in GC and HPLC. Pipettes, semi-automatic diluters/dispensers and tailored liquid handling solutions for OEM customers complete the portfolio. In the field of analysis Hamilton is renowned for innovative laboratory and process sensors as well as for unique polymeric HPLC columns for reversed phase and ion chromatography. Hamilton also manufactures innovative robotic pipetting systems and solutions for laboratories in the field of biotechnology, cell-biology and pharmaceutical industry.

At the Analytica in Munich we will present a huge variety of new innovative laboratory products:

The X-Type syringe for CTC LC-PAL autosamplers comes with a highly inert internal coating of the needle and the glass barrel which prevents adsorption of e.g. sticky biomolecules and leads to an increased syringe lifetime. The plunger-tip is made from a resistant PTFE-composite which ensures perfect sealing for all samples over the whole usage time. The wetted parts of the new X-Type syringe is completely metal-free as it is often required for sensitive applications.

The Microlab 600 is a semi-automated sample preparation system which enables the customer to handle even high numbers of samples with outstanding precision and accuracy independently from the person who is using the instrument. The results do not depend on the physical properties of the aspirated and dispensed liquids since a positive displacement principle is applied for volume determination. The Bubble-Free-Prime (BFP) syringe technology avoids dead volume and ensures rapid priming with different liquids and without air bubbles. Moreover, the highly inert flow path ensures perfect bio-compatibility. The Microlab 600 system may be also used for sample preparation in trance metal determination due to these unique properties.

A special GMP/GLP compliance kit was developed for highly regulated laboratories which enables the customer to record all activities of the instrument.

Special Saltline syringes are now available for the Microlab 600 which offer increased lifetime and may be used for handling of high buffer concentrations, salty solutions and concentrated acids. The Saltline syringes are tipped with an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) plunger seal which exhibits excellent mechanical stability and high inertness.

In addition to the liquid handling solutions, four new HPLC columns have been developed which are intended as a complete solution for the determination of standard anions in water, environmental or process samples. Two high-resolution columns with different capacity are optimized for analysis of medium-high and trace-level sample concentrations. Since the analysis time is more and more important for the customers there is one special column which may be used for fast analysis without loss of resolution. Another model was designed for reduced buffer consumption which safes resources and time for preparation of new mobile phase.

The sophisticated architecture and covalent surface modification of the polymeric packing particles makes the new products extremely durable and long-lasting. Even the direct injection of native samples without extensive sample preparation is possible in most cases. The well controlled manufacturing process and compliance to ISO 9001 ensures unmatched column-to-column reproducibility (see Figure). The columns may be used on all common ion chromatographs or HPLC systems and several detection principles may be applied since there are plenty of mobile phases possible.

Please feel free to visit us at the Analytica in Hall B1 at booth # 203/304. A daily guided tour from 11:00 to 11:20 will give you an overview about our complete analytical product portfolio.

Microlab 600 semi-automated dilution dispensing