- March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019 - Shimadzu's Nexera UHPLC series with AI and IoT enhancements has been released. The Nexera series integrates IoT and device networking, enabling users to review instrument status.
Operators can set the Nexera to start up at a specified time, so that it can complete auto-purge, equilibration, baseline checks and system suitability in advance, and be ready for analysis before they arrive at the lab. In addition, FlowPilot ramps up the flow rate gradually. The Nexera also has auto-diagnostics and auto-recovery capabilities that allow it to monitor pressure fluctuations to check for anomalies.
The system has remote mobile phase monitoring and integrated consumables management. Real-time monitoring of mobile phase levels allows lab personnel to run batches and respond accordingly if there isn’t enough mobile phase before starting a run. In addition, Nexera tracks consumable usage and sends alerts when parts need replacing, allowing users to keep the system running. The Nexera UHPLC series allows analysts to confirm parameters and monitor chromatograms in real time directly from a web browser on their smart device.
The SIL-40 autosampler can process the entire injection cycle time in as little as seven seconds, and continuous analysis can be carried out on up to 44 MTPs (using 3 plate changers). The SIL-40’s plate changers enable non-stop temperature-controlled analysis of thousands of samples. The Nexera automatically blends mobile phases at any set ratio, which speeds up the preparation of buffer solutions and the dilution of solvents.
The Nexera UHPLC uses over 80% less electricity in standby mode.
Key components of the Nexera UHPLC series include:
- Mobile Phase Monitor MPM-40
- System Controller SCL-40, CBM-40
- Absorbance Detector SPD-40 / SPD-40V and Photodiode Detector SPD-M40
- Solvent Delivery Unit LC-40 series
- Autosampler SIL-40 series / PLATE CHANGER
- Column Oven CTO-40 series